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Middle School Program News

  • Getting Started with Red Scarf Girl This week we began a new unit in the Middle School Program. The unit will be on the themes of identity, bullying, and authoritarian power using the book Red Scarf ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:47 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Connecting the Civil War to the Present The American Civil War ended over 150 years ago, but it's lessons, issues, and effects can still be felt and seen today. America is the country it is today ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2017, 7:38 AM by Jason Brunken
  • Learning about the Civil War The American Civil War is not taught in Taiwan, nor should it be. There is a rich history of both Taiwan and China that needs to be studied and understood ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:36 PM by Jason Brunken
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Grade 2 News

  • 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 Jan 28, 2018, 5:04 PM by Jason Brunken
  • Extension Week: Write a True Story This week students in Grade 2 will be writing their first stories of the year. We have been focusing this month on how to write a multi-paragraph narrative using ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:45 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 Jan 14, 2018, 9:20 PM by Jason Brunken
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