Thursday, November 21, 2013

Second Trimester Already!

Weeks of 11/25 - 12/6
We will continue working on the expository essay about an item of interest from the Field Trip, then will begin a unit on inference and foreshadowing that includes reading a mystery novel of your choice. The novel must be at least 200 pages. I have several to choose from in the classroom. Mr. Williamson has choices in the Media Center as well. If none of the books interests you, feel free to go to your public library and check one out. Follow this link to see a list of options: Mystery Novels

11/25, 11/26: Continue working on the Tellus Essay
I AM HAPPY TO PROOFREAD A DRAFT FOR YOU...I will need it by Monday night.
NOTE - 11/27 is an "A" schedule day.
11/27: Special Programming "Jews in Sports" Be there or be square!
12/2: NOTE - "A" schedule day - Introduction to the mystery genre
Day 2: Identifying suspects and using clues to solve a murder mystery
Day 3: Grammar - Helping and Irregular verbs E.G. pp. 42 - 53
Day 4: NOTE - "B" schedule day - Punctuation E.G. pp. 301-303
We have an all school Kabbalat Shabbat on this day.

11/25: Have someone at home read your essay to you ALOUD!
12/2: Begin looking for a mystery novel
Unit 8 - vocabulary and roots sentences due Day 3
Day 3: Continue working on learning Unit 8 words/roots.
Complete E.G. through page 53, if not completed in class.
Complete the Edmodo Reflective Writing Assignment
Study for Unit 8 test which will be on Day 2, the week of 12/9.

You may have seen the Gratitude Journal on a music stand outside the classroom. Feel free to share your thoughts. In the Davis Academy community, we have much for which we are thankful.