On this fine Monday we had the honor of a guest speaker - Miss Horan, from the guidance office. She reminded us of the upcoming PSATs (Practice SATs). Students must sign up in the guidance office no later than Friday, October 9th. Registration costs $16, if I remember correctly, and the test will be given here at CHS on October 17th at 7:30am. Students need the following:
(PARENTS: Taking this test benefits your "child" because schools tend to look at PSAT scores for students whoqualify for scholarships to determine if the scholarship will actually be given. Another benefit is that students practice for the upcoming SATs.)
Students had no homework due today. We read poetry from Sonya Sones, who will be with us during 8th and 9th periods on Thursday. You should be responsible enough to get any missed work from your 8th period teachers.
I met some of your parents yesterday. Now I can see where you all get your fabulous looks and your gregarious personalities. (Do you know what that means? Look it up on dictionary.com.) This weekend you do not have any homework, but today we had some class work to do.
*Continue reading the short story "Cold Equations".
*Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the EDS captain's decision. Why?
*Find literary elements in the story.
*Search and find HOW the author played with our minds. What did he do to make this story powerful?
*Find examples of great wording. If you were the writer, which phrases would make you most proud?
HOMEWORK: Finish reading the story, "Cold Equations". Complete the study guide questions in the back of the packet. You can also find them on this website under SHORT STORIES/COLD EQUATION.
Next week we read some poems by an author named Sonya Sones. In fact, she'll be coming to visit our class on Thursday! She's really interesting and I look forward to learning from her and hearing what she has to say! If you like her work, Mrs. Klucznik has purchased some of her books - you can buy one and even get her autograph!
Have a great weekend. See you Monday.
Today we took our final literary terms quiz - for a while. If you feel like you did not do well on these quizzes, please learn to STUDY. See blogs below for hints. If you still can't get the grade you want, I suggest coming to me or another adult for study skill help. (Mr. Cashman and Mrs. Crawford ROCK at this.)
Tomorrow we will have open house. This means that parents and guardians will be able to come to school and go to a really shortened version of your classes. It also means you get to have a half-day. Periods 1,2,3,4 will be run, then you will be allowed to go home around 10:15 or so.
PARENTS, your schedule goes like this:
1st period - 6:00p-6:15p
2nd period - 6:20p-6:30p
3rd period - 6:35p-6:45p
4th period - 6:50p-7:00p
5th period - 7:05p-7:15p
6th period - 7:20p-7:30p
7th period - 7:35p-7:45p
8th period - 7:50p-8:00p
9th period - 8:05p-8:15p
When your child would normally have a lunch period or study hall, you may wander around the school or visit our cafeteria. But don't worry - there will be no bland school lunches on the menu Thursday evening. You get ice cream served by our administrative staff. (Stop by to meet our new vice-principal; I bet you'll like her.)
During this day, you can also schedule parent/teacher conferences with me or any other teacher if you'd like. Of course, the BEST option is to stay in contact with us throughout the year and keep up-to-date with your child and his/her homework on a daily basis. If you would like to contact me, just click the CONTACT INFORMATION link above. You can send me an email there or you can call me at school any time.
I hope to see you Friday (unless you're sick - then stay home and rest).
BTW- Here is a website explaining how to boost your immune system during this cold and flu season.
Tomorrow is picture day! We will come into class and get organized before we go down to the auditorium for pictures. So I expect to review lit. terms with you if we get to come back to the classroom.
"But, Miss White, why do we have to review lit terms???" you ask.
That is SUCH a good question. It's because we are going to have a QUIZ MONDAY. Please study the following:
*Inside the Text
Your next quiz is soon to follow, so don't slack off.
Have a great weekend. NewsChannel9 says that there will be lots of sunshine on Saturday and Sunday, so enjoy!
Today you saw your grades for your LitTerms Quiz#1. You did really well! After I hand back the graded quizzes, please make sure to put them in your three-ring bider for safe-keeping.
We also continued to take notes on our never-ending literary elements/devices/terms. Check out the SHORT STORY tab (above under ELA 10Honors) for a copy of the PowerPoint. You do need PowerPoint on your computer if you'd like to open this, though.
See you tomorrow! Ask me if there are lit terms that are confusing to you. You can send me an email by clicking on the CONTACT INFORMATION tab (above). Just be sure to leave your email address so I can get back to you.
Have a great night. I'll see you tomorrow!
It's the end of the first week and I think that we are all exhausted from being in school for four days. You all did fairly well on the "rules" quiz Wednesday, so if you'd like to brag about your English grade to your parents, now would be a good time.
In class this week, we:
*learned about the classroom rules and took a quiz.
*learned the class word for www.mygradebook.com (ask me for your passwords in class).
*began taking notes on the building blocks for literature, better known as LITERARY TERMS or LITERARY ELEMENTS.
Have a great weekend!