Friday, November 16, 2018
Hello everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving Day preparations are going well. We are all looking forward to spending time with family next week.
As we wrap up this week, sixth, seventh and eighth graders have been working on the summative assessment for our unit on informative/explanatory writing. Each grade took a baseline assessment at the beginning of the year on the same subject. I am excited to see the growth they have achieved over the last few weeks. Seventh grade has completed the assessment and they have self-assessed their writing using the scoring rubric. Please ask them how everything went and what they wrote about.
Eighth grade finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird and we are now studying Night by Elie Weisel.
Sixth grade continues to study The Lightning Thief. They are polishing up a mini-essay in which they find elements of mythology in the classic myth of Prometheus and come up with a theme contained in the story. Ask them about their thoughts on what we have been doing.
I am thankful for your students, their wonderful personalities and their willingness to learn and grow. Thank you for sending them to us and thank you for your support.