Grade 8 students were thoroughly entertained this morning by performances of “All of Me” and “Royals.” Please enjoy the singing performances.
UAS Middle School had a wonderful Literacy Week. The week was filled activities ranging from, poetry slams, poetry raps, buddy reading with elementary students, book reviews, Drop Everything And Read and ended today with monologues as well as the opportunity to dress like your favorite book character. The middle school hallways were filled with Thing 1,2 and 3, Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web, Vice Principal Roy from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a ballerina from Angelina the Ballerina, James Bond, Willy Wonka and an Umpa-Lumpa and many other wonderful characters. It was a great way to end the week. Please enjoy some of the creative characters our students were today.
A group of middle school reading “olympiads” has been reading, reading, reading over the past two months. To culminate the celebration of Literacy Week here at UAS, students gathered in the library this afternoon for the Reading Olympics to answer as many questions as they could about book titles and authors. Participants were able to invite friends to attend and cheer them on during the question rounds. All of the teams did a great job and a wonderful time was had by all. Congratulations to all the Reading Olympiads!
Below is the list of books the student teams read:
1. Kiss Me Deadly, edited by Trisha Telep 2. An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir 3. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown 4.Tales of Great Beast, Brandon Mull and Others 5. The Blue Sky : a Novel, Galsan Tschinag 6. Murder is Bad Manners, Robin Stevens 7. Counting Coup : Becoming a Crow chief on the Reservation, Joseph Medicine Crow 8. Same Sun Here, Silas House & Neela Vaswani 9. Son of the Mob, Gordon Korman 10. Bone Gap, Laura Ruby 11. American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang 12. The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater 13. 5 to 1, Holly Bodger 14. Stolen, Lucy Christopher 15. The Geography of You And Me, Jennifer E. Smith 16. Withering Tights, Louise Rennison 17. Artic Code, Matthew Kirby 18. The Tyrant’s Daughter, J.C. Carleson 19. My Life Undecided, Jessica Brody 20. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline 21. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie 22. The Hallowed Ones, Laura Bickle Horror 23. Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen 24. Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As part of UAS’s celebration of Literacy Week, we had the pleasure of hosting Stephen Swinburne, a children’s book author, photographer, and naturalist. Swinburne spent the last two days visiting elementary and middle school students to share his passion for writing and his fascination for wildlife.
To read more about this event and watch his video present, click over to the 7th Grade Blog.