The 7th and 8th grade students were thrilled to welcome Father Ben into our classroom today to discuss many different topics. Father discussed and modeled the vestments he wears at Mass. He explained every part in detail. Father also discussed different prayers he recites during Mass and the purpose for these particular prayers. In addition, he retold the Passion giving an excellent account of the events leading to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. He was gracious enough to stay a little longer to answer all the questions from the students. Below are some pictures of Father showing his vestments to the class.
In celebration of Earth Day today, the 7th and 8th grade students visited the Manistique Boardwalk and raced to pick up the most trash. The group that picked up the most trash was Madison Zellar, Delaney Zellar, and Olivia Brazda. Pictures of the fun can be viewed below.
Today the 7th and 8th grade students read children's stories they had previously created in a recent science unit. The students were learning about the atomic structure and the different elements. One of the assignments during the unit was to create a children's book illustrating a story of one of the elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. The pictures below show the students reading to Mrs. Wood's 1st grade children.
This morning students in Mr. Erickson's 7th grade class taught basic flag etiquette to Mrs. McKinney's 2nd grade students. The students learned how to fold the flag, what to do if the flag touches the ground, and how to properly raise a flag at half staff. Below students can be seen learning about Old Glory.
This past Friday students from Kindergarten to 8th grade enjoyed taking turns smashing a van with sledge hammers. The car was donated by Burns Auto Salvage for the 7th and 8th grade field trip fundraiser. The money raised will go toward this year’s end-of-year trip to Detroit. Below, students each take a swing at the van.
The 7th and 8th grade students have been learning about Pope Francis' call for the Year of Mercy. In order to completely understand the corporal and spiritual works of mercy the students have been brainstorming different ways to live out the acts of mercy in their own lives. One such idea was for the girls from the class to visit our local Medicare Facility and sing songs from the hymnal for the patients.
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Mr. Erickson is entering his ninth year as a middle school educator. He was born and raised right here in Manistique. Upon graduating from Manistique High School he moved to Owosso, MI where he completed his undergraduate degree at Baker College. Later, he earned his Master's degree in School Leadership and Technology from Michigan State University. He taught for three years in a rural South Carolina district before coming back to Manistique. In 2013 Mr. and Mrs. Erickson welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl, into their home and lives.