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October 8, 2020

Shana tova, and happy October from the 8th Grade!

Humanities Students are continuing to hone their critical writing skills as we work through the structure of literary analysis essays. the 8th graders have developed theme statements from their summer reading, The Chosen, and are basing their essays around their ideas of Judaism, friendship, and war. This week in Social Studies, students have been exploring human migration, indigeneity, and Native American origin stories. We began by exploring the power of our own origin stories–religious, national, familial–and illustrated some representations of our origins.   Maths The 8th Grade has spent the past few weeks learning about and mastering Scientific Notation and...
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October 8, 2020

HUMANITIES Right now, 7th graders are working diligently on their creative project in response to the summer reading of The Outsiders. Students are working on either an illustrated timeline of scenes from the book or creative first-person narratives from the perspective of imagined characters who witnessed scenes from the book. Their creativity is flowing! In Social Studies, students’ knowledge of the geography and spelling of all fifty U.S. states has improved impressively, which will help them as we study our country’s history throughout the year. We continue having weekly lessons on topics related to the upcoming election including how to have civil...
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Falling Leaves Growing Learners

Hello Families, it has been a busy two weeks in second-grade. The pods have been working hard, learning new skills and having fun! Please read on for highlights from each of the three subject teachers.    General Studies- Jacob   These second-grade writers sure have stories to tell! This week, the pods have begun our first big writing unit crafting a personal narrative story. The unit will be our first venture into the multi-step writing process, and already the pods have shown their commitment to work hard and stretch their writing skills! Each student began by brainstorming as many possible...
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6th Grade News: 10/9/20

General 6th Grade + Advisory The first month of school this year has been different than any other! Students and teachers alike are slowly but surely adjusting to a hybrid schedule and to learning routines that best ensure our health and safety. We are also embracing the surprise benefits of these strange times, including an influx of innovative digital learning tools that are useful now more than ever, as well as new opportunities for community-building — both grade-wide and in our tight-knit pods, both virtually and in person. Thank you for your patience and support from home as we continue...
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What’s Happening in 5th: 10/6/20

Humanities:  During our ELA classes, we have begun reading Home of the Brave as a mentor text for our first unit- analyzing themes. So far we have set reading goals for the year and talked extensively about the goal of writing about our reading. When we write about our reading, we are paying close attention to the characters, plot, setting, and repeating objects. We develop ideas about the book and then look for evidence to support our ideas. The goal is not just to speed through a book but rather to think deeply about it and gain insight as we read....
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