• This is the last week of Walktober Month!  Make sure you check the NETWORKings for details!
  • Practice Presentation is tomorrow!  Ask your student to show you what portion they have completed on the project
  • This week is School Spirit Week! 
  • If you notice, our Independent Study format keeps changing.  This is because the government keeps changing the guidelines!  Anyways, thank you for being so quick in signing the Dochub contract when it comes to you (you will notice that it has changed…again!).  This is really helpful.  Also, please keep requesting an Independent Study when your student is absent.  Unlike the big districts, every single dollar counts at our little school, so we absolutely need the funds we receive from independent studies, plus it helps keep your student’s education on track!
  • Minimum Days this Wed, Thurs, Friday
Weekly Work (additional assignments may be added by teachers)
Vocabulary #3: do vocabulary work. Due Wednesday. Quiz on Friday
Humanism Journal: Students will keep a response journal for the Renaissance unit. Students will create at least three (3) entries per week.  Finished journal is due Nov. 12
Current Events #3-4In a group of 2 or 3 students create a group presentation of an advancement made in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance. Your group will be assigned one of the following topics: Architecture and Engineering, Painting, Sculpture, Literature, Science and Mathematics, or Politics.  This week get your topic, groups, and complete your research. Start making models, writing brochures, recording movies, etc. Next week, share completed projects with the class.
Writing #2-3: In a five-paragraph essay, explain the illustration/visual metaphor. Describe what it shows about changes in European life at the end of the Middle Ages that led to the flowering of arts and learning called the Renaissance.

Final Essay due on October 29.

Literature Book (The Vanishing Point):
   1.  Read assigned chapters by Thursday.  Due Thursday
   2.  Do Reflection #3Friday
   3.  Be ready to discuss chapters and do your assigned work for the Literature Circle. Due Thursday
    4.  Complete RJW #3Due Friday
    5.  Quizzes on Fridays
Renaissance Project Researching & creating a presentation. Practice on 10/26 (slides should be close to completion by practice)
Math:  Daily assignments, including classwork & homework.  Assorted due dates, & assessments are usually on Fridays.
Science (Space): Weekly assignments, including classwork.  Assorted due dates
Passion Project:  yearlong project with assorted benchmarks/due dates.  Students are given an hour a week in class to work on this project.  Ask what their focus is on. Ask your student how they are doing on the project!