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June 13, 2022

6th Grade News: End-of-Year Edition

Humanities:  It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of the year, and it feels good to welcome the summer season with a sense of hopefulness and normalcy. I so enjoyed teaching all of your children this year! It was fun to end the year with creative, hands-on projects in both Social Studies and ELA. As you witnessed at the parent showcase last Friday, students finished the semester in ELA with a literature and project-based unit all about social justice. They completed social action projects inspired by the books they read in small book clubs: The Pants Project, and...
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Goodbye, 8th Grade!

Science In the final weeks of science this year, we conducted our final project. We explored the morality of science. Students selected a science concept that could morally be argued against. For example, cloning, nuclear weapons, or self-driving cars. Students decided if they were pro or con and presented the class with their arguments.    We have explored so much science this year and I know these students will face high school with a strong sense of confidence. This has been an amazing year, and I am so proud of all their achievements this year.   Good Luck Class of...
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3rd Grade: 6/15

What a year this has been! Our study of New York, from the original inhabitants, the Lenape, to the Dutch, the construction of the Erie Canal and Brooklyn Bridge, and finally to immigrants coming through Ellis Island, culminated in an amazing and exciting production! The kids did a fantastic job and I am so proud of them! They’re still repeating their lines and singing the songs in class! We read Stone Fox and were devastated at the ending (no spoilers!), Because of Winn Dixie and sympathized with Opal’s journey, and The One and Only Ivan and learned about friendship and the meaning...
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June 15, 2022

HUMANITIES What a year we’ve had in 7th grade Humanities! The 7th graders closed out the year with their showcase “Tales of the American West,” through which they analyzed and shared different perspectives on life from the American Southwest in the 19th century. It has been such a joy getting to know and teach all of the 7th graders this year. I hope everyone has a fantastic summer; I’ll see you across the hall when you are all in 8th grade! Sammy HEBREW Dear parents, I cannot believe this is the last blog I’m writing this year! Your children have...
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