February 19, 2018

9.15 Update

Hi Everyone-

We just finished our class read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. A lot of students enjoyed it and we wrote a paper on one of its major themes as a class. Next week we would like to watch the 1983 movie and eat a cupcake (favorite treat of some of the characters). A permission slip has been sent home to give the OK to participate in this class activity.

We’ve also been working on our storytelling unit. Each week students are introduced to a new theme that they write a story on. Week #1 was a lesson learned/accomplishment. This past week was an adventure. We will have two more themes after we have returned from our field trip. At the end of the 4 different stories, students are going to select one. They will then polish their story and practice telling it. Our culminating event is a storytelling evening on 10/19 from 4:30-7:30. Everyone is invited. Students should be working on their stories in their writing spirals. Asking about their story and having them tell it is a great way to practice.

And finally…our first overnight field trip! We will be leaving from school Monday, 9/19 and returning on Tuesday, 9/20. This trip is packed full of activities as well as important team building time. We will be staying in tents at a KOA. Some students are bringing tents to share with others. Everyone needs to bring a sleeping bag, a lunch for the first day, flashlight, change of clothes and basic toiletries. If for some reason a student cannot attend, they still need to come to school.

Conferences are October 4th & 5th. I will be sending home more information and posting it on this site next week.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Young

Rhiannon Young About Rhiannon Young

Ms. Young is in her 12th year in the Corbett Middle School. Besides spending her days with middle schoolers, she loves to travel (often with middle schoolers as well), spend time with her family and read.