March 17-28

“There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.”
Sonia Sotomayor

Monday, March 16

Well, who knew we’d be in this predicament? I’m going to miss seeing you every day, but until we work through this difficulty, we need to use our time well so we learn as much as we can. It’s hard to know how long we’ll be in this situation, so this notice will cover two weeks of instruction. Your books will be in the gym tomorrow.
I want you to finish Little Women and the chapter on the Civil War in history. We are about two weeks away from completing both, so I’m going to let you work at your own pace on those, if you want to sit down and finish the book in one go, have at it. If you prefer to read a chapter a day, fine. I’m going to put the test on Google Classroom Friday, if you’re ready you can take it then, if not, you can have another week to work. Study for the test on Quizlet:

Vocabulary for the first week: Study here:
solace, despondent, omen, pendulum, cease, reconcile, stamina, implore, relapse, exile, incoherent, eloquent, subdue, racist, sharecropping

In history, you’ll need to read a lesson a day. Mrs. Stacey scanned chapters 19-25 to a PDF here: . To help you focus on what’s important, write at least three bullet points about each person/event/place: The test will be on March 28 through Google Classroom, study here:
Jefferson Davis
Tecumseh Sherman
John Wilkes Booth
Freedmen’s Bureau
Andrew Jackson
Radical Reconstruction
Thaddeus Stevens
Congressional Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson
15th Amendment

Don’t worry about grammar, we’ll catch up when we get back.