Hello everyone. I wanted to thank everyone for their indulgence as I experienced a trip of a lifetime. I came away with a lot of experience that should be very helpful in my history teaching. For example, I have photos of the "bullets" (3 foot boulders) used by the Romans to destroy the Jewish stronghold in the first century. The Jewish soldiers managed to stave off the Romans for six months, but it was no match for the Romans in the end. There was much of the ruins left at Masada, originally constructed as Herod the Great's palace on top of a 13-hundred foot mountain. I have some great pictures that I plan to use next year when we study Rome.
This week, students will be doing make-up work. Once again, homework will revolve around it. It students did not complete their work last week, they will do it this week. This is the last week of the marking period, so students should have everything in by Wednesday, so I can get those grades in. Thursday and Friday will be reviews days. We will be discussing and playing games of review going over what students have learned in the semester. It is important to mention that these games are tools for learning and review. They should not be considered frivolous or "fun 'n games." Games are means of service delivery that I find very successful.
As usual, if you have any questions regarding any work that your child is missing, or anything else, please feel free to drop me a line.