May is upon us, and eighth grade has been working hard on their mural project, led by our Art teacher Scott Dyrness. Together, they have created a piece that represents St. Jerome School, and incorporates some of their shared memories over the years. We are so excited to unveil the final mural in the next six weeks.
Eighth grade is also finishing a poetry unit and will be moving in to their final English unit of the year- presenting a five-minute TED talk. This will be on a passionate topic of their choice, and will be filmed. We will be integrating various non-fiction texts and TED talk examples for preparation.
In service, eighth grade is still working with Kindergarten every week with their reading buddies, and is preparing to create a short film for Grandparents Day. The students are enjoying the project-based experiences of being an eighth grader, and the opportunities to serve our school community.