Hi there, lovely students, and Happy Monday!
What a whirlwind day it's been with our new testing schedule. Parents, I'm sure you already know this, but during PARCC testing time, all students at CMS and CHS will be following an eight-class-per-day schedule, which means that classes are shorter (41 minutes each) but take place EVERY day. I told the students that this would help them to get into the habit of doing their homework as soon as it's assigned, but they weren't as excited about this as I'd hoped. :-)
A few items I wanted to mention...
1. SRC 2 was due on Wednesday, February 18th, and some students have still not turned it in. Please do so for late credit ASAP.
2. SRC 3 is due on Friday, March 6th. Now is a GREAT time to start planning out how much you need to read each day to be able to finish your book in time.
3. Many students, as well as some parents, have been asking about due dates for the two writing assignments we're currently working on in class--one on a Civil Rights event/figure and one arguing for or against competitive sports. Unfortunately, I still can't say exactly when these items will be due because access to the library and computer lab are very limited during testing time. My intention is to allow students as much time in class as possible to get their papers finished, but students who are wasting time in class will have to do some work at home.
4. Bibliographies for your Civil Rights Movement papers are due TOMORROW. This is an easy homework grade if you simply follow the instructions on the sample bibliography that you received in class today.
Have an AWESOME day!