Entries by Jenny Zmarzly

We’re off to see the Wizard!

Mrs. Zmarzly’s 5th and 6th graders are reading The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. The book is filled with adventures not seen in the film made famous with Judy Garland. Each student has been assigned a character and will do a presentation on his or her development and growth throughout the story. Here, some students […]

  “Harlem Night Song” by Langston Hughes Students in Mrs. Zmarzly’s Middle School Language Arts class entertained and informed Ms. Bradley’s English students with a variety of poetic verses. Lyric poetry by Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, and William Shakespear was recited by Vivi, Bailey, Jose and others. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Tennyson Historic poetry […]

Walter Mitty visits Heritage Academy

Mrs. Zmarzly’s middle school Language Arts class read the short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber (1939). They then rewrote the short story as a play. Each student submitted scenes from the play, contributed props  and scenery, and acted out the play for Mr. Powell’s and Ms. Bradley’s high school  English […]

September 11 Six-Word Memoirs

  Mrs. Zmarzly’s Middle School Language Arts class read memoirs about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Some of the writers included survivors, family members of victims, President George W. Bush, and first responders. In response to these tragic stories, students wrote their own six-word memoirs.