Tuesday, October 25, 2016


You will be researching ancient Greece to create your newspaper stories this week in class.  Your ancient Africa/Egypt quiz is on Thursday.  Be sure to study the notes given in class.

ADI #2 is Friday, October 28 as we head to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to explore Egyptian mummies, Botswana Africa, and Australia.  Remember to bring a SACK LUNCH for the trip.  BACKPACKS SHOULD BE LEFT AT SCHOOL!

Language Arts

You should be finishing up the rough draft of your first narrative.  We will begin the true process of writing, revising and editing, this week.  You will workshop with your peers to improve your stories. If you need extra help, make sure you schedule a conference with me.

We will have a "Check for Understanding" mini-quiz on chapters 6 & 7 of The Outsiders on Wednesday.  We will also figure our pages read per day for independent reading on Wednesday as well. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


You should have your finalized goals typed and in your portfolio now.

Woodcutting is this Saturday, October 15.  Come join us to get community service hours while helping out the CHOICE community!

Our first DCPA play, The Glass Menagerie, is this Thursday, October 13! Remember to dress nicely!  You will need to bring a sack lunch.

Social Studies

We will continue our River Valley civilizations map project the first couple of days this week.  You will also be given time in class for LTP research.

Remember that your Africa key terms are due this Friday, October 14.

Language Arts

We will be having one-on-one conferences this week to discuss your narrative plan as you begin writing rough drafts.

We will also discuss Chapter 4 of The Outsiders.

Lastly, your book log is due on Friday, October 14.  We will have a quick reading conference either at the end of this week or first of next week to discuss if you are meeting the CHOICE reading requirement as well as reading different genres.