Welcome to our 2nd Nine Weeks grading period!
Our new Essential Question is: What makes a winner? All of our assignments and reading material will relate back to this topic. We will be reading about all types of sports, especially football (since it's football season), scientific research behind winning and success, motivating speeches and songs dealing with winning and success, etc. Your child will have a wealth of knowledge about how to apply winning strategies throughout life.
We will also be reading "Brian's Song", a teleplay written in the late 1960's, about two Chicago Bears football players: Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. They formed an unlikely friendship that helps them through obstacles on the field, overcoming injuries, as well as facing the ultimate rival: cancer. This is a timeless story that inspires every reader to be the best friend he can be!
WELCOME to the 7th GRADE!
I am Ms. Chester, your child’s 7th grade Reading and Language Arts teacher for the 2013-2014 school year at Southaven Middle School. I am delighted to have your child in my class this year, and I am looking forward to a very successful year, as I know you are too. I have high expectations for your child and I will be doing all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations.
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Do your circumstances determine who you become?