PE Uniforms—Starting November 14, points that go toward a grade will be given for dressing appropriately.
Our Driving Question this year is: “What does it mean to be an American in a Democracy?”
American Studies curriculum: The American Journey
The Road to Revolution
Unit Essential Questions: When do people have the right to revolt against their government? Why do people rebel against their government? The American Revolution raises issues of enduring interest. What ideas caused conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies, and led to the Declaration of Independence?
Core Classes: Math, Science, English/American Studies
Elective classes: Art, Drama, Maps/Geography, Music, Manners, and Entrepreneurship.
Our focus this year is American Studies. It is a blended or “interdisciplinary” curriculum that provides an analysis of the American experience from the perspective of both literature and history. We will study politics, economy, history, novels, music, and film. Students grow in their knowledge of the fundamentals of both history and language arts as they develop a critical understanding of American History and culture and also learn how to use written language in effective and powerful ways. We will read and write about American History while answering our Essential Question about what it means to be an American citizen in a democracy.
PE uniform: plain black, grey, or navy shorts/sweat pants; white, navy, or baby blue t-shirt; plain black or grey, or navy sweatshirt. No stripes, logos or other colors. T-shirts worn inside out are not appropriate. We will go outside for PE if the weather is suitable, so be prepared.
We are using Teacherease.com to keep track of our grading this year. It offers a quick and easy way to see how your student is doing and what assignments are missing. Feel free to check it at any time!