The teacher for ExCEL is Mr. Peters and right now we are reading The Call of the Wild. It is about a dog from the Southland who is taken to the Northland to work. I'm looking forward to the Independent Study unit the most. I don't like doing the book reports for this class, but I like the Battle of the Books that I am in.
In ExCEL we have been reading the House of the Scorpion and studying vocabulary on that. Now we are going to start researching our independent study topics. When we take breaks on this we will be reading A Christmas Carol with the rest of the eighth grade reading classes.