Middle School - Language Arts and Social Studies
Middle School equips students as they begin to become independent thinkers and learners. A wealth of organizational and study skills are modeled across the curriculum. With this independence comes responsibility. Students prepare for leadership roles through their interactions with faculty, their support of younger students and their coordination of the school recycling program.
In Language Arts, students use Writer’s Workshop to move through the process of drafting, self-editing, peer-editing, revising and finally completing a polished piece. The Language Arts curriculum focuses on the study of grammar and punctuation and everyday application of these skills. Oral and written communications are taught in tandem and prepare students to speak and write for a variety of audiences and using a number of genres.
The Social Studies curriculum focuses on a variety of topics in American History. Students study the Colonial Period during first trimester, the American Revolution during second trimester, and the Civil War during third trimester. During the alternate year, the focus shifts to Twentieth Century American History (1900-1970). Students practice seeking critical information from various sources as they learn the causes and effects of the World Wars and the worldwide Depression.
As we enter into May we have so, so much to enjoy at the end of the school year! Last week’s track meet at Priory was a resounding success! It is such a fabulous experience to meet students from other schools in the community and indulge in a spot of friendly competition. In the classroom, students are still hard at work with expository writing and learning to diagram sentences (and songs!)
A great big sunny welcome to those attending Mothers' Breakfast this Friday and good luck to our RWS kids who are attending the track meet at Principia this Friday afternoon! We hope you enjoy these sunny May days and wish you all the best of the season.
Have a wonderful week!
MAY NEWS & NOTES
May 3: 2p dismissal
May 5: Mother's Breakfast 8a
May 11: Spring Program 6:30p
May 12: Late Start 9a/Before Care 8a
May 21: Spring Picnic 12-2p
May 26: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!