Week of December 2ndSecond Semester Begins Homework this week:November reading calendars are due Monday, December 2nd.*Reading for December Calendar begin today.*Explorer drafts due Tuesday. Final typed or hand written due Thursday.*Introduction, 1st and 2nd paragraph draft due Friday for Persuasive essay. Most will be completed in class. Review vocabulary words for Social Studies unit. Quiz next week. Quizlet is a great way to study.*Check your child's planner for additional homework each day. Reader's WorkshopFinal sessions of nonfiction reading unit. Begin character unit this week. Students will need to be reading a just right, realistic fiction book for this unit. Writing WorkshopWe will be writing strong persuasive essays focusing on organization, research, and support of our claims using convincing evidence and words.Social Studies-- We will look at the encounters among different people and the exchanges they made between North America, Africa and Europe. We will wrap this unit up by looking closely at the interactions between the Native Americans and Europeans.