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"Starry Night" ahead for 8th graders
Chris Martin (8th grade Social Studies teacher) formed a student committee to help plan end-of-year activities for the eighth grade class. Students, in partnership with eighth grade teachers, administrators, and the PTSO have been busy brainstorming ideas and making plans for the 8th grade dance, field day and promotion ceremony.
"These are events that will help make the end of our 8th grade year really special,” said Emily Meredith.
The 8th grade dance, scheduled for Thursday, June 6 will be a fun, semiformal celebration for 8th grade students. “We are blacking out the windows in the cafeteria and we will be decorating with lights and stars,” said Ally Washington. The theme “Starry Night” was one of three ideas presented by the student dance committee and voted on by 8th grade students.
Poetry is like a puzzle
“Poetry is like a puzzle and it is a fun challenge to try and find the hidden meanings in poetry,” said Andy Da Silva
“Poetry allows you to express yourself when regular words aren’t enough,” said Matt Wahlers.
“Fellings, like anger or sadness, can sometimes be expressed easier in a poem,” said Sarah Seagraves.
These are all responses Ryan Emmanuel received when he asked eighth grade students what they like about poetry. A modern day Renaissance man, Mr. Emmanuel is a poet, playwright and budding novelist. He helped some language arts teachers close out April, National Poetry Month, by sharing his enthusiasm for poetry with students.Full Story