Thursday and still snowing!

Hope your week is going by smoothly! Let’s continue to work towards our goals and achieve academic success.

Also remember, we are starting from scratch. So start off on the right foot by completing assignments, reading ahead, and staying focused on your goals! See you tomorrow!!!


Make sure you have read to page 189 of Zeitoun.
Complete the Guided Reading Questions
Return Swallowing Stones!


Period 4:

Prewrite for the Memoir by writing a paragraph about a time you were bullied, you saw someone get bullied, or were a bully. 

Period 8:

Read your Bullying Memoir making note of author’s choices in structure.

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 Tuesday!
  • Culinary Club will meet Thursday February 5. Please submit you permission slip for Pacific Garden Mission ASAP.  I will only take the first 15 kids who return their forms to 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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