To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wondering about Wednesday?

Block A: Great job on the Top 10s today! We will finish our list of the Top 10 fast food restaurants together in class tomorrow. No homework tonight!

Block B: Excellent work on parts of a paragraph today! We'll continue our work tomorrow. No homework tonight!

Block D: So that is what an ambiguous ending feels like hey? If you didn't finish your story map for "Wish You Were Here" please do so tonight. The 3 creative options for responding to the story are NOT for homework tonight. I'll give you time in class tomorrow to work on them.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Terrific Tuesday!

Block A: Great job on the non-fiction reading today! We'll get into the Top 10 Series tomorrow. No homework tonight.

Block B: Hopefully you are finding the documentary on zoos interesting! We'll take up part 4 together tomorrow - no homework tonight!

Block D: No time to read our first story in class today - we'll take it up together tomorrow. No homework tonight!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Follow us to Friday!

Block A: If you didn't hand in your Coat of Arms in class today - it is your homework for Tuesday.

Block B: The good copy of your Bio Poem is due on Tuesday. Please hand in: the good copy, rough draft, planning page and purple criteria.

Block D: The good copy of your Where I'm From poem is due on Tuesday. Please hand in: the good copy, rough draft and blue criteria sheet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Think about your Thursday:

Block A: We will have one more class to work on the Coat of Arms - final copy is due at the end of block tomorrow.

Block B: Homework tonight is the rough draft of your Bio Poem. You will have time for peer editing and work on the good copy in class tomorrow! Good copy with planning sheet, rough draft and criteria are due on Tuesday.

Block D: Homework tonight is the rough draft of your Where I'm From Poem. You will have time for peer editing and work on the good copy in class tomorrow! Good copy, rough draft and criteria are due on Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday!

Block A: Food for thought today - some interesting insights into your learning profiles! It is not perfect - but it is something to consider. We then started to delve deeper into this whole idea of identity - and what identity means. We are going to keep working on your webs for the start of your Coat of Arms assignment in class tomorrow. No homework tonight!

Block B: If you haven't handed in your pink letter - please hand that in ASAP!!! There is no homework tonight, there will be time in class tomorrow to work on your brainstorming boxes and planning sheet for your "Bio Poem" assignment. The rough draft of your poem is due on Friday for peer feedback and the good copy is due on Tuesday.

Block D: If you haven't handed in your green letter - please hand that in ASAP!!! There is no homework tonight, there will be time in class tomorrow to work on your template or ideas for the "Where I'm From" poem assignment. The rough draft of your poem is due on Friday for peer feedback and the good copy is due on Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Talk about Tuesday:

Block A: Great work on the two community building challenges today! Your towers and cup stacking efforts were impressive!!! Please get your yellow letters in as soon as possible.

Blocks B & D: Today we went to the library and chose silent reading novels. Please make sure you are bringing your novel to class each day as we will start the class with silent reading. Your homework tonight is to complete the letter to me in which you introduce yourself and let me know a little bit about you as a learner. Here are the instructions from the overhead:

Part A: Explain to me a little bit about you. What kinds of things do you like doing outside of school? Do you belong to clubs or sports teams? Anything that will help to give me better picture of who you are.

Part B: What do you expect to get out of my class? What makes a good teacher? What expectations do you have of me as your teacher?

Part C: Tell me about the kind of student you are. Do you hate to be called on in front of class? Do you sometimes need extra help? Do you need help keeping your work organized? Extra reminders about homework and due dates?

Part D: Think seriously about who would be a good person for you to sit near in order to benefit your learning. I'll take your reasons into consideration when I make my seating plan tonight. You must provide a good reason - s'he's my bff is not a good reason! You may also tell me who you think you might need some space from - with a good reason. For example, I am easily distracted by ............. and I want to do better academically this semester. I'm not making any promises - but I'll do the best I can.

Finally, in your letter feel free to include anything else you think might be helpful for me to know about you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Master Your Monday!

Block A: Thanks for playing along with our "Would You Rather" Game today! Please have your yellow parent/guardian letter signed and returned by Friday.

Block B: Thanks for the name tags - you will have a new seat tomorrow! Homework tonight - please have your pink parent/guardian letter signed and returned by Friday, and your 21 Questions Survey needs to be done for tomorrow.

Block D: Your names tags look great - find your name tomorrow to have your seating arrangement for the day! Homework tonight is to have your green parent/guardian letter signed and returned by Friday, and your 21 Questions Survey needs to be done for tomorrow.