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My first 6th graders in DC as 8th graders

My first 6th graders in DC as 8th graders

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Christmas in Rome!

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Core Archaeological Dig

Mrs. Gruen

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KQED Kids Take Over News Contest


Core Supplies Necessary Most Days

Core Supplies Necessary Most Days

Team Building...With Marshmallows!

A Cloudbow at JM!

Glad I walked today!

Visit from the Binder Hospital Highlights

Mrs.O'Brien came in to talk about binder do's and don'ts today. Then we set up our binders!

She discussed the reason for having a planner and binder. Parents, please read and support your child at home.

  • Children will need a minimum of 2 binders this year.  This new binder will not last all year. Pens, paper and pencils will need to be replenished too. (Parents, hit the sales now!)
  • Children should always carry pencil pouches with :
    • glue stick
    • pens
      • red
      • green
      • black
      • blue
      • 1 sharpie
    • pencils
    • erasers
  • Medium sized Binder Clips really help kids to keep their current planner page current and easy to find.
  • Kids should have a system of checking off their homework as they complete it.
  • Binder order- keep pocket empty-pencil pouch- planner- plastic homework folder (pockets "to do" & "turn in")- 8 tabs
  • Pockets are only for things that cannot be hole punched: envelopes, art, note cards.
  • Binder Hospital is an excellent resource that is available to all JM students.  Binder hospital will come to our class 4 times this year, but it can also be visited at lunch.  Please contact Mrs.Gruen to get an appointment any time.  (Even once a month!)

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Gruen's Greeks

Gruen's Greeks

Great Greeks!

Indian Dress up!

Thank you to Saavya's mom and grandmother for a fun lesson!

Yummy Cake Mandala

Yummy Cake Mandala

Cuneiform tablets!

Cooking in the kitchen! Judaism unit: Charoset

Archaelogical Dig!

Archaelogical Dig!