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The seventh grade students in Ms. Qualshie and Ms. Drasin’s math class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark read the book, “How Much is a Million” by David M. Schwartz as an intro to their new project. The book demonstrates how big of a number one million is by relating one million to things that the students can picture. For the project, each student received a fake check for a large sum of money. The amounts ranged from $10,000 to $1,000,000. Throughout the next week, the students will extensively research what they can buy with their amount of money and incorporate tax, tip, shipping, and any discounts they can find to each item. In the pictures above, Ms. Qualshie reads the story to the students, and a student receives a ‘check’ for a million dollars.

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Eighth graders at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are reading the play A Raisin in the Sun. During class on Friday, the students had a chance to take a closer look at the symbols in the play.  Students made connections and discussed how the symbols in the book related to how we use symbols in everyday life. The students started by reading, “A Dream Deferred”, a poem by Langston Hughes, which is about what happens to people’s dreams when they are put aside and forgotten. They then had to search for symbols in the play to connect to the theme in the poem.   In the picture above, from the left, Jake Anastasatos and Olivia Swider find meaning and symbols in the play A Raisin in the Sun.

(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)


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