Eighth grade literature students went to the Holocaust museum in Skokie, Illinois. In addition to touring the museum, they also had the chance to listen to Holocaust survivor Ida Paluch as she told her story and the story of her twin brother Adam. Many thanks to the teachers and our principals for making this field trip possible!
Mr. Fleming and Miss Miller's 7th grade honors science students are engaging in the "Chemistry Carnival." In this stations-style review, students interact with key material from the unit. A sample of the stations includes: reaction-type horseshoes, vocabulary fishing, equation-balancing white board races, and an element scavenger hunt.
Once again, Roxane reports from 8th grade science, "Yesterday in science, we mixed isopropyl alcohol and oxygen and we mixed them together, warmed them up, and once we did that we put fire to it and got a chemical reaction."
Recently students in Mrs. Fisher's and Mr. Halferty's social studies classes completed an "Artifact" project from Africa, China, or Japan. The purpose of the project was to choose an "artifact" from the middle ages of one of these culture groups, research more about it, try to recreate a model of it, and write about its significance. Various projects included musical instruments, masks, pagodas, "junk" ships, miniature Great Walls, Mongolian or Samurai weapons/armor, catapults, and others.