Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hello Team 8-2!!!

Welcome back. It seems like only yesterday that we were completing our final exams and heading off into summer break. I do hope the summer was a restful time for all of you, allowing you the opportunity to relax in the company of family and friends. The Keegan family had a great summer, with the boys, Leo and Matthew, visiting the Adirondacks, New York City, and the Jersey Shore for the first time.

I look to the '09-'10 school-year with great excitement as we will explore American history from 1865 (the first shots at Fort Sumter) to the modern day and the global war on terror. Embedded in our curriculum is an integrated ELA-Social Studies examination of the book, Three Cups of Tea.The book chronicles the work of Greg Mortensen in building schools in Pakistan and fostering greater respect and rights for women.

Remember the words of Thomas edison:

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

If you are willing to work hard you will find no limit to what you can accomplish. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.

- Mr. Keegan

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