Monday, November 26th, 2012: Presentation Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving (and Thanksgiving Break)!  It is so good to have everyone back at school.

Today was the first day of presentations on the Thanksgiving Project. Each student not presenting had to jot down their thoughts on each of their classmate’s projects.  On a sheet of notebook paper, each student had to do the following:

•Write the name of the class member presenting.
1.List which three products they did.
2.Which did you like the best?
3.Why did you like this one?

These “Thanksgiving Project Reviews” were collected for a classwork grade.

PowerPoint: Nov. 26. 2012 Presentation Day #1

HOMEWORK: Complete any missing work.  Read for 30 minutes.


Friday, November 16th, 2012

On the Friday preceding Thanksgiving Break, the students needing additional time to make up their benchmarks were given the opportunity to do so.  Meanwhile, all of the students were presented with information regarding their Thanksgiving Break Project.  This project will kick off our Expository Writing (fact-based writing) Unit.  The students were to choose three of the five possible assignments to complete.  This project is due on Monday, November 26th.  All of the information on the project is included below (the Word document is also available for download as well):

Thanksgiving Project Word Document: The 8th Grade ELA Thanksgiving Break Project (Expository Intro Choice Board)

For additional help or examples regarding the Choice Board Assignments, feel free to visit any of the websites below or take a look at the examples provided to each student also below:

*Please pardon the technical difficulties precluding the timeliness of this post.