This week we began our in-depth study of the Age of Jackson, a key component of which was the rise of the common man, as embodied by Jackson himself, the first president not to come from an influential East Coast family.
This week in language arts, we focused on three wonderful
female poets: Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Today we discussed this poem by Ms. Millay:
“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night.
But ah, my friends, and oh, my foes,
It casts a lovely light.
We are doing something alarming in science class! As part of our study of electricity, students are building circuits for detection. Some events include an earthquake sensor, water gauge, a computer laptop closes and the attempted theft of a ''precious" object like Poptarts....
In Hebrew, our students have been working on a project about influential Israeli women. Students researched and learned about about the women and chose one as a focus point for their project. This was in collaboration with 7th and 8th grade art class and their results can be seen below here.
In art we talked about Japanese art and started to create watercolor paintings in that style.