Weekend’s almost here…

Alright my dears!  Here’s the homework! Please come to class prepared 🙂 Remember, Homecoming Pep Rally so wear any Hancock Gear – Support your clubs or sports and get the last sticker!!!


  • Complete any missing work!!!
  • Write the prediction for your new Independent Reading book if you didn’t finish it before you left
  • Finish Reading and annotating up to Chapter 5 of Swallowing Stones
  • Use this template for the double entry journal:


  Response Quote
Why does Michael decide not to go home?    
Why does Michael decide to hang out with Amy?    
Why does Michael have a connection with Amy?    


  • Complete any missing work!!!
  • Assessment tomorrow!
  • Read Part 2 Chapter 4: I Love New York
  • Complete Double Entry Journal
Part II, Chap 4-Jack meets Rik and Jerome


Part II, Chap 4-Hamilton thinks they’re being followed


Part II, Chap 4-Jack’s stash


Part II, Chap 4-Jack meets the FBI    

Reminders for everyone:

  • PRIZES for SPIRIT WEEK!!! If you show up dressed up for Spirit week I will be giving away homework passes, extra credit, and other SURPRISES!!!


Friday, 10-18-13, “Hancock Spirit Wear Day” a Pep Rally“Pep Rally Pies”, and a Homecoming Dance.

  • Your grades are ALWAYS changing!!! CHECK YOUR GRADES AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!! You can always raise your  grade by going to lunch tutoring or Scholar Hour.  See me for more details and a pass. Then, I will send you down during lunch or after school.
  • Build On Meeting Tuesday in Room 101!
  • Build On applications for Trek are in room 101.  If you would like to apply they are due October 31!
  • Culinary Clubbers! We have 2 field trips coming up- Chicago Cares Senior Dinner on Oct.24 and Chicago Youth Programs on Oct.19.  If you would like to come please make sure you get a permission slip from me!

About jvpilar

Here's a little info about your teacher. I worked really hard to become your teacher. I went to UIC to get a degree in English, but decided to work as a writer in California. While I was there I realized I would rather work with kids than work in an office all day, so I decided to come back to Chicago and become a licensed, fully certified teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Dominican University and got my first job at Hancock. During my 4 years at Hancock, I have taught English at every grade level. I started the Culinary Club and also sponsor BuildOn, both clubs do community service projects all over the city. I also have a cat named Duke that I rescued during one of our BuildOn service learning projects and a dog named Duchess.

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