The first few days of the week went on as usual -- a quick reminder about what it means to be an SMS student with good character, a couple changes to routine, and a smooth transition into the new month of October.
On Thursday, 7th grade did an excellent job hosting Mass (thank you, St. Matthias Community, for changing Mass to Thursday so we could go on our field trip!), and we prayed a little extra prayer that the weather would cooperate for Friday's treetop adventure!
In the meantime, our Junior High Spanish students worked on their Ordinal Numbers (first, primero, second, segundo, etc.), and gathered in groups to come up with a way to illustrate their use. One group taught us how to make a salad, a second demonstrated how to make a tie dye shirt, a third informed us about our horoscopes, and a fourth shared with us their opinions of the scariest to least scary horror movie characters just in time for Halloween! (...do you see what I did there? One ticket to the first student who catches on to how clever I am).
Speaking of Halloween...
6th graders are beginning their first Summative Assessment Project: their Spanish Halloween story! Their task is to create a story for an audience of K-2 grade students (so... old-fashioned-type-scary) and incorporate their Spanish Halloween vocabulary. We'll be working on this project throughout the month of October-- stay tuned for some final products!
The year is 1787, and the Articles of Confederation aren’t working. What’s a Founding Father to do? Attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia! 8th grade simulated the debates of the convention through investigating a specific delegate and their opinions on specific issues facing the nation. They spoke as their delegate and voted on compromises that moved the convention forward.
Is there anything you or your child enjoyed in particular? Any memorable display of an IB Learner Profile Trait that you'd like to recognize? Share in the comments below to earn a point for your/your child's team! (While "everything" is an awesome answer, please be specific!) :) ((speaking of... Mustang Cup points will be updated next week!))
A very special thanks to all the parent chaperones who came out to help, and for all the teachers and administration for being so flexible and helpful in the planning process-- a real display of positive teamwork and communication on behalf of all the adults!
One last heartfelt thanks to all who helped make today a success -- there's nothing better than all of your smiling faces, and we'd love to see this happen again soon (now we are pros). Such a wonderful way to work on our IB traits, step outside of our comfort zones, be active in nature together, and enjoy the fresh air. You might be sore tomorrow... stretch and drink water!
Rest and enjoy your long weekend, you deserve it. See you Tuesday -- No School on Monday!
The Junior High Team