HHOC and planting

CTP4 testing is complete and students are feeling relieved. I’m proud of how hard each student concentrated and applied test taking strategies.

Thank you to everyone who has donated toilet paper so we can have a substantial  delivery to the Hospitality House of Charlotte! About half of the students made sweet cards at home and I appreciate the words of encouragement. The entire class made additional cards in the computer lab during extra PBL time and I know their sweet sentiments will lift the spirits of the receiver. What a great mitzvah project to finish the year!

Third graders also got to do planting in the CJDS garden. We learned why it is important to care for our earth and planted some native species of flowers, vegetables and plants. Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has indeed been found to mirror the effect on neurons that antidepressants provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. So get your hands dirty, and be happy!


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