Thursday, December 15, 2016

Classwork: 12/15

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Don't be like Scrooge: Use this website  to find out some basic information about a charity or organization that is working on a cause that is important or interesting to you.
Complete the "Charity Comparison" sheet (front and back).

1). visit your charity's website to learn the "purpose"
2). to find programs, click the "programs" tap at the top of your charity's page on "Charity Navigator." See an example here.
3). to find "money raised yearly" look for the "TOTAL REVENUE" listing.
4). look at the pie graphs in the "Financial Charts" section to find percent spent on programs, fund raising, administrative costs.

Monday, December 5, 2016

What's the Story? News and Notes From ELA Class

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It's December!

Here's a look back at some of the journal topics students have written about lately:

What's the nicest thing you've ever seen anyone do?

If there could be a special school that would teach you something you really wanted to learn, what would that school be?

If someone gave you $100 what would you do with it?

This month will find us continuing to write in journals and also read independent books. In addition, we'll study some of the themes and ideas related to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."