7th Grade Studies Greek Mythology!

October 9, 2018

Middle school literature class just completed their unit on Greek mythology! The seventh grade researched a character from the myths and reported back to the class. Eighth grade, however, got to create their own mythical […]

Springfield Trip – Friday, April 13, 2018

April 18, 2018

Seventh grade got to listen to a presentation in the state Senate. Outside the Governor’s office Learning about the Supreme Court in their old meeting place The Illinois Military Museum had several Illinois veterans who […]

Seventh Grade Chases Lincoln’s Killer

March 19, 2018

Seventh grade completes timelines for the novel Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson.  They are tracing the events of the twelve-day manhunt for the conspirators who planned and assassinated Lincoln.

Middle School Poetry Unit

January 26, 2018

Seventh and eighth grades are completing a short unit on poetry.  Seventh grade wrote haiku, limericks, concrete and narrative poems, and sonnets.  Eighth graders spent the week analyzing poems and will finish next week by […]

Seventh Grade Declares their Independence

November 17, 2017

Seventh grade students completed their study of the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.  Mrs. Middleton’s and Ms. Grunow’s homerooms combined to create their own version of an Adolescent Declaration of Independence.  Students particularly […]

Taxonomy Review for Short Story Test

October 27, 2017

Middle school Literature students created alphabetical taxonomies to review for their test on short stories, which happened on Thursday.  These are eighth graders in Mr. P’s homeroom completing the group assignment.

Mapping Out a Short Story

October 18, 2017

Middle school students have been creating story maps on their ThinkPads for the past few weeks.  This seventh grade class was making a story map for “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Other authors covered in […]

Going Greek

September 20, 2017

Seventh and eighth grade students presented their “Wanted” and “Missing” posters on Greek characters.  The posters served as a way to research and review for their unit on Greek Mythology. (Posters in pictures by seventh […]

Introduction to Greek Myths

September 1, 2017

  Sixth graders spent some time this week meeting the main characters of Greek mythology and analyzing Pandora’s Box.