Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week of January 26-30

This week all classes are working on poetry analysis. We will be reading and interpreting poems using the TPCASTT strategy. All students also have a two page poetry pack for homework--due Friday.

There will be a TEST on poetry next Monday, February 2.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year! Week of January 6-9

Hi all! Welcome back to school for the new semester and new year! I have expressed to students the importance of finishing the year strong and because we are starting the second semester that expectations for work and behavior will be greater.

This week, 7th grade is working on writing a letter to a Holocaust survivor, which counts as a test grade. Their homework is to finish reading Prisoner B-3087 and complete Week 5 of their READON board. Homework and final drafts of letters are due Friday.

3rd period 8th grade is also working on a letter, which will count as a test grade for Night. They will need to be working at home some on this assignment. Letters are due Friday.

5 period 8th grade are all working on their author study compare and contrast essay. We are using class time to work on this essay, but they may also need time at home to finish and stay on track. We will have every day this week to work on these essays, but the final product is due Wednesday, January 14.

Thanks and as always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me at acoburn@orangecharterschool.org

--Mrs. Coburn