Weekly Warrior by Chase Noble 11/15/17

This week in Ms. Maire’s classroom the students have been learning about the microscopic world of cells and how they interact with the bigger picture, our world. They are also having fun with the different regions and climates that can be found in the U.S. On Thursday they learned that not all sweets taste good together as found when they made their Mike and Ike, Snickers, and chocolate chip cookies. Ms. McDermid would also like to give everyone a reminder that her class is going to present a beautiful Christmas play in the Yuba Theater during Holiday on Main, December 2nd. She hopes that everyone can make it to see the 4-6th grade class’ great acting skills.
Mrs. Bosworth’s K-3rd class has been learning all about Veterans Day as well as the 5 senses. The K-1st students went to the Courthouse on Tuesday, November 7th to lead the Board of Supervisors in the Pledge of Allegiance. The K-3 class has also been enjoying music from Mr. Douville and Mr. Henrix.
In U.S. History Mr. Boli is always keeping the middle schoolers intrigued and involved in the early 1800’s arguments both for and against slavery. Later they will be learning about how slavery ties into the Constitution. The 9th and 10th graders have been studying the Protestant Reformation in preparation of learning about the Renaissance.
In Ms. Bolle’s room we have been learning how to draw optical illusions by creating different shapes and angles with a compass. Robin also had generously set up a tour for the upperclassmen to go inside the 16 to 1 Mine where we got see first-hand how rocks form and get compacted into earth’s crust. There in the “Ball Room”, some 1,000 feet below the surface, the whole group ate lunch by candlelight and learned some 16 to 1 history from the wise and talented Raebell. The tech class has been 3D printing some interesting historical structures that used to stand in Downieville.
Mrs. Fillo’s 7th and 8th grade class has been sewing some festive quilt squares to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. They were then put out on display at the Veterans Day luncheon held in the school cafeteria on Saturday, November 11. Also on display were six gorgeous Quilts of Valor made by Shannon Culvahouse of Manteca for members of her son’s Army division.
Mrs. Fillo’s 7/8th English class is enjoying the novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond and how it involves Colonial America. The students made traditional quilt squares and are writing short stories to accompany the squares.
November 15, 16, 17—Wednesday, Thursday and Friday–are all minimum days due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Also November 22 is a minimum day due to Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th.
That’s all for now; see you in the next Weekly Warrior!