It's hard to believe, but we are already in to October and nearly wrapping up our first unit of the year. Students are working hard this week on literary essays. They are analyzing the themes of three stories we have read and discussing their modern day relevance. Students are showing so much grit on this challenging essay, and continue to be impressed with their focus and hard work in class. Next week we will have our first Socratic Seminar of the year where students will write their own discussion questions and lead a conversation about the stories we have read. We will start our new unit on Animal Farm the week of the 18th!