It is official! Our 7th graders have all been interviewed. A group of students met with me every other Wednesday during lunch to share a little bit about themselves. We talked about their favorite things from 7th grade, shared some sports and hobbies and chose words to describe our personalities. Our time ends with enjoying a sweet treat before heading back for recess. These little write-ups have been on display in the 2nd floor hallway for the year. The first half of the grade was complete by the new year and the 2nd half of the grade just finished. Continue reading “7th Grade Interviews”
I forgot to take a picture in period 9. I was SO bummed!! Here are pictures of the rest of the kids in costume.
Our year long project of interviewing all 7th graders is complete. Check out our pictures of our hallway! I enjoyed the opportunity to dine with small groups of kids and learn a bit more about everyone. These will be in the hallway on the 2nd floor until mid-June if you would like to see them in person!
We had our 2nd school spirit week right before our holiday break. The first time the Student Council ran a spirit week, our team decided to host a party after school for the students who chose to dress up for at least 4 of the 5 days as a way to promote spirit with our 7th graders. The teachers kept track of kids dressed up, and students received an invitation to the party. We enjoyed cake, chips, cookies, cider and played games in the library at the first party.
For this spirit week we followed the same plan. The only difference? We’d be eating gingerbread house and all the other things. Every year my family makes a house and who better to eat it than the 7th graders? (This year it was a brownstone. Many kids were curious about how it was made, how long it took etc. Read about it here) Continue reading “School Spirit Party (2018)”
Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.
-Mufasa; The Lion King
We’re finishing our 16th week of school just as we all get ready for a holiday break. This week was full of school spirit; it was the last week of the first session of winter sports, school musical try-outs and spirit week! Here are some pictures from our spirit week. There are A LOT of them as they include pictures from game day/party on Friday December 22nd.
Spirit Week was sponsored by Student Council. It helps us energize and feel proud of our school! Every day has a different theme. This year was:
- Super Hero Day
- Twin Day
- Color Wars (we were yellow)
- Throwback Thursday
- Jersey Day
To encourage participation (and increase SPIRIT) the 7th grade hosted a party that the kids were invited to if they chose to participate 4 of the 5 days. Participation didn’t need to be challenging – a simple cape would do for super hero day, or a bit of yellow on Color Wars day – and we had 50 kids choose to participate all 4 days!
Our party was held in the library after school where we enjoyed cake, homemade applesauce, chips and apple cider. The kids played board games, drew and just hung out.
Here are some pictures from the event. The kids had such a great time we’re thinking about doing something similar later in the year.