Welcome to second semester! It was so nice to have your students in class today. Instead of jumping right into our presentation work, we took a few minutes to discuss the events of the weekend. I continue to be impressed by their ability to consider multiple perspectives, listen to one another and focus on solutions. They are truly a special bunch.
After our discussion they all got back to work on their Team Multimedia Presentations. I’m hoping you’ve been hearing about those at home. If you haven’t, ask them to tell you about them! They are working hard on collaborating with their teams to articulate research based solutions to incredibly complex problems.
We will do our final videotaping of those presentations next week in class, but we would love to have you join us for an evening of practice at 7pm on Monday, February 6. The students will run through their presentations and any parents in attendance will be invited to provide feedback for them. They were a little hesitant to invite you all because, as one said, “Our parents will be brutally honest!” That’s what we need--brutal honesty!! Please let your student know if you think you can make it. It will be no more than an hour.
Once we finish those presentations next week, we will move on to our second performance task: the individual written argument. I’ll give more information about that in a few weeks.
Enjoy your week!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire