We have had a wonderful beginning of the school year. The transition from summer break to the
structure and dynamic of the school year can be daunting, but with intention
and diligence we have navigated it well.
In addition to revisiting our summer reading of The House of Dies Drear and our summer
choice books, we will read Paul Fleischman’s Seedfolks, a complex, yet deceptively simple tale that will frame
several layers of conversations and activities throughout the year.
Some of our first work is autobiographical, and will focus
on the power of stories and the impact of powerful words and images, as
well as doing a brief study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th
Anniversary of his iconic “I have a dream…” speech. These are among the ways
that we are building community in our work during these early weeks.
agendas/planners daily in order to organize and prioritize your work.
check your teachers' web pages for assignments, due dates, and
expectations, especially if you have been absent.
the time to read for your own enjoyment as well as for assignments –
record finished reading on your Annotated Log.
yourself as a learner!