Thursday, October 14, 2010


So, as usual, as soon as I published our homework schedule on the blog, it was changed. The kids can thank Mrs. Martin for persuading me not to give homework during the MEAP. I'll hold off on all assignments until the end of next week. Sorry for the confusion.

This doesn't mean there isn't anything to do, though! Milestone 2 is due Thursday of next week. Milestone 2 is a list of facts about their driving question. These facts should be written in their own words. Every student should try for at least 20. There is no form for them to fill out for this Milestone. Facts can be written out on notebook paper, on index cards, or typed and printed. But please, make sure they are not just copied directly from resources and that they are not just printed directly from the Internet.

The MEAP test has been going pretty well. The kids have been working really hard to stay focused and do their best. And we've had perfect attendance this week, so thank you for that. It's pretty hard to do nothing but test all morning and the change in the afternoon and AMPT schedule is a challenge, but all in all, it's been very good. Two more testing days remain--Tuesday (Math) and Wednesday (Writing part 2) of next week.

The changes in our schedule have allowed us to do some work with technology this week. We've been working on our wiki pages a lot. Feel free to check out your child's page and let them know what you think. Today we're working on typing up some of our poems using Google Docs. Also, I've promised them some extra credit questions on our Edmodo site. Several students have responded to the first one and there will be another one available today.

As always, be sure to email or leave a comment if you have any questions.

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