This week kicks off Read Across America Week 2021, a time when all students are encouraged to show their love of reading. For my classes, we are beginning to read L. Frank Baum's classic fantasy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900. The book has been adapted into several movies, cartoons, comics, and even some Broadway musicals! As we read this tale of adventure, our objectives we will be to be able to use the language of literature to discuss the story's plot, setting, and characters and how those things change over the events of the book.
All assignments for this week will be available on Teams for Distance Learners. For Monday, March 1st, all students will read Chapter 1 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and answer the questions available on the assignment page on Teams (students will also find a link to the e-book version of the text on the assignment page). On Wednesday, March 3rd, all students will begin reading Chapter 2 and answer questions on its assignment page. Both assignments will be due by Sunday, March 7.
For Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, there will be no new assignments for Distance Learners as they will be taking the WIDA Exam here at the Lavergne Middle School campus from 8AM to Noon.
In the second nine weeks of school, we will be transitioning to using Microsoft Teams for assignments, attendance, etc. for every class. To learn more about how to use Teams,