Friday, November 21, 2014
Third graders performed their class play this morning, based on the picture book, "The Day the Crayons Quit," by Drew Daywalt. In this story, the crayons get upset with the students because they feel overused and underappreciated. They decide that in order to get their opinions heard they need to quit. They write the students letters to explain their positions and describe their feelings.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Fifth graders presented Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this morning. The study of Shakespeare started over the summer for fifth graders, when they read "Romeo and Juliet" for school. As part of their study of the causes and effects of the American Revolution, students learn about England in the 16th and 17th centuries - Queen Elizabeth, the power of Spain, and the important role the theater played in education, entertainment, and enlightenment during this period.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tenacre hosted two open houses this week—one on Sunday and one this morning, Veterans Day. Sixth graders played an important role each day. On Sunday, they worked in teams of two and gave tours to prospective families. In addition, sixth graders called on their public speaking skills when they got up on stage and spoke about their Tenacre experiences to everyone attending the both open houses. They were a great success!