The school year is off to a great start. Our first progress reports should have made their way home by now and students have either gone home pleased with their average or have decided to work harder in order to bring their grades up.
In ninth grade, we have just finished reviewing the basics of fiction. We will spend this next week reviewing literary devices and will be moving on to a unit on NonFiction next.
In eleventh grade we are either currently reading or finishing The Great Gatsby. We should have this wrapped up for both regular and honors classes by October 5th. We will then begin Our Town complete with a walking field trip to downtown Hanceville.
In all of my classes, we are finishing up the Your Own Story unit in which students are writing down their own stories -- past, present, and future. The final draft of this story will be due on October 4th. An excerpt (creatively done) will also be due on this day. No printing will be necessary as we will submit all of this online and in cla