As the school year moves along, the XIIs have been conscientious about keeping up with their work. In Social Studies, the XllsS have begun reading Homer’s Iliad, after reading Black Ships Before Troy, a shorter version of the Iliad. The XllsP are now reading Black Ships Before Troy before they read Homer's other great epic, The Odyssey .
Something different this year in the XIIsS classroom has been their study of various places in Greece, such as Troy, Crete, and Mycenae. The XIIs were put into groups of three, and each group is doing research by examining different books to find information. Once information is gathered, they will make presentations about their Greek places and share them with the group.
Meanwhile, the XllsP have begun working on their Myth memoirs. Each Xll will research a figure in Greek mythology and write from the point of view of the character. In addition to their Greek studies, the XIIsP are also learning about current events. According to Noah Reyes, “It’s really interesting to learn about current events over history.”
In Math, the XIIs have learned about square roots, and have begun to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem. When asked about math, Charlie Shapiro, XIIsS, said, “It’s pretty easy and chill.” The XIIs have also started the challenging, but entertaining IVs job. Each day, a couple of the XIIs go up and observe the IVs in time slots of 45 minutes as a way to get to know them. At the end of the day, the XIIs take the IVs down to the lobby and bring them to their parents or caregivers. “They’re so cute and hyper,” Eliza Rosenthal said. As fun as the lVs are, talking with them and taking care of them can be a tiring job. “Before I walked into the classroom, I never realized how big of a responsibility it is,” said Noah, XIIsP. Overall, the Xlls have been working diligently on their curriculum and with their lively lVs.