I not have a new English Planner this week, but here is my new blurb.

Congratulations to all middle schoolers in the successful completion of your research papers! I am so proud of you, and I am excited for you as you begin to apply these new skills to other writing assignments here at ECS and beyond. :) 

March is the month I usually "pour the steam" on as writing projects are culminating and reading assignments are increasing. Meanwhile, now the Young Author Projects are officially underway as well. It's an exciting time to be a writer. 

The punctuation unit in grammar is starting to answer some of the questions students have asked themselves with respect to punctuation use; for example, "Do I need a comma here?" As we finish up the comma portion of the unit, we move on to some of my favorite friends in grammar: the colon and the semicolon. 

Rest, enjoy, and take in every day of that spring break next week,

In Christ,

Mrs. Lynette VandeKieft