#BlackHistoryMonth Short Documentaries

February is right around the corner, and if you weren’t aware, it’s Black History Month! What started out as “Negro History Week” back in 1926, became Black History Month in America’s Bicentennial, 1976, as President Ford at that time remarked that we needed to: seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black…

Book Journal #IAmMalala

Book Journals! We’re starting our reading of I Am Malala, and students are being asked to complete at least 6 book journal entries. We’re going over how to complete them today, and students have been assigned their first reading: Mild and Medium – read Prologue and Ch. 1 by Monday, Spicy – read Prologue and…

Memoir of a Student #IAmMalala @Malala @MalalaFund

We’ve completed Exploring Poetry and yesterday we got started on our next project, Memoir of a Student. Take a few moments to review the Project Overview and the Final Products with your child. We’ve done this together in class, but it’s helpful if parents see the road ahead too. In this project, students will learn…

Supervisor Applications #YouGotThis #BeALeader #ItsGoodtobetheKing

Supervisor applications are being accepted. If you’d like more responsibility for some extra credit now’s the time to submit your application for supervisor. Your extra responsibilities are as follows: complete a weekly short eval of all crew members you’re responsible for (5-7 students) produce all film crew projects act as liaison between your crew and…

It’s Crunch Time! #HalfWay #ThereisAlwaysRoomforImprovement

Checkpoint 6 is being completed today and students have one more week to complete their Final Products. Please take a moment to review Exploring Poetry with your child, check to see if they’ve complete Checkpoint 4 – Author’s Statement Outline, Checkpoint 5 Author’s Statement Draft, and today’s Checkpoint 6 Oral Presentation Peer Review. Next week,…