Monthly Archives: October 2016

September in Kindergarten

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September was such a fun month in our classroom. We’ve made so many new friends, read interesting texts, and even met our 8th grade buddies! Take a look at the pictures below to catch a glimpse into our exciting first month at NDV.

Studying animals and celebrating St. Francis of Assisi.

Studying animals and celebrating St. Francis of Assisi.

Responding to reading: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Responding to reading: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Caramel Apples with our buddies.

Caramel Apples with our buddies.

Coding with Robots

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This year, we have a new club at NDV called Coding with Robots. The goal of the club is for all members to learn how to program robots. On the first day, students learned how to control Edison robots with barcodes to follow a line, stay within a boarder and even wrestle. At the second club meeting we will learn how to program the robots using software. Students will learn to drive the robot forward, backward, spin and go through a maze. After students know how to program them they can build out the robots with Lego’s to make their own creations that can move on command.

What we’re working on as we head into October!

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In 6th Grade Religion, we are studying the Bible stories of Genesis, and are becoming experts at looking for symbols and deeper truths in these stories.

In 6th Grade History, we are studying the world’s first civilizations and empires in Mesopotamia.

In 7th History, students are creating their own Medieval village ‘voices’ to show what life was like in a town in the late Middle Ages-I can’t wait to see what this creative group of 7th graders comes up with!

In 8th Religion, we spent a few days creating a monastery-like experience in the classroom. Students/monks illuminated a quote from one of the Gospels while listening to soothing Gregorian chanting.

In 8th History, we are continuing to ponder when it is necessary for citizens to rebel against their government…the colonists are getting pretty close to being angry enough to rebel against King George…!