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Middle School Program News

  • Barefoot Gen: Japan, WWII, Hiroshima, and Hope This week the Middle School Program started its third unit of the year. For the next eight classes we will be reading from Keiji Nakazawa's classic manga series Barefoot ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2017, 7:07 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Final Assignment for I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade Our unit for I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade is coming to an end meaning it is time for our final assignment for the unit. Each year in ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 8:05 AM by Jason Brunken
  • The Heroine's Journey We've discussed the Hero's Journey, as described by Joseph Campbell, much this year already. Now it's time to take a look at a competing narrative model called ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 6:37 PM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • Extension Week: Write a True Story This week students in Grade 2 will be writing their first stories of the year. We have been focusing this month on how to write a multi-paragraph narrative using ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2017, 5:46 PM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Officer Buckle and Gloria This week in Grade 2 we are reading an excellent realistic fiction book called Officer Buckle and Gloria. Children love this book because of the charismatic and fun character of ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2017, 6:10 PM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes This week, Grade 2 will be reading the folk tale How Chipmunk Got His Stripes. This book is a retelling of a Native American folk tale. It, like most folk ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2017, 6:52 AM by Jason Brunken
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