I am so incredibly pleased with your progress and where we're headed this year, both in English and STEM Academy. We have a chance to truly make the world a better place and YOU have the chance to learn, apply, and create designs that, right now, are only notional. How cool is that?!
Typically, I'll give you a proper Week in Review, like this one over at www.hilliardsclass.com, but for now, I wanted to take a moment to hit the high notes.
This week, we've taken the STAR test, talked a bit about the importance of choice reading, and jumped into what is the very first square of The House on Mango Street, which is this beautiful prose poetry novel that I think you're really going to like.
As mentioned in class today, we will use this text to sharpen our literary analysis skills, write some inspired and well-crafted narratives of our own, and to expand our ideas and thinking about the concept of Community and Identity.
Today we completed the anticipation guide and began our first round of Philosophical Chairs. Y'all are some pretty smart cookies, and things are looking up.
Now, get ready for a full court STEM Academy project presentation press, and be prepared to share, ideate, and inspire!
Your teacher, Mrs. Hilliard :)