Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year!

Hello to 2010! 
Students worked in class today on improving their persuasive essays.  As there was much work to be done by most students, I agreed to not grade these essays until FRIDAY JANUARY 8th, allowing them more time to revise and edit outside of class.  There will not be more work time set aside in class, but students have access in study hall, language arts lab, afterschool study, and (for those with internet connection) home.  I will begin grading the essays Friday evening. 
Homework so far this week is to continue working on independent reading projects.  There will be some time set aside in class to work on these, but much of the work will need to be done at home.  I will check them on Friday and expect them to be HALF DONE by then.  They need to be completed and ready to be presented on the 13th.
There will also be a few worksheet-type assignments for homework this week, and I will give about 10 minutes to get started on them in class, as usual.