Lights! Camera! Action!
Sixth grade started off the new year in a dramatic way in religion. They continued their study of the Old Testament by starting a new unit on early religious figures. Before reading about how God called Abraham, they learned how they can listen to God's call in their own lives. Then they wrote and performed tiny skits explaining why and how middle school students should listen for God's voice!
As part of their unit on The Giver, sixth grade took a stand on what creates a just society in a "four corners" activity. Maybe Jonas's society isn't so perfect after all? They justified their reasoning with evidence and respected differing opinions. Way to go, sixth grade!
The seventh grade students picked up where they left off in December and continued their study of life in post-Revolution France. In groups, the students studied the path of Napoleon's army during his infamous invasion of Russia. They charted the progression of battle sites through Russia, noting the dwindling size of the army, and used paintings and graphs to determine the reasons for Napoleon's continuous losses. We may have some military geniuses in the making!
This week, the sixth and seventh grade students checked their embarrassment at the door in order to begin the annual multicultural dance unit. Each week, the students will learn steps to popular dances from around the world. On Tuesday, they learned how to ask for and accept a dance, practiced spins and frames, and mastered the basics of the Merengue.
- February lunch order forms are due on Monday, January 11. Please see the school emails for information about changes to the lunch calendar due to Lent and Pizza Day.
- The eighth grade will begin their performing arts grant on Tuesday, January 12. All students who are able must bring an iPad loaded with Garage Band, as they will be composing original songs with the guidance of Rick Gehrenbeck from Poi Dog Pondering.
Ms. Denten & Mrs. Prinzivalli