Mrs. O'Rourke's Panther Press
From the Week of Nov 27 & for the Week of Dec. 4th
Visiting Author Writing Workshop
Some of Mrs. O's recent reading suggestions!
Notice and Note Strategies
I gave because...
On going Humanitarianism Projects
Better World Books Book Drive by Fay M. and Lila C.
Share the Feast Humanitarianism Project - Drew L. & Carter J. (block 2)
This program was started by my mom’s friend’s son three years ago. Jack was seven and raised money for a boy named Temesgen. This year on Thanksgiving, Jack and his family went to Ethiopia. They found out that Temesgen has been living on his own for more than six months because his mom got sick and he was left to fend for himself. He was living in a mud shack no bigger than a closet that was barely standing, and all of his supplies that he had, fit into a shopping bag. Since then, they have been selling Share The Feast t-shirts for $20, and every t-shirt pays for a child’s food in Ethiopia for a whole month. This will go on until December 5th. If you would like to help feed a hungry child, please go to the link below.
The importance of independent reading
Your child should have read about 8-9 books by the end of November. Please check in with him or her.
Some of our STUDENT reading suggestions
Matched by Condie
Sci/Fi; dystopian fiction - Suggested by Lauren H.
Warriors by Hunter
Fantasy - Suggested by Hannah G.
Legend by Lu
Sci-Fi - Suggested by Adam G.
Year-Long Humanitarian Projects
• This year students will have the opportunity to show 3 different humanitarian acts within the community.
• Each project will be documented with a picture of the student performing the act/event and a short paragraph. These will be displayed all year to celebrate our acts of good will.
• Between Mrs. O'Rourke's and Ms. Hill’s class, it is our goal to perform 300 acts within our community.
• We will also be brainstorming different project ideas within our school and school community.
Upcoming Assessments and Project Due Dates
Next Few Weeks:
Tuesday - 12/5 Assigned Book of the Odyssey plot map assignment due
Friday - 12/8 Roots Review Quiz; Grammar Review Qz
Friday 12/15 - Vocabulary & Reading Test over Literary Terms and Narrative Writing
Week of 12/18 - Plays of The Odyssey (more info forthcoming ;)