• Welcome Back

    Welcome back to school for the second semester! This third nine weeks we will be learning about rhetorical fallacies used in advertising and speeches. We will become fallacy detectives and learn to search out which type of fallacy is being used. Our next novel will be The Witch of Blackbird Pond. As before with our other novel, this novel has been on the EOC exams in high school; therefore, if students would like to make notes and mark vocabulary, they will need their own copy of the novel. We will also be studying Greek mythology, the hero's journey, completing a Greek god or goddess research project using technology.
    This second semester is very rigourous and we move at a quick pace. Please remember if your child misses school, he or she should be in morning or afternoon tutorials to catch up. Each day missed is something new your child has missed learning.
    If you have not already, please sign up for the parent portal (through the district web site) and show your child how to do it as well. It is a great lesson for students to begin checking their own grades online to see the current average. Also, please remember to check the calendar for all tests, quizzes, and other important dates. I have shown my students how to do this.
    email:  dmatthews@cisd.org                                                
    phone: (430) 775-6200                                                         
    room:  B153                                                                            
    conference:  12:52-1:42                                                         

          Class Schedule                                                                   Classroom Expectations

    Period 1     8:00 - 8:50                                                            Be on time for class.
    Period 2     8:54 - 9:44                                                            Have all supplies for class every day.
    Period 3     9:48 - 10:38                                                          Read and study at home.
    Period 4    10:42 - 11:14                                                         Respect self, teacher, and others.
    Period 5    11:18 - 12:48                                                         Respect all property.
    A lunch     11:18 - 11:48                                                         Have a growth mindset.
    B lunch     11:48 - 12:18
    C lunch     12:14 - 12:48     
    Period 6    12:52 - 1:42
    Period 7     1:46 - 2:36
    Period 8     2:40 - 3:30

    Mon-Thur         7:20-7:50
    Tues & Thurs       3:30-4:00
     Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela