Exploring Poetry @SummitPS / Checkpoint 1

Checkpoint 1 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…

ELA – Parent Announcement/Update

Our first week of project 2, Exploring Poetry, is coming to a close. Today, students should be submitting Checkpoint 1 for feedback. I will have feedback completed by the middle of next week, so parents should see a color on the “Year” tab for this project corresponding to the color of the checkpoint. Green is…

Stories and Storyboards Update #ELA

At this time, Feedback will not be given on Checkpoints 1-4. These were due weeks ago. Any further work needs to be done on Checkpoint Explanation Outline and the Checkpoint Explanation Draft. Students can begin submitting their work for scoring on Wednesday after class. All students will be required to submit their Final Products for…

Parents! Connect to @classcraftgame to Get Classroom Updates

The school year is moving right along, and I try to communicate with parents as much as possible. One of the best ways to keep up on what’s happening is to get your parent code and sign up for Classcraft! If you’d like more information about what gamification of the classroom involves, click here. Here’s…

Fourth Week – Get Into Reading!

Alright, we’re into our fourth week and students are getting the hang of Summit Learning. In English, we’ve started reading “Holes” and by Friday or over the weekend, students should have read up through chapter 5. They’ll have lots of time in class on Thursday and Friday, so that shouldn’t be a problem for them…

Gmailing it Up!

Hey kids, check to see if your Gmail account has been activated. Once it is, you’ll be able to get notifications from Summit,  WordPress, Twitter, whatever you ‘re signed up to or connected to your school’s Google account. You can even email me questions or just to say what’s up!

The Final Quarter!

It’s here, so much faster than anyone ever expects! The FINAL QUARTER HAS ARRIVED (read it with your most ominous inner-voice). I’ve posted the above calendar on the board in class, students should easily be able to see and understand what we’re going to do each week overall. Let’s have some fun!

Warriors vs. Clippers Tickets

This came as an email yesterday! Dear colleagues, The deadline to design the staff T-shirt has been extended until Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is Learning Every Day and it should be the focal point of the T-shirt design. Here are the details and a Google Form to submit your design. We will announce the…

Summit Project Procedures

Hello, it’s half way through the school year. It’s a tough time for many students and parents. There’s a lot of rushing and grade checking, everyone’s tired and frustrated and really just thinking, “Can we just go back to being on Winter Break?” But, we can’t go backwards. Onward we trudge. The Summit Learning Platform…