VOLUME XIV, ISSUE 10
OCTOBER 1, 2021
FROM THE OFFICE
- Report cards: They can be viewed on EDUCATE today.
- Hot Lunch Orders: Due by Monday, 10/11!
Enjoy your fall break!
FROM THE DEAN
- Parents, thank you for all the support we’ve received as we’ve navigated the unexpected and unwanted continuance of Covid fallout. We’re thankful that the Lord has guided us through these challenging times and we deeply regret days that you have had to miss work. We are advocating for you and for change. Enjoy the break and continue to pray that our students will be shaped by a desire to bring glory to God in all they do, all they say, and all they learn.
NEXT WEEK: FALL BREAK – NO SCHOOL!
IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
- Week of 10/11: XC, volleyball, and soccer conference tournaments
- Friday, 10/15: HOT LUNCH Orders due by Monday, 10/11
- Week of 10/18: XC, volleyball, and soccer STATE tournaments
- 10/28 – 10/29: School pictures
- 10/29 – Greek Olympics House Competition at the Main Campus
FROM THE TEACHER’S DESK
Transitional Kindergarten (Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Grubb)
- This week we learned about Joseph and the coat of many colors.
- We finished our memorization of Psalm 19:1.
- The memory verse for October is Psalm 119:105
- We had a great week! We completed the quarter and the month of September by transplanting our garden outside and celebrating Johnny Appleseed.
- TK students continue to work on learning their special letter, syllables, and rhyming words.
- We completed our individualized assessments for the quarter.
- Students had an assessment on rote counting.
- TK graphed their favorite color on a chart and made conclusions from the data collected.
Arts and Sciences
- Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is September 26th. His legacy is one of devotion to the Lord and service to others by planting apple seeds for settlers as they traveled west.
- TK students enjoyed transplanting their garden plants outside. We would like to express our appreciation to the 4th graders. They worked very hard to weed the garden, replenish soil, and added nutrients that will promote the health of the plants.
- TK students created mosaics of Joseph’s coat of many colors using paper and glue.
Lower School P.E. (Mr. Davis)
K – 5th
- Because of it being the end of the quarter, this week the students had fun playing a variety of relay games.
Lower School Music (Mrs. Bennington)
- K-3rd: Students reviewed all of the songs that we learned this quarter and reviewed the meaning of the terms rhythm and beat. Fun was had by all.
- 4th-5th: Students had a great time working on the piece, “Row Row Row Your Boat”, and performing it in a round. They also enjoyed learning their second note on the recorder.
Kindergarten (Mrs. Lopes & Mrs. Rivera)
- The highlight of our last week in the quarter was definitely the Mebane Fire Department. Our students learned how to stay safe in the event a fire should break out in their home. They were reminded to call 911 and give the operator their phone number and their address. We are very blessed to have a phenomenal group of firefighters that want children to trust them and know the importance of having a plan of escape and a safe meeting place. Our young scholars are mastering their double addition facts and identifying lighter and heavier using a balance. In art, we had fun mixing Play-Doh primary colors to make the secondary colors. We finished our unit on the five senses, by listening to animal sounds and trying to match the animal to the correct sound. We finished up learning our single phonogram sounds and are beginning to glue and unglue words in preparation for reading next quarter.
- Exodus 15:2
1st Grade (Mrs. Morgan & Mr. Law)
- Our students are rocketing ahead in math, taking on subjects like fact families and adding up coin money. In reading, we have been enjoying a fairy story called “My Clara”. We have broken into multi-letter phonograms in phonics and the students are really starting to round out their letter sounds! In history, we are learning about Pocahontas and the early settlers of Virginia. In science, we have been learning about vertebrates and invertebrates, along with classification of various animals. Finally, we had a visit from the Mebane Fire Department that was very informative and fun.
- 2 Peter 1:20-21
- Fall break!
2nd Grade (Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Batten)
- Students have been eagerly awaiting Fall Break, but this week was still full of new concepts and tasks in each subject. We have been moving forward in math and students have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest multiple of ten, read and draw temperatures on a thermometer, and draw and count coins. Students have enjoyed finishing up reading Boxcar Children this week! Ask them what their favorite part of this book has been. We have been working hard to finish out our last spelling list of the quarter as well, and students have done a wonderful job learning the process of dictating their words and practicing their spelling throughout the week. We have been learning all about The Old Kingdom in history. Ask your child which pharaoh the Great Pyramid at Giza was built for and how long it took to build!
- Matthew 6:19-21
3rd Grade (Mrs. McDorman and Mrs. Meredith)
- Students prepared eagerly for their field trip to the Greensboro Science center. They worked on their biome books, presented their findings, and took tedious notes as they listened to their fellow classmates. At the museum, students spent time searching for animals and their corresponding biomes. In history, we are busy preparing for the Greek Olympics at the end of October by studying how the Greeks organized the event in ancient times. We will use the knowledge discovered about the Greek gods to make our projects for the second quarter. Students have been immersed in Greek mythology as we continue reading Black Ships Before Troy. We finished off the quarter reciting all the verses we studied thus far. It has been a packed quarter, but your students have finished well! Soli Deo gloria!
4th Grade (Mrs. Burtram)
- We completed a wonderful learning week. We learned many new vocabulary terms focused on Geometry in Math. We have loved learning about Mohammed and Islam this week comparing the religion of Islam with Christianity and looking at our histories on a Time line. We went to the United Kingdom in Geography this week and created our own flowers with certain characteristics to attract specific pollinators in English. We have completed reading through Chapter 9 in Rolf and the Viking Bow. The students love participating in rich discussions about the culture of the Vikings.
- We have studied about pollinators in the garden as well as getting the garden ready for the Pre-K. They were so happy to serve with this project and did a fabulous job.
- 1 Corinthians 13: 11-13
- Fall Break
- Charles Martel, Pepin the Short, and Charlemagne
5th Grade (Mrs. Erdt)
- We finished the first quarter strong! Your students continue to amaze me with what they know and are able to learn. We enjoyed learning about Jamestown and the real story of John Smith. We continued to make flash cards to aid in our history fact recall. Students also finished an entire section in their spelling work and are moving on to section T after break!
- Romans 12 : 17-19.
- Students are over the moon excited about their body system projects. These projects will be completed at home and brought in by October 27th for presentation. We will also be wrapping up The Hobbit soon and preparing for Hobbit Day.
LOGIC & RHETORIC SCHOOL
6th Language Arts
- Students finished reading, and took a test on their biography of Eric Liddell.
- We wrapped up our discussion on Slavery in the South and began discussing the Trail of Tears.
7th Grade Omnibus
- We took a test on Gilgamesh and Hammurabi, and began studying 1 and 2 Samuel.
- Students began preparing for speeches in which they cros-sexamine one another.
- We wrapped up testing for the quarter and then began preparing for speeches in which they cross-examine one another.
- We’ve been learning to break a vector down into its components and also to reassemble components back into a vector. Next we are going to apply our knowledge to two dimensional motion where we will need to analyze horizontal and vertical motion as separate components.
- The class is learning to glean information about various functions from their equations. We are also learning to manipulate equations to gain the information we are looking for. Currently we are working with polynomial functions.
- We’re midway through a study of derivatives. This week we’ve learned several derivative rules and how to take the derivative of various types of functions.
10th Bible Survey
- This week we have studied the books of Judges and Ruth. Even in Israel’s great sinfulness, God is showing His tender mercies and accomplishing His plan of redemption. Read Matthew chapter 1.
6th -10th PE
- Because it was the end of the quarter, this week for PE the students played flag rugby. On the second day of PE, the students had the treat of walking down to Muffins for an ice cream cone.
9th Grade Advanced Art
- We are ending the quarter with more art analysis and helping our students wrestle with various worldviews. The students view the art, try to understand the artist’s message and then work to discern what is true and what should be rejected as false.
6th Grade Science:
- We wrapped up the quarter with a first quarter exam that covered all that we have learned about the Scientific Method, the process of Scientific Inquiry, variables, and how scientists draw conclusions from their data.
6th Grade Math:
- We took our last test of the quarter and then reviewed multiple ways to think about dividing fractions.
7th Grade Science:
- We discussed the Theory of Plate Tectonics and analyzed the evidence used to support this theory. The students were especially excited to build models of the tectonic plates with graham crackers for the mesosphere and lithosphere, and frosting for the asthenosphere.
7th Grade Pre-Algebra:
- This week, we learned how to represent data on various types of graphs. We also discussed the importance of reading the titles of graphs and carefully studying the labels for the x and y axes.
8th Grade Science:
- We practiced using our algebra skills to manipulate the speed formula to solve for distance and time. We also put our dimensional analysis skills to work to convert between measurements.
8th Grade Algebra I:
- This week, we reviewed for a test and took a test that focused on how to simplify complicated numerical expressions by paying attention to symbols of inclusion, as well as absolute value. The students learned how to work carefully in order to keep track of their negative signs.
9th Grade Biology:
- We wrapped up our study of Kingdom Monera this week and the students took their final test of the quarter. It was fascinating to study the simplest organisms in all of creation and realize that even these simple prokaryotes are incredibly complex with many features that display the idea of irreducible complexity.
- We finished up the quarter with our test over chapters three and four.
- Our Of Plymouth Plantation essays took place on Thursday. Students worked hard on this final project of the quarter. Next up: Frankenstein!
- Our Renaissance and Reformation test proved a bit more challenging than we anticipated, but students fought hard to the end.
- We got some really strong results on our Republic essays. Students have done a good job of working hard to be better readers and thinkers during this challenging quarter.
- After our fantastic history projects, students completed their unit test and did quite well.
- Our final test of the quarter covered the philosophy of Aristotle and the contributions of Augustine. Students have done a good job of navigating difficult material so far!
- After a thorough and useful review of music history and musical terms from antiquity to Baroque, students took their assessment, which also included listening recognition of instruments, styles, and pieces from the time period studied. After the break, sixth graders will complete the study of the major composers of the Baroque period (Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel) and embark on an intensive performance practice journey for their piano ensemble performances a little later in the year.
- After a thorough and useful review of music history and musical terms of the early Romantic period, students took their assessment, which also included listening recognition of pieces from Bach to Schubert. After the break, seventh graders will continue the study of the major composers of the Romantic period and embark on an intensive performance practice journey for their piano ensemble performances a little later in the year.
- After a thorough and useful review of music history and musical terms of the early Romantic period, students took their assessment, which also included listening recognition of pieces from Bach to Schubert. After the break, seventh graders will continue the study of the major composers of the Romantic period and embark on an intensive performance practice journey for their choral ensemble performances a little later in the year.
Music History Elective (Baroque to Modern)
- Students did an amazing job on their first exam, which included music terms, musical forms, analysis, and an essay on a chosen topic.
- This week we concluded our discussion of atomic structure, and the students took their last test of Q1.
- Next week is Fall Break for Bradford, so enjoy the respite from classes.
12th Systematic Theology
- We examined Scriptural and philosophical arguments for God’s existence and considered how to interact with those who espouse atheistic or relativistic views.
12th Grade Literature
- We are looking at the philosophy of naturalism in The Red Badge of Courage and the despair that comes from such a bleak outlook on life.
12th Grade History
- We began the American Revolution and will continue after the break.
11th Grade Literature
- We are looking at Purgatory through the eyes of Dante.
11th Grade History
- We are looking at the formation of the Roman Catholic Church.
10th Rhetoric I
- We finished looking at the three rhetorical appeals and took our first vocab quiz of the year.
12th Rhetoric II
- Students are meeting with mentors, narrowing down ideas, and researching their topics.
- This week we finished up our grayscale charcoal drapery projects.
- This week we finished up our original comic strips.
- This week we finished up our small study facial features.
- This week we took our first chapter test. We added new vocabulary and began present tense -AR verbs.
- This week we reviewed vocabulary, preterite tense, reflexive verbs, verbs like “gustar” and received our next test study guide.
- This week we prepared for our final test of the quarter then took the test.
- This week we learned how to use the biconditional to determine if two propositions are equivalent, contradictory, or neither.
10th Algebra II
- This week we learned how to find the equation of a line based off the slope of a parallel line.
11th / 12th NT Greek
- This week we prepared for our end of quarter quiz and took the quiz.
- This week we learned how to go to college debt free.
8th Grade Omnibus
- History: We reviewed the tests we took last week and moved forward in history, learning about Constantine and the Council of Nicaea.
- Literature: We finished Augustine’s Confessions, reviewing, taking the test over that book and Eusebius, and finishing some final discussions. We also read selections from the last books where Augustine ponders time, creation, and other matters.
- Composition: We reviewed and took our quiz over all of Strunk and White’s Elementary Rules of Usage. The students are making great progress!
6th Grade Latin
- Sixth graders learned about first declension nouns and practiced translation sentences with nouns!
7th Grade Latin
- Seventh graders took their translation test over adjectives and then we took a little time to practice for the National Latin Exam.
8th Grade Latin
- Eighth graders plunged into a new set of pronouns, adding demonstrative pronouns to the personal pronouns they learned last.
6th Grade Logic
- After reviewing all the fallacies we know so far, sixth graders took their test and then learned another new fallacy, Tu Quoque. Ask them for an example!