Theme: Dragon Adventures
Monday | November 11 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Please be our guest and join us for an adventurous morning filled with story time, activities, crafts and songs. Have fun with your child and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you.
This complimentary event is for Parish families, siblings of current students and their friends and is open to the local community for children ages 0-5.
We are preparing for our Arctic Adventure Book Fair where there will be “snow much to read!” Mark your calendars for the week of November fourth for this great adventure. Our Scholastic website will go live next week. Be sure to check it out so that you or your family members can order books online and you can also set-up your child’s e-wallet. The e-wallet saves you from having to send in cash or checks with your child. We will be open on November 4 – 6 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and November 7 from 7:30 am to 7 pm (during the Science Fair). We look forward to seeing everyone in the Arctic!
The sixth-grade social studies students are learning about the first civilizations which developed in the Fertile Crescent, the area of the world known today as the Middle East. Rather than just reading about each ancient group of people in the region, the students took on the role of a recruiter. They were challenged to promote their civilization to star citizens who were looking for a good place to live.
Each group was assigned a civilization to study. After gathering information from the text and online, they had to decide how they would teach the class about the civilization and also advertise it. Some groups created PowerPoint presentations, mimicking newspaper or magazine ads. Others wrote and presented skits, imitating television commercials. Would you want to join the Babylonians and visit their famous Hanging Gardens, race one of the first chariots invented by the Hittites and Kassites, chose the security of the powerful Assyrian army, live next to the famous Chaldean leader Nebuchadnezzar, or sail the Mediterranean with the Phoenicians? After such quality presentations, potential citizens were left with a difficult decision.