There were no Scrooges here today as Ms. Robson’s 6th grade class enjoyed an authentic Charles Dickens Christmas complete with dancing and delicious food. In long plaid skirts, shawls, top hats, and capes, they learned to waltz and perform the box step with the help of grandparents Patrick Kinnell and Toni Glass. While dining by candlelight and toasting the festive day, they feasted on a bounty of turkey, stuffing, carrots, baked apples, and homemade pie. “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” Charles Dickens- A Christmas Carol
Argh!! Ahoy mateys!! Ms. Robson’s sixth grade class has been reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island this month. These buccaneers followed clues around the school on their scavenger hunt to find the buried gold. With treasure maps and an “X” to mark the spot, they raced against time and each other to reach the bounty. This famous book first published in 1883 is a commonly read adventure story about pirates, bravery, and determination.
The Rhetoric students have begun preparations for caroling on December 15th! As they gather around Mr. Hughes on the piano in the Grand Hall, the beautiful music echos throughout the school. These students will visit local nursing homes to share the gift of song with those in our community. Merry Christmas and may the light of Christ shine through these students this advent season.
Ribosomes, cell membranes, mitochondrion, and the nucleus are all critical parts of a cell and 9th grade is learning all about it this week! With old fashioned shrinky dinks and even some candy cell assembly, Mrs. Degraaf is teaching her science students God’s perfect design in the makeup of a cell. In their quest to compose a paper outlining the “journey through the cell”, these students are learning about plant and animal cells, their structure, and their function. Using Reeses butter cups for a nucleus, chocolate sprinkles as ribosomes, jelly beans as mitochondrion, and twizzlers as the endoplasmic reticulum, the 9th graders found that science is fascinating AND delicious!
With Thanksgiving festivities behind them, over 40 fathers and sons of all ages came out to enjoy some flag football last Saturday morning. The teams battled one another in an attempt to capture the opponents red flag. It was a cool and beautiful day and despite some aches and pains from the dads, the men were largely without injury. For our older gentlemen, bragging rights go to the non-jersey team until they meet again……….