Journal Entries

On Tuesday we started our Summative Journal Project which will be ongoing throughout our Unit on Anne Frank. Students will be responsible for making up any missed Journal Entries before final submission at the end of the unit. Please find Journal Entry #1 below if you missed it in class.

Journal Entry #1

If you were in Anne Frank’s position of having to escape into hiding, what 10 items would you choose to take with you and why? (Remember: you are not allowed to bring any electronics, and the things that you pack in your suitcase should play a role in your survival!!)

Journal Entry #2

For Journal Entry #2, please click on the Google Doc below and follow the sentences stems to complete the two paragraph writing assignment. Complete each sentence stem based on background knowledge, and information that you know from discussions in class, you webquest, and the movies.

(Remember ALL Journal Entries are a 10 pt. Summative!!)

Journal Entry #2 Outline (With Sentence Stems)

Journal Entry #3

If you were locked away in hiding everyday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. what would you do to keep yourself occupied, while still making no noise. Create a daily schedule telling what you would do during this time, writing each activity in a complete sentence.






  • You can only use items that you brought with you in your suitcase!!
  • You cannot do the same activity for more than 2 hours out of the day!!!

Journal Entry #4

What do you think about keeping a diary?

  • My feelings towards keeping a diary are…..
  • I would like to keep a diary because..
  • I would not like to keep a diary because…

Why do you think Anne Frank took the time to keep a diary?

  • I think that one reason Anne Frank kept a diary was because….
  • Another reason Anne Frank probably chose to keep a diary was to…

This needs to be AT LEAST 1 paragraph

(7-9 sentences!!!)


GSRP Info for Preschool Students

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.
Please forward this to all Dearborn families with 4 year olds.

Argumentative Essays Due Tuesday 12/12/17

This week we will be finishing up our rough drafts of the Argumentative Essays that we have been working on this week. Students will edit this essays and being typing their final copies on Monday and Tuesday of next week. All final copies of their Argumentative Essays will be due on Tuesday December 12 by midnight.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Just a kind reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the follow dates and times:

Monday November 13 from 4-7 pm

Tuesday November 14 from 4-7 pm

I am looking forward to meeting with families!

“The Elevator” Narrative Writing

All final copies of “The Elevator” narrative writing assignments are due tonight at 11:59 on google classroom. To complete your assignments that were already started in class follow the directions below:

  1. log onto
  2. click on your assignment
  3. finish the assignment following the rubric on Friday’s blog post
  4. When the assignment is finished, click “turn in” in the upper right hand corner

Happy typing!!!