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Middle School Program News

  • Getting Started on the Crusades with Blood Red Horse We are into a new unit in the PULS. This unit, featuring K. M. Grant's excellent novel Blood Red Horse will center around the historical event known as the ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:33 AM by Jason Brunken
  • A Pail of Oysters and A Big Project on Transitional Justice A major topic going forward in class this year is transitional justice. Transitional justice are the actions countries take to address large-scale human and civil rights abuses in order ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2018, 2:46 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Historical Perspective When learning about conflict in history, perspective is very important. People are complicated, and in history, people rarely fit nicely in to Good Guy and Bad Guy roles. Real life ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 7:22 AM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • This Week: Two of Everything This week, we are reading a Korean folktale called Two of Everything. It is a cute little story that teaches students that nothing is ever free. Everything comes with a ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2019, 5:28 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Extension: Writing a Realistic Fiction Story It is Parent-Teacher Conferences week, and our class has begun writing our second stories of the year, realistic fiction. We are circling back for the next couple of months ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2019, 6:38 PM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Luke Goes to Bat This week, the Grade 2 classes will be reading Luke Goes to Bat. This story is a realistic fiction story set in the US in the 1950s as baseball was ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 6:00 AM by Jason Brunken
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