Week of September 13-17

This is an exciting week because we are starting our Africa unit! We are reading Facing the Lion by Joseph Lekuton, a memoir about his life growing up on the Kenyan savanna. Students will complete journals and hold discussions as we read the book.

Students are also analyzing the different aspects of Africa’s geography and completing a map and questions about the continent.

Finally, students will have their first Reading Log to complete at home, using an independently chosen book (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novel, short stories, etc.).

I am impressed so far with the attitude and work of the students so far! I look forward to the week ahead!


Due Dates:

–September 17: Africa Map (in class)

-September 28: Reading Log #1 (at home)

First Assignment!

As we get into our content for Language Arts and Social Studies, this week we are focusing on Current Event #1. Typically, this would be a homework assignment, but for our first time we are working through an article together in class. Students have been reading and discussing an article about states passing mental health days for students. They have shown tremendous maturity and insight as we have discussed this topic, and we will write a report together that each student will submit on Canvas.

Due Dates so far…

Friday, September 10: Yellow parent letter contact sheet

Monday, September 13: Current Event #1 submitted on Canvas in Social Studies

If you have any questions, please email me at: ktimmons@pps.net.

Thank you!