Booms and Bonanzas
Mr. Dickey’s sophomore students just completed an activity covering the Mining, Farming, Oil, Ranching Bonanzas and the Railroad Boom. Students were divided into two separate groups, which were created based upon their expertise thus far in their studies. Both groups were tasked with creating a matrix of information that all students could use to determine the causes and the impacts of each Boom or Bonanza. The students in Group A, after reading more about each Boom and Bonanza, used their matrix to create an acrostic poem that highlighted all the positive aspect of the Booms and Bonanzas. Then, the small group took it one step further and created an acrostic poem that rhymed. Sophomore, Anthony Williams, even put his version to a catchy beat! The students in Group B took their matrix information and created billboards and commercials to draw attention to the West, giving the public information or to just entertain the public. These students created personalized scripts tailored for their billboard and recorded them. Justyce Luna’s farmer character was a big hit in the 8th period class!
6th Graders Study Theme
Ms. Murphy’s 6th grade Language Arts students are currently studying theme and main idea. Ms. Murphy explained that this is important for students “because it helps them read with purpose and take away meaning from any text.” She continued that the lessons learned by identifying themes in a text can be applied to real life, as themes should be universal.
Students just finished a fun mini-project on theme. They worked in groups to analyze a Disney song and find a theme that was appropriate for the song. They also had to find evidence using the song lyrics to support their theme. Finally, students created a poster to illustrate their theme and evidence.
Ms. Murphy stated that students have really enjoyed reading different kinds of texts to determine theme, and they especially enjoyed the mini-project, as it incorporated many different kinds of learning styles!
Holocaust Memorial Center
Our 8th grade Rangers recently visited the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. This field trip is the culmination of an in-depth study of the Holocaust and the memoir Night.
Pep Rally Highlights!
Check out highlights of our recent Pep Rally. Thank you to Mrs. Fish for putting together this great footage for us!
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