First grader students have been researching an animal of their choice, and began drafting nonfiction books to teach others.
Sixth grade math students worked collaboratively to create cookie shops and sell their cookies to their classmates. The students used proportions and ratios to calculate the required amount of ingredients for a batch of cookies, earned “Muth Money,” and created marketing materials for their shops. Shop day allowed students the opportunity to spend their hard-earned “Muth Money” to sample their classmates’ cookies. They practiced their math skills and enjoyed some yummy treats!
In Spanish class, Eighth Grade students spent several class periods drafting, revising, finalizing, and then illustrating and binding books in Spanish. They wrote about what they were like when they were young and what they used to do. They then visited their Kindergarten buddies and read the books to them.
Cathedral School third grade students participated in their first ever Mystery Skype with a third grade class from Ohio. Neither group of students knew where the other school was from. They took turns asking yes or no questions to figure out where the other school was located. The students used their critical thinking skills, geography knowledge and team work in order to determine the location of the other school. After the location was found, the students asked questions back and forth about what it is like in Ohio and learn more about the other school and state.