We have reached the final week of marking period 1! Grades technically close this Friday (Oct. 27) and teachers have a week or so to finalize grades. If you haven't been checking PowerSchools, now might be a good time! Report card conferences are scheduled for November 15. More information will follow.
In Language Arts, we're wrapping up a number of projects and assignments. Today students had their 2nd class period to work on their Postcards to Camp Half-Blood project. They are responsibile for writing as if they are Grover and Annabeth and reporting the events of the quest back to Chiron. The writing should include details from Grover and Annabeth's perspectives, focusing on how these two characters have experienced the main events of the story. If students did not finish their postcards in class, it is homework tonight. I will collect the postcards tomorrow in class.
We will spend Wednesday-Friday finalizing and publishing our Personal Narratives. First drafts should have been submitted through Google Classroom last Friday (Oct. 20). This week we will do peer and teacher conferencing with our writing to revise and edit. We will publish our narratives this Friday (Oct. 27).
Our final test on Lightning Thief will be on Monday, Oct. 30. It will count for quarter 1's final grades. It will be open book and consist of multiple choice and open ended questions similar to the Smarter Balance format.
I am in the process of grading many other smaller assignments--open-ended response questions and other literary analysis tasks. Last Friday, students had time to fix up assignments, and by now their I Am Poems and Which Greek God/Goddess would you want to be related to? response must be submitted through Google Classroom.
Please let me know if you have any questions!