It's the holiday season! It's a time for gathering with friends and family, time for talking and conversation...and perhaps time for some minor debates across the dinner table. Alas, your family debate team may not be quite as successful as Speyer's Dragon Debaters! You might be asking, just how successful are they?
Teachers, parents, and eighth graders had the opportunity to listen to Sherman Alexie, a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American novelist and author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the first literature text of the eighth grade humanities curriculum. Mr. Alexie was speaking at Symphony Space in honor of the 10th anniversary of the publication of this seminal work. (Yes, our students actually opted to spend their Friday night at an author's talk!)
When you have all of the wonderful museums NYC has to offer at your fingertips, you make sure you use them to help further what's happening in the classroom -- check out the seventh grade's trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
"May the market be ever in your favor!" With those words, one of the unique aspects of Speyer's curriculum kicked off on Wednesday, September 29, with the eighth grade portfolio team handing over the task of managing the Speyer Financial Literacy Fund Portfolio to the seventh grade.