Sondra’s Party: A Story of Cyberbullying

Please read this story and respond to the questions at the end:

Sondra is planning a birthday party. Her parents have set a limit of 15 kids, so she can’t invite everyone she’d like. Two kids who were not invited — Jesse and Maya — overhear the plans. They decide to spread mean rumors about Sondra using an anonymous messaging app. They say things like:

“Sondra is so not cool not sure why anyone would go to her filthy house.”
“I heard Sondra is having fruit instead of cake. Yuk!”
“Sondra is totally boring and I don’t know why anyone would go to her party.”

They encourage the students who were invited to the party to add reasons to why Sondra “isn’t cool” and tell them not to go to her party. When Sondra logs onto the app and sees the messages, her stomach sinks. She feels hurt and embarrassed and doesn’t know who’s posting the messages. She tells her parents she’s sick so she won’t have to go to school the next day. She even thinks about canceling her party.

  1. If you were Sondra, what would you do to try to stop the cyberbullying?
  2. If you were one of Sondra’s friends, how could you be an upstander in the situation?

Studying Edgewood Learning Spaces

Hello High School buddies! We were just thinking about what you might want to know about what we’re doing back here at Edgewood School. We started looking at the problems and the ways we can fix them. We’re going to be making prototypes just like you. Maybe we can share ideas on how to make the models, like in how to design them. We drew pictures of ways to solve the problem. Here is the link to a folder with these pictures. Hope it will give you some ideas on your prototypes. We’re eager to hear back from you!

From your 5th Grade Buddies in Mr. Gluck’s Class

How Deep is the Ocean?

It’s safe to say the ocean is pretty deep. But how deep is it? Watch the video below. It will stretch your thinking on how deep… Deep really is.

After watching this video, click Leave a Reply at the bottom of this post and respond to the following:

What questions or creative thoughts are sparked by this video? For example…what do you wonder? What do you want to know? Or do?