do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside
us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust,
sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk
curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that
reveals the human spirit." EE Cummings
We will also be continuing the Bead Project. Students are stringing
1,500,000 beads to honor the children who perished in the Holocaust. Over the summer we
received another bead donation from Vivienne. She is so supportive!
If anyone out there would like to contribute or string some beads,
let us know via e-mail or phone.
Grade 7 Spring
The seventh grade students designed and created monuments to honor
the Central High Little Rock Nine.
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of students and monuments.
Coming Unit for Grade 8 2010-2011
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Pre-Class Warm-Up Activity Reading Informational Text
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Yes, we have a sense of humor!
Linda M. Paquette
Reading and Understanding Informational Text 7/8
Guidelines for Class Discussion
The basis for an exciting class is
discussion and to have that discussion, we must all be respectful of
each other and listen as well as talk. If we follow these
guidelines, I am confident that we will have some of the most
interesting, thought-provoking discussions ever! If all goes well,
we won't even hear the bell ring.
Speak freely, but do not
monopolize the conversation.
Listen to others and try to
understand what they are saying and respectfully respond,
especially when ideas are different from your own.
If you want to, it is ok to write
down a thought that you might want to share later. That is
better than interrupting.
Listen carefully and ask
Try to put yourself in someone
Value other experiences; yours
aren't the only ones!
Be open to new ideas. Being open
does not mean you have to change your opinion; just that the
possibility of new ideas exists.
When disagreement occurs, do not
When you do not understand, ask
questions. Questions are the key to learning.
No put-downs. Value the opinions
and thoughts of others.