In other classroom happenings…
Our kindergarten has been busy this month, making bread dough and buns, painting, sewing heart pillows, cleaning, coloring, playing, stories, and circle time activities.
The fourth grade has just completed a play about Hiawatha's fasting. They have also completed their sewing bags, and are now moving on to making cross-stitch pincushions.
In art class, the sixth grade is cutting fabric for elephants, tenth grade is dressing looms, and twelfth grade is painting senior portraits.
In German class, the seventh grade is working on months, dates, and birthdays; eleventh grade is starting on a new grammatical chapter and continuing to read a German play; and ninth and tenth grade is working on writing songs.
The peer support group is actively supporting students in the community and developing groups and activities to engage students in learning stress management and coping skills during challenging experiences.
The senior class went on a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Modern World II block. They visited the Holocaust Museum, spoke to representatives from the museum, and had the opportunity to have a round-table discussion with members of the German Historical Society. Upon their return, they watched a film in Spanish, El Norte, about a brother and sister escaping from the Civil War in Guatemala in the ’80s and their struggle to reach and live in Los Angeles. There were some wonderful themes in the film that tied into the Modern World II issues they discussed on their trip to Washington, D.C.