“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” Scout, To Kill A Mockingbird (23).
We have started our To Kill A Mockingbird unit. We will be reading and working with this novel for the rest of the school year. We have been blessed to have brand new copies of the book to use. As such, everyone has been asked to cover their book and treat it as nicely as possible.
Every night, we will have 2-3 chapters to read, which equals about 20 pages of reading. It is SO important to keep up with the reading and not fall behind. There will be reading quizzes periodically and daily class discussion/activities that depend on having read the chapter.
In addition to the nightly reading, there are assignments tied to every chapter in the book. Students have all the assignments and point value of those assignments. They are required to do 4 of the assignments and can chose from the list enough other assignments to total 100 additional points. These assignments should be done in their TKAM notebook or binder and will be checked weekly for completion and at the end for a numeric grade.
In Religion, we are working our way through the Pro Life unit. We have talked about the idea of respect and how respect is at the center of the Catholic Church’s teaching on life. We are currently going over the development of a baby in the womb, looking at some amazing pictures of the developing baby and reading about how much happens so very early in the baby’s life before birth.
We have taken some time to watch more of the movie “Jesus of Nazareth” this week and discussed as a class what the movie left out or got wrong in the scenes dealing with the passion and death of Jesus, according to Bible accounts. When we return from Easter Break we will finish the movie with Jesus’ resurrection.
Wishing you all a joyous and blessed Easter season!
December 20, 2016
It has been a pleasure working with your children this last month. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 16, 2016
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Mary Novotny as our new 7A teacher. Mrs. Novotny just finished a log term sub at Christ the King. She had children graduate from our school and still has children here as students. Mrs. Novotny graduated from UNL with a B.A. in English. She taught at Roncalli for 4 years and has taught Religious Education at St. Pius X Parish since 2007. She will be part-time as Mr. Sheil was and will teach two literature classes and one religion class. If you have any questions regarding 7A, please email Mrs. Novotny at firstname.lastname@example.org.