Daisha reports from the 6th grade Social Studies program:
This is Daisha reporting from Tucson Country Day School. In Room 907, we have reports of students learning about “Ancient Mesopotamia” and a few of their kings. Let me tell you about them!
The Ancient Mesopotamians invented many things we still use today, like the wheel and written language. Many powerful kings ruled there like Sargon, the first known person to create an empire. Gilgamesh was another king who supposedly lifted mountains but that is most likely just a story (a good way to remember him is by saying “Gilga-myth”). Hammurabi was another powerful king because he unified a bunch of laws…282 of them! He sent scribes around his empire to see what laws each city-state had and put them together. The most famous law is known as “an eye for an eye”. Kubaba was one of the most interesting rulers we learned about: she was the only known female “king”. Her dynasty may have lasted a hundred years (but kings after her tried to erase her from history so we don’t know much about her).
These are some of the things we are learning in Social Studies. If you have any questions, talk to a local 6th grade student today!
*The picture below shows a depiction of one of the kings, Sargon.
Congratulations to our Tucson Country Day School Early Childhood Program – Preschool and Prekindergarten – for being voted as the “2018 Gold Daisy Award Winner” from Macaroni Kid East Tucson!
We have amazing teachers and students, and we are proud of each of you!
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TCDS Alumni: Where Are They Now?
A theme park…or two or more…at TCDS?
Middle school math teacher Ms. St. Louis has led an incredible math and engineering project with her eighth grade Algebra students for the last several years that involves the Heart Garden just inside the campus gates.
This year, the students decided on the theme of, well, theme parks in California. The kids measured and plotted out sections of the garden and worked in small groups to create miniature versions of theme parks.
The students created theme park signs first and then got to work on the interior portions. Ms. St. Louis says they’re not finished with the project yet as the eighth graders continue to add to the theme parks daily.
Wow…we are so impressed Ms. St. Louis and eighth grade Algebra students!
8th Grade Algebra students are still adding details to the “theme park” Heart Garden!
They have been planting, and they also designated a great location for the time capsule.
The time capsule will be placed on November 16 during the Academic Showcase from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
TCDS Alumni: Where Are They Now?
Now a sophomore in high school, TCDS Alumni Aubrey H. was recently featured in her high school’s newspaper – due to her love for knitting and a love for giving back!
Here’s the article, and you can also click the link below to be taken directly to her high school’s newspaper website. https://shsthepapercut.com/28290/showcase/aubrey-hubble-down-to-the-knitty-gritty/
Congratulations, Aubrey! We are proud of you!
“Aubrey…-Down To the Knitty Gritty”
Written By: Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor in Chief of The Paper Cut
Sophomore Aubrey Hubble began knitting beanies for babies in hospitals about 2 years ago for a church project. She found so much enjoyment in it, she continued for community service in Ms. Hughes’ freshman GATE class. Although she isn’t in that class anymore and community service isn’t a requirement, she is still making the cute little hats today because of how much she loves it. She looms (a device used for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread) while watching TV and she makes about 100 hats at a time, then donates them mostly to St. Joseph’s hospital.
“I’m not donating the hats for fame or attention. I just do it out of the love of my heart,” she said. Aubrey taught herself how to loom from YouTube and has taught a few friends how to loom as well. The first time she donated, she made about 50 hats, but now, she gets about 100 packed up for the babies. One hat, when she’s focused, takes about 20 minutes. At first, she was embarrassed because when the words ‘knit’ or ‘crochet’ come up, one normally thinks of the elderly. “I sometimes think I am the youngest person to loom knit and the only teenager that cares enough to use my talents to benefit others,” she said. Her main reason for knitting the hats for babies is because of her infatuation with newborns. She told me, “I find enjoyment in loom knitting and I like to give back, especially to the babies.”