Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today in class, we practiced answering STAAR and AP-style multiple choice questions over an article (“The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola”). If you were absent, come get a copy — it’s just for practice, not for a grade.
You will, however, have a similar kind of reading quiz on Monday, so be prepared for questions like what we discussed today.
And once again, no movie tomorrow — you get to leave early, but I have meetings!
I was out for a couple of doctors’ appointments on Wednesday, so you had the day to work on your Hot Zone reading!
We began today with a conversation about the reading, and then for the second half, students analyzed political cartoons from the recent Ebola epidemic (please get a paper copy in class).
The next reading guide (The Hot Zone Reading Guide 6) will be due on Friday. Tomorrow we will have a substitute, and I’m giving you all class period to read, so please make sure to bring your book.
Today in class we took our quiz over all Hot Zone vocabulary and participles. If you were absent, please come make it up Friday during lunch.
Students wrote their essays about altruism today in class. I gave you all the next reading guide (due Tuesday — The Hot Zone Reading Guide 5).
Please make sure to finish Vocabulary.com and study for your quiz (all HZ vocab + participles) on Monday.
Today we talked about participles — if you were absent, please come pick up a copy of the printed notes. Students also began prewriting for an essay that we will write in class tomorrow (Altruism Essay Prompt Altruism Essay Rubric).
Today we talked about the third set of Hot Zone vocabulary words; please make sure to finish you vocabulary.com by Sunday night!
After our discussion of The Hot Zone today, we used the VR viewers to take a trip to Africa! I hope that you enjoyed this chance to see the land, people, and geography that we have been reading about — thank you for working through the technical difficulties as we learn about this new technology!
Students took their vocab and reading quiz today — if you were absent, please come make it up Friday at lunch.
As a reminder, RG 3 is due on Tuesday; RG 4 (The Hot Zone Reading Guide 4) is due on Friday.
In class today, we discussed the second Hot Zone Reading Guide (#3 — The Hot Zone Reading Guide 3 — is due on Tuesday) and we practiced answering some multiple-choice questions using an article about the recent attempts to find a treatment for Ebola.
Your quiz on Monday will be over Hot Zone Vocab Lists 1 and 2 as well as some reading questions from The Hot Zone.