Friday, February 14, 2020

8th Award Speeches

8th Awards


Will


Carolyn


Lucas


Jack


Lily


Ella


Taylor


Brandon


Kirstin


Jabar


Ava


John


Ryan 


Murilo

Friday, February 7, 2020

Happy Black History Month

Black History Month Kickoff 

To help us celebrate Black History Month, 
we are highlighting a different person from Black History
each morning of the morning broadcast. 
To follow along, see the calendar below: 


3
Greensboro 4
4
Dr. Patricia Bathe
James Baldwin
6
 Shirley Chisholm 

7 Colin Kaepernick 
10 
Little Rock 9
11
George Washington Carver
12
 Gwendolyn Brooks

13
Bayard Rustin (1912 - 1987)
         

18
Alice Ball
19 Miles Davis
20
Chuck Berry
21
Madam C.J. Walker 
24 Hidden Figures:  
Katherine Johnson,
Dorothy Vaughan,
and Mary Jackson,
25
Dr. Ernest Everett
26
Billie Holiday
27
WEB DeBois
28Simone Biles




Additionally, the broadcast features a brief bio of a Black religious figure
accompanied by a prayer by or inspired by him/her.


Because the calendar only allowed for 18 people to be highlighted,
we wanted to spotlight other influential people in Black history.

We have a stair landing of Black writers,

one of Black musicians,

one of Black scientists and mathematicians,

 and a wall of Black athletes.



You can also find some of Grade 8's research papers
adorning the staircases
for those willing to dive deeper
 into a particular event or group in Black history.





Stay tuned for our school wide
Celebration of Black History Month
towards the end of the month.


Friday, January 31, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

This month Holy Child has been celebrating Hispanic heritage. 
During the morning broadcast each day,
 8th graders highlighted a different Latino's accomplishments.
 Prayers on this month's broadcast also featured Latino writers and religious. 
The school was decorated with quotes from famous Latin Americans
as well a the pictures and contributions of famous Latinos. 
On Tuesday the who school engaged in a Hispanic Heritage Celebration during community time. 

Students traveled with their divisions
and participated in an art station where they made personal pinatas or maracas; 
a music station where they had a Latin dance party and played Latin instruments;
 and a game show station where they worked in teams to identify
the people who were highlighted on the broadcast, 
those people's life stories, 
and the flags of Latin America. 
(The Early Childhood enjoyed a reading of The Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish 
and practiced Spanish vocabulary highlighted there
instead of the game show set up. ) 

I was running the game show station, so I only have pictures of that.
I am certain pictures of the Latin dance party and art station 
will be all over my colleges' blogs this week, 
if you are interested in seeing those. 
We all had a blast celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture. 






Winners of Each Round for Middle School







Friday, January 24, 2020

Reading

Reading


8th Grade has started reading Romeo and Juliet. 

Their experience with Shakespeare last year through A Midsummer Night's Dream is helping them dive into this quicker. 


7th is one third of the way through Piecing Together Me.

They are becoming real academic readers who comprehend the plot while analyzing. 
Ask your 7th grader about the sound effects helping up demonstrate this. 



Friday, January 17, 2020

Behind the Scenes

Practice Makes Perfect

6th, 7th, and 8th graders are busy practicing their One Acts...



... and preparing for Grandparent and Parent Visitation Days. 












Thursday, January 9, 2020

Back in Business

8th Grade

8th graders are busy taking a speech through the writing process. 
This week they have created a list of possible topics, picked a topic, 
brainstormed, outlined, and drafted their pieces.
Next Week- Editing






7th Grade

7th graders are taking a speech through the writing process too. 
Lucky members of this community
will get to partake in the publishing stage of the writing process,
when they give their speeches at the beginning of February.







8th Award Speeches

8th Awards Will Carolyn Lucas Jack Lily Ella Taylor Brandon Kirstin Ja...