Monday, September 15, 2008

What's happening in class?

***The Irons Oaks field trip was a definite success! The weather (80 and sunny) cooperated and so did the kids! The 8th grade class bonded while working together to accomplish challenging, sometimes frustrating, yet rewarding activities.

This week in L.A., students will be entering into a review of the exciting world of NOUNS!! :) We will be reviewing concepts, practicing key ideas, and using their knowledge in writing.

This week in reading we will be reading the short story, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. It is an interesting story which challenges your opinion about fate.

Even if you were warned of the possible negative consequences of doing so, would you still be tempted to make three wishes if you knew they'd be granted? Click on the link below to see what happens to the main character in "The Monkey's Paw" when he is faced with the same dilemma.........

Students will also begin work on their first book reports. Each student will be creating a poster board story board which will summarize his or her chosen novel.

***Later this week I will post the book report requirements and the grading rubric.

Tuesday evening is Lakeview's OPEN HOUSE. I hope I see you there!!

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