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Middle School Program News

  • Ship Breaking This week the Middle School Program began its next and final unit on Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker. This book is set in a future Earth where climate change has ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 3:30 AM by Jason Brunken
  • The Big Question: Was it right? As our unit on Barefoot Gen and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 comes to an end, we are left pondering a very important questions that circles around ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2017, 7:28 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Understanding Propaganda Propaganda plays an important role in Barefoot Gen. Like most countries during WWII, Japan was inundated with pro-government and anti-Allies propaganda. What was especially nefarious was that the ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2017, 2:22 AM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • Extension Weeks: Once Upon a Time These next few weeks, Grade 2 is working on project called "Once Upon a Time: What is a fairy tale?". This project is a culmination of a lot of learning ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 3:10 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: How Groundhog's Garden Grew This week the Grade 2 classes will be reading the cute fantasy tale How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry. The tale tells of how Groundhog, a vegetable thief ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:44 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Dex - The Heart of a Hero This week, the Grade 2 class will be reading a wonderful short story about how if you put your mind to something, you can do it, Dex: The Heart of ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2017, 6:52 PM by Jason Brunken
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