Week #2 – Victorian Times


  • Vocabulary Assignment #1 & 2 : due Wednesday; Vocabulary test on Friday
  • Writing Assignment #2 (2 parts): part 1 – fill out Party Planning sheet, due Tuesday; part 2 – write your character sketch, due Friday
  • Current Events #2 (partner project): create 10 index cards with the following information – child labor, living conditions, working conditions, & inventors/inventions during the Industrial Revolution. Due Thursday
  • Commonlit: “Oliver Twist”, due Friday
  • MobyMax Language: 30 minutes a week. Due Friday
  • RJW #2 (based on free choice non-fiction book); due Friday
  • Writer’s Workshop – work on portfolio (pieces with reflections)
  • 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 
  • In class instructions & possible additional assignments

Victorian Times Project: prepare for Party on December 20th (character sketch, letter of introduction, costume, etiquette, etc)

Science: Theme “Risk”.  In this unit, students will learn about appropriate risks (adventures, getting out of your comfort zone, etc), and dangerous risks (drugs, alcohol, smoking/vaping, ect).

EE – Big Break

  • This Friday, December 13 – EE Program at Big Break from 9:45~12pm –  Group C: Grace B, Ismael, Madi,  Jaeger, Jae’la, Fera, Christian, Chloe, Abigail, Jackson, Adrianna, Calvin, Haylee. Drivers: Cory Cruz, Kelley Bordges
  • New dates added!!  Please go to the following link to sign up to drive!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45a4aa28a1fe3-bigbreak
Other Important Information
Secret Santa: the students have requested to have a Secret Santa Exchange at the end of the Victorian party.  They came up with a $5-25 price for gifts.  If you do not want your student to participate in the exchange, please email us today.  They will draw names tomorrow.

Victorian Party (December 20th): Students are required to come in some type of Victorian era costume for the Final (Party).  See attached document for ideas. Thank you so much for signing up to support our celebration!   Follow this link to see what you signed up to bring, or to sign up to help with the party!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F45A4AA28A1FE3-victorian

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