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All Roads Lead to Rome

In 7th grade humanities, we have just completed our unit on Ancient Greece. Students learned 75 greek roots for vocabulary, read Ulysses in graphic novel format,  and wrote and acted in a prequel to Hanukkah focusing on the legacy of Alexander the Great. As a teacher, my favorite part of the unit has been reading and editing the writing assignment where students wrote their own Greek myths....

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7th Grade Math Picks Up Steam!!!

Hello Parents, This past year, we have followed the Holt McDougal math curriculum for 7th grade. I’ve checked in with AJA teachers who have taught middle school math curriculum to check pacing and assessments to make sure we’re on track. This year in 7th grade, we’ve covered Unit 1-5, which is a good pacing and right where we should be. Middle school math curriculum is...

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7th Grade Humanities Rocks Ancient India!

At the time of this writing, we just completed our Ancient Asia unit and are moving on to Ancient Greece. During our unit in Ancient Asia, students studied various aspects of early Indian history, culture and religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.  We examined the writings of the Bhavagad Gita and its influence in modern society.  Then, as a class, we read The Dalai Lama’s Cat,...

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7th Grade Humanities off to a great start!

We are off to a great start in 7th grade humanities! I’ve been blown away by the summer projects. All students put in such great effort to creatively show their projects and presentations. In doing so, students been given a good taste of what to expect in our units from each other – from The Great Wall of China, to all things Greek, Roman concrete, Indian cuisine...

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Peep! Peep! Peep!

What is that peeping sound coming from the incubator?! Announcing the arrival of our newly hatched baby chicks! There was great excitement, manifested by squeals of delight in the KG hall, as the children realized that overnight some baby chicks had hatched. They have been anxiously waiting for 21 days and even though not very many hatched, they are at least able to observe a few. Here are some...

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