Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Test tomorrow on ALL vocabulary so far.  Also, there will be some recent grammar thrown in (pronoun usage).


Block 2 worked on “desert” paragraphs in class today.  If they did not finish, the paragraph became homework.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

homework block 3

Block three only:  Finish the paragraph we began in class on deserts and desertification. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Outside Reading Projects are due TUESDAY, APRIL 26th.


There has been NO homework this week so that students can focus on finishing up their reading if necessary.


There are only TWO remaining after school study afternoons before the due date.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Long Term Project Reminder

Reminder that the marking period independent reading project is due APRIL 26th.  Students should utilize any available evening (without other pressing homework or family obligations) to read the mystery novel and begin the project.  Project details were posted on this blog about 3 weeks ago. 

Cinderella Tales Map

The students are finished with their Cinderella Tales of the World Map.  To see this map, go to:



Sunday, April 3, 2011

A question to ponder and respond to

What are some of the "universal themes" you are seeing as we read folktales from around the world?  (Example:  all the Cinderella tales had a universal theme of "Those who are nice reap great rewards.")

Friday, April 1, 2011

Final Drafts Due Monday

As expressed to students on Wednesday,   Final Drafts of original Cinderella stories are due on Monday.  Final drafts are single spaced and reflect all corrections made in class.  Finals must have all other drafts attached behind.