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To end the month of February, the students are beginning to study dystopian stories.  These stories are very popular in young adult fiction right now because they are intriguing.  More specifically, these stories take place in societies that are characterized by the suffering of their people; at the same time, the stories have connections to our society now because they take a problem that our society faces and look at it in its extreme. The first story that all students are reading is "The Lottery."  This classic story has intense themes that spur the students on to deep thinking about their own traditions.  After this story, the students will be reading young adult novels in small groups.  The groups will meet every few days to discuss their reading and share small reading-related projects.  During this time, the students will not complete reading logs, but will follow along with a reading calendar.  Our unit on dystopia will last into the last weeks in March.
Posted by jstrecker  On Feb 26, 2016 at 12:25 PM
  
Please complete taking notes on the 2 videos on climate change.  Remember that these are on the JW Library webpage under student resources; 7th Grade Writing.
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM
  
Please complete ws #5 on the family survey. Thank you.
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 25, 2016 at 6:59 AM
  
Climate change videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYwqHc3Ib7M&list=PLfuZzILNnAl-A_rh6YauZRy1iczOorUW2 Scientific American video with connections between climate change and extreme weather http://www.smithsonianmag.com/video/Climate-Change-101-With-Bill-Nye-the-Science-Guy.html Bill Nye narrates only.  Overview and weather impact
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 24, 2016 at 7:10 AM
  
Please complete the EPA  webquest on climate change.
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM
  
Please read pages 100-101 in Human Biology and Health  and complete worksheet #2.  If you did not return your Red Cross form on what job you are going to do, please do so by Wed. Thank you.
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 23, 2016 at 3:16 PM
  
Our first quiz of the quarter will be on Thursday, February 25th for B day students and Friday, February 26th for A day students. You are encouraged to use your class notes as well as your review sheet to help you prepare. Please come and see me before your quiz date if you have any questions of concerns. Good luck!
Posted by ttredwell  On Feb 23, 2016 at 1:02 PM
  
In class today , Friday, please copy and paste this link into a new tab.  Then fill out the survey.  Thank you! https://docs.google.com/a/reg4.k12.ct.us/forms/d/1o-UuJoU1BlEhRUDQ0wzVKNG6o_X-hveu1HONbSJ0YfE/viewform
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 19, 2016 at 7:05 AM
  
Go to this link and answer the survey please. https://docs.google.com/a/reg4.k12.ct.us/forms/d/1TL3E82ENle-goe_xtz7s5nCrCzSdi4i_Ov6XRH5oegc/viewform
Posted by LBonalli  On Feb 18, 2016 at 7:28 AM
  
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