On Friday, we all enjoyed the first clear day in a week – even though many of us felt that we were somehow missing a snow day. The students were delighted to be outside for games – Spanish games and a lively game of Red Rover were in progress when I showed up at 2:30. During assembly, the audience turned around several times to take in all of the projects in the Big Room. The Seniors had carefully created ziggurats for display. Materials used ranged from sugar cubes to Lego. Ziggurats “were built by the Sumerians, Babylonians, Elamites, Akkadians, and Assyrians for local religions. Each ziggurat was part of a temple complex which included other buildings.” This was part of their unit on the study of ancient civilizations.
The Juniors shared their amazing European posters – each student had researched a different country. The posters were full of detail and great art. We also heard an old spiritual called “All Night, All Day” from the middle school. At the end of assembly, students spent time preparing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. North Branch is always in session on this day to celebrate the life and works of Dr. King. The students paired up and traced their footprints – this year’s theme is placing your foot on the path of kindness.
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