Academic Focus/Important Dates
•Membean.com: There will be no membean from 12/21-1/3. Quiz date: 1/25
•2nd trimester book report: Students are to have the reading of an autobiography/ biography completed by Monday, January 7th. The book report will be completed on the iPads, and we will dive into this project upon return from break. Book reports will be due on January 14th.
•Aspire Interim testing: Week of January 14th
•Narrative Writing Prep: figurative language, dialogue/quotation marks, and “Show, Don’t Tell”
•IXL: used to practice narrative writing skills
•January timed essay (40 minutes): Text-based narrative with The Big Orange Splot
•Personal Narratives based on the international “This I Believe” project. Each student will explore and write about a personal experience in his/her life that impacted core values, and shaped the way he/she now lives. This project will continue into February.
Please contact me should you have any questions. Happy New Year!