Week in Review: Friday, December 7

T2 is off to a great start! 

In humanities, the Adolescents are studying ancient African civilizations and their influence on the world. They worked on maps of Africa in groups. The subjects for these maps are as follows: Climate, Vegetation/Land Forms, Ancient Civilizations/sites, Languages, Tribes, and Trade Routes. The class also participated in seminars on African geography and the challenges of archaeology in such an expansive continent.

In math, the 8th graders worked on factoring for the week while the 7th graders performed an interesting marble experiment in the community room that involved slope.

In language, the class practiced public speaking. To hone their powers in this regard, Ms. Jenna gave them exercises to do which included tongue twisters, improv comedy, and the like. The activities were really fun and they gave the group more experience in facing an audience and delivering what they need to say.

In Latin, the Adolescents continued to improve their vocabulary with some new words like sacculus (sack) and pecunia (money). The group also read some passages from the Latin book to work on pronunciation.

In art, the group created a wide variety of displays including LEGO self-portraits and “experiments” with tape on the wall. They worked on them for almost the entirety of Friday morning and the finished products look great!

Classroom News:

On Wednesday, the Adolescents took a trip to the Land School Campus to inspect the property and to harvest the tall grass there for an upcoming Micro-Economy project.

On Thursday, the class welcomed CMS Head of School, Ms. Kim to the building to give the students a lesson on grace and courtesy. We greatly appreciated her visit as it helped the class to acknowledge the “finer” things in life and to pay more attention to detail.

This week marked the debut of street hockey at our school. Let the games commence…

~ CK

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