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Middle School Program News

  • Gender Roles and the Hero's Journey A big question we will be looking at in this unit is whether gender plays a significant role in the Hero's Journey or not. In short, is there such ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2016, 9:13 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Wait for it...a Mongol heroine! This week we started our second unit of the year. This unit will give students a mix of history and literary learning as we read a historical fiction narrative set ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2016, 11:20 PM by Jason Brunken
  • 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
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Grade 2 News

  • This week: Schools Around the World This week in Grade 2 we are reading the very interesting nonfiction piece called Schools Around the World. This is a book about how children all over world go to ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2016, 9:13 PM by Jason Brunken
  • This week: Ugly Vegetables This week we are reading Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin. Ugly Vegetables is a fun little story about a family that lives in a neighborhood where everybody plants a garden ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2016, 6:34 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Writing Research Reports This week, the grade 2 classes are learning how to research and write an informational text about a main idea. This will be the culmination of a variety of skills ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 6:19 PM by Jason Brunken
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