Greetings! Students have finished reading Crispin: The Cross of Lead and have started creating their life-size character silhouettes! I hope to post most of these in my classroom prior to conferences on Wednesday for your viewing pleasure! Also, students have chosen group topics for their Medieval Europe Group Project presentations and have started putting those together. There will be no current event group presentation this week due to conferences. Students will also complete journal entries 34-35. Daily Journal Topics
I’ve purchased half-year subscriptions for Scholastic Scope (a monthly Language Arts magazine) and Junior Scholastic (a bi-weekly Social Studies magazine). Thirty copies of each magazine for a half-year costs $286. I’m going to go ahead and put it on my credit card, but if you can chip in for any portion of this, I’d be greatly obliged! If you can’t afford it right now, please don’t worry about it.
Please note that there is no school this Friday, October 31st and that the last day of first quarter is Friday, November 7th–just seven school days away. First quarter report card grades will be finalized on Monday, November 10th (another day that students will have no school.)
I’ve updated Synergy as of all assignments received by last Friday. Please encourage students to turn in any work they may have forgotten to turn in last week.
I will send the last Parent Teacher Conference schedule tonight. Please let me know when you’d like to meet on October 29th or 30th, and/or if you need to change a conference time you’ve already scheduled. Non-core teachers (math, science, etc.) will be available for arena-style, non-scheduled conferences in the cafeteria on the 29th and 30th.