Mrs. Frank's Class Update

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Summer is Near! It's Been A Great Year!

Dear Parents,

As the year is quickly coming to a close, I would like to take a moment to let you know how much I have enjoyed your children. This has been a year with a lot of change (and construction!), and along the way, we've learned important life lessons about community and perseverance. Thank you for all of your support, both of your child's learning and our class as a whole.


There are several events coming up next week, our last week together! Here is a quick look at them:


Monday, June 3: Field Trip to Academy of Sciences OR Limantaur Beach

Tuesday, June 4: Field Trip to McNears Beach

Thursday, June 6: Classroom Party Day with Mrs. Frank

Friday, June 7: Last Day of School & 12:30 Early Release Day



As always, please let me know if you have questions, at any time,

Katie Frank


A Brief Synopsis of Our Recent Studies

I am updating grades this weekend. I encourage students to turn in any late work until Thursday, June 6th.


English

  • We wrapped up The Outsiders and students have taken the novel quiz on Edmodo.
  • Students have also taken a vocabulary quiz in class, and a few will retake the quiz this week. To study, use the electronic flashcards posted on Edmodo.
  • Students have turned in all written work in their Outsiders Folders.
  • On Wednesday, June 5, every seventh grader will receive a copy of the Literary Anthology. Each seventh grader selected a piece of writing to include in the anthology, a White Hill tradition!


History

  • Renaissance Day project grades are being finalized currently by all history teachers. This grade will then be given to me and I will add it to each student's history grade.
  • Students completed our studies of the Renaissance and have turned in their Renaissance Folders.
  • We wrapped up the year with a brief study of the Age of Enlightenment, the period in which philosophers debated the roles of government, society, and education, leading to the very ideas that made the United States possible. A great segue into next year's studies!

Summer Reading!

I encourage all of my students to take time this summer to read! Almost all of my students read more than a million words from books they chose and read independently this year. Keep it up! Don't just go on a family vacation, travel to other worlds!


Here is one way to keep reading-both the Fairfax Library and the San Anselmo Library have terrific teen summer reading programs!


Teen Summer Reading at the Fairfax Library – Read and win great prizes by signing up for Teen Summer Reading at the Fairfax Library starting June 8 at: www.marinlibrary.org Receive a free book just for you signing up, while supplies last.

And don’t miss our first teen event: Squishy Circuits Workshop. Create your own blinking buzzing light-up creatures and sculptures while learning about electrical circuits and conductivity. Call 457.5629 or email

Shereen Ash at sash@marincounty.org to sign up.


Teen Website from the Marin County Free Public Library:

http://www.marinlibrary.org/teens


Recommended Reads for Teens:

http://www.marinlibrary.org/teens/recommended-reads


A Good Summer Reading List:

http://pollard.needham.k12.ma.us/media_center/documents/Summer2013Covers.pdf


In addition, the English Page of my website has more resources: www.franksclasswebsite.org

Mrs. Katie Frank

White Hill Middle School

Seventh Grade English & History

Room 304