Happy Halloween!!! This week in Social Studies, students will be beginning Unit 2 - The Fertile Crescent. Students will learn 17 new vocabulary terms and will focus their learning on the geography of the area in both ancient and modern terms. Students will read information about the impacts on geography on the region and answer comprehension questions later in the week. Just a friendly reminder - Parent Conferences are next Monday. Most parents could be accommodated, some could not. I sent home a confirmation time on bright pink paper. On this form was your 10 minute appointment time. We apologize that it can only be a brief visit but, at the middle school level, we have between 90-110 students on our team and are trying to accommodate as many people as possible. Thanks for understanding.