week of 10-21-14

posted Oct 22, 2014, 11:48 AM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 11:48 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
I apologize for this being late this week.  I was at the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented annual conference Monday and Tuesday.  Ms. Krill and I presented on Leadership yesterday and it was great.

Please remember as you check out Infinite Campus and your grades that Responsibility grades make up 10% of your grade.  Also remember that this is scored on a two point scale; if the homework is here in class completed at the start of class, it is two points; if it is partially completed, one point; and not complete or not here,  no points.  These points are earned at the time that I walk around and check homework, you can not earn them back.

Elective kiddos: This is our last week for book club.  We have heard about some great new books, keep reading :) New electives start next Wednesday.  

I will be doing book orders, if you are interested, please see me.  Checks can be made out to Scholastic Book clubs or you can bring cash to me or you can order on-line by looking for my page and using the code HFH8N.  

Now that you have your community handbooks, please carefully read the section about dress code.  Some points to remember: no shoulders can be showing and shorts/skirts should reach at least to your finger tips when your arms hang naturally at you side.  Also undergarments should be under your garments. :)


There is information for my different classes, please be sure to look at your information.

L2

We have started our Literacy Circles with our other alternate realities books.  First jobs were due Tuesday, next jobs are due Friday.  The books to choose from are: The Last Book in the Universe, Barcode Tattoo, Uglies, Gathering Blue, MessengerSon,and Turn About.  Students were allowed to choose a book that sounded interesting and that is how they selected their groups.  Once in their groups they chose how far to read and who would do which job from the job list.  Each time they meet a job is due (the students have the list of jobs and expectations) and the group will discuss the book so far.  At the end of the meeting they will choose how far to read for next time and change jobs.  Each student will be expected to read at least two books from the list of choices.
 
We have started our Writer's Notebooks. This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, ponderings, stories, ect. Students need to be writing for at least 20 minutes each entry and they need at least 2 entries per week. They should have 17 entries by 10/16. Students will keep their WN at home until we have a WN check, about every 20 entries or so.

Vocab #4 quiz is due 10/29. 



L3
Remember projects are due on Oct. 24.  We will finish watching the movie this week.

We have started our Writer's Notebooks. This is a place to record thoughts, ideas, ponderings, stories, ect. Students need to be writing for at least 20 minutes each entry and they need at least 2 entries per week. They should have 17 entries by 10/26. Students will keep their WN at home until we have a WN check, about every 20 entries or so.

Vocab #4 quiz is 10/29.
 


  

Have a great week.
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