BB 05-28-2021

 BRADFORD BULLETIN

VOLUME XIII, ISSUE 35

MAY 28, 2021

 

FROM THE OFFICE

We are approaching the finish line!  Just a few more papers, finals, projects for the upper school students, while our younger ones prepare for the verse bee and enjoy wonderful enrichment activities.  

UPCOMING

NEXT WEEK:
  • Monday, 5/31:  Memorial Day – No school
  • Tuesday, 6/1:
    • Lower school:  Final forum with special guests:  Bradford Bluegrass Band
  • Wednesday, 6/2:
    • Lower school:  Verse Bee in auditorium – Parents welcome!
      • 9-10:30   K – 2nd
      • 11-12  3rd – 5th
    • Upper school:
      • Jr / Sr Gala – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 6/3:
    • Upper school:  
      • 9:00 – Baccalaureate
    • All school:  Last day of Bradford Plus
  • Friday, 6/4:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 12:00 dismissal – Parents welcome!
    • All school attire:  t-shirt in house color, black shorts, athletic shoes
      • Austerfield:  black
      • Leiden:  red
      • Plymouth:  white
      • Scrooby:  gray
    • 8:00 – 11:40  Lower school:  Field Day
    • 8:00 – 11:40  Upper school:  Ultimate Frisbee
    • 11:40 –  Kindergarten certificates, House cup award, and countdown to summer!
    • 7:00PM – Graduation ceremony for class of 2021
IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT  FUTURE:
  • Monday, 6/28:  Used Uniform Sale, Yearbook pick up

FROM THE TEACHER’S DESK

 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Transitional Kindergarten (Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Grubb)  

Theme Adventure
  •  This week was the final week in TK.  We concluded the program on Thursday after a week of review, fun, and celebration.  We had a wonderful year and we are thankful for our time together.  

 

Kindergarten (Mrs. Rivera & Mrs. McDorman)

This Week
  •  This has been an exciting week highlighting our community helpers. Lieutenant B.E. Morgan, with the NC Highway Patrol, cruised into kindergarten with his unmarked maroon car. Our students learned about the communication program that was implemented following 911, which allowed first responders to contact each other from anywhere in the state. Sadie Palmer received special instructions to turn on the blue lights troopers use to pull a vehicle over. They all got to try on Mr. Morgan’s campaign hat and received an honorary state trooper badge. Julie Williams shared about her time spent as an operating room nurse and showed our young scholars many of the tools that are used to perform surgery. She patiently answered all of their questions and listened intently as they described their injuries. Many of our students expressed a desire to go into the medical field because they want to help people feel better. On Thursday, Bradford’s very own Luke Fairchild spoke about the duties a firefighter encounters everyday. He brought his firefighter equipment and the student’s faces lit up with excitement! Later, Susanna Oates joined us with her certified  therapy dog , Gracie, and Mr. Hester joined us Friday morning for snack time and read alouds. We are so thankful for the many people that serve in  our community! Next week we will participate in the Bible Verse Bee! 
Memory Work:
  • Review all verses for the Verse Bee

 

1st Grade (Mrs. Morgan & Mr. Law)

This Week
  •  This week the students have worked diligently to complete standardized testing. We have had a great week exploring North Carolina history through the book “T is for Tarheel.” In the book we were taught about a type of dance called clogging and we had a clogging lesson. In Science we have discussed and experimented with rainbows. We made a walking rainbow, demonstrated light bending, used prisms and we have a new rainbow song. In art we made our own rainbow and learned about ROY G BIV. In conclusion to our rainbow study we read from the Bible in Genesis 9 and discovered the rainbow is the sign of God’s covenant. We have completed the book the Mouse and the Motorcycle and to celebrate we will be watching the movie in class this Friday. We have completed our final reader of the year, Caught In Smiles and we are preparing for the Bible Bee next week. What a wonderful week to be in First Grade. 
Memory Work:  
  • Review all verses for the Verse Bee
Upcoming:
  • 6/2- Whole school Bible Bee
  • 6/4: Field Day (NOON DISMISSAL)

 

2nd Grade (Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Batten)

This Week
  • This week students have been challenged with standardized testing and have done extremely well! They persevered through every test, and did so with great patience and respect. Students were excited to spend the afternoons playing review games for history, practicing for the upcoming Bible Bee, and partaking in other activities such as bird watching, coloring, and lots of reading time. We have been so blessed this school year, despite the struggles brought about by Covid, to have a wonderful class dynamic where students feel safe to take risks and achieve great things! 
Memory Work: 
  • Continue to review all memory work from this year
Upcoming:
  • 6/2- Whole school Bible Bee
  • 6/4: Field Day (NOON DISMISSAL)

 

3rd Grade (Mrs. Garner)

This Week
  • Our testing week has gone smoothly and our class diligently worked the entire way. I am very proud of their hard work. During our free time, we have enjoyed playing review games together and working on our sportsmanship behavior. On Friday, we enjoyed watching the Misty of Chincoteague movie and comparing it to the actual book. We were all surprised at the differences between the original and the Hollywood retelling! It was a great learning experience for students to see the benefits of reading, instead of just believing what we see on television. 
Memory Work:
  • Reviewing our verses from entire year
Upcoming:
  • 6/2- Bible Bee (entire class will participate in front of school) 
  • 6/1-6/3: Playing review games based on content from entire year
  • 6/4: Field Day (PICK UP AT NOON)

 

4th Grade (Mrs. Burtram) 

This Week
  •  We completed a wonderful week.  The students have finished reading The King’s Shadow.  It was filled with rich descriptions of the Battle of Hastings and much History.  Definitely a class favorite.  We spent three days completing our end of grade testing.  I am so proud of all of the students and their focus during our testing.  We ended the week practicing for the Bible Bee and are looking forward to all the activities for next week.
Memory Work:
  • Q1- Q4 Verses
Upcoming:
  • Bible Bee
  • Field Day

 

5th Grade (Ms. Vogus) 

This Week
  • This week we have completed our standardized testing. It was challenging but the student’s did well! We also completed our last writing assignment and plan on finishing Treasure Island next week. Lastly, we have been putting in quite a bit of practice for the Bible Bee. We’re looking forward to next week! 
Memory Work:
  • Bible Bee Review 
Upcoming:
  • Bible Bee
  • Field Day

 

LOGIC & RHETORIC SCHOOL

Mr. Batten

Language Arts
  • Most of the week’s class time was spent on standardized tests, then students turned in their final essays.
History
  • We reviewed our lessons for the year, and took our final exam. 
Science
  • We reviewed our lessons for the year, and took our final exam. 
6th Logic
  • We reviewed our lessons for the year, and took our final exam. 
7th Logic
  • We reviewed our lessons for the year, and took our final exam. 
8th Logic
  • We took our final exam. 
Upcoming:
  • We will wrap up the year by reviewing some of our favorite topics of the year. 

 

Mrs. Byrd

Physics
  • We’ve completed our study of current electricity.  Our last task is our Q4 project.  We will learn a bit how motors/generators work and then attempt to build a simple battery powered motor.
Precalculus
  • Following our unit on matrices, the class worked on a CSI style crime solving project using various matrix manipulations to detect the criminal.
Geometry 
  • After finishing our introduction to trigonometry, the class began a tessellation project – an MC Escher art style that involves geometry and creative envisioning.

Dr. Byrd

10th Bible Survey
  • This week we were blessed to study the books of John besides Revelation. It has been a good year for us studying God’s Word and growing in love for the Bible.
  • Students also took their last test for the class. 

 

Mrs. Fairchild

9th Grade Advanced Art

  • 9th grade did some creative exercises this week as well as beginning their clean up process.  Part of their art class requirement  is learning to manage their art supplies and the care and cleaning that is required in order to maintain the quality of supplies. 

 

Mrs. Frueh

7th Grade Science:
  • We spent much of our time on standardized testing this week, but we did get a chance to review the many ways our science learning this year has strengthened our belief in the truth of Christianity. 
8th Grade Science:
  • After standardized testing, we ended the week on an exciting note as students finally had the chance to present and race their home-made self-propelled vehicles. They were allowed to propel their car with balloons, rubber bands, mousetraps, or some combination of the three. There were many creative and successful designs this year and even a record-breaking car that traveled 25 meters!

 

Mr. Hamilton

9th Logic
  • Students did a great job on their comprehensive final exams. I’m proud of the work this class has done in logic this year!
9th Historic Theology
  • Our final week was spent exploring the Westminster Confession.
10th History
  • We had a great time enjoying each other’s history projects! Really proud of the students’ work this year.
10th Literature
  • As the year draws to a close, our final academic papers are coming into view!
11th Philosophy/Apologetics
  • We worked hard preparing for our final exam and finishing up our apologetics papers this week.
12th History
  • Our study of history this week included a segment on the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
12th Literature
  • We are benefiting greatly from our reading of The Stranger by Camus.

 

Mrs. Hamilton

Logic School Music
  • Performance: Logic School students greatly enjoyed their final practice times together. They plan to play for each other on Thursday, June 3rd at noon in the sanctuary at DTC. 
  • Theory: We completed this year’s theory with a review of all of the major sharp keys in the circle of fifths. 
  • Music History: We completed our overview of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music with his symphonies Nos. 3 (“Eroica”), 5, and 9. We will begin our study of the Romantic period in the fall. 
Music Elective
  • Students continue to work on their research papers. It has been a wonderfully enjoyable time to see them dig through music journals, articles and old books searching for reasons and evidence to prove their theses. 

 

Ms. Hutchison

7th Grade Omnibus
  • History:  Most of this week in Omnibus was consumed with taking our CTP5 Test, but we did end the week with a comprehensive timeline test covering everything we’ve studied this year from Creation to the first century AD.  We have also begun reading a narrative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and have learned a bit more about Carthage, the ancient Roman city in north Africa where Perpetua and her Christian friends were martyred for their faith.
  • Literature:  If you have given permission for your student to receive a copy of the text from the prison diary of Perpetua,  they have that copy and are invited to read it at their leisure.  Our class finished the read-aloud, Detectives in Togas, which was a truly delightful way to round out our year in Literature.
9th Grade Biology
  • This week our biology students have shone brightly, as they have presented captivating and informative oral presentations of the phylum or class in the Animal Kingdom which they have been researching for several weeks.  We’re also on our way to selecting our 2020-2021 Biology Class Mascot from among the many interesting creatures reported on this week.  Stay tuned for final results 🙂

 

Dr. James

10th Chemistry
  • This week the students took their third test of the quarter. We also reviewed for the final exam, and the students took their final exam, which covers material from the fourth quarter. 
  • Next week the students will receive their final exams and participate in a fun activity as a class. 

 

Miss Oldham

9th Grade Literature
  • Students wrapped up The Great Gatsby with a discussion of the fulfillment of the American Dream. 
9th Grade History
  • Students presented their semester long projects this week. They did great! You should be proud of your kids! 
11th Grade Literature
  • Students finished discussing how poetry glorifies God in both subject and structure. 
11th Grade History
  • Students presented their semester long projects this week. They did great! You should be proud of your kids! 
10th Rhetoric I
  • Students looked at examples of great speeches, namely Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize speech and Atticus Finch’s closing argument from To Kill a Mockingbird. Next week we will examine King George VI’s speech entitled “In this grave hour.”
12th Rhetoric II
  • Students presented their theses and are done! They did an amazing job, congratulations! 

 

Mrs. Palmer 

6th Art
  • This week we finished our botanical watercolor finals and students began a creative art prompt. 
7th Art
  • This week we finished our oil pastel finals and students began a creative art prompt. 
8th Art
  • This week students shared their artist biographies, turned in finals, and worked on several creative art prompts. 
9th Spanish 
  • This week we reviewed past concepts, added new vocabulary and finished presentations. 
10th Spanish
  • This week we reviewed past concepts as well as both old and new vocabulary. Students practiced reading in the target language as well. 

Mr. Palmer

6th Math
  • This week we studied and took our final.
7th Pre-Algebra
  • This week we studied and took our final.
8th Algebra I
  • This week we studied and took our final.
10th Algebra II
  • This week we studied and took our final.
11th / 12th NT Greek
  • This week we took our final.

 

Miss Windes

8th Grade Omnibus
  • History: We finished our last bits of history for the year and then began reviewing our history from the whole year! 
  • Literature: After taking our final Dante quiz, we began reading Henry V, our final play of the year.
  • Composition: The students finished revisions on their research essays, practicing using transition sentences, cutting clutter, and other writing concepts we have been learning about recently. 
6th Grade LATIN
  • Sixth grade finished reviewing third declension endings, i-stem patterns, and ALL the vocabulary from the year for our final test next Tuesday! 
7th Grade LATIN
  • Because of testing we just had one class this week, our last test of the year! 
8th Grade LATIN
  • Eighth graders took their last test of the year! 

 

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