Thank you, everyone, for all of help with the USAC Bake Sale at the Book and Giving Fair; we couldn't have done it without all of donations of soup, chili, chicken salad, tuna salad, and sweets! Teacher Carrie and Teacher Donna and several students really worked hard to make our first Holiday Workshop a positive experience for the students in the Early and Lower Schools. Teacher Carrie, Teacher Donna, and Teacher Danny were also instrumental in making certain that we had teachers and students available throughout the four days of the fair. We have several "lost" containers upstairs, so if you are missing a "Tupperware," please check to see if we have it! Additionally, we still have Garden of Lights tickets for sale, so if you are interested in going to see the holiday lights at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, please buy tickets from the USAC!
Advisory: we will do the Annual All-US Holiday Breakfast on Friday morning. Everything is provided by the USAC, so you don't need to bring anything but yourself! Please arrive on time so that we can start at 8:30. At this time we will also draw names for those who are participating in our annual Secret Santa/Hanukkah Harry/Kwanza Kevin/Bodhi Ben gift exchange, so be ready!
Advanced Composition: We will continue with Chapter 13: "Argument--Convincing Others" by reading several examples of argumentative writing in our textbooks, so please bring the textbook and a book for SSR to class each day!
American Short Story: We will continue to read selections form Unit 3: "Literature from the 1970s and 1980s.
Fundamentals of Composition: We will be working on Chapter 17: "Diction, Tone, and Style" this week, so please bring the textbook and a book for SSR to class each day!
Public Speaking: On Monday you will have time to work on your informative presentations. Your informative presentation for a state or country is due on Wednesday, December 7th!
Publications and Media: We will distribute the Garden of Lights flyers to Lower School and Middle School teachers to be sent home and then turn our attention to the 2010-2011 yearbook.
Science Fiction and Fantasy: Evan, don't forget that your first response paper is due on Friday, December 9th! Refer to the Response Paper 1 assignment sheet for specific details concerning this paper.
The Word: We will read Unit 6: "The Prophets" and begin Unit 7A: "Writings and Wisdom" this week, so please bring your textbook to class each day this week.
I will be off-campus on Thursday as I am attending a workshop on accreditation with VAIS in Richmond, but I am really looking forward to our breakfast on Friday morning!
Teacher Barb :)