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Seasons of Annunciation Blog

Helping Hands Project

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, February 05, 2018
Helping Hands Project

The eighth grade class recently spent the day involved in a service learning opportunity, team building activity, motivational speech, and an engineering project all rolled into one! Scott Amick, from Odyssey Teams Inc., inspired, motivated and challenged these students through a variety of team building activities. These activities were put into action as the students worked together in small groups to build prosthetic hands for deserving recipients in developing countries around the world. The Helping Hands Project gave the students the opportunity to experience the power of the team and see how the importance of giving their best helps to improve the quality of life for another person. See the students in action by clicking on the link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1rLaik0Cjk  

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In the classroom with "Judge" McHugh

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, January 15, 2018
In the classroom with "Judge" McHugh

Mrs. McHugh’s 8th grade history students arrived to class posing as law students, dressed for a job interview and ready to participate in a Constitutional law competition. The competition was led by “Judge” McHugh who presented constitutional dilemmas to the student “law firm teams” to test their knowledge of constitutional principles. A great way to challenge the students while enhancing their understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
 

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Eighth Grade Colonial Travel Fair

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Eighth Grade Colonial Travel Fair

The eighth grade class hosted a Colonial Travel Fair where their invited guests played the part of European colonist who had just arrived in North America. The traveling European colonists, visited each American colony where they were met by a small group of enthusiastic students, dressed in period attire and prepared with verbal presentations, displays, and brochures hoping to attract these potential settlers to their colony.


 

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Congratulations, class of 2017

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Congratulations, class of 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017! We wish you much success as you embark on the next step of your academic journey. Keep on growing. Keep adding to the goodness and beauty in the world. Keep developing those unique dreams and talents that make you who you are! May God's grace be with you every step of the way!
 
  

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Reaching for the Stars

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Reaching for the Stars

Our fifth and eighth grade classes were “launched into space” at the Challenger Learning Center, located in the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento. Students were engaged in an interactive educational program, where they experienced the excitement of space flight simulation. Space mission scenarios presented the students with the opportunity to incorporate math, science, technology, and language arts as they collaborated to solve emergencies and accomplish the mission objectives. At the end of the day - their missions were accomplished! 

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Team Building Challenge!

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Team Building Challenge!

The eighth grade science class was presented with a challenging team building activity in preparation of their upcoming “Voyage to Mars” field trip. Students had the task of being placed on a “thermal insulator” that would protect them from the extreme ground temperature. The “thermal insulator” was accidentally placed upside down so the students had to figure out how to flip it rightside up without touching the ground. Mission accomplished! It is exciting to see their problem-solving, cooperation, and leadership skills emerge!
 

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Rotary Read-In

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Rotary Read-In

To help promote literacy to children in our community, our Annunciation eighth grade students participated in the annual Rotary Read-In, where they read to students at El Dorado School and Primary Years Academy. Annunciation students have been participating in this community service project for the past few years. Prior to the field trip, students select an age appropriate book to read to a classroom of students (preschool up to 3rd grade), and practice reading the books to our Annunciation students in those grades. While presenting, they ask and answer questions and talk about the story. The students sign and leave the books behind for El Dorado and Primary Years Academy to keep. This fun learning activity brought joy to these younger students, and our eighth grade students talked excitedly about their experience on the walk back to Annunciation.

 


 

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8th Grade Science

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, December 19, 2016
8th Grade Science

Most everyone loves the thrill of a roller coaster ride with its rapid motion and sudden twists, turns, and loops, but does everyone know how roller coasters work? As part of their study of forces and motion, Mrs. Orsi’s 8th grade class built "roller coasters" using paper and tape. The goal of their assignment was to build a roller coaster with the goal of having the longest time for the marble to run the track. Gravity was the only source of force they could use, and they could not touch the marble once they released it. The project was a little more challenging than the students anticipated, but their innovation and collaboration effected success. The class demonstrated their accomplishments to the kindergarten, first, second, and third grade classes.

 

 

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8th Grade Colony Presentations

Posted by: Julie Lofy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8th Grade Colony Presentations

Through the study of early American settlers, the 8th grade class divided into small groups, each representing an early American colony. Through research of their colonies agriculture, trade, religion, and lifestyle, the students dressed in period attire and provided ample information to attract the potential settlers to their colonies.
 

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First School Mass

Posted by: Julie Lofy
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
First School Mass

It was a special morning as our first school Mass began with a warm welcome from our Student Body President, followed by our 8th grade students introducing their kindergarten buddies to the Annunciation School community. Our student body took an active part in the Mass as altar servers, lectors, and ushers while our school choir inspired us with their beautiful music. Thank you, Fr. John for your uplifting message and Fr. Bill and Fr. Cesar for your continued support of our school.
 

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