May 20-24, 2019

In Health class this month, students will study the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum. This week, students will learn how condoms are used, as well as what relational and sexual health resources are available in local communities. Please note that there will be homework 1-2 times a week throughout this unit, with the opportunity for a conversation and parent/guardian signature. Please ask your student if you haven't seen it yet!

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read and write letters to a partner on our final novel of the year, The King of Mulberry Street. This piece of historical fiction centers around the experience of a young Jewish Italian immigrant in New York at the close of the 19th century. The novel ties into our final unit on Industrialization and Immigration in the late 1800s in the U.S. Additionally, our class will learn effective public speaking strategies, tips and tricks that they can practice at home. Please note that Debate Day is June 12. Please mark your calendars to join us, if possible, to watch your student perform in this impressive culminating project! :)

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May 13-17, 2019

In Health class this month, students will study the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum. This week, students will learn about the importance of consent, respect, and pros and cons of various birth control methods. Please note that there will be homework 1-2 times a week throughout this unit, with the opportunity for a conversation and parent/guardian signature. Please ask your student if you haven't seen it yet!

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read have their unit test on The Glory Field. Our class will also continue to learn about the Civil War and Reconstruction, with a unit test at the end of the week. Additionally, students will revise to shorten and strengthen their writing as they turn their Debate essay into a persuasive speech. Our class will also learn effective public speaking strategies, tips and tricks that they can start practicing at home. If students would like to participate, we're going to the Liberty musical as a class on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at CHS. Please note that Debate Day is June 12. Please mark your calendars to join us, if possible, to watch your student perform in this impressive culminating project! :)

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May 6-10, 2019

In Health class this month, students will study the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum. This week, students will learn about sexually transmitted diseases. Students will also gain understanding about the benefits of sexual abstinence, as well as learn and practice refusal skills.

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read the final segment of The Glory Field. Our class will also learn about the antebellum conflicts and compromises that led to the Civil War, as well as an overview of some of the significant events and battles of the war. Additionally, students will find out whether they are assigned to debate the pro or con side of their topic for Constitutional Debates. This week, we will begin revisions to shorten and strengthen their writing as they turn the essay into a persuasive speech. Please note that Debate Day is June 12. Please mark your calendars to join us, if possible, to watch your student perform in this impressive culminating project! :)

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April 29-May 3, 2019

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read the fourth segment of The Glory Field. Our class will also learn about the impact of the Westward Expansion era upon various groups of Native Americans in the 19th century.

In Health class this month, students will begin the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum. This week, students will learn about the reproductive system and pregnancy. 

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April 22-26, 2019

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read the third segment of The Glory Field. Students will write their essay for the con side of their constitutional debate by the end of this week. Small groups will also present skits to teach the class about various people groups who migrated across the United States during the Westward Expansion era.

In Fitness class this month, students are learning the skills and rules of pickleball, and participating in the sport that is all the rage: Gaga ball! Students will work in groups or individually to design a new 10-minute, whole-body workout that they will do every day in Fitness class, and that they can easily do at home or just about anywhere! We will participate in various fitness assessments, such as sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, & pacer.

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April 15-19, 2019

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read the second segment of The Glory Field, our new historical fiction novel that follows a family through more than two centuries of U.S. history.  As always, please let me know if you'd like an extra copy to read along with your student. Students will wrap up their research for the con side of their constitutional debate by the end of this week. We will also dive deeper into our unit on Westward Expansion of the mid to late 19th century. Our class will continue with Daily Language practice, in order to constantly improve their reading and writing skills.

In Fitness class this month, students are learning the skills and rules of pickleball, and participating in the sport that is all the rage: Gaga ball! Students will work in groups or individually to design a new 10-minute, whole-body workout that they will do every day in Fitness class, and that they can easily do at home or just about anywhere! We will participate in various fitness assessments, such as sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, & pacer.

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April 8-12, 2019

In ELA/SS class this week, students will read the first segment of The Glory Field, our new historical fiction novel that follows a family through more than two centuries of U.S. history.  As always, please let me know if you'd like an extra copy to read along with your student. Students concluded their essays for the pro side of their constitutional debate and will begin researching for the con side this week. We will also dive deeper into our unit on Westward Expansion of the mid to late 19th century. Our class will continue with Daily Language practice, in order to constantly improve their reading and writing skills.

In Fitness class this month, students will work in groups or individually to design a new 10-minute, whole-body workout that they will do every day in Fitness class, and that they can easily do at home or just about anywhere! We will participate in various fitness assessments, such as sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, & pacer.

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