Mrs. Frank's Class Update!

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Winter Warmth

Our waning autumn has finally given way to rain. Though winter is not quite here yet, it certainly feels as though it has arrived. Our class is busy wrapping up projects and getting ready to take a long-awaited Winter Break.


  • Quarter 2 Progress Grades were emailed last week. Students who need to catch up will have a chance to this week before we head out for Winter Break.
  • Crispin Test on Edmodo--vocabulary and questions from the novel. This test is on Edmodo and can be taken at home. Students should study vocabulary by using the Quizlet electronic flashcards on Edmodo and review folder notes for the test. The test is due by the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 19.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts--Final drafts are due on Friday, Dec. 19. We have had a longer period of time to put finishing touches on these. Students can work on this while we watch 1,001 Arabian Nights in class at the end of this week.
  • Bring a Mug Hot Chocolate Party! Friday, December 19th. You bring the mug, and I'll bring the hot chocolate, whipped cream and marshmallows.
  • Unofficial Field Trip! "The Hobbit" on Friday, December 19th at 4:30pm at the Fairfax Theater! This one is 3D, so it's a little more expensive. Buy your tickets in advance if you're around! Friends and family are welcome to join us!
  • Staff Development Day Monday, January 5, 2015.
  • Quarter 2 ends January 23rd.
  • Happy Holidays!

Keep Reading! It's easy! Just keep looking for books you LIKE to read!

Students need to keep reading through Winter Break! I ask students to read 20-30 minutes everyday and to record the books they read on their Reading Record. This is not a big part of students' grades, but it is a big part of their development, so I urge students to keep searching for the books they will love, and to keep striving to enjoy reading.

**When we return, students will have the option to write a character analysis essay on Crispin or on a character from another novel they have read recently.**

Have a Wonderful, Well-Deserved Break!