Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it to the end of the first semester which means this school year is already halfway done! Q2 report cards will be going out next week for students in grades 7-12.
When second semester starts on Thursday I will be teaching grade 4/5 math, which means I get to be with them all afternoon! I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Unfortunately that means that I won’t be teaching ELA 9/10 anymore, as they will be spending second semester with Mrs. Moen.
I hope you are all enjoying your day off for semester turn-around!
We’ve completed reading the Hobbit with our ELA 7/8 class and are currently watching the movie. We have also begun looking at our final project for this unit, which consists of three parts: an essay, a creative project, and the chapter worksheets. I have attached the handout for your reference. The due date will be in January (TBD), so students are encouraged to work on this at home over the Christmas break, in addition to the class time that they will receive both before and after the break.
The Hobbit Final Project 2017
Students in grades 7 & 8 should be done reading and worksheets to the end of Chapter 13 by Monday.
Grades 7/8 have been reading the Hobbit the past few weeks. We are working our way through the book while filling out worksheets. On the worksheets we: summarize the chapter, look up definitions for vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and look at discussion questions.
In ELA right now we are writing Halloween stories – both for marks and as a part of a writing contest sponsored by the SCC.
Our topic is: Write a spooky story to tell around the campfire. Remember, you want to build suspense using onomatopoeia and alliteration. Don’t forget to have a big finale to frighten everyone who is listening.
All stories will be submitted to the SCC for judging. The top story from each grade will receive a prize!
Stories are due on Monday, October 23rd and must be typed and printed.
Monkey’s Paw persuasive paragraphs were due today. Students were to write one paragraph in response to the question “Is Mr. White responsible for his son’s death?” Students were expected to give at least three supporting statements and should have strong, opinionated thesis and concluding statements.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Elementary students should have taken home information last week about assigned meeting times, while parents of students in grades 7-12 can call the office to schedule meetings for Parent-Teacher Interviews! Our first one is this Thursday, see you then!
On Wednesday, Sept 27 the SRC has planned a pajama day! So wear your comfiest pajamas to school that day! And we have ANOTHER Spirit day on Friday, with the theme being sporting outfits. There will be activities in the gym at noon for students as well! Friday is also our Terry Fox Walk in the afternoon, so students should be prepared to go for a walk outside.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of my new students later today! We are starting the morning off with a whole school assembly, and hopefully everyone enjoys the activities that the SRC has organized for us!