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Today I introduced a tool for students to keep track of their CORE homework.  It's called "The Purple Paper" and should live in the CORE pocket folder.  Each night, students should check the purple paper to see if they have any classwork to finish up or any individualized assignments that are due.  Please help your student to make checking the assignment sheet a habit!

 

Tomorrow is California's Great Shake-out simulation.  Please advise your student to take our drill very seriously; their life and the lives of others could depend upon their ability to stay cool under pressure if/when we experience a real earthquake and practice is the key to keeping panic at bay.

 

I will be publishing grades very shortly.  Stay tuned!

 

This week, we combine our narrative writing and history skills to begin our first Time Travel Journal Mission Report!  Be sure to ask your student about this exciting assignment.  I love the imaginative plots I've heard so far and am looking forward to reading the final products after they've been through the drafting and revising process.

 

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!

 

It's not too late to enroll in my summer trip to Greece and Italy!  This fantastic journey will follow the development of Western Civilization in chronological order, starting on Crete with the Minoan civilization and ending in Pompeii with the Roman Empire. High school credit is an option! Go to EFtours.com and enter tour #1944444XF for more information.  We are hoping to keep the cost of the trip down and the fun the trip up by enrolling more travelers, so tell a friend!  Adults are also welcome to join us. This trip is open to all OIS families and is sponsored by EF Tours.  The trip is not sponsored by the Orinda Union School District.

Twins for the Day

Twins for the Day

Silver Team in Action

Silver Team in Action

Blue Team Steps Up

Blue Team Steps Up