Hello West House!

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Work on Build a Better School

NOTES

  • A good mission statement answers the EQ.
  • Use a variety of sources.
  • Annotate sources thoroughly.
  • Go international (with your sources, not your location).
  • Synchronous=same time/Asynchronous= varied time>>>>(think reverse classroom, online learning, packets, etc)
  • Revisit the idea of cultural literacy.

After SSR Edwards expressed that she would like us to attempt to work on the project more efficiently and encouraged the use of more diverse sources. To emphasize the latter, she played a video portraying the “Altschool”, an innovative elementary and preschool based in Silicon Valley. Today was our last day to work on this project in English class with the benefit of having Mrs. Edwards as a resource due to the hectic schedule we will be following in the coming weeks.

Have a lovely evening!

Good evening West house! I am so, so sorry this post is an hour late, but hopefully it is successful in detailing everything Mrs. Edwards felt you needed to know today.

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Work on Build a Better School

NOTES

  • A good mission statement answers the EQ.
  • Use a variety of sources.
  • Annotate sources thoroughly.
  • Go international (with your sources, not your location).
  • Synchronous=same time/Asynchronous= varied time>>>>(think reverse classroom, online learning, packets, etc)
  • Revisit the idea of cultural literacy.

After SSR and in addition to the notes listed above, Edwards had a few other announcements to make regarding senior presentations and the testing we will be enduring next week. Senior presentations will have roll sheets for each block, so if a student decides to ditch or is sick, the office will be notified. To find the schedule of presentations you have signed up for, revisit the link you used to sign up and click “view”, “juniors only” and your name. Be wary of the fact that our first blog assignment as seniors is to create commendations and recommendations for this year’s presentations, so you must be an active listener and participate to the best of your ability in order to be successful in completing this future assignment. In regards to testing, emphasis was placed on the task to bring your own headphones next week– if you forget, you will be provided with used headphones (ew). The CAASSP is the last test of the year, but we as a class will be determining the API score of the school based on our performance next week, so effort would be appreciated. Mr. Hedman has detailed the schedule for next week, which is up in Edward’s classroom (I was not able to post a photo of it but will do so tomorrow night).

Have a lovely evening!

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Build a Better School

In english class today, we did our our routinely 20 minutes of SSR, and gave Mrs. Edwards our page numbers. Then, Mrs. Edwards  reminded the class to keep in mind that our Build a Better School presentation should be attended for an audience of an educator and parent. Whether your school has common core or not, you must have supportive information and sources to persuade why you chose to have common core; on the other hand if your school does not have common core provide support for the type of teaching your school does offer. Also, Mrs. Edwards told us the less questions she asks during the presentation, the higher your grade we be. Once she was finished speaking to the class, we were dismissed to work on the Build a Better School project for the rest of the remaining time, at the end of class she had each group report on what we did in our groups.

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Work on BBS

 

Today in Mrs. Edward’s class, we began with our usual 20 minutes of silent reading and gave Mrs. Edwards our page numbers we stopped on. Then Mrs. Edwards discussed more about the Build a Better School Project we started last week. Today was the last day to tell Mrs. Edwards if anyone wanted to leave their group to work on their own, as an alternative option, or continue in a their current group. For the project, each group will have to hand in a binder to Mrs. Edwards. The binder must contain a cover page with your school’s name, a brief description of your school, a tab for structure, another tab for curriculum, and a source list. The source list must be printed out (not linked) and support the decision for the type of school you have decided upon, it could be an article, an interview with questions and answers, a film; however the film title must be given, or an audio with the time given for when Mrs. Edwards should begin listening to. The Extra Bits of the project will be counted towards extra credit.  For a P, the essential question must be answered, and for an AE you must answer both essential questions, the P essential question and the AE essential question.

Essential Questions:

P – How can IPoly more effectively prepare students for success?

AE – What secondary educational model is most effective in equipping students for life success?

 

Game Plan: 

  • SSR
  • Intro final project

So today Edwards introduced us to the final project for English class, and it’s a doozy. We will be “building our own school”. The groups we will work with are the same ones that we had for Macbeth, but if you really hate your group that much you can do the project yourself, just know that you need to tell Edward’s that you are doing this before the end of first block next week. I personally wouldnt recommend this because most of this project can be distributed amongst people and you probably won’t have to speak to them until the end. Okay, let see what else… oh, yah, so at this point the grades are pretty much locked, unless you’re borderline, so if you don’t really care what grade you get on the project Edward’s recommends that you inform your group so they can give you easy work. Also, we will be presenting this project the last week of school in the MPR with South House in the audience. If you want to see what the requirements are just go the handout section and you can see the google doc. Okay I think thats it. TOODALOO.

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This is what the next few weeks will look like.

Game Plan: 

  •  SSR/Harkness prep
  • Cultural literacy
  • Educational Reform

Today was a pretty simple day. We started off like every other day and did 20 minutes of SSR. After that, we did two sessions of Harkness. If you were in the Cultural Literacy like I was then you went first. Educational Reform went second.

Game Plan: 

  • Roll
  • Field Trip permission slips
  • Assign reading for Harkness
  • College Board Testing

Edwards Monologue: 

  • We skipped SSR today because needed time to do the college board essay.
  • Field trip permission slips must be turned in by tomorrow
  • We are staying in our macbeth groups for the next unit project
  • You can switch groups with someone if you want.
  • Do not come late on wednesday if you want to go to the College Fair!!

What we did: 

We were given 50 minutes to complete the college board essay, so we did that for most of the class. If you weren’t there today than you probably won’t be getting the $25 that they are paying us.

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