Friday, September 15

        Next week, we will continue working on literature elements as we study and discuss internal and external conflict. We will read Frank Stockton’s “The Lady or the Tiger”, find examples of conflict, and students will write a 200-500 word ending to the story answering the question “Did the courtier choose the lady or the tiger?”
        In addition, students should be well on their way to completing their first independent reading book for Trimester 1. Early in the week, we will take a look at the “Somebody, wanted, but, so, then” strategy for writing concise and objective summaries. We will practice this strategy as we read  “The Interlopers” by Saki.  Books, summaries, and parent signatures are due on Monday, September 24. Students received independent reading logs at the beginning of the year. I have extra copies if needed.
        I am really enjoying spending time with your children. They are quite wonderful!
Warmest regards,
Barbara Buzard