It’s been rather a hectic week! We did manage to get quite a bit of work done, though, amid the excitement of the approaching winter break.
During the last few days, we learned some interesting information about many of the animals that Lewis and Clark encountered on their trip. Most students were very nervous about speaking in front of the class, but managed to give quality speeches. Some students hopefully learned that it is inadvisable to ignore daily deadlines and try to complete two weeks of research the night before their presentations.
Over vacation, all students should be reading and recording pages and minutes on their book logs. I expect to see the logs filled to the brim when we reconvene in January. Everyone also has some math homework to complete. Those students in Saxon 3 have a packet of papers, while everyone else has to finish two extra lessons over the break. It is best to do one during the first week of vacation and the second one shortly before we return to school in January, since most groups will have a test on Tuesday or Wednesday of the first week back.
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation (if you’re fortunate enough to have some time off)!
Dates to Remember:
· Friday, December 16th – Monday, January 2nd – Winter Break
· Tuesday, January 3rd – School resumes
· Friday, January 6th – School Day
· Monday, January 16th – Martin Luther King Holiday
· Friday, January 20th – School Day
· Monday, February 20th – Presidents’ Day Holiday
· Friday, February 24th – School Day