As the school year comes to an end we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer. We hope it is filled with lots of fun in the sun and relaxation. One of the best summer activities we can think of is to read a couple of good books. No pressure, just some... Continue Reading →
Check out two awesome recommendations from our Librarians of the Day below. I like the book, Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly Dipucchio because I personally LOVE bacon and it's easy to read. I think it is just a nice story. The pictures look like a cartoon and I like cartoons. It is a book about a... Continue Reading →
In this episode of the Junior High Social Studies Podcast Cordell and Daniela discuss their thoughts on homework and the new trends in education away from excessive amounts of homework. Enjoy!
Today the Social Studies Podcast brings you two fully independent episodes. 1 is a solo effort from Cordell and the other is a duo episode from Daniela and Mateo. I hope you enjoy them as much as these three enjoyed making them! Cordell on Elizabethan Fashion in England: Daniela and Mateo on YouTube and the... Continue Reading →
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop Today we bring you the last two podcasts from our 7th graders for the 2016-2017 school year. The first is an assessment of President Trumps first 100 days in office. The second podcast is from three students who read about the Dunning Kruger study on intelligence and wanted to learn more... Continue Reading →
The 4th graders are winding down their year long study of the Dewey Decimal System. They have participated in activities such as answering questions from the philosophy box to researching social activists. Their last activity of the year was inspired by the book Eureka!: poems about inventors by Joyce Sidman. In the book, Sidman explores famous and... Continue Reading →
Today our 7th grade Social Studies podcasters bring you a podcast all about the smash hit musical Hamilton. Enjoy!
Today the 7th grade students bring you a podcast about the problems the United States is currently having with North Korea. The boys who participated begin with opening statements and then continue a lively discussion on the topic. Enjoy! Photo credit: Nicolas Solop
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop Today a group of 7th grade boys brings you a scripted newscast style podcast about the assassination of Kim Jung Nam. This is the first group to try a scripted newscast style podcast and they did a great job! As always, let us know in comments what you think.
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop The 7th grade students have been busy churning out our March Social Studies podcasts. The two episodes today are different styles. The first is a discussion, with prepared opening statements, on how the US is divided today socially. The second is a discussion about the topic of Social Studies and what... Continue Reading →
After a break from Mock Caldecott we held it again this year. The Learning Commons allowed all students to be involved. Just like previous years the students voted on preselected books. They were asked to read the book and then critique it with a series of questions based on the Caldecott criteria. This year we... Continue Reading →