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9 04, 2021

[Weekly Update] Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th, 2021

2021-04-09T17:54:13+00:00

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We had a great first week back at school! On Monday in science class, students experimented with wires, batteries, and lightbulbs to learn about circuits. In humanities class we studied American home front and Native American involvement in World War II. Students are finishing up their Holocaust reading response essays and have started reading our new book, A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights by Kathleen Krull.
Friday morning we …

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[Weekly Update] Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th, 20212021-04-09T17:54:13+00:00
31 03, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd, 2021

2021-04-02T21:07:49+00:00

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This week students had Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off so the teachers could prepare for our transition back to fully in-person learning. On Thursday, April 1st had in-person school: during the day we reviewed in-person school rules and expectations, as well as safety precautions, such as fire drills, lock down drills, and covid safety guidelines. On Friday, April 2nd we started a big timeline project, set up the outdoor tent and tables for the spring, and enjoyed …

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Weekly Update: Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd, 20212021-04-02T21:07:49+00:00
25 03, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, 3/22 – Friday 3/26, 2021

2021-03-25T15:19:30+00:00

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This week in humanities class we finished our unit on the holocaust, and transitioned to discussing Japanese internment camps in the United States, as well as other Japanese/American relations at the time, including Pearl Harbor and the Atomic Bombs. Students have started working on their Holocaust reading response outlines, and will write their essays next biweekly. In Mathtivity, students worked in groups to solve a problem about ice cream scoop combinations, and in science, students will continue …

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Weekly Update: Monday, 3/22 – Friday 3/26, 20212021-03-25T15:19:30+00:00
18 03, 2021

[Weekly Update] Monday, Mar. 15th – Friday, Mar. 19th, 2021

2021-03-18T15:27:24+00:00

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In humanities class, students have been studying World War II and the Holocaust. This biweekly they will finish reading Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry, and start writing their Holocaust reading response essays. In mathtivity on Wednesday, students worked in groups to do an activity on remainders. We’re looking forward to in-person school tomorrow, and we’re happy to announce that we hope to be fully in-person again on by early April! Stay tuned for more details. …

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[Weekly Update] Monday, Mar. 15th – Friday, Mar. 19th, 20212021-03-18T15:27:24+00:00
11 03, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, March 8th – Friday, March 12th, 2021

2021-03-11T16:29:18+00:00

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This week was our first week with two humanities classes all school year! (In normal times, we have two humanities and two science classes every week). The added class will let us delve more deeply into the important topics of World War II and the Holocaust. This week students will finish their 20th Century Wars essays if they haven’t already, and should be halfway through reading Lowis Lowry’s Number the Stars. In mathtivity yesterday students did and activity called 

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Weekly Update: Monday, March 8th – Friday, March 12th, 20212021-03-11T16:29:18+00:00
4 03, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, March 1st – Friday, March 5th, 2021

2021-03-04T22:10:57+00:00

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This week in humanities we continued studying the effects of World War I, and next week we’ll learn how many of those effects were also causes of World War II. Students are finishing their 20th Century Wars essay and, having finished Night by Elise Wiesel, have started Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry. Tuesday was our last health class with Brian Melanson from Whole Children. Students played Jeopardy and other review games to finish up their unit on puberty. Going forward, …

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Weekly Update: Monday, March 1st – Friday, March 5th, 20212021-03-04T22:10:57+00:00
25 02, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 22 – Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

2021-02-25T16:50:08+00:00

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This week in Humanities Class we started to study the effects of WWI, and students started their 20th Century Wars research papers. In health class, students reviewed puberty and learned new anatomical terms, and in Mathtivity, students played a game called “how close to one hundred,” which involves drawing in rectangles to fill a 100 square grid. Today in science we will …

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Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 22 – Friday, Feb. 26, 20212021-02-25T16:50:08+00:00
18 02, 2021

Weekly Update: February Vacation 2021

2021-02-18T15:40:39+00:00

School News

We had a great time seeing each other in person last Friday! As a group we rearranged the classroom and came up with our schedule for in-person Fridays, which I’ll type and send out next week.
The schedule involves a two hour outdoor excursion for lunch and recess, in which we walk to Unity Park, eat at the tables there, play for a while, and then walk back, so please make sure …

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Weekly Update: February Vacation 20212021-02-18T15:40:39+00:00
11 02, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 8th – Friday, Feb. 12th, 2021

2021-02-11T17:08:30+00:00

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On Monday in humanities class we explored the causes of World War I and started working on this week’s essay, which is a research paper about any war during the 20th Century.
Tuesday was a snow day, so the last two health classes (about puberty) have now been pushed back until the two Tuesdays after February vacation. On Wednesday in Mathtivity, students worked in their new groups with new group …

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Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 8th – Friday, Feb. 12th, 20212021-02-11T17:08:30+00:00
4 02, 2021

Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 1 – Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

2021-02-04T17:06:25+00:00

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This week was short due to the snow on Monday and Tuesday, so we missed humanities. (Next week in humanities class we will analyze the causes of World War I.) On Tuesday students discussed body parts and puberty in health class, which they will continue to discuss over their last two classes to come. In Wednesday’s mathtivity, students revamped their group roles, and today in science students will complete their group projects on simple machines. Tomorrow students …

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Weekly Update: Monday, Feb. 1 – Friday, Feb. 5, 20212021-02-04T17:06:25+00:00
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