Here’s what is happening at Hillside in January…
Open House 2015, Thursday January 8 6:30 p.m.
Take the time to connect with teachers and other families. Please spread the word to any families looking to join the wonderful community that is Hillside.
The French students took time to relax in the kitchen in November and December, preparing two French culinary specialties, tarte aux pommes (apple pie) and bûche de Noël (yule log). In January, they will be making galette des rois (king cake), and crêpes in February for Mardi Gras.
Down Home Cookin’
Sherrie writes: In Eighth Grade Classic Literature we studied the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The students were very engaged and deeply moved by this novel. In exploring the themes, we discussed the issues of equality, racism, prejudice, justice, poverty, social hierarchy and more. As a teacher, I was very impressed with the mature and thoughtful responses expressed by my students in discussion and in essays. The culminating event for this block was a Southern feast of the foods mentioned in To Kill a Mockingbird and a viewing of the classic film for which Gregory Peck won the Oscar. We indulged fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dewberry (blackberry) tarts, lane cake, scuppernongs (grapes), and sweet tea. It was a delicious end to a wonderful block.