Sixth graders interviewed three immigrant on the Quest staff. They are creating newsletters to share the stories with the entire Quest community.
The 8th grade recently finished studying economics. As part of this study, each student had to use an allegory to explain a major economic event in the United States’ history. They turned these allegories into children’s books. The books were put to the ultimate test when the 8th graders read them to some of Quest’s younger children.
Congratulations to Antonio for creating the “Grab and Grow.” His creation won the “Black Pearls” contest. Students were tasked to create something of value by using things currently not valued. This is part of our exploration of economics and helps us answer the essential question: What makes something valuable?
One of my favorite things about this year’s “Short Shakespeare” production of Romeo and Juliet was the casting of a female Benvolio. This is especially helpful to our students as many of them are taking on roles that would traditionally call for someone of a different gender. We finished reading the play on Wednesday and will begin working on an essay tomorrow.