Mark Your Calendars
Permission Slips due
Friday, April 11
Spring Break - 4/14-/4/21
Overture Field Trip
Friday, April 25
Every Friday students should submit reading minutes with a parent signature. Reading minutes can be submitted the following Monday for full credit but will not be accepted after Monday. Students should be reading a minimum of 120 minutes per week.
At the end of the quarter the reading minutes will be averaged and graded accordingly:
4: 240 minutes plus per week
3.5: 181-240 minutes per week
3: 120-180 minutes per week
2.5: 90-119 minutes per week
2: 60-89 minutes per week
1.5: 31-49 minutes per week
1: less than 30 minutes per week
We are beginning a civil rights unit. We will study the time period through three historical fiction texts:
Fire from the Rock
Mississippi Trial, 1955
Legend of Buddy Bush
We will also learn from famous speeches as well as nonfiction texts about the Civil Rights Movement.
Chapter 30: Alexander the Great
How did Alexander build his empire?
LONG TERM HOMEWORK
There will be an assessment for this unit before spring break during the week of 4/7.
Each student can access the full textbook online.
** Click on "sign in" then make sure it is set to "student sign in."
Teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Username: student's first name followed by their last initial, without a space.
Homework assignments, including reading minutes, are graded on a check, check plus, or check minus scale. This is a little tricky to translate into infinite campus. This is how I make it work:
Again, this scale is mostly used for homework. In class assignments, projects, and tests will be graded on a 1-4 scale.