Each week your child will have an assignment on Straight Ace and a Read Theory Assignment.
Read Theory should be complete by Sunday nights at 9:00.
Straight Ace assignments are are due on Mondays and Thursday. The due date is noted on each assignment.
I will be loading Straight Ace assignments that can be completed at anytime to earn a dress down pass. These assignments will be titled, Dress Down 1, Dress Down 2,....
Both of these web sites provide great practice for the Georgia Milestones Test in April.
Your child has been given a reading assignment for the month of January. Some of the children will be reading The Apothecary or The Diary of Anne Frank. These book must be completed by February 3.
Your child may read the book independently, you may read the book to your child, or your child may listed to it as an audio book.
The children also have project to work on and are also due on February 3. Some children will be researching a year between 1952-1955. Others will be doing a project about the world in the years immediately following World War ll. It is titled, You be the Expert. These projects do not need to be fancy. They are simply gathering the information. We will use this information to create projects during the month of February.
We are excited to be going to see the wonderful play, A Christmas Carol, on December 2. Please check with your child about his/her lunch choice for that day. The children committed to either purchasing a sack lunch or bring a lunch from home. Please ask them about their choice because this cannot be changed. We are asking the children to wear red shirts and khaki bottoms.
I am excited to begin the book, Liar, Liar by Gary Paulson. It is a funny but powerful story. My hope is that the children will laugh until their sides hurt while learning some important life lessons about the power of honesty, communication, friendship and family.
This book is at the top of my MUST READS for parents. It is my strong belief that middle school is the time that we lose many children. Many simply stop talking to their parents and silence becomes the norm. Silence in a family is like termites in a home; without being noticed they can erode the foundation. Liar, Liar speaks to this in a straightforward, powerful way. I encourage you to read this book, use it as an avenue to talk with your child, and as an opportunity to reflect on the communication in your home.
Your child should be finished reading the book by October 15.
At the end of the book your child will
write an argumentative essay
give examples of character traits and support this with evidence from the text
give examples of literary devices used by the author
compare and contrast Kevin’s behavior before and after he changes