You Get a Project! And You Get a Project!

Students are working on one of three projects: Living the Good Life – Students explore what it means to live the good life. They’ll read a few short stories and conduct research using a couple nonfiction articles to explore what others have to say about the issue. Students will create two podcasts discussing their research…

Spring Break and What’s Next

Happy Spring Break! Students have earned a vacation. They’ve been working hard on project materials and the majority of students saw their grades go up significantly from their work. Congratulations! Once we return, students will have a choice of which project they’d like to work on next. Students can choose between: Living the Good Life…

The Final Countdown #EuropeBand

The Final Countdown Products We’re coming to the Final Products of our project, Memoir of a Student. Students are completing the following: two collages on the POV and the theme of “I Am Malala”, a memoir of their own, and an oral presentation. Let’s take a look at each one. The two collages are first…

#IAmMalala Collage

We’ve completed Checkpoint 2 of Memoir of a Student, and students have planned their first collage. There will be a second collage planned in Checkpoint 4. Today, students are working on their collages, either by hand or digitally, but there’ll be more time in class next and the following week. Students shouldn’t need to work…

#IAmMalala Read/Checkpoint 1 Finished

Hello, This week will be for us to wrap up Checkpoint 1 completely. There are a few things that need to be completed: Finish reading the memoir, I Am Malala. Students were asked to read up through chapter 30 by today, Monday 2/11, and there are only six chapters left. I would also like students…

Book Journal #IAmMalala

Book Journals! We’re starting our reading of I Am Malala, and students are being asked to complete at least 6 book journal entries. We’re going over how to complete them today, and students have been assigned their first reading: Mild and Medium – read Prologue and Ch. 1 by Monday, Spicy – read Prologue and…

Memoir of a Student #IAmMalala @Malala @MalalaFund

We’ve completed Exploring Poetry and yesterday we got started on our next project, Memoir of a Student. Take a few moments to review the Project Overview and the Final Products with your child. We’ve done this together in class, but it’s helpful if parents see the road ahead too. In this project, students will learn…

It’s Crunch Time! #HalfWay #ThereisAlwaysRoomforImprovement

Checkpoint 6 is being completed today and students have one more week to complete their Final Products. Please take a moment to review Exploring Poetry with your child, check to see if they’ve complete Checkpoint 4 – Author’s Statement Outline, Checkpoint 5 Author’s Statement Draft, and today’s Checkpoint 6 Oral Presentation Peer Review. Next week,…

Let’s Stay On Track

Today students are completing Checkpoint 3. Next week, we’ll start on Checkpoint 4 which is to create an outline for one of the Final Products. It is imperative that students have Checkpoints 1-3 completed by Monday, if they’re still behind. These first three checkpoints have students practicing three skills that are scored in the Final…

Exploring Poetry, Checkpoint #2

Checkpoint 2 in Exploring Poetry has been given feedback for all students! Please take a moment to check what color was given. Green means they’re good to go and on track. Yellow/Orange means I’ve left comments for them to work on. Please don’t “resolve” the comment. It gives me notes on what to look for…