Today, we talked about your synthesis essays and you received them back with loads of blue notes on them from me! Blue! We love blue!
We also began reading aloud from Kathryn Erskine's National Book Award winning novel Mockingbird as we look forward to welcoming Kathy to our school for a visit on April 4th!
We will begin preparing for our Socratic Seminar by working on this preparation sheet tomorrow in class. On Friday, we will then hold our THIRD SOCRATIC SEMINAR of the year, about which I am thrilled.
Our word of the day today is APLOMB, which is a noun that means quiet self-confidence; poise. And yesterday's word was DISDAIN, which is a verb OR a noun that means to look down on someone (verb) or the feeling that someone else is unworthy.