We began our day in the usual way with a morning meeting. We had a quick discussion and then it was off to math. Anthony, Jordan, and I reviewed our algebra word problems. We discussed how x amount of oranges plus 16 pieces of fruit equals 42 pieces of fruit, and that when you subtract the 16 pieces of fruit from the total 42 pieces of fruit you get 2 pineapples (the moral of this story is read your word problems throughly). After that we had a lesson on how to write a literary response. Then came lunch. Todays lunch was quite philosophical, what i mean is Jordan, Anthony, and I were playing a game where we tested our knowledge of one another.It was quite serious until Jordan asked a philosophical question that we expanded upon until we had a very adolescent-esque universe. but we were brought back down to earth when we had our grammar work shop and we analyzed a sentence from great expectations by Charles dickens. after that we had a lesson on how to use the library database, and everyone got frustrated because the database was not letting us access the documents. We were quite thankful when french class came, even though we began our studying for our French quiz that is on Tuesday next week.


You Picking Up What Mother Nature is Laying Down?

Once upon a time… There were lots and lots of beds out back of the school, in need of mulching, then came an adolescent program to save the day! This adolescent program bravely spent 2 hours raking leaves and mulching beds! Then came the rain and all but two of the greatest in the program stayed outside and moved tables into the pool area. Everyone then began to feast upon their lunch! The party banded with some from the upper elementary class and had a deep discussion on the poem “Borges and I”. Next, our heroes had to venture from the school in search of hot chocolate at Dierberg’s, and get grape vines from Jordan’s house, to make wreathes. The rest of the day was spent reading novels and eating much chocolate in french class! 

The Patience Pole

It all began at 8:30 this morning… We heard Elizabeth was sick,  so we invited some sidekicks from 6th grade to accompany us in our trip to Dr. Annette Haines’ horse farm. It was about an hour drive to Red Fox Horse Farm, an hour filled with hardship and adventure. But then we saw it, our destination, the farm! We disembarked from our cars and were greeted by Dr. Annette Haines herself. She showed us around the barns, filled with stalls for the horses. We met the horse trainer, Pedro. He was doing something called a “Corto” with one of the horses. After showing us around the facilities we took a hike through the forest. Once we got back to the farm itself we ate some lunch and played with some of the apples that fell from a nearby tree. We departed, and began our hour-long trip back to school.