December 2016

Journey to Topaz

Attributions: 
by Mrs. Parker

Ms. Parker's 7th Grade Language Arts students at Spanish Fork Jr. High School commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by comparing fiction to history. Students participated in an “I See, I Think, I Wonder” activity by examining primary photos of Japanese-Americans who were evacuated from their homes in 1942.

Journey to Topaz

Attributions: 
by Mrs. Parker

Ms. Parker's 7th Grade Language Arts students at Spanish Fork Jr. High School commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by comparing fiction to history. Students participated in an “I See, I Think, I Wonder” activity by examining primary photos of Japanese-Americans who were evacuated from their homes in 1942.

Math Students Use Snacks to Learn Concepts

Attributions: 
By Brittany Lee and Rillene Nielsen

Learning new math concepts can be tough sometimes, but when you can snack as you learn, like seventh-grade students in Miss Brittany Lee’s class did, learning becomes easier.

Miss Lee reported, “In honors Math 7 we learned how to combine like terms using Goldfish, pretzels, and Cheez-its. Students explored which crackers you can group together then students explored how to use the grouping method to simplify expressions.”

Local Author Visits SFJH

Attributions: 
By Kaylee Ashdown, student

Mr. Anson’s novel writing class recently had a guest speaker, Tifani Clark. She is a local author of six books, such as Shadow of a Life and On Liberty’s Watch. Her first book was published in early 2014, and only took six weeks to write. She spoke to the novel writing class and 9th grade honors English classes, presenting a creative way to create a plot. She presented her ideas in a series of questions:

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