Students in 7th grade language arts just finished reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. As they read, they annotated their books, looking for examples representing three major themes. After finishing their reading, they then wrote an essay, using text examples to show which theme they thought was strongest in the book.
In 7th grade social studies our students are learning about GDP (gross domestic product), per capita GDP (per person GDP), and standard of living. They learned the definitions then went to the World Bank website and looked up ten countries to compare the numbers and draw conclusions as to the possible overall strength of the economies, ranking them in the order they think they should be in. We discussed the varying factors in determining standard of living and how numbers can compare and tell you a story about each country.
Congratulations to Subbu, winner of the Edgewood Spelling Bee. We wish you the best of luck in the county Spelling Bee! Congratulations also to Regan, a super tough competitor and our runner-up. This competition lasted 19 rounds!