Monday, December 5, 2016

Updates and announcements

Our semester is still in full swing! I am proud of our scholar’s continuing perseverance as outside distractions become more apparent. Many students have a countdown to Winter Break.

We have a busy week with a couple of hiccups. I have been assigned Jury Duty, which will result in my absence for at least Monday. Hopefully I will be back at school on Tuesday. I will also be working off campus on Friday this week. As always, our scholars are in wonderful hands with Mr. Korth.

We will be doing DIBELS testing this week.

Our Spelling Bee is tonight at 6:30! Show your support to our Arete competitors!
Keep an eye out for our Winter Celebration sign up genius. Students will be enjoying a hot cocoa bar, crafts, treats, and a viewing of a classically and seasonally appropriate video.

Our week in learning

This week we will begin our final writing assignment for the semester, a five paragraph persuasive essay. We will begin by looking at the organization of the essay and then will do research and begin our pre-writing.

In literature this week we are beginning a short unit over Poetry. We will be studying various poetic devices and students will choose a poem to recite the week of December 19th.

100 Point projects are due on Friday!  If your child has recorded a skit please make sure to either email or send in a thumb drive.  We will begin presentations this week!

Students will be tested over the helping verbs on Tuesday, you can check out the link here to help study!

We will also have our roots quiz on Wednesday.

In science, we will be learning about cell division and doing a lab about bacteria!

This week, students will learn about other prominent reformers: Zwingli, Calvin, and Henry VII. Students will also learn about actions the Catholic church took during the Counter-Reformation. We will continue working on their foldables. Study guides will go home this week. The unit test on the Reformation will be on Friday, December 16th.  

We will be studying how to divide a fraction by a fraction this week and today students will take a short quiz over multiplication of fractions.