Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memories and M.A.R.E. Project

This week we will be working on capturing a memory that is worth saving for the future.  Much like the Giver, students will be sharing memories that they deem important for generations to come.

We will also be starting our M.A.R.E. project -- a small children's book about a coral reef animal of their choosing.  These books come out wonderful every year so I can't wait to see what students create!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Back to the Grind

After an amazing trip together, it's now time to get back to the grind stone.  We have a few more projects and writing assignments coming up before the end of the year.  I have added an extra credit assignment on MyAccess in which students can write about a day in the life of their utopia.  More projects to come!  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Truman Show and Utopia Projects

This week we will finish watching the Truman Show and complete questions (including a short essay on the movie).  The Utopia projects are due Friday and we will begin a MyAccess narrtive this week as well.  Lots of work to do before we can enjoy our class trip next week!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Trip forms DUE

Monday the packet of class trip forms are due back to Mrs. Drechsel.  Only return papers that needed a signature.  The rest can be kept for your information.  The trip will be here before you know! I can't wait to spend a few days in LBI with all you students!  It's going to be a blast!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Post PARCC week!!!!

This will be a wrap up week for our Safety VS Freedom unit.  Students will be finishing up their Utopia projects, writing narratives to continue the ending of The Giver, and completing a character bio project.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


This week we will be taking the PARCC.  We will also get started on The Giver movie version.  We will be comparing the movie and the book to discuss which one is more effective in relaying the themes of this dystopian tale.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday Missed Work

Last night (Wednesday), students should have finished reading Chapter 20 and answered the questions posted on GoogleClassroom.  Today, many students are out for Take Your Child to Work day.  They will need to finish The Giver on their own. Questions for the final three chapters will be posted in GoogleClassroom -- these will be answered tomorrow in-class for a quiz grade. You do NOT need to answer the questions for HW.  We also finished the Literary Analysis Essay practice for Bell Work, so that needs to be completed.