The 6th grade has been studying the beginning of civilizations. Part of the reason people could settle and create a city was farming. After trying foods from the ancient times that we still eat today the students designed farms. Our next stop in history is Babylonia!
Today in Middle School collaborative centers the students completed dioramas about different civilizations. Each mixed grade group created a scene from various time periods. The time periods included ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, and the Civil War. Each group worked very creatively to make their scenes from daily life.
Sixth graders are studying earthquakes in science and today in our lab they had to design and build a building out of marshmallows and toothpicks on a base of jello. They had to transport it to our earthquake table and the buildings had to withstand a “Mr. Merkord Earthquake”. This year the buildings withstood the […]
Our celebration of Catholic schools last week brought many fun activities for the students, staff, and parish. During the week we all discussed the many advantages and blessings of being together at a Catholic school. In the middle school the students created key chains with beads as a reminder to complete good deeds throughout the […]
The 6th grade is completing their study on ancient Egypt. After taking several tests on the subject matter we will spend this week doing projects to help remember the many accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians. Last week in art class the art teacher taught them about how the artists back then drew the people for […]
The middle school worked on collaborative projects last week. Mrs. Clemmensen’s class researched Christmas traditions around the world. Each group then selected a country and decorated a tree in the traditions of that country. We shared our information and enjoyed treats from around the world including buche de noel cake, bratwurst, Italian cookies, maple leaf […]
The sixth grade class spent their monthly art lesson learning how to draw perspective using charcoal. Ms. Spooner taught them several different techniques to create a sense of distance and shading. The pictures are very beautiful and a bit haunting in the design. Perfect for a November classroom decoration!
As the 6th grade class began the study of the first civilizations, they explored the Agricultural Revolution and farming methods. Using their history book, movies, and special guests in the classroom they learned how farming began and how it works today in their own backyards in Ventura! Next they had a feast of many foods […]
The 6th grade class begins their journey in history by studying archaeology and early humans. After taking several virtual tours of ancient caves with many drawings the class chose one item from ancient everyday life to draw and display on the cave in the classroom. We are calling the drawings ancient snapchats!
The 6th grade class had an enjoyable day at the Getty Villa last week. We examined many ancient artifacts to learn about the daily life of the Greeks and Romans. The docent was so impressed with the questions and observations made by the students. We had a lively debate about the many uses and value […]