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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: How Groundhog's Garden Grew This week the Grade 2 classes will be reading the cute fantasy tale How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry. The tale tells of how Groundhog, a vegetable thief ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2018, 6:32 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: Dex - The Heart of a Hero This week, the Grade 2 class will be reading a wonderful short story about how if you put your mind to something, you can do it, Dex: The Heart of ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2018, 2:19 AM by Jason Brunken
  • This Week: The Signmaker's Assistant This week Grade 2 is reading The Signmaker's Assistant by Tedd Arnold, author of the great Huggly and Fly Guy series. It is a story about a boy who ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2018, 1:23 AM by Jason Brunken
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