Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sharing Narratives and revising
Happy Weekend!

Our week flew by with the students focusing on their narrative writing pieces, their second book reviews, and our work on comparing characters in a story.
     While working on their narrative pieces, the students worked hard on writing long and meaningful. They are focusing on sensory imagery, making their reader feel as if they are in the story. The students are trying their hand at writing meaningful dialogue and including their internal feelings within their writing pieces. These are difficult skills that they are challenging themselves with as they create their writing.
Making our writing better with help from friends
     As you may have seen at home, the students are also working on note taking for their second book review which is a book talk. Each student will have an opportunity to stand before the class and present their book choice for a given genre. During their book talk, they will focus on the theme of the book and how the main character grows and changes from the beginning of the book to the end.
     We also handed out the magazine and cookie packets for our school fundraiser. These packets went home on Friday. Please be sure and ask your child to take a look at the envelopes as they have many options to purchase to help our school raise money for "Save the Children" as well as fund great programs and extra curricular items for our school.
The fund raiser  this year is a combination of Save the Children and prizes. Students will earn Save the Children certificates and prizes for sales. The certificates will purchase egg-laying chickens for the hungry of Guatemala.

October 31, November 4 and November 7: Turn-In Days
Make checks payable to: Harrison Middle School

School Code: 2620326

All Magazines Count as Two Items Sold!

10/28-11/8 Student, Parent, Teacher conferences with Mrs. Rollins

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