Parent Check In–3/4 & Ind. Read Book Choice

Parent Check In–3/4 & Ind. Read Book Choice

First:

STEP 1: Log in to your email.  Also through the my.fwisd.org page you can log in to Focus and see what your grade was for the 4th 6-weeks.

STEP 2: Create a new message to send. In the “To” line, type your parent’s email address. In the “CC” line, type my email address (Sarah.Vondra@fwisd.org). This copies me in on the email so that I can see that you sent it and I can give you a grade for sending it (YES, it’s a grade).

STEP 3: The subject line of the email should say “English Check In”.

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following message into the body of the email, then change/complete the sentences and blanks (__________) so that it makes sense for you.

Copy and paste:


Hi ____________,

I just wanted to update you on how things were going for me. Last six-weeks I got a ____% in Mrs. Vondra’s Pre-AP English I class. This is mainly because _________________________. Moving forward, I plan to do _________________ differently because I expect more from myself. Like I’ve said before I want to be the type of person who ____________________________________, so moving forward I’m going to focus on _____________________________________.

My goal for English class was _______________________________. So far it’s going _______. I plan on continuing to _____________________ (OR I plan on starting to _____________). This six-weeks I really want to _____________________________ and I’m going to accomplish that by ___________________________________________.

This six-weeks I’m looking forward to ______________________________ because _______________________________.

I’m doing good/not good on my commitment to ___________________________. Moving forward I plan on ______________________________.

I’m going to be following up with you about every three weeks to update you on how my goals and plans are working out. Thanks for taking the time to partner with me.

Sincerely,

_____________________

 


STEP 5: When you are finished filling out the email message, it’s addressed to your parent, and I’m in the CC line, press SEND. You’re done!

 

Second:

After you’ve sent your parent check in, tell me what book you’re reading this 6-weeks here:

bit.ly/indreadbook5

Parent Check In–2/6

Parent Check In–2/6

STEP 1: Log in to your email.  Also through the my.fwisd.org page you can log in to Focus and see what your grade is right now.

STEP 2: Create a new message to send. In the “To” line, type your parent’s email address. In the “CC” line, type my email address (Sarah.Vondra@fwisd.org). This copies me in on the email so that I can see that you sent it and I can give you a grade for sending it (YES, it’s a grade).

STEP 3: The subject line of the email should say “English Check In”.

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following message into the body of the email, then change/complete the sentences and blanks (__________) so that it makes sense for you.

Copy and paste:


 

Hi ____________,

I just wanted to update you on how things were going for me. Right now I have a ____% in Mrs. Vondra’s Pre-AP English I class. This is mainly because _________________________. I know I have about two and a half weeks left in the 6-weeks. Over these two and a half weeks I’m planning on _________________. Like I’ve said before I want to be the type of person who _____________________________, so moving forward I’m going to focus on ______________________________.

I have weekly homework in Mrs. Vondra’s class (Membean and No Red Ink). It has been going __________ because ________________. I’m also reading a book outside of class. The book I picked to read is called ________________ and I’m ____% finished with it. I know that I have to have it completely read by February 22nd.

I’m going to be following up with you in about two and a half weeks to update you on how this 6-weeks finished out. Thanks for taking the time to partner with me.

Sincerely,

_____________________

 


STEP 5: When you are finished filling out the email message, it’s addressed to your parent, and I’m in the CC line, press SEND. You’re done!

Instructions for 1/28

Instructions for 1/28

Today you have two jobs:

  1. Complete day 2 of our Essay Warm Up. It is over body paragraph #1, which should be all about example #1.
  2. There is a worksheet comparing the article we read on the Michael Brown shooting on page 7 of our annotation packet to Shemar Carson from Dear Martin. The worksheet will be due at the end of the period.

If you get finished wth both these tasks, please work on Membean, No Red Ink, or your Independent Reading.

Parent Check-In and Lexile LevelSet

Parent Check-In and Lexile LevelSet

First:

STEP 1: Log in to your email.  Also through the my.fwisd.org page you can log in to Focus and see what your grade is right now.

STEP 2: Create a new message to send. In the “To” line, type your parent’s email address. In the “CC” line, type my email address (Sarah.Vondra@fwisd.org). This copies me in on the email so that I can see that you sent it and I can give you a grade for sending it (YES, it’s a grade).

STEP 3: The subject line of the email should say “English Check In”.

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following message into the body of the email, then change/complete the sentences and blanks (__________) so that it makes sense for you.

Copy and paste:


Hi ____________,

I just wanted to update you on how things were going for me. Last semester I got a ____% in Mrs. Vondra’s Pre-AP English I class. This is mainly because _________________________. Moving forward, I plan to do _________________ differently because I expect more from myself. Like I’ve said before I want to be the type of person who ____________________________________, so moving forward I’m going to focus on _____________________________________.

My goal for English class was _______________________________. So far it’s going _______. I plan on continuing to _____________________ (OR I plan on starting to _____________). This six-weeks I really want to _____________________________ and I’m going to accomplish that by ___________________________________________.

This semester I’m looking forward to ______________________________ because _______________________________.

I’m doing good/not good on my commitment to ___________________________. Moving forward I plan on ______________________________.

I’m going to be following up with you about every three weeks to update you on how my goals and plans are working out. Thanks for taking the time to partner with me.

Sincerely,

_____________________

P.S. This email is my first 100% of the fourth six-weeks 🙂


STEP 5: When you are finished filling out the email message, it’s addressed to your parent, and I’m in the CC line, press SEND. You’re done!

 

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Second:

Today we’re doing a Lexile test to see what grade level you are reading at, and if you’ve improved. Make sure you take your time and do your best because this data will be used to show we can keep running our classroom the way we like it.

If you are on a school laptop, there should be a red icon the desktop of a guy doing a cartwheel. Click on it and log in using your log in like on your computer (s123456@stu.org) and your computer password. If your password doesn’t work, use the password 123456.

If you do not see the cartwheel guy, or you are not on a school laptop,click on this link: my.fwisd.org and log in like on your computer (s123456@stu.org) and your computer password. If your password doesn’t work, use the password 123456.

When you log in, click on my class from the drop down menu. When you get into the system, there should be a pop up saying there is a Level Set ready for you to take. Feel free to get started when you see that and take your time and do your best.

Parent Check In–11/29

Parent Check In–11/29

STEP 1: Log in to your email.  Also through the my.fwisd.org page you can log in to Focus and see what your grade is right now.

STEP 2: Create a new message to send. In the “To” line, type your parent’s email address. In the “CC” line, type my email address (Sarah.Vondra@fwisd.org). This copies me in on the email so that I can see that you sent it and I can give you a grade for sending it (YES, it’s a grade).

STEP 3: The subject line of the email should say “English Check In”.

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following message into the body of the email, then change/complete the sentences and blanks (__________) so that it makes sense for you.

Copy and paste:


 

Hi ____________,

I just wanted to update you on how things were going for me. Right now I have a ____% in Mrs. Vondra’s Pre-AP English I class. This is mainly because _________________________. I know I have about two weeks left in the 6-weeks. Over these two weeks I’m planning on _________________. Like I’ve said before I want to be the type of person who _____________________________, so moving forward I’m going to focus on ______________________________.

I have weekly homework in Mrs. Vondra’s class (Membean and No Red Ink). It has been going __________ because ________________. I’m also reading a book outside of class. The book I picked to read is called ________________ and I’m ____% finished with it. I know that I have to have it completely read by December 14th.

I’m going to be following up with you in about two weeks to update you on how this 6-weeks finished out. Thanks for taking the time to partner with me.

Sincerely,

_____________________

 


STEP 5: When you are finished filling out the email message, it’s addressed to your parent, and I’m in the CC line, press SEND. You’re done!

ELIC–Mom’s Perspective

ELIC–Mom’s Perspective

In the last chapter of My Feelings we read Monday, we saw 9/11 and Dad’s funeral from Grandma’s perspective. We’ve already seen those days from Oskar’s perspective. Today, you are going to write about 9/11 and the funeral from Mom’s perspective. It will be written in 1st person POV. We never get to see Mom talk very much, so you’ll get to decide what her voice/writing style is like. Here are the events of the day that we’ve found out from other’s perspective. Use them to piece together what those days were like from Mom’s perspective

  • Mom was at work (she’s a lawyer)
  • Mom called Grandma when the first tower was hit. She was worried because she hadn’t heard from Thomas Jr. (pg. 225)
  • Grandma called Mom back, Mom asked her to go watch Oskar and not let him watch the news and tell him everything will be OK (pg. 225)
  • Mom decides she’s going to walk home because the subways are a mess. It’ll take her an hour to get home (226)
  • She told Grandma she loved her (226)
  • Mom got home and gave Oskar a fierce hug (228)
  • She asked Oskar if Dad had called or if he left messages, Oskar says no (228)
  • She calls police, newspapers, fire stations (229)
  • She made flyers and put them in a suitcase and took them downtown (229)
  • She didn’t get back home until late (230)
  • Mom sends Grandma home because she needs to sleep (231)
  • She cries when Grandma tells her she loves her (231)
  • Mom is the one who wanted a funeral even though there was no body (232)
  • In the limo to the funeral she is squeezing something in her bag (5)
  • Mom asks Oskar about giving keys to the apartment away (6-7)
  • She’s wearing a bracelet Oskar made for her (7)
  • At the funeral, Oskar makes a sound like a wounded animal and Mom holds him as they put dirt on the coffin (232)
  • They are all silent on the limo ride home (233)
  • Your retelling from Mom’s perspective should be AT LEAST a page and a half (1 1/2)