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Tuesday, Oct. 10 (A) – Wednesday, Oct. 11 (B): “Joe Louis was Here,” Catch-Up Day, & PSAT

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Announcements:

  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.
  • Thank you for those who have donated classroom supplies! For those interested in donating our Class Wish List will be updated throughout the year to suit our needs.

Assignments:

  • Students who have not taken one or multiple of their Contender quizzes were given time to make it up during today’s bell ringer. Students who were caught up completed their choice of one of the four options outlined in today’s power point.
  • Students were given the work period to start their assigned article for the week and get caught up on work as outlined below, or the original work period checklist is available in the power point:
    • Achieve 3000: “Joe Louis was Here” (BR poll – AR poll) + article analysis sheet (quarter 1 grade) Students could submit today if they finished, but it is not due until 10/12 (A) & 10/13 (B.)
    • Add to their S.T.E.A.L. Chart for their assigned character through Ch. 11. Click here for the original post, access to the S.T.E.A.L. Chart worksheet, and directions. Students held onto their S.T.E.A.L. Chart. It is not expected for students to fill out every row on Ch. 10-11. This is an ongoing assignment. Students will add to their chart as more information is learned about their character. Some characters have been more present, others will be more present in later chapters.
    • Complete missing work that is still eligible for full/partial credit.
    • Work ahead on reading Ch. 12-13 (tonight’s homework) for The Contender and adding to their S.T.E.A.L. Charts
    • Working on their two weekly A3Ks

Homework:

  • Bring The Contender novel to class daily.
  • Consult The Contender Pacing Guide to keep up with the nightly reading due at the start of class on the due date.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. NOTE: “Joe Louis Was Here” is an assigned article, which will count as a classwork score. If already completed, it will NOT count as one of your weekly A3Ks.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)
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Monday, 9/18 (A) – Tuesday, 9/19 (B): Evidence Tracker & Child Labor Laws Body Paragraphs

Break comes to an end

Announcements:

  • School was cancelled Friday, Sept. 8 – Friday, Sept. 15 due to weather days for hurricane Irma. School resumed Monday, Sept. 18. Thank you for your patience as I respond to a higher than normal volume of emails due to the weather days.
  • To ensure we’re on the same page, the time table for the weekly A3Ks and how they were impacted by the storm is as follows: Week 1 is graded and entered in Focus for a regular homework grade. Week 2 (9/4 – 9/10) became extra credit, so those who completed prior to evacuating/school cancellations are rewarded, but those who were unable to are not negatively impacted. The week of 9/11 – 9/17 was cancelled in light on many students being evacuated or without power. To give students and their families time for hurricane relief, no credit (regular or extra) will be awarded for articles completed within that range. Starting up again, this week (9/18 – 9/24) students are expected to complete two articles for a regular homework grade. If you are still without power, an announcement was made in class for an alternative assignment. Please see the homework section below for the details.
  • Thank you for those who have donated classroom supplies! For those interested in donating our Class Wish List will be updated throughout the year to suit our needs.

Assignments:

  • The class finished writing their introductory paragraphs for the Child Labor Laws Argumentative Essay. The article Children at Work is available electronically (via Achieve 3000,) if students have misplaced their original copy.
  • Students reviewed their introductions and crafted their body paragraphs for the essay.
  • The class reviewed the first body paragraph of their essay using the Body Paragraph Rubric.
  • Students submitted their work for the last two weeks to the class inbox stapled in the following order: 1) “Children at Work” article 2) Evidence Tracker 3) Intro paragraph 4) Body paragraphs (as much as was completed in class) and 5) completed Body Paragraph Rubric.

Homework:

  • Bring Collections textbook to class daily, until told otherwise.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. If you are still without access to internet/a computer, please see Ms. Barker and she will print articles/activities for you to satisfy the requirement.
  • Link parent accounts (student accounts with parent permission) to our Class Dojo. Invites with your individual-specific code were sent home. The first class with 100% parent connectivity, will earn extra credit.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Wednesday, 9/6 (A) – Thursday, 9/7 (B): Email Etiquette

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Announcements:

  • Thursday, Sept. 7 there will be an early dismissal bell schedule due to hurricane Irma.
  • There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11 due to hurricane Irma. Please note the first Make-Up Monday has also been cancelled. Students who were planning to attend may attend the following week if their schedules permit.
  • Thank you for those who have donated classroom supplies! For those interested in donating our Class Wish List will be updated throughout the year to suit our needs.

Assignments:

  • Ms. Barker was out sick both days, but the sub went over email etiquette with students. Together they evaluated emails that were already written and discussed which emails were more professional in tone, grammar, etc.
  • Students wrote their responses to defend their thinking.
  • If absent yourself, view the Email Etiquette Prezi. You’re excused from the discussion and written assignment, but expected to know the information covered.

Homework:

  • Bring Collections textbook to class daily, until told otherwise.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. This week (9/4 – 9/10) has been made extra credit and next week’s (9/11 – 9/17) has been cancelled due to hurricane Irma. Please take necessary safety precautions and do not compromise your health/life for a grade.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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