Bradford Bulletin 09-24-2021

 BRADFORD BULLETIN

VOLUME XIV, ISSUE 9

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

FROM THE OFFICE

  • EDUCATE:  Report cards will be released on EDUCATE next Friday, 10/1.  You will need to have your account set up in order to view your child’s final grades and read teacher comments.
  • HOT LUNCH:  We will be having our first Hot Lunch for the school year on Friday, 10/15.  (Watch your email for ordering instructions.)
  • Lower school reminders:  
    • Car line:  Thank you for your patience in navigating the car line so well.  We want to be good community citizens and keep 3rd Street clear for emergency vehicles, so please continue to utilize the loops.  (Don’t be afraid to initiate it when you see the line backing up!)
    • Early Dismissal:  Please provide 24 hrs notice for planned dismissals (i.e. appointments).
  • Upper school reminders:  
    • Early Dismissal protocols:  
      • Please provide 24 hrs notice for planned dismissals (i.e. appointments).  
      • Parents must go to the door and ring the doorbell.  We will not send students outside to wait.
      • If the dismissal is urgent, call the office at 919-563-9001 giving as much notice as possible.  (With outdoor classes across the street, and teachers not checking phones while they are teaching, it may take some time to locate your student and prepare them to leave.)

 

UPCOMING

NEXT WEEK:

  • Monday,  9/27:
    • 4:00 –  XC Meet at Haw River Christian Academy
    • 6:00 – Soccer at Cary Christian
    • 7:30 – Volleyball at Durham Flight
  • Thursday, 9/30:
    • 4:30 – Soccer at The Burlington School
    • 5:00 – Volleyball at Lee Christian
  • Friday,  10/1:  
    • 3rd Grade:  Field trip to Greensboro Science Museum
    • 4:00 – Volleyball at The Burlington School
    • Report cards released on EDUCATE

 

IN THE NEAR FUTURE:

  • FALL BREAK:  10/4 – 10/8
  • 2nd quarter begins 10/11
    • Hot lunch orders DUE
    • Sweaters required for dress uniform
    • Tights / socks required for upper school girls with dress uniform
  • Fri 10/15:   HOT LUNCH

FROM THE TEACHER’S DESK

 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Transitional Kindergarten (Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Grubb)

Bible
  • This week TK learned about Noah and the ark.  A great flood came upon the earth and God preserved Noah, his family, and 2 of every kind of animal.  TK students learned poems, songs, and created animal masks to enjoy acting out the story on Thursday. 
  • Memory verse: Psalm 19:1
Theme Adventure
  •  TK students are preparing to transfer their garden outside!  Next week we will transplant the small plants the students grew from seeds.  
  • TK students enjoyed time in the forest this week as they made the pilgrimage to the ark as animals. 
Literacy
  • Students continued identifying rhyming words and clapping out syllables.
  • Students were asked to distinguish capital letters from lowercase letters. 
  • Vocabulary words: Point, say, capital, lowercase, letter, A 
  • Nursery Rhyme: I’m A Little Teapot 
  • Students used the shapes, colors, and symbols on road signs to talk about what they mean.  Even though most cannot read the words yet they were able to use these aforementioned symbols to tell what to do.  
  • Next week assessments continue and we will celebrate the birthday of Johnny Appleseed! 
Math
  • Students learned to sort items according to color.  They also were challenged to graph their findings and compare numbers. 
  • Next week assessments will continue.  Students will use rote counting to show how high they can count.   
Arts and Sciences
  • Students created animal masks and brought stuffed animals to school to act out the story of Noah and the ark. 

Lower School P.E. (Mr. Davis)

K – 5th
  • This week the students played several games of soccer in preparation for the Friday tournament.  

Lower School Music (Mrs. Bennington)

K-5th 
  • This week students successfully took their first test in music. They performed “Non Nobis” in small groups and sang wonderfully. Students also did a great job showing respect to their classmates while they waited their turn to perform.  In addition to “Non Nobis”, fourth and fifth grade students also performed exercise #11 on their Recorders.  

 

Kindergarten (Mrs. Rivera & Mrs. Lopes)

This Week
  • This week, our students learned to identify a rectangle and write number sentences for ‘ some, some more’ stories. They also learned  a little chant to help them remember doubles math facts. They can now write all their clock-face letters in cursive and have begun glueing and ungluing words in preparation for reading!  In art, the students learned about the color wheel and combined primary colored ice cubes to create secondary colors. In history, our young scholars learned about the Tower of Babel, and Mr. Johnston traveled to Iran on our map. They taste-tested jelly beans in science and kept notes about which tasted salty, sweet, sour, yummy or just plain gross!
Memory Work:
  • I John 1:9

 

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

This Week
  •  Our students have been forging ahead with polygons and their different attributes in math. In reading, we have been doing some more work understanding the difference between vowels and consonants. We continue to work with common and proper nouns in grammar, practicing away at writing our addresses on an envelope. In art, we have enjoyed learning about Raphael and the various elements of shape. In history, we are concluding our studies of Christopher Columbus and moving on to some geography. 
Memory Work:  
  • John 1:12-13

 

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

This Week
  • Second grade finally made it to their first lesson on Ancient Egypt. They learned about the early settlers around the Nile River and why that area made such a good home. We also discussed the geography of Egypt and why looking at a map of Egypt can be confusing. Ask your child what the difference between Upper and Lower Egypt is. Maybe they can even recite the poem for you. In reading, we continued following the journey of the Boxcar Children.  This week the four children got to eat something besides milk and bread! They are very resourceful children who even like hard work.  As a class we discussed how easy it is for us to have plenty of food to eat and comfy beds to sleep in compared to the Boxcar Children who struggle for those same things. How appropriate that our memory verse for the week is about not complaining.
Memory Work: 
  • Philippians 2:14-15

 

3rd Grade (Mrs. McDorman and Mrs. Meredith)

This Week
  • We continued our study of Greek mythology with the introduction to the poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey.  Homer is believed to have written some of the earliest pieces of Greek literature. The Greeks used myths or legends to explain the world around them. We discussed how their gods displayed more human characteristics, such as being slaves to their emotions, inconsistent, and often caught up in the affairs of men. Contrary to the one true God, whose character is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, and sovereign in all things.  We began writing the components of our two point expository paragraphs including:  topic sentence, supporting sentences, and forming conclusions. Students were enthusiastic in showing their house spirit during the house soccer tournament! We are Archers, hazzah!
Memory Work:
  • I Peter 3:8-9
Upcoming:
  • 10/1- Field trip to Greensboro Science Center

 

4th Grade (Mrs. Burtram) 

This Week
  •  We had a wonderful week serving our Pre-K students getting their garden plot ready for them.  It was a delight to nurture their servants’ hearts.  We enjoyed learning about Justinian the Great and the Byzantine Empire.  We drew the Hagia Sophia and learned about the history behind this structure in Constantinople.  We continued our study in art theory and how to make secondary colors using certain drawing techniques.  Latin was engaging as we learned to create sentences with one Latin verb.  We focused on subject pronouns and possessive pronoun adjectives in English and subject verb agreement.  In Math we covered many skills reading graphs, charts, and number lines as well as long division.  We began reading Rolf and the Viking Bow.  The students have loved learning about Rolf, his Viking culture and his new adventures.
Science
  •  Garden care took center stage this week.  We worked in our Science notebooks, and ended our week talking about pollination.
Memory Work:
  • Corinthians
Upcoming:
  • Events Memory Exam
  • Corinthians

 

5th Grade (Mrs. Erdt) 

This Week
  • Students are falling right back into Latin with ease. This week we completed Chapter three.  Students also wrote three point paragraphs in both the first and third person point of views.  I think the highlight of the week was learning more about the mysterious “Lost Colony” of Roanoke! 
Memory Work:
  • Congratulate your student for memorizing our hymn for forum! It was hard work, but 5th graders can sing the hymn from memory. Students have also learned their parts for our science Bone Sound Off. In addition, they have memorized Romans 12 vs 1-13.  This week they will practice verses 14- 16. 
Upcoming:
  • We will begin card seven and learn about the Jamestown Settlement. If you have any empty cans ( soda, soup) please send them in by Wednesday as we will build small forts. I’d love it if we could have 35 cans. 

 

LOGIC & RHETORIC SCHOOL

Mr. Batten

6th Language Arts
  • We finished reading our book on the incredible life of Eric Liddell, and students are preparing for a test on the book Monday. 
6th History
  • Students learned about Slavery In the South. After discussing the negative impacts of the cotton gin on slavery, we began looking at what slavery was like, and when slave trade was outlawed as we move towards the Civil War. 
7th Grade Omnibus
  • We wrapped up our studies of Gilgamesh and the Code of Hammurabi. Students wrote their own forms of the Code of Hammurabi to be used in the classroom!
7th Logic
  • We finished chapter one of our Art of Argument book by learning about the Genetic Fallacy. Students will have a quiz on the chapter Monday. 
8th Logic
  • We continued our study of statements, and began looking at how to put statements into various forms of the to be verb before taking a quiz. 

Mrs. Byrd

Physics
  • We’ve been learning to resolve a vector into its components and to add components.  Next we will learn to apply this to two dimensional motion.
Precalculus
  • Our focus this week has been on learning how to compose functions, how to find an inverse function, and properties of a quadratic function.  Our next topic will be to look at more complicated functions – polynomial and rational functions.
Calculus
  • We took up one of the major topics of calculus – the derivative – first defining it using a limit definition and then learning a few basic derivative rules.

Dr. Byrd

10th Bible Survey
  • This week the Lord showed us how faithfully He keeps His promises in our study of the book of Joshua. The students also took a test on Genesis – Deuteronomy. 
  • Memory verse next week: Numbers 6:24-26

Mr. Davis

6th -10th PE
  • This week the students worked on soccer drills and scrimmaged. 

Mrs. Fairchild

9th Grade Advanced Art
  • This week the students began a watercolor painting.  They were given the opportunity to choose to copy one of three paintings.  They needed to be able to identify the watercolor techniques that the artist used and then imitate those techniques.  

Mrs. Frueh

6th Grade Science:
  • We continue to learn about the process of scientific inquiry. The students are becoming experts at identifying independent and dependent variables, as well as thinking of what variables need to be controlled in order for an experiment to yield credible results.
6th Grade Math:
  • We spent this week reviewing fractions, including creating equivalent fractions, reducing fractions using prime factorization and subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping.
7th Grade Science:
  • We took a test on soil science and began our next unit on the structure of Earth’s interior.
7th Grade Pre-Algebra:
  • We reviewed statistical analysis this week, including finding the mean, median, mode and range of a data set.
8th Grade Science: 
  • We took a test on the role of math in science and began our next unit on motion theory. The students are learning to distinguish between vector and scalar quantities, such as displacement and distance.
8th Grade Algebra I: 
  • The students took on the challenge this week of calculating the surface area of various geometric solids. While this is a difficult task, it is an exercise in perseverance, orderliness, and attention to detail.
9th Grade Biology:
  • The students continue to study bacteria. We learned this week that bacteria reproduce by binary fission, which results in populations with low genetic diversity. However, it is amazing to observe the various ways that bacteria adapt to overcome this disadvantage by increasing their genetic diversity through conjugation, transformation, and transduction.

Mr. Hamilton

9th Theology
  • This week we examined the Nicene Creed, which sought to correct errors over the nature of Jesus that had arisen in the church.
9th Literature
  • Of Plymouth Plantation has come to an end. We greatly enjoyed this account of the brave men and women who came to America to begin a new life.
9th History
  • Our test on the Renaissance and the Reformation will be next week. 
10th Literature
  • This week in Plato’s Republic we learned of Socrates’ criticism of various forms of government, as well as his four famous analogies, the ship of state, the simile of the sun, the divided line, and the allegory of the cave.
10th History
  • Our history projects are coming to an end! We have greatly enjoyed our attempts to bring Mesopotamian culture to life. Our projects include a reproduction of a Sumerian house, Egyptian clay burial pots, and dioramas of ancient Egypt and the Sumerian afterlife.
11th Philosophy/Apologetics
  • This week we learned of Augustine’s contributions to philosophy, chief among them his view of the necessity and primacy of God’s grace in matters of salvation and the human will.

Mrs. Hamilton

6th Music
  • Students completed their first (timed) music notation quiz and continued working on their solo piano pieces. In music history, students learned about the main characteristics of the Baroque music period and began preparing for the quarter test next week. Study guide is posted on Google Classroom. 
7th Music 
  • In performance, students are working hard to improve in their solo piano pieces. In music theory and history, students prepared for their quarter test next week, which will include music dictation, interval recognition, as well as listening recognition of Schubert’s music and vocabulary from the Romantic period. Study guide is posted on Google Classroom. 
8th Music 
  • Students are doing an incredible job working on their choral pieces; this week we practiced in voice sections. In music theory and history, students prepared for their quarter test next week, which will include music dictation, interval recognition, as well as listening recognition of Schubert’s music and vocabulary from the Romantic period. Study guide is posted on Google Classroom. 
Music History Elective (Baroque to Modern)
  • Students took their first listening recognition quiz. They did a wonderful job recognizing pieces from Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. We also studied some of the music of the Enlightenment period and began learning about Franz Joseph Haydn–the first of the three giants of the Classic period. 

Dr. James

10th Chemistry
  • This week we talked about wave-particle duality and its application to electrons. We also talked about electron configuration and quantum numbers.
  • Next week we will conclude this discussion of atomic electron structure and take our last test of the quarter. Due to the slow down resulting from remote learning, there will be no final exam this quarter. 

Mr. Lopes

12th Systematic Theology
  • We covered evidence for God’s existence and our ability to know Him. 

Miss Oldham

12th Grade Literature
  • We read some short stories and began The Red Badge of Courage
12th Grade History
  • We discussed the various acts that upset the colonies and led to the American Revolution. 
11th Grade Literature
  • We continued our journey through Purgatory with Dante and Virgil. 
11th Grade History
  • We looked at the formation of the catholic church on the European continent. Students also worked on their research projects. 
10th Rhetoric I
  • Students learned about the appeal of logos. They have a vocab quiz on Wednesday. 
12th Rhetoric II
  • Students are working on researching for their theses as well as writing their chreias for all school forum. 

Mrs. Palmer 

6th Art
  • This week we worked on our final charcoal drawing:  blending and grayscale in fabric folds.  Students focused on creating smooth blends and making sure they had a full range of grayscale.
7th Art
  • This week we made progress on our original comic strips.  Students inked their comic strips and added color.  Next week we will be matting these.
8th Art
  • This week we worked on our small study pen and ink facial features.  We matted some of these and will keep working on them next week.
9th Spanish 
  • This week we prepared for our Chapter 1 Test that will take place next TUESDAY, 9/28.  We reviewed vocabulary, SER conjugations, telling time and numbers.
10th Spanish
  • This week we continued on with reviewing preterite verbs, especially the irregular verbs SER and IR.  We worked on our indefinite and negative vocabulary words.  We also continued with reflexive verbs.

Mr. Palmer

9th Geometry
  • This week we learned about polygons. We have a test next week.
9th Logic
  • This week we reviewed for a test and then took a test.
10th Algebra II
  • This week we prepared for a test and then took a test.
11th / 12th NT Greek
  • This week we learned the nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative cases of Greek.
11th/12th Finance
  • This week we began talking about how to make a plan for our future and how to prepare a resume.

Miss Windes

8th Grade Omnibus
  • History: We finished learning about Constantine, the influential Battle of Milvian Bridge, and the Edict of Milan. After reviewing the students took their first history test on Friday!
  • Literature: We are nearing the end of Augustine’s Confessions, reading this week about his conversion to Christianity in the garden in Milan. The students have been doing a great job wrestling with the questions he wrestled with – the power of addiction, the problem of evil, the character of God, and more. 
  • Composition: We continue through Strunk and White, preparing for a quiz on the elementary rules of usage next week. 
6th Grade Latin
  • Sixth graders finished a review of the imperfect and future tenses and took their chapter three test on Friday. 
7th Grade Latin
  • In seventh grade Latin, the students reviewed how to use nouns and adjectives in agreement and practiced using the third declension adjectives we have been learning. 
8th Grade Latin
  • Eighth grade students practiced using Latin pronouns; we began the next chapter and set of vocabulary as well. 
6th Grade Logic
  • Sixth graders reviewed all the logical fallacies they have learned so far in preparation for a final quiz next week – Ad Hominem, Red Herring, Special Pleading, and the Genetic Fallacy. 

 

Re: COVID-19 - Bradford Academy will continue in-person operation with appropriate cleaning and safety protocols. - For updates click here . -
toggle