Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Week 1, Day 2
Objective: Discuss classroom expectations, policies, and procedures.  Learn proper use and care of Chrome Books.  Become more familiar with Mrs. Avalos's classroom and procedures.  

Hope your first day back was wonderful and welcome to Day #2!!!

  1. Bell Work: Please read through this blog post.  Then, I will discuss it with you.  
  2. Discussion
  3. Plexer/Fortune Cookie of the Day
  4. Blog! 
    1. Read all of it!
    2. Don't just skim!
    3. There is a lot of important information on here!
    4. REALLY don't like to repeat myself over, and over, and over, and over...
  5. Technology
    1. Sometimes it will work, sometimes it will not work.
    2. Be flexible.
    3. Collaborate with each other.
    4. Help each other.
    5. I do not know everything and I will not pretend to.  There are many things we will learn together.  
  6. Go over Syllabus
    1. Please read through this.  Tomorrow, I will give you a copy of the front page to get signed by your parent.  If you would like a paper copy of this, please let me know.  
  7. DRE (Daily Revising and Editing) Sheets
    1. Typically, given to you on Mondays.
    2. Due Friday (or the last day of the week)
    3. Use these proofreading marks to correct the sentences.  
  8. SAT Vocabulary
    1. 10 words each week, starting this week.
    2. There will be quizzes each week...first quiz will be on Monday
    3. The quizzes will be cumulative, which means they will build up.  This helps you transfer the knowledge from short term memory to long term memory.  Essentially, you will be tested on each word up to 5 times.  
    4. Definitions are on my website.  You may use the link at the top of this blog. If you would like a paper copy of the word list with definitions, please let me know.  
    5. I have also created a Quizlet Study Set for you to study.  The link to the Quizlet Study Set is on the tab above that says "SAT Words of the Week."
    6. You will need to create an account on Quizlet.  
  9. Announcements:
    1. NO morning tutorials on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS.
    2. Make sure your first and last name is on your chromebook.  
  10. Have a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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