Chapter 1-3 and Missing Books :(

by Mrs. Nilsen on October 12th, 2012

Weekly ELA News 10/8-10/12

Wrinkle in Time Chapter 1-3

We've finished the exposition of our novel and are starting to get to the good stuff.  A Wrinkle in Time has 12 chapters and we've just completed Chapter 3.  We will be breaking the entire novel up into chunks of three chapters each.  Each section we go through we will have a "quiz" before we move on through the rest of the book.  For most quizzes, I let students use any notes they have taken during the time we've spent studying it.  It will be just a quick check-in for me of how each student is doing in moving through the Novel.  There will not be a big test at the end, but instead an interactive project...but more to come on that later.

We are just finishing up Chapters 1-3.  Students are more than welcome to re-read any of the chapters we have already covered in preparation for any quizzes or assessments we'll have.  It's so hard to stop reading students are loving the book so much.  I wish you could hear the questions and dialogue that happens when we're reading.  They've been fantastic.  I'll try to record some for the blog next week.

Missing books in my personal library... :(

Parents, community, but mostly students,

I'm noticing more and more books go missing from my personal library.  I've spent a lot of time and money building this collection for no other purpose than to benefit the students I encounter over the course of my career.  Please do not take books from my library without checking them out from me.  Please do not take books that do not belong to you.  It makes my heart sad.  So sad that I forget my professionalism and use emoticons.  

Books are wonderful companions and treasures.  If you LOVE a book, you may borrow it, but I would like it to be returned so that future kids can enjoy it too.  Thanks in advance for bringing any  books you have at home back to school, where they belong.  


Monday, October 15th
- Scholastic Book Fairs Starts today in the school library. Come check it out!!
Hours: 7:45 to 8:15 a.m./11:45 to 12:15 p.m./3:00 to 4:00 p.m. M/T/R
          7:45 to 8:15 a.m./11:45 to 12:15 p.m./1:00 to 2:00 p.m. W 
          1:00 to 4:00 Saturday

Tuesday, October 16th
- Subway Lunch orders due no later than 3:30 p.m. (later orders will not be accepted) – Please
pay separate from your pizza order.
- Book Fair Hours: 7:45 to 8:15 a.m./ 11:45 to 12:15 p.m./ 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17th
- Subway Lunch
- Early Release – 1:00 pm
- Pizza orders and money due no later than 1:30 p.m. (late orders will not be accepted)
- Book Fair Hours: 7:45 to 8:15 a.m./ 11:45 to 12:15 p.m./ 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18th
- 3:15 p.m. Auction meeting in the MRA Basement
- Book Fair Hours: 7:45 to 8:15 a.m./ 11:45 to 12:15 p.m./ 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 19th
- No School, Teacher Development Day

Saturday, October 20th
- Harvest Festival, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at MRA
- Book Fair Hours: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dates Coming Up At MRA:
- October 15th through October 20th: Book Fair
- October 15th, 9:30 a.m.: Picture Retakes
- October 18th, 3:15 p.m.: Auction Meeting at MRA
- October 19th: No School Teacher Planning Day
- October 20th : Harvest Festival, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- October 24th, 3:00 p.m.: First Aid, CPR Class $35.00. Please sign up in the office
- October 25th, 5:30 p.m.: Parent Education - Dyslexia
- October 31st: Teacher Planning Day – No School
- November 1st and 2nd: Parent Conferences – No School
     o Sixth through Eighth Grade Conferences and All Specialty Teachers
          - November 1st, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gym. Open format with 10 minute segments.
          - November 2nd, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 for any pre-scheduled conferences

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