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In a last-ditch effort to convince their teacher that pop culture hasn’t entirely ruined the word “epic,” East Lake 7th graders penned their own original epic similes patterned after the classical models found in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.
The class studied examples of the epic simile in context and analyzed its “As a, Thus b” structure to see how it creates an impression of tension and release. After sharing their initial ideas in class, students came to see that the epic s..Read More
What a busy and exciting time this first part of our school year has been for our second grade class! The start of our school year has really shed light on all of the special talents each and every one of your children possesses. Yet, the growth our class has shown may just barely exceed the growth of our class garden. Life science is big part of our second grade curriculum, and what better way for our class to learn about the life cycle than to be immersed in a life cycle experiment of their..Read More
The First graders recently completed their first personal narrative. They learned what a personal narrative is, and then chose their topic. Finally, the children wrote their draft, edited and proofread their story.
The students began the project by exploring what a personal narrative is, a story about a person. They examined a personal narrative and identified the parts. They also studied an example, and learned they should use pronouns like: I, me, and my.
They then turned to the..Read More