This week we will dig into our final writing piece--college application essays--with conferences and revision. Students have been drafting their essays, and everyone will meet with me this week at least once to discuss their concerns/struggles with their essays. Usually it’s pretty hard to motivate kids at this point in the year--especially after the AP test--but they all seem very invested in working hard on these essays. Please encourage them to keep that focus throughout this week and next!
As I’ve told the students in class, Thursday will be my final day with them this year. I was selected to attend the AP Language and Composition grading in Kansas City, Missouri. So, instead of finishing up the year with them, I’ll be locked in a convention center grading essays for eight hours a day!! Yikes! I’m leaving them in the very capable hands of Ms. Gina Mendola. She is an experienced AP Language teacher and is ready to help them work on the final drafts of their essays. Students will submit their final drafts to me electronically via Google Classroom on the day of their final exam.
Their grades should be completely updated in MiStar by Thursday of this week. They have already taken their final exam (the practice exam for the AP test they took in late April) and the only other assignment I need to input in MiStar is their final independent novel book review. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be able to answer emails from the AP conference (unless they really do lock us in the convention center…)
Thank you for sharing your smart, funny, thoughtful children with me all year!! I have truly enjoyed working with them and hope they’ll all stop by and visit me in the fall!!
Have a great summer! (and READ! please, please...encourage them to read! They can always email me if they need suggestions!)
Mrs. Hattie Maguire