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Middle School Language Arts- June 2017

After we wrapped up our big multigenre project, we’ve spent the last few weeks of the school year reading and studying Greek Mythology.  We read D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths.  In the last two weeks, we’ve been looking at the ways that Hollywood has changed the stories from classic Mythology for film.  We’ve watched the 1981 version of “Clash of the Titans” and Disney’s “Hercules.”  Unfortunately, understanding how the stories were written sort of spoils both of these movies.  Hurray for knowledge!

Families, summer slide is real.  The good news is that preventing it is easy, and can even be fun.  Help to make sure your child reads every day.  Building in some quiet afternoon or evening time where they read can help to keep those skills sharp, and even give your house some rest.  And kids don’t need to read anything specific to keep those skills.  Any reading counts, and most libraries have summer reading programs.  In fact, AADL has a great one, and every Honey Creek student is eligible for a library card with proof of Honey Creek enrollment.

Have a great summer!

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