Now that the XIIs have been back and are settling into their curriculum they are now beginning some major research projects. They will learn about Ancient Greece by getting their own topics and in the future, writing a paper on it. From creating a research book to beginning their unit of algebraic equations there is no stopping for the XIIs.
In Social Studies, the XIIsS have finished reading, a retelling the condensed version of the Odyssey. From what they have learned during this school year, the XIIsS have written several history papers. These papers have been about influential Greek people and Ancient Greek History. A few examples of this include democracy, Greek theater, philosophy and law, and government. Now they are going to take all the ones they have written and combine them into one book, a tradition for all of the XIIs.
Once the XIIs revise their papers, they will then bind them into a leather cover and store it in the Archives.
In Spanish, the XIIs have moved on from their translations of the Minotaur story and are now learning about past, present, and future tenses. They will have a quiz on all of these tenses during the next few weeks. This will be the most difficult Spanish quiz they have had all year because it involves all the tenses they have learned over the years. Marianela Fernandez expects them to do well with three years of studying and teaching. Many XIIs are certain they will do well enough to meet Marianela’s expectations. In Science, the XIIs are researching the different oceanic layers and sea animals. Some of the layers they are studying are the Epipelagic, Mesopelagic, Bathypelagic, Abyssopelagic, and the Hadalpelagic Zone. They are going to start a project on this topic soon. In Math, both XIIs groups continue to work on algebraic expressions. As many of them are beginning to learn this new concept, their teacher Lisa Ochs is doing her best to explain the topic to them. They started with linear equations and are slowly moving onto graphs. With all this work the XIIs are busy with, they still make time for the IVs. “I really enjoy visiting the IVs and helping out in their classroom, it is very fun to see the IVs,” said Emanuel Harris. Devin Gabriel, XIIs, said, “when I am with them I feel like I am learning to be more responsible.” They are still adjusting to their new IVs, but they love them all the came.