"Wakey wakey eggs and bakey!"
The weekend blended into Monday as our students -- and teachers! -- arrived at Dank Haus in their most fashionable pajamas. Despite wearing fleece, footie jammies, and robes, the students managed to stay on task throughout the day. Let's make this an annual event!
The eighth grade students put on their investigative hats to discover the gifts of the Holy Spirit in religion class. In groups, they tried to discover the connection between the following items: pretzels, gum, glow sticks, smarties, suckers, flowers, magnifying glasses, and an envelope. They were stumped, but didn't give up easily! Each of the items represented a gift from the Holy Spirit that will help them as they prepare for Confirmation.
Sixth grade considered the positive and negative consequences of the utopian society in Lois Lowry's The Giver. They compared and contrasted Jonas's "perfect" world with our world today. We finished the lesson with a debate on which society is better. Congratulations to Kristin H. and Jakob W. who were the debate MVPs!
The sixth grade stretched their acting muscles in I&S class this week, participating in a dramatic depiction of the rise of the Qin Dynasty of China. The students eagerly vied for parts as they learned about the story of China's first Emperor. This was a memorable learning experience for all!
After their pizza party, the junior high students spent the afternoon with several classes at the main campus. Ms. Nolan's advisory created and decorated "secret boxes" with Ms. Brady's class, Mrs. Prinzivalli's advisory visited Ms. Kreisel's class for a viewing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and Ms. Denten's eighth graders snacked and relaxed with Mrs. Pacholski's class while watching (you guessed it!) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Thank you to the younger grades for hosting us!
Happy birthday to our favorite language & literature teacher, Mrs. Prinzivalli! In honor of their learned guide through classic and modern literature, the students wore a pop of purple with their uniforms. Throughout the week, they secretly decorated books with their favorite Prinzivalli moments from the past two years. From the times they have managed to scare her with fake spiders to the time she spilled coffee on her shirt during class, it is clear that these students love learning with Mrs. Prinzivalli!
Please note that our junior high field trip to Feed My Starving Children is on Monday, November 30. All students should bring a lunch they can eat 'on the go'! Remember, no large hair accessories, jewelry, or cell phones are allowed in the packing room!
We are thankful for...
The wonderful families of St. Matthias!!!
Wishing you blessings of health and happiness this Thanksgiving
(and a happy long weekend!),
Ms. Denten & Mrs. Prinzivalli
(*To prove he wasn't CHICKEN!)