Mrs. McMinn's ELA Class

December/January

It's the Holiday Season...

Unfortunately, that can mean students are "out of sorts". We are all excited about the upcoming break. Students need to be aware that mid-term reports are going out later than usual due to semester exams and the holiday break. This means there's a lot less room for error in getting late work turned in after progress reports go home the first week of January. Be sure to keep up with PowerSchool checking for assignments you may be missing!

What's Coming Up in the New Year?

Students will begin studying Serafina and the Black Cloak in mid-January. This book is set in and around the Biltmore Estate. There are many historical references in the book and many exact locations and visual references to the estate and the Vanderbilt family. Students will embark on a field trip in the Spring focusing on the setting element of the story. We will be going to Biltmore Estate in Asheville in April. If parents haven't seen the field trip form for this one, please ask your child or send us an email, so we can get a form to you. All students are encouraged to go as there will be activities following the trip to conclude the book study.