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Parent Check In-10/21

Parent Check In-10/21

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 sayy “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 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 November 1st.
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!

Parent Check In–9/30

Parent Check In–9/30

Today we are going to check in with your goals and update your parent/guardian as to how things are going.
Like we talked about a few weeks ago, you have to intentionally choose the person you want to become. The first six-weeks is officially over and now we need to revisit how your goals are going.

STEP 1:

Log in to your email. (You can get to your student email here if you don’t have a personal one: my.fwisd.org. Log in like you do on the computer, click on Office 365 and then click on Outlook.) Also through the my.fwisd page you can log in to Focus and see what your final grade was for the first six-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. (Remember if you double-click the blanks and then type it deletes the blank and leaves only your words.

Copy and paste:


Hi _________,
I just wanted to update you on how things were going for me. Last 6-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 _______________________________.
Recently I’ve been learning about __________________. I want to learn more about/I’m still kind of confused by/This made me think of ___________________.
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 second 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!

District Thing

District Thing

Click here:

https://fwisd.schoolobjects.com//Aware/OnlineTesting?org=FOR-57019454-660

This is a district thing they’re making us do.

Step 1.

Click on the link. Login with

Username (Student ID # Only, no S): 1234567

Password: welcome

Step 2.

Then click on the title of the story (on the left) and the text will pop up so that you have the story and multiple-choice questions side-by-side.

Step 3.

Use Control – to zoom out to see the whole story at once (Control + will zoom back in).

Step 4.

Answer all multiple choice questions.

Welcome to Open House!

Welcome to Open House!

In the middle of the table you’ll find a few things:

  1. Candy! Help yourself, it’s been a long day 😉
  2. A half sheet of paper. If you would, please fill out as much or as little information as your comfortable with. You can leave it on the table and I’ll pick it up when you leave.
  3. A full sheet of paper. This is a “Cliff Notes” version of my syllabus. I’ll go over it in detail in just a minute.

Thanks so much for being here!

First Parent Check In

First Parent Check In

Today we are going to use the “Think About It” sheets to kick off something we’ll do every 3 weeks: emailing your parent. Like we talked about yesterday, you are more than school and you have to intentionally choose the person you want to become. These emails will be a way that we can continue revisiting how you are doing on your goals. It will give you the opportunity to practice being accountable for your work and taking responsibility for your own life. I’ve been telling you for the past three weeks I’m going to treat you like adults because this is high school. Consider this your introduction to adulthood.

STEP 1:

Log in to your email. (You can get to your student email here if you don’t have a personal one: my.fwisd.org. Log in like you do on the computer, click on Office 365 and then click on Outlook )

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 “First 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. TIP: If you double click the blank and then start typing, the blank is replaced by your words.

Copy and paste:

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Hi _______________ ,

We’re starting this year a little differently than other classes. In my English class, my teacher, Mrs. Vondra, is helping me think through what is important to me, what I want to accomplish this year, and what my plan is to get it done. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

It’s important to me that ____________________________________________________.

I want to be the kind of person that _________________________________________.

As a student, it’s important to me that ______________________________________.

I have the expectation of myself that I will _________________________________.

In school, I have the expectation of myself that I will _______________________.

A goal I have for myself in high school is to _________________________________ and I plan on accomplishing it by ___________________________________________.

A goal I have for myself this year is to ______________________________________ and I plan on accomplishing it by __________________________________________.

A goal I have for myself in English class is to _______________________________ and I plan on accomplishing it by___________________________________________.

Every week in English class I have three types of homework: grammar homework on noredink.com, vocabulary homework on membean.com, and reading a book of my choice for Independent Reading. I know that Membean and NoRedInk are due every week on Sunday at 5pm. These will start next week. I also know that I have this week to finish my summer reading, which is due on Friday.

Mrs. Vondra has a class website, mrsvondra.com, where we can always find her class calendar, homework reminders, late work and extra credit policies, and PDF versions of all documents she hands out in class. So far in this class I am looking forward to _________________________________________ and I am not looking forward to ___________________________ because _____________________________. Overall, I commit to ___________________________.

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!