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Middle School Program News

  • Anti-Heroes Now that we have gotten further along into Ship Breaker and this unit, we can begin to explore a final lesson on literary heroes: the anti-hero. anti-heroes by ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2017, 7:58 PM by Jason Brunken
  • 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
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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 23, 2017, 8:05 PM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Half-Chicken This week we are reading a folk tale translated from Spanish, Half-Chicken. The story tells of a chicken who was born only as half-a chicken. He doesn't ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2017, 4:40 AM by Jason Brunken
  • 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
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