Current Event Corner
Our next current event is due:
    Friday, November 3
    Friday, November 17

This is a standing assignment that will be due about every two weeks. A copy of the format can be found on Google Classroom.

They will also be turning the assignment in through Google Classroom.

Students have also been told that they will not be able to re-do any current events from this point on. They got the chance to correct their first current event and resubmit it for additional points. Unfortunately, some students chose not to do this. I want everyone to be aware that I did speak to each student who had changes to make so they were aware.

What I'm Reading:
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
 by Leigh Bardugo

Upcoming Events:

End of Quarter Extra Credit opportunity

Any student who wishes to complete some extra credit to help their grade may do so by  Wednesday, October 25. Here are the guidelines for extra credit:

In order to complete EC, you must have NO missing assignments. Also if your grade is 100% or above you cannot complete EC because it will not help your grade. (This was explained in the rules slip that everyone signed at the start of the year).

To earn up to 5 EC points, you may:

1. Watch an educational show on TV (History Channel, Discovery Channel, MythBusters, etc.). Write down the name of the show and up to 5 things you learn, turn it in to the gold basket.

2. Read an article in an educational magazine (Smithsonian, National Geographic, etc.), write down the name of the magazine and the article and up to 5 things you learned.

3. You can do a combination of either of the above, or watch a couple shows or read a couple articles - whatever you do, just write down what you watched/read and your facts for up to 5 points. If you wish to do fewer facts, that's okay, too. Just no more than 5.

4. A fourth option is to turn in the restroom/locker slips you got the first day of the quarter. They are worth one point each if you still have them and turn them 

U.S. States and Capitals Quizzes!
Beginning Tuesday, October 17!
Want the daily quiz rundown? Look here! And remember: spelling will count. Use the Quizlet link on the "Links" page at left to help you. Look in the "U.S. folder" under the "2017 Quizlet U.S. States" link.

Quiz #1 – West – Tues, Oct. 17

Olympia, WA                                      Carson City, NV

Salem, OR                                           Denver, CO

Sacramento, CA                                                Cheyenne, WY

Boise, ID                                              Juneau, AK

Helena, MT                                         Honolulu, HI

Salt Lake City, UT


Quiz #2 – Southwest – Wed., Oct. 18

Phoenix, AZ

Santa Fe, NM

Austin, TX

Oklahoma City, OK


Quiz #3 – Midwest – Thurs, Oct. 19

Bismarck, ND                                     Jefferson City, MO

Pierre, SD                                            Springfield, IL

St. Paul, MN                                       Madison, WI

Lincoln, NE                                          Indianapolis, IN

Des Moines, IA                                 Columbus, OH

Topeka, KS                                          Lansing, MI


Quiz #4 – Southeast -- Mon., Oct 23

Little Rock, AR                                   Tallahassee, FL

Baton Rouge, LA                               Atlanta, GA

Frankfort, KY                                      Jackson, MS

Nashville, TN                                      Columbia, SC

Montgomery, AL                              Raleigh, NC

Richmond, VA                                   Charleston, WV


Quiz #5 – Northeast – Tues., Oct. 24

Augusta, ME                                      Providence, RI

Concord, NH                                      Hartford, CT

Montpelier, VT                                 Trenton, NJ

Albany, NY                                          Dover, DE

Harrisburg, PA                                   Annapolis, MD

 Boston, MA      

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 12 from 3:30-7:30
Tuesday, October 17 from 3:30 - 7:30

This year's conferences will be a bit different in that parents will sign up for a 5 minute conference via the internet (a website parents will be sent next week). Please make sure to sign up (I might give some of you a jingle if I don't see you signed up - I'd love to talk with as many of you as possible). Make sure not to sign up for back-to-back conferences (so you'll have enough passing time to get from one place to another). Hope to see you!

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