It is hard to believe it is October already! Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 12. Please send your form in ASAP.
We finished the novel A Handful of Stars last week. Today we started watching McFarland USA. It is a great movie that gives kids an idea of what life if for migrant workers, especially those who trying to work and go to school. The theme is similar in both the movie and novel.
Don't forget, Sunday, October 4, there is a Be the Match Event at the school. We are hoping to find a bone marrow donor for Karrie Hughes. If you questions about Be the Match, go to bethematch.org. If you are able, please consider be added to the donor list. You could save a life.
Students will bring slips home about Parent Teacher Conferences, which are being held October 12. Time is limited, so please return ASAP. If you would like to meet another day, there is a place to indicate that. I am also available for phone and email conferences.
Please note: Students are required to earn 5 AR points by the end of the marking period, 11/6/15. If they do not complete this, it will affect their English Language Arts grade.
We read and discussed a book about Malala Yousafzai. Students will complete a writing assignment on the information from the book. If you would like to learn more about her life and campaign for education, please click the link on the resources page.
Yesterday, we had visitors from Binder Park Zoo. Meet Uno. I've never been a huge owl fan (real life owls) but Uno was pretty cool. I do not think she liked having her picture taken, but, as you can see, she is very photogenic.
This gentle giant is Radar. Students were allowed to gently pet him on the way out of the gym. Radar is only half grown and will probable be around 30 lbs. when full grown!