The 7th grade began the school year by reviewing a summer reading book. They were told to pick a fiction book that they have recently read and story map it. They then had to use the story map to create a book trailer that would entice their peers to read the book. Each student had... Continue Reading →
The theme in the LC this year is We are Superheroes. When you look around you will see different displays that show off superhero qualities and famous people who of acted as heroes. Next time you are down in the LC take a look at some of these fun displays. SMART Be smart online by... 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 →
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop Last year, with all the great new possibilities brought to us through the Learning Commons, we began a podcast series around Social Studies. This year our 7th grade students have taken up the cause mid year and we have two wonderful podcasts to present to you. The first is on a... 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 →
Welcome back to the new school year. Next week I am going to place a massive book order. We will be using the money earned from the book fair. I want to make sure that we get books the students are excited about. To do this I'm requesting that you fill out our suggest a... Continue Reading →
Photo credit: Nicolas Solop The 8th grade students had a busy 3rd trimester. Washington D.C., Capstone Projects, Drama performances, CYO Track finals, and the list goes on and on. So int he 3rd trimester I told the PodCast group they could do scripted podcasts if they wanted. Solo, duo, or triples. One group of girls... Continue Reading →