Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope that y'all had a restful and enjoyable Super Bowl weekend! A couple of announcements and reminders...
CIVIL RIGHTS RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS
Students have received the initial assignment sheets for their mini-research papers relating to various figures and events from the Civil Rights Movement. This research fits very nicely with our current class read (The Watsons Go To Birmingham), the arrival of Black History Month, and the content students are learning in Seventh Grade Social Studies. I wanted to make available the list of student research topics as well as the assignment sheet. The due date will be determined once I've arranged our library research time.
I want to make available all of the chapter reflections that students are assigned as we read our class novel. These reflections are to be completed as we finish reading each chapter of the book. Here are the reflections for Chapters 1-2 and Chapters 3-4. I'll aim to upload all of the reflection sheets at some point in the quasi-near future.
I have given students the option to come after school any day this week except Wednesday (due to a staff meeting) to correct the errors in their benchmark exams. By doing these corrections, they receive back 75% of the points they lost. This can have a dramatically positive effect on their grades. Students, please take advantage of this opportunity!
FIRST SRC OF MARKING PERIOD 3
The first SRC of the marking period is due THIS FRIDAY, February 6th. Please turn it in on or before that date (before = extra credit points!)
SRC SUBSTITUTION OPTION
I gave students the option of entering this contest and sharing their entries with me in place of one of their four required SRCs for the marking period. The contest entry deadline is February 20th, and I will not accept the assignment unless students have actually entered it in the official contest.
Have an AWESOME evening, and do great things this week!