Eaton’s elementary students read the story “The Crayon Box that Talked” by Shane Derolf.
They discussed being unique, tolerant, and working as a team.
Each student made their own crayon to create a bulletin board.
Mr. Haselden’s astronomy class is studying the moon and Earth. For the first project, the students designed a model of any object in our solar system. Their models will hang in the classroom and dazzle the other students.
Here we have Elias. Elias pitied our former ninth planet – now a planetoid – Pluto and thought it should be represented in the classroom. Pluto is the only binary system within our solar system. In the photo Pluto is shown with one of its moons Charon (to scale). Two hands for safety, Elias!
Mrs. Giacchino’s seniors finished reading Animal Farm by George Orwell and created a project to wrap up the unit. Students were asked to pick a dramatic or arts/crafts project from a list of approved projects. Christian created a timeline on a PowerPoint to compare the history of various totalitarian societies to the novel. Riley chose a dramatic project option and produced script from part of the novel and puppets to present to the class as if he were retelling the story. Mitchell decided upon an arts and crafts project where he could truly display his artistic ability in drawing the important scenes from the novel. The seniors enjoyed reading the novel, being able to relate the novel’s content to history, and being able to show their creativity to their fellow classmates.
Seniors in Ms. Hrabosky’s British literature classes read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare in class over several weeks. Students enjoyed reading the play in Shakespearean as well as presenting their character lines in different voices, tones, and dialects which gave them a change of pace from our everyday vernacular English. Once the unit was finished, students constructed various projects and presented them to the class: dioramas that depicted a scene from the play, dressing up as a character and presenting a monologue from the play to the class, writing a compare and contrast essay on the different types of comedies that exist today to Shakespearean comedy, and writing an essay explaining courtship and how it has changed over the years. The seniors thought that A Midsummer Night’ Dream was entertaining, that it contained several dysfunctional relationships, and that it was interesting since there was a play within the play. Overall, students enjoyed our Shakespearean unit.
It is officially spring! Ms. Hrabosky helped her English students hop into spring by learning about the vernal equinox which happened last Friday. During the vernal equinox, day and night have equal length. The position of the sun causes this to happen. During an equinox, the sun’s rays shine perpendicular to Earth. There are only two equinoxes per year. One occurs in March (the vernal equinox) and the other in September (the autumnal equinox). Students wrote about their favorite season, spring or winter, on cute little spring cut outs to help decorate the classroom with pastel colors and thoughtful responses reflecting on the change of seasons.