Monday, December 7, 2009

Week of December 7th

11 Days until Christmas Break, and it's snowing!

This week we are finishing up books and beginning genre study. Mad Libs is used as a classroom opener to review parts of speech.

Freshmen- We are finishing Who Stole My Cheese and creating a professional PowerPoint presentation on personal "cheese", or what each student really wants in life. Monday and Tuesday we are writing down what will be written on each slide and note card; the rest of the week will be in the computer lab creating the presentation including words, pictures, and possibly music!

Sophomores-We are finishing War of the Worlds and practicing elements of a short story. We will be creating a complete short story, moving through the writing process, next week. Monday is introductions, Tuesday is rising action, Thursday is climax, and next Monday will be review and resolution.

Seniors- We will continue to read Catcher in the Rye and will be selecting a volunteer opportunity to practice being a leader in the community.

Tuesday, the students will receive a printout of their grades. Any missing assignments can be made up with extra credit and either sent to the class facebook page or in a hard copy in class. Extra credit must be done as a home assignment! Anyone who wants an 'A' and does the work will have one.

Have a great week!

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