Busy Week, Coming Up…


achieve 3000Today there is something celebrate! Two of the students in Block 1 have reached AMAZING goals using Achieve 3000. This is a program designed to give the students using it their lexile levels and then supply reading passages and skill practice at their individual level. Each time a student completes these at 75% or above this contributes to raising their lexile levels and thus increasing the difficulty of the work associated with it. Here are the students who excelled last week:

  • KEE’VON HIGHTOWER – achieved 40-Activity GoalKeeVon Hightower
  • ROBERTO REYES – School Weekly Top Scorer (1684), State Daily Top Scorer (1007), and State Weekly Top Scorer (1684) Roberto Reyes











Lexile  Level Increases (these are updated monthly):


These are wonderful accomplishments. Great job!

digital heroism challengeBlocks 2 & 3 have joined the EVSC Digital Heroism Challenge.


As seen in the link above, this is challenge that focuses on using social networking sites safely. Students found this very interesting and since they are all familiar with posting and commenting on a blog and social media sites, their comments today were insightful and very well done. The challenge lasts 5 days and focuses on a different trait each day. Did I mention that prizes were involved? This always makes things more fun.

AGENDA, February 4, 2013:

  • Block 1 – started researching and writing articles for their Holocaust Newspaper Research Project. This will be due by February 14, 2013.
  • Blocks 2 & 3 – Started the EVSC Digital Heroism Challenge – introduced, discussed, and completed 1st post comments
  • Blocks 2 & 3 – final countdown to the “BOOK TALK” presentation. Worked with individual groups to complete, perfect, and practice for Wednesday.


  1. Block 1 – continue working on newspaper articles to be able to work in group in class
  2. Block 1 – Achieve 3000, try to do at least one passage
  3. Blocks 2 & 3 – complete EVSC Digital Heroism Challenge comments
  4. Blocks 2 & 3 – Finalize individual portions of the “BOOK TALK”
  5. NO blogs for anyone today.

** Remember: A group presentation or project is only as good as its weakest member. You DO NOT want to be the weak link. The entire group is counting on you. Make sure you are doing your best, it reflects on everyone in your group.






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