Friday, March 15th, 2013

To cap off a very self-directed week of instruction, the students had time to do some individual practice on the areas in which they were the weakest in addition to completing any missing assignments.  Those who were done with everything participated in a self directed web quest on either prepositions or clauses (click the links to access the pages on this blog).

Today is the last official day of the 3rd quarter.  Keep an eye out for report cards which will be coming home next Friday.

PowerPoint: Web Quest Day #2 3.15.13

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes.  Have a safe weekend.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Today the students continued finishing up the benchmark assessment (many still needed more time).  Those that were done were able to participate in “zapping zeroes” by working silently on any make-up work.

PowerPoint: Benchmark Exam (Day 3.5), Zap Zero Day #2, Web Quest Day #1 3.14.13

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Today was the third and final day that the students were able to complete the Benchmark exam and enter their answers into iRespond.  Those who finished the exam, worked on  completing any make up work (by zapping zeroes).  Those who had no zeroes to zap began working on their self-directed CRCT Web Quest Review.  The students were directed to complete tasks based on their lowest quiz scores.

PowerPoint: Benchmark Exam (Day 3) and Zap Zero Day 3.13.13

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes and complete any missing assignments (for Zap Zero) which are due Thursday.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Today was the second day the students had to complete the Benchmark Exam.  Those who finished early and entered their answers into iRespond were then able to proceed to zapping zeroes (completing and submitting any missing assignments)!

PowerPoint: Benchmark Exam (Day 2) 3.12.13

HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes and complete any missing assignments (for Zap Zero)

Tuesday-Thursday, November 13th-15th, 2012

I decided to lump these three days together into one post as the students worked on their Benchmark Assessments.  These county-issued exams count for only 5% in the gradebook and serve as a way to see how the students are doing across the county.  With the switch to Common Core, this Benchmark was the first one issued with Constructed Responses (BCRs or short-answer questions) and Extended Responses (longer-form essay-length responses).  Since these days were pretty much the same in format, the PowerPoints below are pretty much the same as well.


HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes.