History and Writing: The 7th and 8th grades have begun to study the life of Gandhi and his determination to bring independence to India. The students will also be planning out their Little Book of Ethics that will show their understanding of the ethical systems and beliefs of the five major religions. The audience for the books will be young children. Ask your child to tell you an interesting fact for each religion that they might include in their book.
The 7th grade conducted a lab using toy cars to study distance, rate, and time, and the relationships between the three. We recorded one of the trials and afterward Simone helped us slow the video down so that we could see the cars speeding down the strip. Ask your student what adjustments we had to make to ensure that we accurately determined the speed of our Matchbox race cars.
Operation Day’s Work: Our day of work will take place in May. If you have a job that you would like to hire a 7th or 8th grade student to perform, please let us know. Our earnings will go to the Kenyan School House Project. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.