Humanities

November 28 - December 2

This week we will begin our whole class novel study Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz. It is based on the Meiji period in Japan making it a great tie-in to our social studies curriculum. We will have our Japan unit test later this week and begin looking at some current events. 

November 21 - 24

This week we will be continuing with our Tokugawa hierarchy redesign and finishing up our stories. Conferences will be held in person on Nov. 24 from 4-8 pm and online on Nov. 25, 9 am-3 pm. 

November 14 - 18

This week we will be applying our research on the Tokugawa social hierarchy in order to redesign it. Students will have an opportunity to choose how they would like to represent their learning. In English, we will be starting our plot diagrams to support our narrative writing. 

November 7 - 10

This week we will be continuing our research on the different social classes in feudal Japan. In English, we will begin a narrative writing assignment related to the short stories we have read. There will be a Remembrance day celebration on Thursday, Nov 10, please send in a donation for a poppy. 

October 31 - Nov 1

This week we will be diving into our research in connection to the Tokugawa Shogunate social hierarchy. Students will also be working on ACE paragraphs in English related to the short story Lamb to Slaughter. 

October 21-28

This week we will start our second short story focusing on dramatic irony and suspense. In social we will finish fleshing out our feudal Japan hierarchies and begin a research project. 

October 17-21

We will continue our work on suspense, tone, mood, and foreshadowing this week. Students will be writing an email using examples of foreshadowing from the short story The Landlady to create a tone of unease. In social we will continue our study of Japan with a focus on its two main religions, Buddhism and Shintoism. From there we will introduce social hierarchies and feudal Japan.

As always please remember to check PowerSchool weekly with your student. 

October 11-14

Students will be bringing home their reading goals this week based on their CARS assessment results. Please review it with them when they bring it home and discuss their goal. We will continue with Japan's geography and how its unique features impact worldview. In English, we will be continuing with suspense and beginning a short story.

Remember to check PowerSchool regularly and Google Classroom if you are away. 

October 3 - 7

Students will continue to work on completing their CARS and STARS reading assessments as well as identifying tone and mood in song and text. In social they will begin looking at Japan with a focus on geographical features. 

September 26 - 30

Students completed their literary devices posters in English this week. Next week they will continue to work on developing their understanding of tone and mood while also completing some more baseline reading comprehension assessments. In Social, they finished identifying elements of Worldview in the country of their choosing. Next week will focus on Reconciliation as we end the week with Orange Shirt Day. 

September 19 - 23

Students began a Worldview assignment on a country of their choosing this week and will continue to work on it this coming week. The focus is on identifying elements of worldview. In English, we will be focusing on figurative language and students will be creating a poster to demonstrate their understanding of a specific literary device (ie. simile). 

On Monday we will be having a moment of silence to show our respect for Queen Elizabeth II. 

September 12 - 16 

This week in Social Studies students will continue to develop their understanding of Worldview and will be starting a research assignment on a country of their choosing. In English, students will focus on mood and tone specific to suspense stories. 

This past week, students completed various baseline assessments and worked on classroom routines including accepting invites to their various Google Classrooms.

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