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Middle School Program News

  • Wrapping up the Hero's Journey The past few weeks we have continued to discuss and look deeper into the idea of the hero's Journey, the typical plot pattern that so many heroic stories follow ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 9:25 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Percy Jackson and the Hero's Journey After looking closely at what the Hero's Journey (or monomyth) is last week, this week are beginning to look more closely at our reading for this unit, the orgin ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2016, 7:15 PM by Jason Brunken
  • The Hero's Journey Joseph Campbell, an American psychologist, put forth a theory in the 1940's that nearly all heroic tales across time and cultures share a pattern of events and certain archetypal ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 9:10 AM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • This week: Teacher's Pets This week the Grade 2 class will be working out of Journeys reading Teacher's Pets, a funny little story about school and pets by Ann Dodds. While it is ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2016, 8:13 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Diary of a Spider This week Grade 2 is moving on in Journeys to Diary of a Spider. This is a wonderful little book by Doreen Cronin that takes a comical look at life ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2016, 8:01 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Extension week: Family Coat of Arms This week, we are taking a break from Journeys and doing our first extension activity: a family coat of arms. A long time ago in Medieval Europe, wealthy families that ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 8:05 AM by Jason Brunken
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