Week of September 28, 2015
Field Trip Friday
Quarterly Book Talk
The written explanation will include:
- Explanation of the theme of the book
- Succinct and objective summary
- Personal reaction
- Recommendation to other readers
Students will given this assignment information late this week and both the written and oral portions of the quarterly book talk will be due this Tuesday, October 13. Students should have plenty of time to complete this assignment in class, but will likely need to practice their speeches at home before the due date.
Entrepreneur Research Project
Upon completing their posters, students will begin working to write a five paragraph paper about their entrepreneurs. Using their posters as an outline, students we will be dedicating much of this week's writing workshop to the writing and revision process. The due date for the paper will be Wednesday, October 7. The paper's paragraphs will be structured as follows:
- Paragraph 1 - Introduction
- Paragraph 2 - Personal Background & Personal Challenges
- Paragraph 3 - Business Information & Business Challenges
- Paragraph 4 - Character Traits (traits that can be inferred and evidence)
- Paragraph 5 - Conclusion & Overall Impact on Society/Industry/Culture
Spirit Bear Adoption
One of the things that has impacted the students is that the Spirit Bear is actually an endangered species. The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) works to protect endangered and threatened species and allows the symbolic adoption of the animals. The class has decided it would like to symbolic adopt a Spirit Bear through this organization. In making a $40 donation to the WWF we can do this. The donation really goes towards protecting the Kermode Bear's natural habitat. In return we will receive a certificate of adoption and a stuffed spirit bear.
This is by no means a required activity for the class. Should your child choose to participate, they would need to bring in about $2 each before Monday. I think this is a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of protecting the environment and giving back to the world around them.