Current Event Corner
For the remainder of the year, we will not be doing traditional current events. Instead, every other Friday, we will be reading and discussing Junior Scholastic magazine.

Also, we are practicing mindfulness at the start of each class day, with about 30 seconds of silence and focused breathing. I'm finding many students are now looking forward to this time of quiet, and it seems to be helping with students being less disruptive in class.

I have also instituted vocabulary practice at the start of Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am creating various types of vocabulary practice to work with the words for the unit we are currently studying. And during the Fridays that we read Junior Scholastic, we start the day with current event vocabulary from the magazine.

What I'm Reading:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Art and Mystery of Living by Krista Tippett

Holy cow!

I have been so behind on updating my website because assignments are posted on my Google Classroom.
But I thought I'd better give parents, who aren't on Classroom, a little update.

Right Now:

We are studying Africa

We have an Africa unit test coming up in two weeks. Specifically, Monday, April 30. To that end, I will be handing out study guides on Wednesday, April 18. Students already have vocabulary sheets. All of this is available on Google Classroom. Your students already know this, so they probably don't even look here.

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