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Greek Mythology made us better readers.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations, English

Greek Mythology made us better readers.

While studying ancient history, we loved reading Greeks myths. We became friends with every god on Mt Olympus and met blood-thirsty creatures, such as a gorgon, cyclop, harpie, cerberus and chimera. We enjoyed reading these myths through historical fictional novels, such as “It’s all Greek to Me”. We made connections to many of the modern stories, movies and comics that still use characters and themes from Greek mythology. We also enjoyed Greek myths through Readers’...

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Congratulations to our Creative Classmates!

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations, English, General

Congratulations to our Creative Classmates!

Congratulations to Hyun Seo and Sang Won! They have received Honorable Mentions in an Art & Writing Competition (judged by City Weekend Kids & Parents Magazine). Their writing and drawings will be displayed at a hotel. They will also be invited to receive their awards at a public ceremony. Congratulations on your creative success! We are very proud of you! Have another look at their beautiful images of the future below:       See this previous post for more great writing...

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Describe the future in 100 words.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations, English

Describe the future in 100 words.

As we study ancient history, we have taken the opportunity to review concepts of past, present and future. While we research the lives of ancient people, we’ve also had fun imagining the lives of future generations. Our creative writing prompt this week came from the City Kids & Parents Magazine. What will the world be like in 100 years? Here are a few of our 100-word descriptions: 100 Years in the Future       Now, let’s narrow our thinking to the next decade:...

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Poetry & Parts of Speech

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in English

Poetry & Parts of Speech

This month, we are focusing on poetry. It is helping us learn rich vocabulary and understand parts of speech. Today we wrote diamante poems which require nouns, adjectives and verbs. Here are our class constructions:                             We are now working on individual poems about ourselves and poems which contrast two different personalities. Stay tuned to read more student writing!   UPDATE! Here are two...

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