A short post because I'm running on fumes this Sunday morning. This weekend ends two straight weeks of birthday partying at the Maguire house. My kids’ birthdays are a week apart and for some reason I thought full-on, house full of kids, themed birthday parties was a good idea this year. Yikes! I’m whipped. Monday will feel like a vacation :)
This week we’ll return to our work on critical reading and multiple choice while I conference with the students on their synthesis essays. Students annotated their essays and noted what went well and what didn’t go so well on Friday. We’ll meet one-on-one, discuss those challenges, and make plans for improvement. While those meetings are taking place, students will be working in small groups on short reading assignments and multiple choice practice to prepare for the AP test. Students will also be working on reading an excerpt from "On Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau. This is a challenging piece so you may want to ask them to tell you about it!
Starting this week you should start to see grades inching up since we’re now into “second chance” territory. Students have begun taking their second try with the three types of essays (we’ve done 2 arguments and 2 rhetorical analysis essays) and I’m starting to get those scores in MiStar. Students who aren’t seeing improvement should come see me in the morning before school or during AA for an extra writing conference.
Have a great week! No school Friday!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire