The 6th graders have been working hard all month on their group Halloween stories. They wrote the stories in both English and Spanish, and made sure to include Halloween vocabulary words and Spanish verb conjugations we have been learning on class (and practicing on Conjuguemos!). We are having a lot of fun hearing everyone's stories; those who haven't presented yet will present next week!
What happens when you learn about plate tectonics in junior high? Why, you get to make model volcanoes, of course! Students observed the explosions of two different types of magma to analyze how the amount of gas in magma affects the volcano's eruption.
Sixth grade visited their PreK buddies again this week. They practiced being stewards of God's creation by harvesting sunflower heads and gleaning vegetables in preparation for winter. Some buddies also got to read stories about the garden. We always love buddy time!
Sixth grade learned that the mood of a story is dependent upon who we empathize with in the story. To better understand this concept, we relived our reactions to Game 7 moments: when the Indians tied up the game and when Rizzo caught that game-winning out
In 7th grade religion, we are thinking and learning about who we are, where we get our physical, spiritual, and emotional traits, and what makes us unique. Students are in the midst of designing a fingerprint-shaped essay that shares their personal qualities, and will present them soon in class! I'm looking forward to learning more about each and every 7th grade student.
The teachers and students of St. Matthias eagerly (and nervously!) watched the Cubs emerge victorious from the World Series. If you popped your head into the school this week, you would likely see students decked out in their best Cubs gear and would probably hear jubilant cheers of "Go Cubs go!" in the hallways. Even the Sox fans among us (*cough* Fr. Larry and Mrs. Klich *cough*) can't help but celebrate this historic win!
-8th grade parents, please meet in the Church at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 6 for a brief meeting about Confirmation.
-The entire junior high will be heading to Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, November 16. Please return the FMSC field trip permission slip and fee to your student's homeroom teacher by Monday, November 14. Email Ms. Denten with questions about the field trip.
-Hot Dog Day is on Thursday, November 17. Please return all orders by Monday, November 15. There is no hot lunch (or milk!) provided on HDD.
-The first trimester ends on Friday, November 18. Please stay on top of the summative assessments in your classes!
Ms. Denten & Ms. Scheiber