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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

  • Collaboration Project: To Market! Starting this coming week, our students (both Grade 2 ASLA classes) and our pen pals in Ms. Suleman's class at the International School Moshi in Arusha, Tanzania will be ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:39 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble We are reading a very interesting and funny story this week called Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble. It is a book about a principal who loves ties but loves his ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 6:26 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, 2019, 4:15 AM by Jason Brunken
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