We had a great week in 7th grade looking at many of the emperors who ruled Rome and several were *ahem* very interesting. We even broke into partners to look at a few of these mighty rulers a little closer. Parents, I would love for you to ask your student which emperor they remember the most. I'm sure many will have a favorite - either the one who wanted to make his horse a senator or the one who tried to kill his mother ... several times. Oh those Romans!
Next week, we will continue to look as the expansion of the Roman Empire and how that growth ultimately contributed to its demise. Students can expect a test on Rome the week after next. I try to give at least a week's notice on tests and will also post it to the test calendar, which students will have access to as soon as they get their iPads (which should be this week).
In our literature to film class, we will start reading the novel, White Fang. We will look at a few other reading strategies to employ as we read this novel. It will take us some time to get through this book but it should be a good first read. Gotta love the classics!
If you are not yet receiving my Remind emails, please make sure you accept my invitation. I had quite a few homework zeros that I gave out this past week and that does not make me happy. Please help me out by reading the Remind emails and asking to see your child's homework. Four consecutiave dyas of complete homework adds a beautiful 100 to the gradebook!
Looking ahead ...
Monday, 9/5 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
Friday, 9/9 - Cookies for Courage, MINI DAY & FORMAL UNIFORMS
Friday, 9/16 - Triduum Fun Day, DRIVERS NEEDED
Tuesday, 9/20 - Picture day, FORMAL UNIFORMS