11th English-- The students have just finished up their Unit on "The American Dream" and turned in their five to seven page typed paper on what they have researched and learned. Here is a little from one paper: "According to Webster's Dictionary it is the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American, or a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the U.S. Famous author James Adams used the phrase "The American Dream" in one of his books and stated it as "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." Is life in America really that "dreamy" and full of opportunity for everyone, no matter their circumstances?
7th and 8th grade English--Students are studying Adverbs and are reading a story taken place during the French Revolution. I love this time of study in history....In this story you feel like you are right there in Paris, hungry and striving for a better life.
9th and 10th grade P.E.-- This is a very competitive group!! So far we have been able to go outside almost everyday, so it has been great! Frisbee football is a favorite. We are also running around a half mile each day.