Thursday,March 23

Good afternoon West House! 

Today we did not have SSW due to the four core rotation we had because of Career Fair tomorrow;however, we did finish off the week with the last rotation of our Unit 4 stations. 

Important reminders: 

  • Since we have already lost two days of SSW it will not be necessary to complete the text types so feel free to rant all you want.
  • There is an EXTRA CREDIT survey on the Class Blog in regards to what we would like to do for the last 21 days of English class. If you want a say in what we will be doing, make sure to do it. It needs to be completed at 8 AM ON FRIDAY and in order to get the extra credit you need to comment done. 
  • We will be having a UNIT 4 TEST ON MONDAY. It will have 29 multiple choice questions and will be administered through Pearson. Remember that you are allowed to have one sheet of notes, front and back, but it must be handwritten. When studying focus on the Craft and Structure section of the group work we did in class. 
  •  Senior Presentation arrangements have begun but are still in the early stages. We will not be graded but the teacher hosting your presentation will have a checklist to ensure you are present and on time.  If you need a specific area or classroom to present make sure to communicate your needs to Edwards as soon as possible so she can try to accommodate your needs. 
  • Our Unit 4 argumentative essays will be due when we get back from break. The date has not been decided be it will be either be that Friday or the following Monday. 
  • Mid semester grades go out next Friday. 
  • Remember to report to House tomorrow morning. We will be given a print out of the sessions we will attend. Please see the photo below for the sessions and schedule.

Game Plan:

  • Reminder: Keep gatheirng evidence for essay; Begin consolidating info for the test notesheet
  • Work in Stations (Day 9)- At end of block, submit individual work (from book) with group work stapled on top. ID station # + rotation number

HW:Blog #27 due today at 9FullSizeRender

 

Wednesday, March 22

Good afternoon West House! We started out class by going over some admin things followed by SSR and stations:

  • Take this survey to get the sessions that you would like for Career Fair using this link   http://tinyurl.com/iPolyCareerDay
  • We have four core tomorrow
  • EXTRA CREDIT IT AVAILABLE  ON THE CLASS BLOG (it is a survey in regards to what we would like to do during our last 21 days in English. It is due on Friday at 8)
  • Senior Panorama has been moved to Tuesday the 28th

Game Plan:

  • SSR+ survey
  • Reminder: Keep gatheirng evidence for essay; Begin consolidating info for the test notesheet
  • Work in Stations (Day 8)- At end of block, submit individual work (from book) with group work stapled on top. ID station # + rotation number

HW:Blog #27 due Thurday at 9

Monday, March 20

Good evening West House! Today we picked up where we left off last week and started with our seventh day of rotations in our groups. Before we got started Edwards went over some admin things: 

  • Next week first rotation we will be having a Unit 4 test on the texts that we have been reading during class in our stations. It will be administered online through Pearson. There will only be 29 questions and we are allowed to have ONE PAGE OF NOTES FRONT AND BACK. When you are studying, pay close attention to the group work that was assigned specifically the Analyze Craft and Structure sections and any grammar sections as well. 
  • Friday is Career Fair and it will have the same protocol as the previous years. We will meet in House at 8 and at 8:45 we will be dismissed to go to the sessions we wish to visit. After the sessions, we will return to House and will be dismissed from there. Since we are having Career Fair on Friday ,we are having FOUR CORE ON THURSDAY so there will be no SSW.  
  • Tomorrow we have our class panorama picture schedule for 8! Make sure you get to school on time. If it is raining then it will be rescheduled but we will still be taking it even if it is slightly overcast.

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Reminder: Begin gathering evidence for essay. Take notes on group work for test
  • Work in stations (Day 7) – At end of block, submit individual work (from book) with group work stapled on top. ID station # + rotation number

HW: Blog #27

Blog Assignment #27

Hey West House! This week I decided to shift our focus towards the presentations that we have for our Capstone Project: Anaya’s Economic Tradeshow presentation, Edwards The Conclusion presentation and our final Capstone presentation. Presenting has been a part of our curriculum since freshman year and some us may have a hang of it while others still struggle a little bit.

The video “TED’s secret to great public speaking| Chris Anderson” shares the number one task a speaker needs in order to have a successful presentation/talk and that task is to get your audience to form an idea from what you have presented. There are four steps that you need to take in order to create that idea and the video will guide you into forming the idea that you want to present for your upcoming presentations.

Prompt: What is your interpretation of an idea and after having gone through the four steps, what idea do you want to transfer to your audience when it comes time to present your Capstone topic?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today we started class off with SSW. After SSW we finished up day 6 of the rotations. Next week will be the last week of working in stations, so make sure you are making notes as you go through them so you can use them in your essay!

Reminders:

  • Blog Assignment #26 is due TONIGHT by 9 pm!
  • 2 resources are due through Google Forms by tomorrow night!
  • Path to 40 is due tomorrow night through turnitin.com.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Since we had HUB today, we did not get a chance to have SSR. Instead, we spent the whole block working at our stations and finishing up another rotation.

Reminders:

  • Blog Assignment #26 is due tomorrow 9pm!
  • Path to 40 is due Friday on turnitin.com by midnight!!
  • 2 resources are due through Google Forms by Friday!!
  • Bring a Barbie for Holts lab.

Have a great evening everyone!