Archive for March, 2016

7th Shakespeare Week, 8th Internships for 4/4-4/8

Next week is one of those supercool CCS weeks. 7th Graders will be learning about the life and Elizabethan times of Shakespeare.  They will read, act out and learn about large sections of multiple comedies & tragedies (Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice) and then watch noteworthy film and/or stage adaptations of them.  This is a challenging, enjoyable and unique week for the students that immerses them in the language and…

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Debate Topic List

Parents- Thank you for your help in creating our topic list for debates- we had some interesting conversation on a broad range of topics.  In the end, a number of the topics you discussed with your kids were added to our list of debates.  The main criteria for the debates was that they concern issues of civil rights as defined and protected by our government.  Tomorrow students will select their top 3 debate topics and…

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Debate Topics & Division of Power in your House

Dear 7 & 8th Grade Parents: As we begin move away ancient and medieval world history, we open a unit on American Government and Civil Rights.  This unit will build on the work students have done researching, organizing and writing persuasively, and will culminate with debates in late April! We began class today reviewing the recent contest between Apple & the FBI over accessing an iPhone, looking at it through the lens of the 1st…

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Author and Illustrator Visit

Author Miriam Busch and illustrator Larry Day will be here between 9 and 11:45 am on Tuesday, April 12. They will present their book, Lion, Lion to the 1/2 LC and the 3/4 LC. Students can pre-order their autographed book. The forms will go home today, and need to be returned by Monday, April 4. Here’s a link to the author’s website, which includes a short video introducing the book. http://miriambuschauthor.com/lion-lion/

K news for March 30, 2016

K news for March 30, 2016

Hello K Families!                                                                             March 30, 2016   I hope you all had an awesome spring break. It was great to return to the classroom and your children after being away during the Big Event. Your kids did an amazing job performing in their first all school production. I really enjoyed watching them grow, and I found myself appreciating this class more than ever during my absence.   We will begin our new theme;…

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