News from the Crazy Cheetahs

Jan. 9th 2014

Happy New Year!

News for you

A deposit of $35.00 for our Charleston field trip is due by the end of next week. If your child has already paid in full the $89.00 then there is no money due. March will be here before we know it. If you have signed up to attend the trip as a chaperone, please check with Dana in the office to be sure that you have filled out all the needed paperwork.

I hope that the new style homework sheet is more helpful for you. Please let me know if there are other bits of information that you feel would be helpful.

We have started a new unit in writing on opinion writing. This nine weeks we will focus on writing speeches and essays that involve our opinions about topics we feel passionate about. The students have been very focused this week on sharing their opinions about having to wear uniforms, it has been very interesting to listen to their feelings about this topic.

Our class will be involved in a Challenged Based Learning (CBL) project. We will be working with the city of Rock Hill to gather artifacts related to the African American Business District located near the downtown area of Rock Hill in the late 1940s-1970s. We need grandparents that are willing to come in and share stories about this area and possible photos. We would also like to gather artifacts about our school from the 1950s-1970s and interview people that attended our school. If you know someone that might be interested in helping us with this project, please let me know.

Mrs. Johnson

Please contact me if you need anything or have questions.