Greetings! This week, students will conclude reading Avi’s novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead; gather quotations said by, about, and to different characters in the book; start drawing and writing quotations on butcher paper for character silhouettes; submit a project proposal for a Medieval Europe Group Presentation; prepare and showcase group current event presentations; and complete journal entries 29-33. 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 on Friday, October 31st and that the last day of first quarter is Friday, November 7th–just three weeks 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 continue sending around an updated electronic Parent Teacher Conference schedule each week until conferences. 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.