Sunday, March 29, 2009

Essay Resources

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable week away from school.

  1. Take a few moments to reflect on your Spring Break in you Writer's Notebook.
  2. Now, we are back at work on our Holocaust research paper. Remember, you are actually only responsible for becoming an expert on your assigned subtopic.
  3. Please check the wiki should you misplace your handouts and need more copies.
  4. Today's handouts include the form for creating your annotated bibliography for each of your three sources.
  5. Once you have read your sources, draft your outline.
  6. Numbers 4 and 5 are due on Wednesday for 1B and on Thursday for 2B.

I will be at a committee meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, so you will have an opportunity to watch The Great Gatsby. Enjoy!

Take a moment and tell us about your Spring Break...but, first, let me tell you about mine!

  1. I read four novels! Have two of the four book reviews posted on Mrs. Gillmore's Book Review Blog.
  2. Watched...oops, supervised my husband and son enhancing my flowerbeds. No , seriously, I have some sore muscles from moving mulch around!
  3. Spent time with my family, especially appreciated the time with my mother who has dementia...what sad disease.
  4. Went to Branson for a couple of days...a nice get-a-way for us.

Now, time for you to share...go ahead...type a comment!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fly Like a Butterfly!

Butterflies commerating the life of the child who wrote your assigned poem...the one who lived in the Terezin Concentration Camp...are due Thursday/Friday!

Remember the guidelines/specifications:
  • No larger than 8 1/2 x 11.
  • No glitter.
  • No edible decorations.
  • Must be two-dimensional.
  • Must commemorate the life of your assigned child.
Please check out the Holocaust Museum in Houston website for samples.

Bring them to class...and we will let your butterflies fly!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Third Nine Week Is Over!

Please turn in your Writer's Notebook! Due now!

My grades are due into the office on Tuesday morning. I will take no late work past Monday, March 16 at 8:00!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You Make Me PROUD!

Wonderful job "trying" today on the End-of-Level Literacy! Awesome job!

Ask me if I have been bragging! Yes, I have!

Good luck more day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Oh, the Rewards!

End-of-Level Literacy Exam has arrived!

Count your rewards!
  1. From the school, no remediation class and an extra half of a personal day.
  2. From Mr. Campbell, two off-campus lunch passes.
  3. From myself, food and grades!

Just for trying! That is all that is asked of you!

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Let's Make a Deal! $1 Million Dollars!

Today in 1A we discussed a deal that hopefully results in a win-win situation for all of us!

Please continue reviewing your literary and composition terms...we will test over all those terms on Friday/Monday!

What is on our schedule for next Tuesday and Wednesday?!

Also, we need to plan our menu! Any ideas? Recommendations?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lesson Plans for March 2

Good morning!

My daughter is sick today...yuck!

Please complete the following for today:
  • Complete End-of-Level Literacy Prompts (2 of them), first one entitled "The Games They Played."
  • You will be given five minutes to read the prompt; then you may work in teams of two to answer the questions(that's right...eight multiple choice and the constructed response).
  • I want to see main ideas underlined in each questions and the evidence you select for your constructed response underlined in the reading passage.
  • May work up to 35 minutes on each passage.
  • When ALL OF YOU are finished with EOL prompts, you may type book reviews: 1-3 now due! Next week in the end of this nine-week grading period...must have four novels completed by then. Writer's Notebooks will be due then also...if behind on them, catch up = a test grade!
  • Homework: Read out-of-class novels!
  • NOTE TO LILY: You may work on your NHD paper this week during you are exempt from today's work!

End-of-Level Literacy Exam begins next Tuesday! Please, please....make plans to be in class this Wednesday and Friday! Two more days to prep...and plan our menu, of course!