The 7th graders recently completed a project where they had to research a famous person, write a research paper, and create their person from an aluminum can. The projects were extremely creative and informative. Their famous people included: St. Teresa of Calcutta, Chris Kyle (Navy SEAL), Audrey Hepburn, Mahatma Gandhi, Ed Sheeran (singer), Carrie Underwood (singer), and Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots football player).
The 7th graders have been working hard on their “famous person” research papers and recently began working on a project in social studies about an aspect of Ancient Roman civilization. In religion, students are continuing their Confirmation preparation with our Chosen program along with learning about how Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light.
The 6th graders are enjoying the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen that we just started reading last week. They are also finishing up the Child Labor research projects that we have been working on during FLEX days. Both the 6th and 7th graders have put in a great deal of effort and time into these Child Labor projects. I am so very proud of them. They will be presenting their documentaries to each other next week! It will be exciting for them to see and share their final masterpieces with each other!
Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders have been very busy in English class!
Eighth graders are studying Edgar Allen Poe and recently finished reading “The Tell-Tale Heart.” For their first quarter reading project, they had to design a new book cover, write a summary, provide details about the characters and setting and include some important quotes from the story. They turned out great!!
The seventh graders recently had to research a Greek god/goddess/hero and make a keynote about him/her. They then had to write a myth centered around their Greek god/goddess/hero. These are the gods/goddesses/heroes that were chosen:
Also, the sixth graders have been writing narratives centered around the beginning sentence, “I opened the front door very carefully and…” They are really coming up with some creative ideas for their stories!!
Finally, sixth and seventh graders have been working on a Child Labor project during our FLEX days. We read an article about child labor and students have been assigned a country where they have to research child labor. Based on their research, they will be making an iMovie documentary featuring child labor in that country! I think we all feel very thankful for what we have after learning how children are living in other countries!!
To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the 6th, 7th and 8th graders made origami peace cranes and wrote a quote about peace on them. We then hid them around downtown Amherst with the hope of spreading peace around the community. While taking a group picture, our Mayor, Mark Costilow, invited us into Town Hall for a quick tour. The students appreciated him taking the time to chat with us and also really enjoyed picking the perfect spot around town to hide their peace cranes!