Building community and a safe place to take risks will continue throughout the year, but we are ready to move on with our curriculum for now. We will be doing a short public speaking unit over the next week that will result in all of us getting to know one another a little better while creating a really cool, decorative tree in my classroom.
You may want to bring in family pictures or other things from home to put on your leaf. We will discuss this further as the unit is introduced. Note: Pictures and items will be glued to your leaf, so you will want to make copies of any originals.
Regatta planning is underway. Be sure to be bringing in items that 8th graders need for their boat as well as anything that we need for signs and costumes! Also, make sure that you are working on your goals for the year!