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Category Archives: Pursuits
March Forth – National Grammar Day
Ten Grammar Myths Exposed
- A run-on sentence is a really long sentence.
- You shouldn’t start a sentence with the word “however.”
- “Irregardless” is not a word.
- There is only one way to write the possessive form of a word that ends in “s.”
- Passive voice is always wrong.
- “I.e.” and “e.g.” mean the same thing.
- You use “a” before words that start with consonants and “an” before words that start with vowels.
- It’s incorrect to answer the question “How are you?” with the statement “I’m good.”
- You shouldn’t split infinitives.
- You shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition.
Brief explanations with links to more detailed discussions
Your fellow classmate has created a social media site and would like for you to check it out: www.worldbuddy.mixxt.com
Tell Shori how much we’ve been missing his presence in class.
CoMC and Philosophy Study
|Enlightenment||What is the main idea of this text as it relates to the philosophy?||What quotations in the text support, highlight, or lead to the main idea?||What and where are the connections to the CoMC? How do the characters, plot, and/or theme reflect this philosophy?|
|Kant||What is the main idea of this text as it relates to the philosophy?||What quotations in the text support, highlight, or lead to the main idea?||What and where are the connections to the CoMC? How do the characters, plot, and/or theme reflect this philosophy?|
|Romanticism||What is the main idea of this text as it relates to the philosophy?||What quotations in the text support, highlight, or lead to the main idea?||What and where are the connections to the CoMC? How do the characters, plot, and/or theme reflect this philosophy?|
Why Mentoring Matters
I’m thankful for you and the time and committment you are giving to mentor our younger G/T students. Read more of the impact that mentoring can have here: http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/mentorship-and-gifted-youth/
William Faulkner’s Tip on Reading William Faulkner
Some people say they can’t understand your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?
Read it four times.
(Source: The Paris Review, 1956 Interview)
Help Needed: Frisco Family Services
Nicole S. Bursey, MSW
FFS Executive Director
- Take the list of needed items to the grocery store to help in choosing foods and items to donate to the food pantry.
- Food donations may be dropped off at the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry at 9085 Dogwood Street, Frisco, TX 75033 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
- The Food Pantry will be open for two special Saturday donations on Oct. 12 and Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Frisco Family Services cannot accept bulk, expired or open items.
- Every food donation, no matter the size, helps in the fight against hunger.
Frisco Family Services Food Pantry Needed Items:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc.)
- Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc.)
- Boxed Mac and Cheese
- Children’s Cereals
- Fruit Cups
- Fruit Juices (small boxes or pouches)
- Flour (5 lb. size or smaller)
- Cooking Oils (48 oz size or smaller)
- Snack Items (popcorn, granola bars, etc.)
- Sliced Sandwich Bread
- Saltine Crackers
- Baking Mixes
- Laundry Detergent (approx. 40 load size or smaller)
- Size 4 and Size 5 Diapers
- Body Wash
Hunger in Frisco? Hunger and food insecurity are realities for many in Frisco and Frisco ISD, which serves Frisco and parts of Little Elm, McKinney and Plano. In 2013, more than 463,000 pounds of healthy food was distributed to neighbors in need. As the Frisco community grows, so does the need for the FFS Food Pantry. FFS is seeing more and mroe neighbors who, because of a crisis in their household (like job loss, illness or divorce), need help putting food on their table. The FFS Food Pantry distributes more than 40,000 pounds of food each month and will see an increase in demand with the upcoming holiday season.
It’s that time of year when parents and students are thinking about Destination ImagiNation teams. If you and your student are interested in forming a team, come learn about how to get involved. DI is the world’s largest creative problem solving program for students. It is an extracurricular and academic activity for students to learn and experience the creative process of thinking and doing.
Please see the attached flier for dates, times, and location.
You may also contact Ms. Sunita Patel at 972-897-7864 or by email SUNITAPATEL5@YAHOO.COM.
For program overview, please visit www.destinationimagination.org
7th Grade Gifted Students Institute – SMU
For 7th grade students and their sponsors
14th Annual Gifted Girls Conference
11th Annual Gifted Boys Conference
The conference registration fee per person is $45.
The registration fee for students who are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program is $10.
Each teacher who registers five students per conference will receive a free registration.
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The Creativity Network is requesting submissions for the pre-conference newsletter. Book reviews, articles, and a new Student Corner – submissions of stories, poems, artwork – anything by students!
If you would like to submit an item for the newsletter, please send it to editors Patti & Rick Shade at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 13.