BB 2018-09-28

BRADFORD BULLETIN

Volume XI, Issue 7

FROM THE OFFICE

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • HOUSE SOCCER TOURNAMENT – 1st – 6th Grade:  Rescheduled for Tuesday, 10/2/18.  We still need a lot of volunteers!!  Please see the list here.  
  • Monday 10/1:  soccer, vball, XC practices
  • Tuesday, 10/2:  
    • 12:00 – House Soccer Tournament at MACC
    • 3:00 – HOME – MS and HS volleyball games – come and cheer on the Archers!
    • 4:30 – Away – JV soccer game vs BCA at Springwood Park
  • Wednesday, 10/3:
    • From the secretary:  Mr. Johnston’s BIRTHDAY!! 🙂
    • 3:30 – Home – MS volleyball game
    • 4:00 – Away – MS soccer game
  • Thursday, 10/4:
    • 3rd grade field trip:  Greensboro Science Center
    • 4th grade field trip:  NC Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Away – HS volleyball game
    • Away – @ Union Grove – XC Meet
  • Friday, 10/5:  OPEN HOUSE  Please invite friends and family who are interested in enrolling children next school year.  Tours are offered on the hour and reservations are required. Please call (919-563-9001) or e-mail the office.
  • Friday, 10/12 – Report cards
  • Mon, 10/15 – Fri, 10/19:  FALL BREAK
    • Also….conference champs for XC, volleyball, and soccer!

FYI

VOTE for your favorite metaphor!  Our 11th grade Creative Writing class is well underway and they have produced some fantastic metaphors.  Scroll to the end of the bulletin, then send your vote to mdovan@bradfordacademy.org  The students will be thrilled to have your input!

 

FROM THE TEACHER’s DESK

GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Transitional Kindergarten (Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Luther)

Bible
  • This week we looked into the lives of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.  One of the focuses of this week’s study was the responsibility Adam and Eve were given to be good stewards of the earth God created.  TK students learned and practiced how to take care of the things God has given us. We also learned from Adam and Eve how their disobedience sadly ended with a separation from God.  Students were reassured of God’s great love and his coming plan of redemption.
Theme Adventure
  • Final planting of the TK Garden outside.
  • This week we learned from Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.  We covered themes of taking good care of the earth and our belongings.
Literacy
  • We continued to work on pencil grip.  The students are doing well and forming good habits.  
  • TK studied common signs.  We reviewed their shapes but also distinguished pictures from words.  TK students are advancing in their knowledge of labeling.
  • This week we reviewed letters L, F, E, H, T, I, and U.  We played scavenger hunt games that demonstrated their alphabet knowledge.  
  • TK worked on listening and following directions through treasure hunts.  
  • Students continued their study learning to identify the beginning, middle, and end of stories and songs.  
  • Students also continued their study of feelings.  We are practicing identifying the feelings of characters in stories and sharing our own feelings and reactions to different scenarios.  
Math
  • This week we continued work with graphing.  Students are able to identify the most and fewest by looking at a graph.
  • TK also worked further on identifying rectangles and circles.  This lesson was a favorite as we were able to eat our lesson! TK enjoyed eating circle crackers and rectangle crackers after studying their shapes closely.
Arts and Sciences
  • TK students planted their garden this week!  We transplanted our seedlings from our class seed pods to soil outside.  They began this task by cleaning out the weeks and old plants from the spring.  TK planted vegetables, some fruit, flowers, and some spices.
  • Students learned to draw trees from basic shapes.  
  • Students learned about the power of steam through an activity with a tea kettle in the kitchen.  

   

Kindergarten (Mrs. Rivera & Mrs. McDorman)

Language Arts
  • This week was a whirlwind of new letters for our phonics museum. We introduced the letters D, N, and G. The Veritas Press Curriculum is designed to introduce letters in such a way that it allows them to get students into early readers faster. Our kindergarten scholars have already been sounding out letter blends and adding a leader sound to make a word. We celebrated our letter knowledge by having a Phonetic Feast. Students had to identify the food item associated with the correct letter.
  • We learned the proper strokes for the letters D, N and G. They focused on the three P’s of handwriting: pencil grip, posture, and paper position. Students need to be focusing on neatness and careful erasing.
  • Next week is target sound: G
Math
  • Addition Facts: Doubles with Sums to 10
  • Identifying a Rectangle
  • Identifying the Number of Sides and Angles of a Rectangle
  • Writing Number Sentences for “Some, Some More” Stories
  • Creating Addition Problems Situations
  • Creating and reading a Repeating Patterns
  • Written Assessment 4
History
  • The Tower of Babel: The Tower of Babel was a great human achievement, a wonder of the world. But it was a monument to the people themselves rather than God. We discussed how we build monuments to ourselves (expensive clothes, big houses, fancy cars, important jobs) to call attention to achievements. These may not be wrong in themselves, but when we use them to give us identity and self-worth, they take God’s place in our lives.
  • Next week we will study the life of Abraham
Science
  • Students took another trip to the Bradford Kindergarten Science Lab! We continued our study of the senses by focusing on our sense of touch. Students used awesome adjectives to describe the ways various objects felt, and then tried to guess what the objects were using only their sense of touch.
  • Next we will begin our study of trees next week.
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer and had our video lesson based on the subject of an orchestra. The students enjoyed some time listening to the music of Mozart as we colored a picture.  Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced our songs for Bradford Night.
Art
  • We started our study of the color wheel. Students were amazed as we mixed colors to create all the colors of the rainbow!
  • Next week we will continue our study of the color wheel focusing on paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Turner, and Sargent.
P.E.
  • Kindergarten started the class with calisthenics and stretching. We then hopped, skipped and balanced our way through games and contests!
Memory Work:
  • We reviewed Proverbs 1:7, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Proverbs 10:19. Our new verse was 1 John 1:9.  
  • Next week we will learn Exodus 15:2

 

1st Grade (Mrs. Campbell)

Language Arts
  • Phonics target sound: S blends (swell, spring, shred, story, etc.)
  • Grammar: Students are understanding the difference between common and proper nouns and applying it to reading and writing!  We also began memorizing a great little poem entitled “Work”.
Math
  • This week we practiced solving a problem by acting it out, identifying and sorting common geometric shapes by attributes, drawing pictures and writing number sentences for “some, some more” and “some, some went away” stories, dividing and identifying fractional parts, and telling time review.
History
  • We are finishing up our study of Columbus with final notebook entries and memorizing the poem “In 1492”.  We also continue to memorize the US border songs.
  • Next week’s study: Pocahontas!
Science
  • We continued exploring the five types of vertebrates with a short video and a classification activity.  Students were also give the opportunity to work in a small group and create a poster for fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or mammals.
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer and read the new weekly praise verse with the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced the songs for Bradford Night. We spent the last half of class enjoying a historical video about Mozart.
Art
  • Students enjoyed learning about the life and art of Leonardo DaVinci, artist of the quarter, through the book Leonardo and the Flying Boy.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work:  
  • I Peter 1:20-21

 

2nd Grade (Mrs. Jones)

Language Arts
  • We finished reading The Boxcar Children this week. The students have learned a lot about resourcefulness, decisiveness and alertness from this book.
  • What is an adjective?
  • Diagramming a sentence using nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and article adjectives
Math
  • Money-trading dimes and pennies
  • Writing fractions using the fraction bar
  • Addition facts-adding nine
History
  • We have finally begun to learn about Ancient Egypt! The students were introduced to the very first pharaoh, Pharaoh Menes, and the unique crown he wore. We discussed the geography of Egypt and learned a poem about the confusion of Upper Egypt vs. Lower Egypt.
Science
  • The students are having such fun exploring the fascinating insect world. This week they again searched through books to try and identify the insects they have collected. They watched Flight of the Butterflies to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their migration. Ask your child where they finally found all those thousands of Monarchs.
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer and read the new weekly praise verse with the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced the songs for Bradford Night. We spent the last half of class enjoying a historical video about Mozart.
Art
  • The students cut out and assembled their models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. We talked about the groupings of three amongst the disciples and how Jesus’ posture reflects another “three”, the trinity.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work:
  • Proverbs 26:17
  • Philippians 2:14-15
  • Matthew 6:19-21

3rd Grade (Mrs. Mitchell)

NOTE:   
  • The date for our Greensboro Science Center field trip was changed to Oct. 4!
Language Arts
  • Reading:  The Greeks take a beating this week as the Trojans fight them all the way to their ships.  Our history card and our featured poet, Homer, all dovetail this week to give us more time to learn about the worldview of the Greeks.  We have discussed several times how different this is from a Biblical worldview and have given thanks that we know the one true God from John 17:3.
  • Writing:  Students had more practice in small groups choosing strong keywords and we practiced  making these into oral sentences in our groups. Then students were individually graded on their oral presentations from their keywords.
  • Grammar:  This week’s lesson focused on common and proper nouns as well as identifying the complete subject/complete predicate and the simple subject/simple predicate of various sentences.
Math
  • Creating and reading a plot line; identifying the range and the mode of a set of data; more practice with drawing circles based on radius and diameter measurements; learned a song about radius and diameter; using comparison symbols; repeated addition as multiplication; changing weeks to day and years to months; changing feet to inches and centimeters to millimeters; multiplying by 1, 5, 7, 10 & 12.
  • We did not have a test this week.
History
  • Homer & Greek Mythology
  • Students were informed about upcoming projects and took a flyer home explaining the process for creating Greek dioramas.
Science
  • We continued to study the biome information for the test and also started a small research project in partners about the various biomes.
Latin
  • Chapter 6 – Declining Masculine Nouns;  10 masculine vocab words.
  • Tests are usually on Fridays.
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer and read the new weekly praise verse with the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced the songs for Bradford Night. We spent the last half of class enjoying a historical video about Mozart.
Art
  • Drawing:  Students drew a treasure box, using the basic shape of the cube that we learned last week.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work
  • Review of Proverbs 23:22-26; began 1 Peter 3:8-9
  • Greek gods song; Diameter/Radius song.

 

4th Grade (Mrs. Hamilton)

NOTE:
  • FIELD TRIP NEXT THURSDAY, Oct. 4 – NC Museum of Natural Science (downtown Raleigh)
Language Arts:
  • Reading:  Rolf and the Viking Bow–Rolf and Frodi are trying to win their freedom after becoming slaves to Einar’s prideful son, Grani.
  • Writing: The Legends of Grettir the Strong and expository (3-point) paragraphs
  • Grammar: We reviewed all of the parts of speech and learned to identify and label predicate words in the complete subject. We also completed our fourth assessment.
Math:
  • Students learned to divide with and without remainders, to recognize halves, and to list the factors of whole numbers. Students also learned about parentheses and the associative property.
History:
  • Justinian the Great–after a multitude of victories against the Goths and Vandals and getting some of the Old Empire back, Justinian went on a building campaign in his capital, Constantinople. However, students learned that the impressive victories and the majestic buildings, including the Hagia Sophia, came at a great price for the Byzantine empire following Justinian’s death: financial collapse.
Science:
  • Students were amazed to learn about the process of photosynthesis. This unit brings us to the end of Botany for this year; students will be bringing their study guides and notes home daily in order to study for the end-of-unit  test.
  • Test: Thursday, October 11
  • Field Trip: North Carolina Museum of Science in Downtown Raleigh on Thursday, October 4
Latin:
  • After a full unit review (verb endings and tenses, principal parts of a verb, noun declensions, translation challenges, and immense vocabulary), we at last began the study of pronouns.
Music:
  • This week we began class with prayer and read the new weekly praise verse with the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced the songs for Bradford Night. After singing, we got our recorders out and learned the fingerings for the notes F# and E, and our homework is to practice the song, “A Pool Vacation.” Then, we spent the last half of class enjoying a historical video about Mozart.
Art
  • This week students drew the beginning outlines for their cities in one point perspective, just beginning to draw their buildings disappearing into the vanishing point.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work:
  • I Cor. 13: 1-9
  • Flower Sound-off
  • Middle Ages and Renaissance History Song

 

5th Grade (Ms. Windes)

Language Arts
  • Reading: After Bilbo and the dwarves escape from the goblin tunnels, they find themselves in a worse position perched at the top of trees and surrounded by both goblins and wargs! Thankfully, goblin-hating eagles sweep in to ruin the goblins’ fun and rescue our travelers.
  • Writing: Students finished their compare and contrast paragraphs, persuading their readers of one main point throughout the paragraph.
  • Grammar: The class took an assessment on their understanding of direct and indirect objects, article adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, adjectives, complete subjects and complete predicates. In addition, they began to learn the basics of a friendly letter and practice writing to their pen pal in South Africa.
Math
  • In math we learned divisibility rules, how to diagram equal groups problems with fractions, about ratio and rate, and how to add or subtract fractions with common denominators.
  • Upcoming: Tuesday, 10/2: Math Test 4
History
  • We studied Sir Walter Raleigh and the voyages he funded to settle in the new world. We learned especially about the colony that could have been the first permanent English settlement had it not mysteriously disappeared in 1590.
  • Upcoming: Friday, 10/3: Jamestown Test
Science:
  • After learning about the integumentary system and how to take better care of our skin, students began studying the digestive system by watching an introductory video and completing a crossword puzzle with the names of all the organs of the digestive system.
Latin
  • After reviewing their most recent vocabulary and charts, students practiced simple translations with a competition!
  • Upcoming: Thursday, 10/4: Ch. 4 Test
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer, and the students who had the weekly praise verse memorized recited it to the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced singing the songs we will perform for Bradford Night. We spent the last half of class watching a historical video about Mozart while filling in a worksheet about him for a participation grade.
Art
  • Students continued their block structure outlines and began to add shadows, shading, and texture.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work:
  • This week: Romans 12:17-19
  • Next week: Romans 12:20-21

 

6th Grade (Mrs. Garrett)

New Testament Survey
  • The class took a pop quiz this week on the book of Matthew. The class is focusing on the audience, the writer and the Old Testament quotations that are sprinkled throughout the book.
Literature
  • As the class finished up The Jungle Book, students worked through reading comprehension questions and discussed the author’s interesting manner of describing an action or setting.
Math
  • Equivalent fractions, reducing fractions, the U.S. Customary system, measuring angles with protractors, polygons and measuring perimeter. The class also took a Power Up test to assess speed and accuracy in finding a variable in multiplication problems with fractions.
  • Upcoming: Math Test 3B: Wednesday, 10/3
History
  • Slavery in the South was explored this week as the students looked closely at the causes, the abuses, the history in Portugal,  and indentured servitude. The class also listened to spirituals that were created as the slaves longed for freedom. The class noted how evident the singers’ faith in Jesus Christ shined through these songs. Harriet Tubman’s role in bringing many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad  was a highlight of the week.
  • Optional Field Trip: September 29-30, 2018, Bennett Place in Durham, School of the Soldier Event: Watch as soldiers perform basic drill, cook and sleep while in the field.  Learn about the different weapons used during the war, the flags they carried and see how the uniforms changed from 1861 to 1865.  There will be weapons demonstrations throughout the day each day. Saturday 10 am-4 pm and Sunday 10am – 3 pm. Cost: FREE If you cannot make this one, the next Optional Field Trip to Bennett Place is December 15, 2018   Christmas in the Piedmont during the Civil War.
Science
  • The students began to investigate the properties of light, the primary colors which make up light and the concepts of incidence,  reflection and refraction.
  • Upcoming: Solar Oven Project October 5th.
  • Field Trip to Duke Gardens: Oct. 10.
Writing/Grammar
  • The students continue to hone their writing skills as they work through researching inventors, historians, landowners and others involved in the Industrial Revolution.  The class worked through how to cite one’s research, as well as how to follow appropriate rabbit trails when researching to better understand one’s topic.
  • The class took an assessment on their understanding of direct and indirect objects, article adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, complete subjects and complete predicates.
  • Upcoming: Oct. 5:  The students will write and perform a skit based on their research.
Latin
  • Students learned about the accusative case in the first declension, and began translating sentences that include direct objects.
Music
  • This week we began class with prayer, and the students who had the weekly praise verse memorized recited it to the teacher. Then, we warmed up our voices and practiced singing the songs we will perform for Bradford Night. We spent the last half of class watching a historical video about Mozart while filling in a worksheet about him for a participation grade.
Art
  • The sketchbooks are coming together as the students painted their hand sketches and created a cover for their many drawings.
  • The class took an assessment on Leonardo Da Vinci, and investigated the golden ratio which appeared in many of his artworks.
Logic
  • Special Pleading was debated amongst the class and demonstrated the fallacy of this particular red herring.
P.E.
  • We had no PE this week due to rain.
  • P.E. Field Trip – Soccer Tournament – rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon, 10/2. Please sign-up here if you are available to help.
Memory Work:
  • B.C. History Song, Modern History Song, The Gettysburg Address
  • I John 1:1-6
  • The Cell Song
NOTE:
  • FIELD TRIP: Oct. 11 – Duke Gardens
  • OPEN HOUSE for VISITORS: October 5th.

 

LOGIC & RHETORIC SCHOOL

 

Mrs. Byrd

Physics
  • We began a study of two dimensional motion by learning how to analyze and add vector components.  We also completed our first quarter project “The Errant Arrow” and learned (by looking at velocity and acceleration data) whose arrow shattered the windshield of the headmaster’s car.
Precalculus
  • The week concluded with students taking a second test for the quarter.  We will begin next week by learning several techniques to locate “zeros” and to produce graphs of polynomial functions.
Geometry
  • Our new topic of study is segments and measurement.  Student teams also are firming up their popsicle stick bridge building plans and beginning construction.  Weight test day will be the Friday before fall break.

 

Dr. Byrd

10th Bible Survey
  • This week we were challenged by the faith of Ruth and the hardships that Naomi faced.

 

Mr. Davis

7th and 8th Music
  • We spent this week finalizing two part harmony for  the song O Holy Night.
  • Next Monday we will be finishing O Holy Night as well as working on O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
11th Elective – Sacred/Worship Music Performance
  • This week the students took a test that included information from the entire semester. The students also began work on a new Worship set.
  • Next week the students will work on the songs Alas and Did My Savior Bleed, How Great Is Our God and Blessed Be Your Name. They will be working on how to create a seamless transition between songs and will prepare to lead worship for Forum in the coming future.  

 

Mrs. Dovan

8th Omnibus
  • Literature: Students worked Monday and Wednesday on their Summer Reading Projects to turn them in on Friday.
  • History:  We’ve begun Eusebius and are learning of the apostles’ work beyond what was recorded in the New Testament.   Eusebius prefaces his work with a chapter on the nature of Christ. He traces the second person of the trinity throughout the Old Testament, and this has led to fruitful conversations of Jesus’ pre-existence, tying in nicely with our study of John 1, “In the beginning was the Word…”
  • Theology:  We finished reading the gospel of John, but I think we could discuss it the rest of the year!  John 15 has led us to ask, “What does it mean to abide in Christ?” It’s important we know, for Jesus tells us, “apart from me, you can do nothing.”  On Monday we plucked a branch to see the effects of being separated from the vine. John confronts us with many other themes that we have discussed, like the trademark of Christian love (laying our lives down for one another) and the person of the Holy Spirit.  
11th Elective – Creative Writing
  • This week students submitted original characters, and they also practiced amplification.  Given one sentence, they employed Erasmus’s methods of copiousness to expand that sentence into a substantial paragraph.   Next, we’re stepping into poetry, examining well-known poems for their sound and sense before we begin writing our own.

 

Mrs. Frueh

7th Grade Science:
  • This week was spent walking through the history of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the universe.
  • The students will take a short quiz on Tuesday, October 2nd, that reviews the people, events, and ideas surrounding the development of the geocentric and heliocentric models.
8th Grade Science:
  • We wrapped up our unit this week on classifying and describing matter. The students took a unit exam today that covered the classifications of matter, physical and chemical properties, physical and chemical changes, as well as calculating density.
  • We will start our next unit on Solids, Liquids, and Gases on Tuesday.

 

Mr. Hamilton

7th Grammar/Comp
  • We had our first composition quiz this week and students did well. Next week we will continue to march through the various elements of style, focusing especially on pronouns.
7th Omnibus
  • We have taken up The Odyssey this week, discussing epic poetry, meter, Homer, coming-of-age stories, and various other background elements. Soon we will embark on our own journeys with The Odyssey, journeys which will take us far away from all we have known into far-off realms of imagination and wonder.
9th History
  • This week we continued discussing European attempts to colonize the New World, focusing on the slave trade and the suppression of native populations.
9th Literature
  • We continue to read through Of Plymouth Plantation, learning this week of encounters with natives and various other troubles.
9th Theology
  • We have wrapped up our Westminster Confession unit, and students have done an excellent job thinking and discussing through the various doctrines. It truly was a meaningful read.
11th Philosophy/Apologetics
  • This week we examined the deficiencies of Aquinas’s five ways and middle knowledge.

 

Dr. James

9th/10th Biology

  • This week the students continued with presentations on symbiotic relationships and were tested on the chordates we have studied thus far.
  • Next week the students will finish their presentations, and we will discuss reptiles, birds, and mammals.

 

Mr. Miller

7th Latin
  • This week  we finally began a new chapter in the Latin book in which we are looking at “-io” 3rd conjugation verbs, which have an extra “i” in many of the forms of the word.
8th Logic
  • As we continue our study of statements and their truth value, this week we began thinking about the relationship between statements and how that affects the truth value in different ways related to their consistency, implication, and logical equivalence.
10th Literature
  • This week the students wrote an essay on the relationship between divine and human action in the Iliad, and we thought about how the view of “competitive agency” between the Greek gods and humans is much different than the view of “non-competitive agency” between the Christian God and humans.
10th History
  • We started reading and discussing Plato’s Republic this week. We’ve seen so far how he imagines an ideal city for the purpose of discovering what true morality is – how it exists in the city corresponds to how it exists in the soul, according to Plato.
10th Rhetoric
  • We read and discussed the three classical genres of rhetoric as they are described by Aristotle: deliberative, forensic, and display. We also considered how they relate to Augustine’s three styles of rhetoric.
11th Literature
  • This week we began discussing some of the stories from One Thousand and One Nights, beginning with the Tale of the Barber. This is an interesting example of the interlocking character of many eastern and middle-eastern stories, wherein one stories is told within the context of another story (which is true of all the tales as a whole in the Nights).
11th History
  • We finished Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy this week, which forced us to wrestle with some deep philosophical and theological questions, including the nature of perfect goodness and true happiness, evil as nonbeing, the relationship between providence and fortune, the relationship between free will and necessity, and the idea of eternity.
NT Greek
  • We continued our study of the third declension pattern of Greek nouns and also learned about the first and second personal pronouns.

 

Mrs. Palmer

7th Art

  • We are finishing up our pen and ink comic strips.  Soon we will be adding some color and mounting them to paper for a finished product.

8th Art

  • We continued on with our famous historical figure portraits by honing in on details.

9th Spanish

  • We worked on Spanish vowels and correct pronunciation this week.  We also added to our vocabulary lists and continued each class with review.  We learned -AR ending verbs and conjugated quite a few!

 

Mr. Palmer

7th Pre-Algebra
  • This week we learned about exponents and figuring out the lowest common multiple among a group of numbers.
8th Algebra I
  • This we learned what a coefficient is, how to add like terms, and about how to determine the volume of a right object.
7th/8th P.E.
  • This week we focussed on Volleyball drills.
  • Next week we will be playing some volleyball matches.
9th Intermediate Logic
  • This week we focussed on Bi-Conditionals and truth tables and how to determine if propositions are equivalent, contradictions, or neither.

 

Metaphorically Speaking

Original Metaphors by 11th Grade Creative Writing

1

Her demeanor changed like North Carolina seasons— always unpredictably.

2

I felt the cold, clammy hands of terror release me as the nightmare faded and reality slowly came back.

3

Relief washed over me like a wave on an unsuspecting sea creature.

4

Her jokes ignited our laughter like flame to a pile of worn out leaves.

 

5

Junior year settled in like a mist; its thick clouds obscuring all that lies ahead.

6  

The radiant diamond beamed at me; twinkling its teeth in the cascading streams of starlight.

7

The disruption of peace is like a sickness ravaging the human body, warring against the natural order of things.

 

VOTE for your favorite: mdovan@bradfordacademy.org

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