Hello all! Just a couple of quick notes and reminders tonight. For homework, students should be finishing up chapters 8 and 12 for grade 7 and 8 respectively. They should do about 20 minutes of homework there. Reminder that there are a handful of people who still do not have there multiplication facts to 12 yet. A must by the new year. In language, we are writing a mini essay leading up to Christmas. It's part of our "No Limits" unit where students should be examining a person who demonstrates this characteristic. Students should be developing a well constructed organizer based on a "five paragraph" structure - introduction, three sub topics, concluding paragraph. Students may need to do some research before working on their organizer. We are really focusing on good opening/closing sentences in our intro paragraphs and choice transition/signal words that let us move from one point to another. This is part of the organizer planning process. Please consolidate these ideas with our students so that they can get some good practice in.
Just another friendly reminder that students should not be coming to school without a change of shoes for indoors. Likewise, coats, hats, mits are going to be a mainstay from this point to the end of the winter. Please make sure your child is prepared!
Have a great night! Hope to see you at Breakfast with Santa this weekend!