Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cha, Cha, Cha....for our Heroes!

We were all busy today trying to accomplish many things getting caught up from last week and moving into new material!

Tomorrow is the Julius Caesar quiz for acts 1 - 3....scholars have notes to study from, and should spend some time looking them over tonight. Below you will see photos of them re-enacting their favorite part of act 3, the death of Caesar ( of course! )

We have been assigned a basket that we need to put together for the Art Gala and Auction in November. Our class' theme is Cha, Cha, Cha. Scholars can start bringing things in for a fiesta type basket, that we can put together and wrap. If anyone has a large basket they would like to donate, please feel free to send it in. I have the cellophane wrap for it. We were brainstorming today and thinking about salsa, chips, the DVD Three Amigos, and fun things of that nature. Someone even suggested a Spanish/English dictionary! :) We need to have it done by November first.

We have begun a study of heroes, that will lead into writing our own myths, a great prelude for those students who will be selected to participate in novel writing beginning second quarter. They will be inventing their own mythological god or goddess and developing the character through the unit. It is an enjoyable activity and I believe the students will enjoy it as much as our Gods and Goddesses party at the end of the month. I am hoping to sandwich that party in on the 28th, but I am not positive yet, as we have a lot of information to cover. Hopefully we will get there!

There will be a quick quiz tomorrow on GCF and LCM....we are moving into squares and cubes and some new material tomorrow!

We have a need for the clear page protectors for our portfolios. If anyone has some sitting at home that they can donate, we would appreciate them in class. The scholars got their first installment of photos for their portfolios and I prefer to protect the photos with page protectors. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep them looking sharp!

Have a wonderful evening!

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