March 6, 2023 -- During morning meetings throughout the entire month of February, Citta Elementary scholars and staff participated in the reading of the book, The One and Only Ivan. Guest readers were recorded for each day's reading so scholars could follow along and then respond to prompts about the reading in their special Ivan journals. Every scholar will choose a journal entry to include in the school-wide literary magazine to be published at the end of the school year.
Scholars also participated in STEAM activities related to the book including using pixel art to display theme, calculating area and perimeter to create a map of a zoo, engineering a strong cage with constraints and using Keva planks and other materials to build a zoo.
Everyone agreed that this was a great month-long community building event at the school!