And have a great vacation!
The five kids who turned in job applications got the jobs they wanted.
You need to turn in a job application for the job you want! I put the template for the letter and the list of jobs on the elementary page.
And have a great vacation!
Everyone signed up for their book projects for April! Now is a great time to print the April page of the calendar and post it on the refrigerator door!
Next week we will do all the CBA presentations! Most of the students opted to make websites although a few decided to make exhibits.
Everyone will read their project to the class, teaching the class what they learned in their research. I suggested printing their text on 3x5 cards if they have a printer that will let them do that. Otherwise they can just print out their final clean copy on regular paper.
I'm really looking forward to some exciting projects!
Aiden--Child Labor Laws
Evyn--Trench Warfare in WWI
Bailey--The Battle of Britain
Kepa--The Battle for Moscow
Camden--Pearl Harbor (Japanese Side)
Kahn--Pearl Harbor (US Side)
Ian--Japanese Internment Camps (US Side)
Alec--Japanese Internment Camps (Japanese Side)
Noah--Fire Balloon Bombing in WW2
Lucas--The Berlin Wall (US Side)
Anna--Berlin Wall (German/USSR Side)
Keagan--The Cuban Missile Crisis
Kaeden--The Space Race: Mercury and Gemini
Carter--The Space Race: Apollo
Blaize--Brown vs Board of Education
We are done writing our CBAs. Nearly, anyway. Some students still need to do some clean up on their written work. I've graded everything, though. You have the rubrics and graded papers coming home today--first AND second drafts that I've read and marked, all in an effort to have super-clean copies for the finished work for the presentations.
Today I showed the class examples of National History Day (NHD) projects that made it to the national level of competition. (Grades 6-12 compete in NHD, so the work I showed them is more complex than what I expect from my students.) They were quite impressed!
Monday I will go over the directions on how to make a website, and I'll show examples of NHD websites.
At this point creating their presentation should be a matter of copying and pasting their finished paragraphs into their website or printing out (single-space and in a bigger font) their finished paragraphs and pasting them onto their displays.
Then they need to add:
Their presentations are due the week of March 21. Students know the date of their presentation. You can check for your child's due date in the file below!
We will go through the CBAs in chronological order. Everyone will stand up and read us their CBA and show us their pictures. Students should start practicing their presentations now!
From Education Week--According to the latest research, the two best predictors of college success are not grades and intellectual ability. Number one is “conscientiousness” (dependability, perseverance, work ethic). Number two is “agreeableness” (interpersonal skills, getting along with other people, working well in groups).
From what I’ve observed, I would say the same is true for life after college—jobs and careers, marriage and family life. Success comes more easily for people who are willing to work hard and who are able to cooperate with other people.
Diet Coke and Mentos
Greek alphabet song