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.