It was a busy but good final week before Winter Break! In Social Studies, students reviewed notes from last week and decided for themselves whether agriculture development has been good or bad for humans. After that, they worked on slideshow presentations about ideal “green codes” (environmental laws) for their ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia.
In ELA, everyone continued working on their National Geographic World Issues texts, covering topics ranging from energy resources and habitat preservation to globalization and human rights. Based on these texts, students have started to create presentations on their specific topic to teach to the rest of the class. Meanwhile in our specials, we have been playing team sports like handball and ultimate football (PE), everyone took their Unit 3 cumulative test (Spanish), and lastly all your children did an excellent job performing Jingle Bell Rock and the “cup song” at the Winter Sing (Music)!
We hope you have a wonderful remaining 2017 and look forward to reuniting in the new year! Awaiting us is the study of ancient Egypt and Greece, dystopian novels, Charley Harper poetry and more! Students have an optional extra credit assignment for ELA over break. This was introduced earlier this week, and it is linked here for your convenience.
Monday, 1/8: School Reconvenes
Tuesday, 1/9: Green Assembly
Wednesday, 1/10: F2T registration due (A La Carte or Spring pack only)
Monday, 1/15: No School (MLK Day)
See you in 2018!
Ms. Turner & Mr. Hurwitz