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Parent Check In–5/14

Parent Check In–5/14

FIRST: Use the grade calculator (above) to see what grade you need for the 6th 6-weeks and final exam.

(Example, if you just want to pass, put “70” for desired grade, then put in your 4th and 5th 6-weeks grades, and click submit. The result is the grade on both the 6th 6-weeks and final exam to make that happen.)

PARENT CHECK IN

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 am shooting for a semester average of ____%. To make this happen, I need to get at least a ___% on this last 6-weeks and the final exam.

I’m also reading my last Independent Reading 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 May 23rd. I also know I have my Membean and No Red Ink tests this Friday, May 17th, and I know my Creative Project is due May 22nd. These are all major grades.

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!

Lexile LevelSet–Last Time!

Lexile LevelSet–Last Time!

Today we’re doing one last Lexile test to see if what level you are reading at has improved. Please make sure you take your time and do your best. I hope to use this data to show that you can improve your reading level with everything we do in class and not just Achieve3000. Also, as a personal incentive for you, however many points you grow in your Lexile score will be added back to low grades as extra credit points. For example, if your Lexile level grew +150 this year, I could give you a grade of 150% on a R+J assignment or homework assignment you have a 0% on. 

To take the test:

  • 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, log in to 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 are finished, you may work on Membean, No Red Ink, or Independent Reading.
Parent Check In 4/15

Parent Check In 4/15

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 5th 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,

_____________________

P.S. This email was my first 100% of the new 6-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!

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

Remember that if you wanted to participate in the class novel we’re writing, those chapters are due (emailed) to me by this Monday, 4/8. Remember that if you participate it’s worth an extra credit 100% as a test grade.

If you need the instructions again, you can find them here: A Novel Idea

And if you don’t remember (or can’t find) the character we made up in class and you’d like to go through the “creating a character” brainstorming list again, here is the list of considerations I walked you through in class (not that you have to include all of these details in your chapter, it’s just to help you fully form your character in your mind). Here’s the list: A Novel Idea-Planning Characters

Parent Check In 3/28

Parent Check In 3/28

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 a little over 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 April 12th.

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–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!