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Ten Minutes on Campus with Mrs. Evans

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
~ Ferris Bueller

I admit it. I missed school the past two weeks. First we had vacation, and then I went to the National Association of Independent School’s annual head of school meeting and conference in St. Louis. So, I haven’t seen our students and faculty in action in over two weeks. I excitedly returned today and took my camera on a spin around campus, and I saw a lot of great activity. 

Of course, I started by going to the middle school morning meeting. Typically, the eighth graders run this bi-weekly gathering of the middle school, but today Chloe, Sophia, Aubrey, Campbell, and Leela led the meeting with the topic of March Madness. They arranged a quick game of lightning with representatives from fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade shooting against each other. Preston in seventh grade earned the win with some crowd-pleasing dunks.
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The students left morning meeting and went straight to class. Mr. Kerr’s sixth grade is reading and enjoying The Giver by Lois Lowry.
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One section of eighth graders moved on to science, where they are studying organelles. They look like they will be ready for their quiz on Thursday.

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I moved downstairs to check on the lower school students. Xander was leading Mrs. Chiao’s fourth grade class morning meeting, which included sharing good news with each other. I learned that one student’s soccer team moved into the Sweet Sixteen and another student lost a tooth. How happy I was when one student’s good news was that I joined the classroom. The fourth graders also demonstrated their knowledge of Backstreet Boys lyrics!
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While wandering near fourth grade, I also saw this wonderful display of fourth grade art. I did not know that a gathering of owls is called a parliament.
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These third grade Spanish students aren’t actually tired. They are demonstrating their understanding of “cansada” and other states (happy, angry, sad) to their Spanish teacher, Señorita Buth. 
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A lot happens in first grade. I found Mrs. Zwerling’s class drawing poppies in their sketch books in Ms. Yagar’s art studio.
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Lila and Thomas led Mrs. Carter’s calendar session in the other first grade classroom.
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The kindergarteners started their morning forming human number bonds. As you can see, a group of three and a group of two form the number five.
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Finally, I walked outside and saw Freida Hall and Lorenzo Panuco planning how we will serve lunch for the first time from our new kitchen. I can’t wait to see how that goes today.
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I had a great time reconnecting with the HDS family. 

Gradatim ad Summum,
Angi Evans
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