NEWS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI MIDDLE SCHOOL WEEKLY UPDATES ON WHAT's going on in the community

Last week, the Middle Schoolers took the Constitution test, which all Middle Schoolers have to take in order to go to high school. It covered the Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, the Preamble, the three branches of government, checks and balances, and separation of powers. It also included the name of our Senators and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Now that we have all taken the Constitution test and have learned about how the government works, we are definitely more prepared for life outside of school.

I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don't want to be.

~Anonymous

For the past week in Spanish, we have been preparing, practicing, filming, and editing videos. We are doing a “cooking show” in Spanish. We have been paired up, and it was our responsibility to translate the recipe into Spanish and to make a script. The two recipes that we are making are Elote Mexicano (Mexican Corn) and Guacamole. We are finishing filming this week and the completed videos will be presented next Wednesday.

On January, 18 the new wood workshop group started on their projects. The group is crafting toolboxes. Carefully, the group measured and cut out every piece of wood using electric saws. They all had help from a great woodworker, Mr. Kemper. The toolboxes are looking good! The group is almost finished and is eager to see the final results.

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. ~Anthony

~J. D'Angelo

During the past week in math class, the Middle Schoolers have started a new unit in geometry. We have been working as a whole class instead of two groups on different types of triangles such as supplementary angles, isosceles triangles, and equilateral triangles. We have had a lot of enjoyment trying to figure out difficult problems and taking turns drawing them on the board! Also, we have been getting practice sheets to work on, so that we are not losing the gist while at home!

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

~Henry A. Kissinger

Important Dates

Feb 3 - Teacher Retreat (half day)

Feb 8 - Coffee House

Feb 14 - Valentine’s Day

Feb 24 - MRPC Visit (no school)

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