On Monday we made a pumpkin design and worked on our wood tops in woodworking. In main lesson we learned about the Kingdom of Kongo and Great Zimbabwe. On Tuesday Ms. Simenah taught us about Liberia. She taught us about where she lived, what she did and her life in Liberia. On Wednesday we had a Halloween assembly and our 6th-7th grade choir performed a Halloween song.
Other 7th Grade News:
OLD CLOTHES NEXT WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, Mr. Lazar (our office manager), will be leading us in a fun and messy project. After a presentation about Benin and his work with the Peace Corps there, we will be building a mud oven near the garden. All 7th graders should wear old clothes on Wednesday as we are likely to get muddy!
AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY FAIR (Parents Welcome too!)
We will have our African Geography Fair on Friday (Nov. 6) for the 3rd through 6th grade classes. Parents are welcome too if you’d like to come – the fair will run from 10:10 to 10:40 and from 11:10-11:30. Final drafts of African reports are due on Thursday and all artistic elements are due Friday – in time for our fair!
FIELD TRIP TO DENVER MUSEUM OF ART
A huge thank you to Kristen, Sue, Kimberly, Jackie, Liz and Kurt for chaperoning our art museum field trip on Tuesday Nov. 10. I will send home a field trip permission slip this Tuesday.
It was such a pleasure to spend time with each of you and your 7th graders during conferences Thursday and Friday. I loved having the opportunity to listen to the students tell you about their learning and to meet together as they become increasingly capable partners in building their own education. It is also always so valuable to have this time to learn more about them as individuals from you. I am grateful for each of them and each of you.