Sunday, September 7, 2008

What's happening in class?

The week of September 8th - September 12th will be a busy one!

***The 8th grade cooperative learning field trip to Irons Oaks Adventure Center is Thursday, September 11th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cross your fingers for good weather. :) We're going rain or shine!

In language arts, students will be presenting their "Me Bag" speeches. These speeches give students the opportunity to share several different items and explain their connection to their lives. All 6 items are put into a bag, and then taken out and displayed during the speech about themselves, thus the title, "Me Bag" speech. Students are asked to include the following:
1. Favorite food
2. Ethnic background and/or religion
3. Something that captures his/her personality
4. A hidden talent
5. An admired family member
6. A goal for the 2008-2009 school year

***We began speeches last week. They were informative, interesting and fun, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the rest of my students this week!

In reading, we are continuing the short story unit. The two story's we will be focusing on this week are "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. They are two totally different stories, yet both very intriguing in their own ways. Check them out yourselves by clicking the links below!


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