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Thinking, Creating, Reflecting: Impacting the Future

Middle School

Welcome to “Inside the Classroom”! This is a space where we post weekly updates of what’s happening within the walls of our amazing classrooms. Feel free to browse the updates to see what amazing learning adventures our students are having.

Middle School Memoirs: May 20 – May 24

Senior Weekend Trip! Some snap shots from our fun weekend trip in Chicago. Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and fun 

Middle School Memoirs: May 13 – May 17

Spot It! Recognition. Patterns. Math. Attention to detail. Spot It helps build and strengthen all of those important skills! Practice 

Middle School Memoirs: May 6 – May 10

Invertebrates Lab Seeing how exoskeletons on insects work and hold up when damaged with hard objects. So much fun and 

Middle School Memoirs: Apr.29 – May.3

REMINDER! This is a friendly reminder that your students should be at Spectrum, ready to go for Hairspray Jr, by 

Middle School Memoirs: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Earth Day! We conducted a trash pickup and used our bodies to spell "EARTH" for Earth Day! Chinese Calligraphy with 

Middle School Memoirs: Apr.15 – Apr.19

Mythical Beasts! Art Interest Group: projects, churches, and stained glass, oh my!Roosevelt HS Interest Group: balloons, spaghetti towers, graphic arts, 

Middle School Memoirs: Apr.8 – Apr.12

Wayfinding Day On Monday we had a Wayfinding Day. Students looked at constellations, created graphs of our Prairie, found spots 

Middle School Memoirs: Apr.1 – Apr.5

Peer Editing Back to work right away this morning. We are peer editing our novels in verse inspired by our 

Middle School Memoirs: Mar.18 – Mar.22

Three-Day Angelic Organics Overnight Field Trip! Upper Elementary and Middle School students got to go on a wonderful adventure for 

Middle School Memoirs: Mar.11 – Mar.15

A few friendly reminders for our Angelic Organics trip Mar. 18th - 20th: PLEASE be at Spectrum NO LATER THAN 

Middle School Memoirs: Mar.4 – Mar.8

Mardi Gras mask-making activities and a bead drop from Early Elementary!Angelic Organics Fun with Angelic Organics today. Making a show 

Middle School Memoirs: Feb.25 – Mar.1

National "Say Something" Week Here's Middle School and Upper Elementary participating in the National Say Something week. Learning about how 

Middle School Memoirs: Feb.19 – Feb.22

Career Day A look at some of the many guest speakers we had at Career Day this past Wednesday. We 

Middle School Memoirs: Feb.11 – Feb.15

Singing Telegrams Middle School delivered some singing telegrams to Early Elementary for Valentines' Day! https://spectrumschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/52745396_248579329408856_438385585325867008_n.mp4 https://spectrumschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/52667535_2234120033508410_1343038631396245504_n.mp4 https://spectrumschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/52894101_644331372692481_7390972528333684736_n.mp4 Confirmation Bias Today 

Middle School Memoirs: Feb.4 – Feb.8

World War I Starting our study of World War I with some games on alliances and a STEM mini project 

Middle School Memoirs: Jan.21 – Jan.25

Hairspray Jr. Caught some Middle Schoolers doing some impromptu practice of their dance moves for Hairspray Jr. Got to love 

Middle School Memoirs: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time...Kids at heart! They all hate the idea of being outside, but 

Middle School Memoirs: Jan.8 – Jan.11

2019: LET'S DO IT! Reminder: Wednesday, Jan. 30th, Upper Elementary & Middle School will be going on an all-day field 

Middle School Memoirs: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Gingerbread Houses! Middle School students love making messes, let's just hope they can clean them up! Peace, Love, & 

Middle School Memoirs: Dec.10 – Dec.14

Art can be displayed in MANY ways! On Tuesday, December 18th, Middle School as well as Upper Elementary will be 

Middle School Memoirs: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December!Personal Projects success stories Here, we have 2 students sharing their personal project success stories. Annika will get to 

Middle School Memoirs: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November!Sophia making a difference Sophia shared the board she made for a resident who passed away. She painted 

Middle School Memoirs: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Rigorous Work, Processfolio Night, & Holiday Concert prep! It was a four-day-week of school, but we sure did get a 

Middle School Memoirs: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Middle School Memoirs: Nov.5 - Nov.9 Our class is in need of colored dry erase markers. If you're in a 

Middle School Memoirs: Oct.29 – Nov.2

Environment, Culture, and Community An amazingly fun field trip, a productive community-based class, and a few personal accomplishments highlighted this 

Middle School Memoirs: Oct.22 – Oct.26

Middle School was all about making a difference, both out in the community as well as in-house, this week! Quick 

Middle School Memoirs: Oct.15 – Oct.19

…aaaaaaaaand we’re LIVE! The Middle School level will begin their very own podcast series entitled, “Do you like the world?”