Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6/7, 2012

Friday December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day -- a good day to remember how others have preserved our freedom -- and to be grateful!

1. iRead     (Have you presented your SSR?)

iWrite Right: Prefixes/Suffixes in Context 12/6 or 12/7

Today while you’re reading, both from The Giver and from your novel, look for words with prefixes and suffixes we’ve covered. Make a list in your composition book with the word and page number it’s from. Take out your suffix charts or bookmarks to help you remember what to look for.

2.    iWrite: Picnic Pants 12/6 or 12/7
You might enjoy picnics, and probably wear pants often, but would you wear “Pic Nic Pants?”
What do you think? What would you do if your friends or family wore them to a barbecue or picnic with you?

3. The Giver 

4.  Publication party and prize drawing

Important Notices: 
If you want to participate in the Great Behavior Drawing, make sure your final draft is done and turned in by Thursday or Friday. 
If you did not finish the final draft of your Giver Argument paper  in the lab last time, it is homework, to finish at home or during Cave Time. 
On Thursday and Friday we will have a Publication Party for those who have turned in their Argument Essay Final Draft. 
On Thursday and Friday we will also have the Great Behavior Drawing.

For Basic 8, Book 4, see Required Reading: Two Books Per Term

From Ms. Dorsey: 
If you haven't, you really ought to read Tuesdays at the Castle (and the Dragon Slippers series, and anything by Jessica Day George!
Jessica Day George's very magical, very exclusive HOLIDAYS AT THE CASTLE: A TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE SHORT STORY, is available FREE. Just click, and the story will download ... a bit like magic, no?

Ms. Dorsey will be sending in a book order this week.  Hurry if you'd like to buy books.  You can either bring a check or order online using group code GKLJW at 

The Giver:

In-Class Reading of The Giver
Nov. 28/29
Dec. 4/5
Dec. 6/7 9910582104122

Extra Credit:  See Ms. Dorsey to pass off any of the poems. 

Find errors in published work. Show Ms. Dorsey or Ms. Bills.

Also: Extra Credit

Extra Credit Poems

Extra Credit: Nothing in Heaven Functions As It Ought