This week the eighth graders showed off their acting skills in a Reader's Theatre with Romeo and Juliet, Act I. The Shakespearean language was a challenge, but the accents were superb.
Our sixth graders had a busy week of projects and presentations. In language arts they presented their Bud, Not Buddy timelines. They did a fantastic job practicing their “presenter” voices! On Friday, their I&S class invited the seventh graders to a gallery walk of their tomb projects as part of the Ancient Egypt unit. Great work, sixth grade! Now you can relax...until Monday.
The seventh graders held a formal debate in language arts. We learned to craft opening and closing statements, construct persuasive arguments with textual evidence, and to anticipate opposing remarks with thoughtful rebuttals. Their level of participation and high-level thinking was impressive! Our debate MVP winners were Marco Valdovinos and Cole Hillner! The eighth graders also perfected their arguing skills in I&S. As a continuation of their Imperialism unit, they debated whether or not to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty. They took on the personas of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera to debate signing the treaty. Emotions ran high as they considered the consequences of dividing Ireland and remaining within the grasp of Britain. Our kids are becoming quite the debaters! You’re welcome, parents!
Seventh grade used colored cellophane to create hidden pictures. The different filters help make certain colors stronger. Thank you, Mr. O, for the creative assignment!
Our student council took a field trip to Presence St. Joseph Hospital to deliver the “Pay for Pink” donation and “Congratulations Boxes”. They were fortunate enough to meet doctors and patients! We are very proud of all our students’ compassion and generosity. Thank you, MYP students!
Mrs. Prinzivalli and Ms. Denten