Welcome to week 15!!!

Hello all! Happy Monday! We have only a few weeks left before the quarter is up so let’s keep the good work up and strongly before break.  This week, if you would like an extra credit opportunity, donate a toy to the TOYS FOR TREATS TOY DRIVE, bring me your thank you note from your treat and receive your e.c!


  • PER 2 & 3 :Complete the second box of the Guided Reading reflecting on the following question:What can you tell about Zeitoun’s character? 
  • On the back, summarize in a clear and concise paragraph highlighting the 3 most important events from the reading.
  • PER 6: Bullet point the 3 most important events from today’s reading (pgs.12- 23).  Summarize what you read in a complete and thoughtful paragraph.
  • If you borrowed a book PLEASE Return before 2nd period!!! (I will be in the cafeteria in the morning before 1st, then in room 101 2nd period!!!)
  • Complete any missing work!  
  • Return Swallowing Stones!



  • Reciprocal Teaching Roles (Be prepared for Academic Discourse TOMORROW!!!)
  • DEJ responses
  • Return Hole in My Life and Part Time Indian! 


  • 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 on Tuesday in Room 101!  :)
  • Culinary Club Christmas Party Wed. Dec.18 :)

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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