Week #5 Renaissance

A HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Nunnally, Ms. Claflin, Mr. Bordges, Mr. Pope, Mrs. MacCallister, Mr. Tam and Mrs. Carrillo for donating their time & resources to help make our trip to Yosemite an absolute success!!  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to you, parents, for allowing your students to attend!


  • Vocabulary Assignment : Unit Final Next Week
  • Writing Assignment #4-5: Science fiction narrative that includes a reference to at least one prompt; peer edited version due Friday, final paper due Monday (extension given)
  • Reading, Reflections & Golden Lines (based on Literature book “Vanishing Point); due Friday, Unit Final Next Week
  • Vocabulary & Literature Quizzes: none this week
  • RJW #9 (based on free choice book); due today
  • Writer’s Workshop – work on portfolio
  • Passion Project – researching and working through requirements
  • In class instructions & possible additional assignments


  • Math Homework (CPM/Other) – in class assignment due tomorrow
  • MobyMax and/or Khan: 45 minutes a week, due on Mondays
  • Fact Fluency: 20 minutes a week (until tested out), due on Fridays
  • Fridays: math quizzes (none this week)
  • In class instructions & possible additional assignments

Renaissance Project: Applying the feedback you received from practice (making changes), making presentation note cards & practice presenting.  Presentation dates: Pre-1 Nov. 18th, Pre-2 Nov. 19th, All Others Nov. 21st

Science: Chemistry (labs, journaling, lectures); Unit Final Next Week

EE – Big Break

  • This Friday, November 15 – EE Program at Big Break from 9:45~12pm –  Group C: Grace B, Ismael, Madi, Frankie, Jaeger, Jae’la, Fera, Christian, Chloe, Abigail, Jackson, Adrianna, Calvin, Haylee. Drivers: Kelley Bordges, need another driver!
  • We still need drivers!  Please go to SignUp Genius, look to see which dates your student is attending, and if you see an open spot, please sign up! If we don’t have drivers, we can’t take the students!    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45a4aa28a1fe3-bigbreak 
Other Important Information

Victorian Party (December 20th): it is not too early to start thinking about/putting together your student’s Victorian era costume for this day. Please look for an email from SignUp Genius to see how you can help!

  • Minimum Days all next week!
  • Report Cards go home with your student on Nov. 22.  Make sure to ask your student for it!
ACA Middle School Team

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
                                                                                        – A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin