Think about the teachers/coaches you have had. Was there a teacher who was special to you in some way? Pretend that you have been asked to present the Golden Pencil Award to that teacher. Write the tribute you will read as you make your presentation.
THURSDAY - Commonplace books. Bring a 2-d (flat) artifact that has some meaning to write about for 20 minutes.
FRIDAY - Counselor's Activity - Writing SMART goals that have specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timed goals for the week.
CHOOSE ONE of the prompts to add to MOODLE under the WEEK #29: WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT SECTION May 14 On this day in 1804, the Lewis & Clark began. Their journey had them exploring unknown land in the West. Would you have liked to of been a member of their expedition party? Why or why not?
May 16 On this day in 1866, the first US nickel, called the “Shield Nickel” was minted. Over the past several years, a series of state quarters have been minted. Design a new coin for your state that highlights an important place, event or symbol. Be sure to include a description of your coin, along with a sketch. PDF
May 17 On May 17, 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was held. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Kentucky Derby and summarize them in your own words.
DISSENT (disagreement): There was a great deal of dissent among the different groups regarding how the school funds should be spent.
RUMINATE (think over something; ponder): When students take time to ruminate about their learning, they tend to do better in school.
WEDNESDAY WRITING March 26th is "Make up Your Own Holiday Day". So, create your own holiday. Keep in mind: (1) the day; (2) the reason for celebrating; (3) special events that will take place; and (4) any type of symbols that will be associated with your holiday.
Write in MOODLE then copy to your PB WIKI page for full credit.
The parents spent a lot of money on a lavish wedding for their daughter.
BOLSTER - support; prop up
The group of friends bolsters positive energy by singing together.
WEDNESDAY WRITING: Read the following article. Think about the definition of the word "bolster". What has done the most to bolster the campaign of Sen. Obama in the last few weeks? Write your response in your journal.
MY ACCESS ALERT... This coming week you will be working on MyAccess essays - that is for EVERYONE. So be sure to get your username and password from Mr. C on Monday. You will have another guest teacher from Tues- Friday. I am have been cleared to return (barring any chicken pox from the 6th graders and/or the flu from anyone still infected) the first week in March.
Be sure to do the outline and the rough drafts -- there are places in Moodle. Mr. C is working on getting all your grades done and in that he has collected and I will be adding in the other moodle and quia grades over the next week so when I come back, hope to have the grades mostly updated.
For those who have been sick, sorry - it was a nasty flu this time- however, get your work in and posted asap. Report cards are just around the corner. You may see me walking around the campus next week -- it is on my walking route. :)
Periods 3 and 5 - Your exercises are in the older packets. Please help Mr. C so that all the computers can get to PB wikis. If you have a WIKI assignment and it just won't work, post on moodle -- Mr. C will be adding some and so will I when I am able.
Periods 4 - 6 Sorry about PB wikis. Will add some draft places on the moodle site.
JUST AN UPDATE - Surgery went well on Jan. 16th -- was up in my hospital room by 5:00 pm. The hospital staff were terrific and I was released home to continue my recovery on Jan. 19th after my last lunch in the hospital.
First day home went well and rested. Second day went well - rested a lot. Yesterday I pushed it a little too much (who knew that stairs could be so tiring???) and paid with a bit more pain and immobility.
Doing well - just hard to take it easy. Miss my students and look forward to seeing you all when I am cleared to return. Be good and keep up with all those posts --- I am able to check my email and Mr. C has the power to look at them and grade them as well. :)