If you haven’t been in contact with me for a bit, you may not know that my mom has extensive cancer. In order to help her as much as I can, I have limited my class offerings for this term. In an effort to keep you and me (as well as yours and mine) safe and healthy, ALL sessions and classes continue to take place via ZOOM regardless of vaccination status since my mom is very weak from her treatments. I have talked to a few of you over the summer about what we can do. Once we have a contract in place with your Zoom Name, you will have a link to your student’s Zoom Room as well as the Password. These measures keep everything secure.
Book Clubs continue to take place at 1 PM on Fridays. The high school book club, Reading with Reason, will stay in place on the first Friday of the month, and Junior book club will continue on the 3rd Friday. What’s new this year is that the 2nd Friday of the month is for Deep Dive Reads. During Deep Dive Reads, students will learn to pay attention to the smaller parts of books. Instead of discussing the overarching themes of an entire story in a short afternoon, these Deep Dives will allow us to take just a couple of chapters at a time. I’m looking forward to this! DD1, the one set for 1 PM is going to be exploring Fish in a Tree and Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief. DD2, which will meet at 2 PM, will study The Silver Donkey and I Am David.
Thank you so much for bearing with me as I navigate this challenging time in my life. My prayer is that my mom’s final months, weeks, and days would be as relaxing and beautiful as possible.