Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Middle School Literature class has read 17 selections over the past five weeks, each teaching lessons in humility.  We have experienced the harmful results of pride, and the beautiful result of humility, appreciating the impact of the ultimate humble act of Christ.  The students wrote great dialogues, which we had the pleasure of hearing many of them read to the class.

The 11/12 Literature class dove into the writings of Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman, followed by Poe, Hawthorne and Melville.  We are thankful to be able to read and discuss these from a Christian foundation, as the authors present many un-Christian views, but make them appear "ok" at first glance.  The students put their understanding of one of the literary works, and their opinion of it, into an artistic  representation.  Such a different level of understanding and expression when this perspective is used!  Stop by our room and see their art :)  .

The 10th graders are just finishing a unit on the short story, experiencing the literary techniques of writers such as Alfred Lloyd Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Stephen Crane. Narratives/poetry like The Listeners by Walter de la Mare challenged us with deep symbolism.  The detective story of Sir Doyle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, entertained us as we "walked" alongside Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

Grammar class wrote an "In Class Essay" with much attention to detail!  The result was worth the many revisions...something that really never ends with all of our writing.  Hopefully the PIE acronym and object lesson (that was later eaten) was memorable.

Family and Consumer Science class ended with a unit on Interior Design.  This included field trips to Gerber Furniture and CJ's Flooring.  The community is so helpful with offering their time and expertise to enhance our learning!

Thanks again for the support of all the parents.  It is such a treasure to work with your kids!
-Mrs. Lemmen

And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13

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