March 23rd Update

Dear Birch families,

We hope this finds you well. With snow storms, 1/2 days and other happenings, we have been deep into MEA preparation. Students will start Monday afternoon and will alternate morning/afternoon until April 2nd. Each session will take 2 periods and most other classes will continue as usual.

What can do you to help your test-taker? A simple good night sleep and a nutritious breakfast will go a long way. Some gum and a snack will help with anxiety. They can do this!

Quick update from L/A:

Our archaeologists were deep into their dig with the Ancient Civilization Research Project. Students uncovered pages of facts and skillfully crafted engaging paragraphs to share their knowledge at our upcoming Archaeology Fair.

This week, alternating with MEA testing, our LA classes are going to practice their DEBATE skills  — making a claim, supporting it with reasons, evidence, and a counterclaim, as well as  preparing a rebuttal. My students have strong opinions, so this should be fun!

Happy weekend.

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