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Welcome to Grand Central Station!
 
I have moved to GCS this year and am SO excited to start this new adventure!
 
Scholastic Book Orders are available anytime online or in our classroom. When ordering online, please use class code K26DK so we can earn some free books for our school.
 

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Welcome Back 2016-2017!

I hope you all had a great summer!  I'm glad to be back.  It's going to be an amazing year!

Extra Credit

Students, don't forget to pick up the extra credit opportunities I have available! 
 
Also, if you are currently reading a book or have just finished one, a book report is always accepted as extra credit!  (summarize the book, write a page review of the book, write an alternate ending, create a model or drawing of a scene from the book with a paragraph description, etc.)

Our last learning Unit - Novel Study

My classes will be completing the year with a novel study.  Each class was given a choice of novel to vote on.  Periods 1,3,6, and 7 will be reading The Westing Game.  Period 2 and 4 will be reading The Schwa Was Here.  The collective work done on these novels will be their last test grade of the year!

Dark Water Rising

We are currently reading the novel Dark Water Rising in class.  This novel is about a boy and his family who move to Galveston just as the 1900 hurricane happens.  The students also have read an expository text to learn some things about hurricanes and storm safety, and are creating a pamphlet to show what they've learned.

Biography Time Capsule Book Reports due 12-16

The book reports are due this Wednesday.  
They must include the following:
1) a container labeled with the persons the biography is about, the author of the book, and the student's name.
2) 5 objects, drawings or pictures that tell about or are important to that person.
3) a notecard with a paragraph explanation attached to each item to tell why it was included.
4) the assignment sheet with the brainstorming area filled out.

Midterm Exams

Semester exams are this week.  Students were given a review on Wednesday in my class.  We previewed the questions and highlighted keywords together.  The reviews are due by the day the student takes the Reading exam.   To clarify, the questions on the review are not the exact questions on the exam, but are the same type of questions that will be on it.

Mrs. Stanley's homeroom won first place in the Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest!  Congratulations, class!  You all are so creative!

Literary Terms Test #1

All of Mrs. Stanley's classes have a Literary Terms test tomorrow, Sept 3., over the first 15 words on the list (front side of paper).  Please study!