Get Ready, This Week Is Going To Be Busy…


valentines day 1This is going to be a very busy week. It is the week of Valentine’s Day, projects/presentations are due, field trip for French classes, band, orchestra, and choir, and finally, job shadowing. Along with all of that the Acuity Predictive C test will be given next week, so there is a need for preparation and practice. This brings up the subject of being prepared and completing all of the work and practice assigned. It will be very important that you stay caught up and know what the expectations are.

Projects/presentations –

  • Block 1 – Each group’s Holocaust Newspaper Project will be due for me to print on Thursday. There will be work time each day, although not too much
  • Blocks 2 & 3 – the group presentations will begin this Thursday. There will be some work time tomorrow, but that will be the last day. Make sure all of your group members are ready to go. Here is the rubric for grading,Holocaust Multimedia Presentation Rubric, look over it and make sure you have what is needed for the highest score.

Grades, grading, & RDS

I have begun putting grades into RDS and will be putting more in later this week. Two areas that you need to be aware of:

  1. Block 1 – I will be looking at how much you are using Achieve 3000. I can check to see how much you are using it outside of class. You need to be doing at least one article every day on your own time.
  2. All Blocks – Kid Blog – you should have 13 posts before today’s topic (therefore, 14 in all). I will be looking at these in the next few days, so if you need to catch up and make some posts, be sure and do that.

AGENDA, February 11, 2013:

  • Block 1 – Achieve 3000
  • All Blocks – Projects/presentations due Thursday


  1. Block 1 – Achieve 3000, one article completed outside of class time
  2. All Blocks – finish projects/presentations
  3. All Blocks – BLOG TOPIC: ELA Acuity Predictive C will be given next week. Think of your performance on Predictive A & B, how can you improve your score on Predictive C? List two goals you hope to accomplish with the Predictive C test. These goals need to be measurable (ex. an increase in number correct, an increase in your total score, going from not passing to passing or pass to pass+, etc.). What do you plan on doing to make sure that you reach your goals (ex. take your time, read carefully, etc.)?acuity test

Have a great evening and thank you for again making me proud of you when I was out of class last Friday. You are the best, I always know that, but the substitutes say that too! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. See you tomorrow. Let me know if you have any questions or need anything.


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