Monthly Archives: October 2017

Social Studies and Science Update

We have spent the last 3 weeks learning about Native American cultural groups.  We studied 5 groups:  Arctic, Pacific Northwest, Plains, Southwest, and Eastern Woodlands.  We primarily used History of Us to read about each group and supplemented with short video clips from the Discovery Education website. I love History of Us, and we will […]

Christmas Carol Field Trip to IRT

The classes of Haywood, Phillips, and Tice will be going on a field trip to the Indiana Repertory Theatre on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  We will be attending the IRT Mainstage performance of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  This IRT annual classic is done in a very creative way and reinforces the themes of […]

Personal Narrative Writing

The students completed and published their personal narrative writing projects today!  I am so proud of the students’ efforts and the way they all turned out.  We spent two full weeks working on these, including a week of revisions.  Graded papers will go home after break so please be watching for them.  I hope you […]

Guiding Principles Spirit Week!

Mark your calendars… the week of October 9th-13th we will be having a Guiding Principles Spirit Week! We want to bring more attention to our 5 Guiding Principles and what better way to do it?  Monday: Get your thinking caps on… it’s Hat Day! Tuesday: Revel in academic responsibility… wear your favorite college gear! Wednesday: Exercise your honesty. Wear exercise […]

Earth, Sun, and Moon Notes

I’m re-posting these notes from the homework page in case I have any kids who need to make up the quiz from Friday or for review. Here are the concepts you need to understand for the quiz, along with videos to review: The Earth’s rotation on its axis causes day and night.  When the Earth […]