My partner and I arrived in Albuquerque in 2003 from Austin. We have grown to love Albuquerque.
Our ten-year-old son, Luther, loves playing soccer. We have been trying to convince the rest of our family to move to Albuquerque, too. So far, we’ve convinced Grandma and Grandpa Brose to relocate from Washington State. We’re hoping more will follow!
What I Love About Menaul School
I love our campus; the campus is a high desert, urban oasis.
It’s wonderful to watch students grow and evolve: academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
“Reading is the key to happiness.”Ms. Brose
What We Are Working On In Class…
English 9 just started our final unit of the year: Speech and Rhetoric. We listen to a Pre-COP 26 speech by climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda. We’re learning how to determine main ideas by understanding rhetorical devices.
I’m grading Synthesis Essays from juniors that respond to big questions by synthesizing the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Jack London, several Native American traditional stories, and contemporary documentaries and podcasts. Students are exploring big questions about success, society, nature, constructing identity, and rebellion.
Our current unit explores voices of protest.
Students in both classes will work on persuasive essays about social issues that are important today.
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