Greetings to all the Parents. The newsletter for this month was delayed for some days due to technical difficulties but now we have it up and running!
Both classes have been working diligently on essay writing and reading. We have been making good progress in our preparations for the FSA exams. This October students will be doing their first Book Report and should have a novel chosen by the first week of October. Students will submit their book reports on October 31st. Students should be reading a few chapters everyday.
Both classes have been exploring the evolution of humans, and the societies in which they lived. Students have learned about Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy), Homo Habilis, Paranthropus Boisei, Homo Erectus, and Neanderthals. We have examined the migration of Homo sapiens as they left Africa and replaced other groups of early humans. Likewise, we have studied the palaeontology of early humans to better understand how they lived. There will be a quiz on early humans, and then we will move on to the rise of the first civilizations in Mesopotamia.
We have been discussing the ways in which God makes himself known to us. We have also discussed how we should respond to what he has revealed. In October, we will learn about the canonized saints. Students will identify qualities of holiness and describe how the saints demonstrated these qualities.