It’s been a full and busy two weeks in Humanities. In Social Studies class, students are writing and performing creative pieces about life in ancient Mesopotamia. Some students are writing scripts for news shows, while others are writing op-eds and news articles. They are including true facts about Mesopotamian climate, religion, and culture while writing about such topics as: “Slaves ran away from a priest’s family!” and “The holy ziggurat (temple) was flooded!” Students had a great time using their imaginations to bring ancient times to life.
In English Language Arts, we are finishing up our study of The Epic of Gilgamesh. Throughout the unit, we examined literary devices like simile, imagery, and characterization, and discussed big themes/ideas including Strength v. Weakness, Heroism, the Power of Friendship, and Death v. Immortality. Soon, students will write their own hero stories inspired by Gilgamesh and other famous heroes in literature. We are also continuing our study of Greek/Latin roots, and focusing on grammar concepts such as the role of pronouns, antecedents, and “to be” verbs. Lastly, students are practicing their writing skills as we review how to write compelling and organized argument essays.
Have a wonderful weekend and shabbat shalom,
Last week in advisory, 6th graders had an opportunity to further bond with their 2nd grade buddies. In pairs, the 6th and 2nd graders made their own, original “Memory” game cards, and then teamed up to compete against each other in exciting Memory matches. Enjoy the photos of them playing below.
Mike and Naomi
BAR/BAT MITZVAH CLASS with Phyllis