1 more week- Let’s Keep It going :)

As we work towards our resolutions to pursue our HIGHEST CAPABILITIES in reading and writing, let’s continue completing our assignments, persevering through our novels, and participating wholeheartedly in class. Let’s also remember that we have only 1 weeks until the end of the Semester.  Once Quarter 2 is over, GPA’s (grade point averages) will be calculated by combining Q1 and Q2’s grades.  Please complete the following so that you can stay on track:


  • CHECK GRADE BOOK. Come to class with a list of your missing assignments.
  • Complete the Fishbowl Discussion Questions for Zeitoun.
  • Make sure you have read to page 99.
  • Complete any missing work!
  • Return Swallowing Stones!


  • Complete Fishbowl Discussion Worksheet
  • Read to pg.155 in SPEAK!
  • Complete any missing work!
  • Return Hole in My Life and Part Time Indian!


  • Grades are due January 17!!! END OF Q2 is Jan. 23!!!
  • 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! :) See me for a permission slip for Sat.
  • Culinary Club will meet January 15 ! :)

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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