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Middle School Program News

  • Understanding Propaganda Propaganda plays an important role in Barefoot Gen. Like most countries during WWII, Japan was inundated with pro-government and anti-Allies propaganda. What was especially nefarious was that the ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2017, 2:22 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Barefoot Gen: Japan, WWII, Hiroshima, and Hope This week the Middle School Program started its third unit of the year. For the next eight classes we will be reading from Keiji Nakazawa's classic manga series Barefoot ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2017, 7:07 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Final Assignment for I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade Our unit for I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade is coming to an end meaning it is time for our final assignment for the unit. Each year in ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 8:05 AM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • Extension Week: Writing Realistic Fiction This week, Grade 2 students are writing their second stories of the year, a realistic fiction story. Realistic fiction is any story that has characters, settings, and evens that did ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:48 AM 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 Feb 12, 2017, 4:05 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble Welcome back! New Year has come and gone and Winter Break is over. It's time to get back to learning lots and having fun!We are reading a very ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2017, 2:04 AM by Jason Brunken
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