On Monday, our class will be going to the Book Fair, so if they would like to purchase anything, they must bring money on Monday!
March Madness is also beginning next week and the students are very excited about it. March Madness is a fundraiser for the P.E. program at Mill Creek, which is why the cost of $5 per student. In past years, the money raised has been used to purchase the awesome things we have at Mill Creek (climbing net, disc golf, etc). If students are not interested in playing basketball, they can also sign up as cheerleaders for the same cost. The important thing to remember is that behavior and grades are a factor and no refunds will be issued if a student is removed from March Madness for these reasons.
The last day of third quarter is next Thursday, March 7th and grades will be going home the following Friday. Students are still expected to be turning in weekly homework contracts and reading logs, along with any other daily homework.
In Reader's Workshop, we are finishing our unit on non-fiction texts and will be moving into features of fiction and really working on mastery of reading comprehension skills and critical thinking. Book Report Projects will be due March 22nd. These are the Book in the Box, Burger Book Report or Letter that can be found under the Class Info->Assignments->Reading/Writing tab. In Writer's Workshop, students will begin working on persuasive writing pieces and Voice. Geometry is the latest concept the students are working on in math, and we will be moving to Algebra shortly. The solar system and planets are the focus in Science.
If you'd like to order a yearbook, the cost is now $17. Orders must be placed befSpring Break is March 25th-29th and MAP testing begins a month after that. Be looking for some more information on this in the next few weeks.
I hope you have a great weekend!