• So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedershen, Goodbye.

    Good day,

    So the end of the 2019-20 academic year has finally arrived.

    This is not the way I envisioned parting ways at the end of this semester; in fact, no one imagined back in August or at the beginning of January that we would spend the last quarter of the year interacting virtually.

    Although this situation was forced upon all of us, and in many ways it was frustrating since the switch came without clearly defined procedures or expectations, and it came without much preparation it has been a very unique experience. 

    For many of you, staying home and completing coursework online was a “dream come true.” For others, this situation was frustrating and disheartening.  No matter which perspective you had, many of you stepped into the situation and excelled. Some of you “stayed the course” without much variation. And some of you may have faltered a bit.

    So many things that you may have been looking forward to -- Prom, Graduation, athletics, band, choir, etc. – were taken away. Unfortunately, these are things that cannot be recovered; however, in the end, you made it through.

    As you move forward through the next steps in life, you should do so with the knowledge that you can meet the challenges put in front of you, no matter what that challenge is.

    Thank you for being a student of mine this past year; classes would not have been the same without you.  As with all things in life, we had our ups-and-downs. Serious times. Silly times. And all the times in between.  We may not all have the same perspective, perception, and experiences with regards to the situation, but we are all in the same boat of humanity just trying to be the best versions of ourselves each and every day.

    I hope that you have a successful, happy, and content life.

    Use your powers for good, not evil.

    Be well. Be kind. Be awesome.

     

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    May 11th through May 14th

     

    Hello Nighthawks.

     

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

     

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference
    2. Google Classroom Assignment

         2a.    The Alchemist: Last Lesson

              -> DUE by 10P THURSDAY, May 14th <--

     

    Reminders:

     

    Senior Memory Book – Due Date/Deadline HAS PASSED.

     

    Optional Essay Writing Assignment -- Due Date/Deadline HAS PASSED.

     

    Remember: The Optional work from the week of March 23rd – March 27th will NOT appear as a separate grade in the gradebook.

     

    Also: The Optional Essay Writing Assignment will NOT appear as a separate grade in the gradebook.

     

    Please note I will also be reviewing the grade book to make certain that I have entered assignments that were due before Spring Break that may have been overlooked.

     

    Be well.

     

     

     ALL WORK IS DUE BY 10P ON THURSDAY, MAY 14TH!!!

    1. Finish the Alchemist. Click on the audiobook link from 1:44:46 until the end
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMaYxTGKR0
    3. Answer the following questions and submit them here by 10P on Thursday, May 14th.

     

    1.  The Alchemist tells Santiago "you don't have to understand the desert: all you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation." With this in mind, why do you think The Alchemist chose to befriend Santiago, though he knew that the Englishman was the one looking for him?
    2.  The Alchemist says that for the boy to find his treasure he must listen to his heart. Why does The Alchemist feel that the heart is more important, or more trustworthy, than the mind? How and why is the heart able to understand things the mind can’t grasp?
    3. Santiago spends the next week trying to “listen to his heart” as The Alchemist has instructed him to do. There are several pages of dialogue between Santiago and his heart in this section. What do you think the writer wants the reader to understand about this dialogue? Is Santiago literally having a conversation with his heart, or is something else going on here?
    4.  According to The Alchemist, every search starts with Beginner’s Luck. How does every Search end? How is this belief consistent with the Phases and Steps of the Hero’s Journey model? What does this foreshadow for Santiago?
    5.  When they are just two day from the pyramids, Santiago asks The Alchemist to teach him about alchemy. The Alchemist says that Santiago already knows about it. Alchemy is about searching for and finding the treasure that is uniquely his. Santiago is frustrated, because what he meant by the question was that he wanted to know the secret of successfully turning metal into gold. How does the process of alchemy compare to finding a Personal Legend?
    6.  When Santiago and The Alchemist are captured by one of the warring tribes, Santiago must turn himself into the wind to save his life. He asks the desert, the wind, and the sun to help him. As he talks to the sun on page, Santiago explains why alchemy exists and what alchemists do. What does Santiago say to the sun about these things?
    7.  Although Santiago asks the desert, the wind, and the sun to help him, none know how to turn a man into the wind. Where does the boy find the answer? What is the larger significance of this answer?
    8.  The chief allows The Alchemist and Santiago to go free and they ride on toward the pyramids. The next day, just before they part ways, Santiago thanks The Alchemist for teaching him the Language of the World. How does The Alchemist answer him when Santiago offers his thanks? Why is this answer significant?
    9.  Earlier in the story, The Alchemist told Santiago "when you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed." At the end of the story, how did this simple lesson save Santiago's life? How did it lead him back to the treasure he was looking for?
    10.  How do you interpret the novel’s ending? Why is it significant that Santiago’s treasure is buried not at the Pyramids but back in Spain at the abandoned church where his journey began?

     

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    May 4th through May 8th  

    Hello Nighthawks.

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference
    2. Google Classroom Assignment
        1. The Alchemist: Lesson 6: Reading 6 & Lesson 7: Reading 7 – See below for directions, questions, and links for assignment
    3. Senior Memory Book -- Follow instructions for this task from the packet you were given in January (it’s a yellow handout/packet)
      1. NOTE: ADD AN ADDITIONAL CHAPTER that should be right before your Epilogue – Chapter Title: "The Pandemic of 2020"
        1. Explain how the Pandemic of 2020 has affected/impacted you (school, extra-curriculars, job, family, etc.)
      2. The final due date for the entire project is due to turnitin.com on May 10, 2020.
      3. The completed “book” should basically be one continuous document as though you were putting the pages into a scrapbook/binder/notebook
        1. Ex: Cover page, Table of Contents, Section I - Prologue/Introduction, Section II - Chapters from The Basics segment, Section III - Chapters from the More Writing section, Section IV – Other Stuff section, *DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE PANDEMIC OF 2020 chapter* and Section V – Epilogue.
        2. Please include pictures too.

     

    ** Optional Essay Writing Assignment **

    1. The “Optional Assignment” WAS DUE to turnitin.com by May 1st.

            The link for the assignment and rubric:

               Assignment:

               https://docs.google.com/document/d/1niR47_6z_lkM9tgnE89Xmenq6jCvNagQUXAyOczlmZ0/edit?usp=sharing

               Rubric:

               https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oEcxn7cqVqg_2HGYp1Uuq3oAMNlCzbu9xjdNdkirnKU/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Reminders:

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

    *ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10P*

    Just a gentle reminder to attend the weekly Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet." Also, please continue to email me as needed.

    I will also be reviewing the grade book to make certain that I have entered assignments that were due before Spring Break that may have been overlooked.

     “See” you soon.

     

    The Alchemist -- Weekly Assignments: May 4th through May 8th  

    Lesson 6: Reading 6

    1. Click on the audiobook link from 1:25:00 until 1:44:46

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMaYxTGKR0

    B.Answer the following questions (Reading 6 and 7 responses will be on the same document and turned in at the end of the week). (9 questions total).

     

    1. The Englishman, whom Santiago meets when he joins the caravan to the Egyptian pyramids, is—like Santiago—joining the caravan as part of a quest. What is the Englishman searching for? 
    2. As the caravan travels, the Englishman spends his days poring over his books to learn the secrets of alchemy; Santiago, meanwhile, throws his book away, instead opting to observe the desert and listen to the wind. The Englishman represents the type of character who has book knowledge, but not practical knowledge. He tries to learn alchemy through the intellect. The Englishman’s character is a foil, or contrasting character, to Santiago's character: Santiago has rejected the life of the mind for a life of interaction and a journey of purpose. Action, personal experience, and observation, Santiago believes, will bring him closer to understanding the language without words…the universal language. Based on the conversation between Santiago and the Englishman, does it appear that the two have anything to learn from each other? 
    3. As the caravan crosses the Sahara, Santiago and the Englishman each make an effort to gain new insights by practicing the other’s method of learning: Santiago reads the Englishman’s books about alchemy, and the Englishman spends several days observing the caravan and the desert. When the Englishman asks Santiago what the boy learned about alchemy from reading his books, Santiago sums up his reading in a few short sentences. What does he say he learned?
    4. Santiago says he believes all the things he learned about alchemy are so simple they could be written on the surface of an emerald. This description, of course, depicts the Emerald Tablet the Englishman told Santiago about. The Englishman is exasperated because he believes Santiago is simple-minded and has failed to grasp the complexity of alchemy. Yet, the gypsy Santiago met in Tarifa told him, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.” Is the Englishman right, or is Santiago?
    5. Recall that each encounter Santiago has presents him with the opportunity for personal growth provided that he can understand what it is he should learn from the interaction. What lesson is there for Santiago to learn from the fact that Fatima Page 6 of 7 tells him not to stay at the oasis but to go to the pyramids after he has pledged his love for her?

        Lesson 7: Reading7

    1. Click on the audiobook link from 1:44:46 until 1:58:34

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMaYxTGKR0

    1. Answer the following questions (Reading 6 and 7 responses will be on the same document and turned in at the end of the week). (9 questions total):

     

    1. Santiago believes he has seen an omen in the desert. What has he seen, and what does he think it signifies? 
    2. According to the camel driver, why would God allow Santiago to see this vision of the future?
    3. Disturbed by the omen, Santiago decides to go tell the chiefs of the desert tribes about it. In what ways is Santiago (our budding hero) being tested as a result of his decision to trust his intuition and tell the tribal chieftains what he has seen?
    4. Santiago leaves the chieftain and encounters a powerful, intimidating stranger on horseback, who terrifies him at sword point. The stranger turns out to be The Alchemist, who demands to know who is reading the omens in the hawk's flight. What sort of test is The Alchemist subjecting Santiago to? After the test is over, what reason does The Alchemist give for testing Santiago in this way?

     

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    April 27th through May 1st

    Hello Nighthawks.

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference
    2. Google Classroom Assignment
        1. The Alchemist: Lesson 5 – Reading 4 & 5 – See below for directions, questions, and links for assignment
    3. Senior Memory Book -- Follow instructions for this task from the packet you were given in January (it’s a yellow handout/packet)
      1. NOTE: ADD AN ADDITIONAL CHAPTER that should be right before your Epilogue – Chapter Title: "The Pandemic of 2020"
        1. Explain how the Pandemic of 2020 has affected/impacted you (school, extra-curriculars, job, family, etc.)
      2. The final due date for the entire project is due to turnitin.com on May 3, 2020.
    1. The completed “book” should basically be one continuous document as though you were putting the pages into a scrapbook/binder/notebook
      1. Ex: Cover page, Table of Contents, Section I - Prologue/Introduction, Section II - Chapters from The Basics segment, Section III - Chapters from the More Writing section, Section IV – Other Stuff section, *DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE PANDEMIC OF 2020 chapter* and Section V – Epilogue.
      2. Please include pictures too.

     

    ** Optional Essay Writing Assignment **

    1. The “Optional Assignment” is due to turnitin.com  by May 1st. 

    The link for the assignment and rubric:

    Assignment:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1niR47_6z_lkM9tgnE89Xmenq6jCvNagQUXAyOczlmZ0/edit?usp=sharing

    Rubric:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oEcxn7cqVqg_2HGYp1Uuq3oAMNlCzbu9xjdNdkirnKU/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Reminders:

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

    *ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10P*

    Just a gentle reminder to attend the weekly Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet." Also, please continue to email me as needed.

    I will also be reviewing the grade book to make certain that I have entered assignments that were due before Spring Break that may have been overlooked.

     “See” you soon.

     

    The Alchemist

    Weekly Assignments: April 27th through May 1st

    Lesson 5: Reading 4

    1. Click on the audiobook link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMaYxTGKR0

    1. Listen  32:00 until 1:07:32  

     

    1. Answer the following questions:
    2. How do Santiago’s thoughts and perceptions about himself and the world begin to change? Describe 3 things that Santiago sees now that he had never noticed before.
    3. What lessons does Santiago learn by working at the crystal shop? Why do you think Coelho (the author) chose to have Santiago work in a crystal shop?
    4. How does the crystal merchant’s explanation for NOT taking the pilgrimage to Mecca highlight the difference between Santiago and the merchant? What effect does the merchant say Santiago has had on him?

     Lesson 5: Reading 5

    1. Click on the audiobook link from 1:07:32 until 1:25:00

    tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMaYxTGKR0

    1. Answer the following questions:
    2. The Englishman and his goals are described on pages 65-70. What is he looking for? Give specific examples from the text. (Quotes and page #’s)
    3. What does the Englishman demonstrate for Santiago that he already knows?
    4. On page 78, the Englishman says that the progress made at the crystal shop is an example of the principle of the SOUL OF THE WORLD. What does he mean? How does he define this?
    5. How does the Englishman connect the relationship between the caravan and the desert?

     

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    Week of 4/20 - 4/24

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference

    2. Google Classroom Assignment

        a. The Alchemist: Part 3 - Lesson 3 – Visit Mrs. Slattery's Google Classroom for directions, questions, and links for assignment

    3. Senior Memory Book -- Follow instructions for this task from the packet you were given in January (it’s a yellow handout/packet)

      1. NOTE: ADD AN ADDITIONAL CHAPTER that should be right before your Epilogue – Chapter Title: "The Pandemic of 2020"
      2.   a. Explain how the Pandemic of 2020 has affected/impacted you (school, extra-curriculars, job, family, etc.)
      3. The final due date for the entire project is due to turnitin.com on May 3, 2020.
      4. The completed “book” should basically be one continuous document as though you were putting the pages into a scrapbook/binder/notebook
        1. Ex: Cover page, Table of Contents, Section I - Prologue/Introduction, Section II - Chapters from The Basics segment, Section III - Chapters from the More Writing section, Section IV – Other Stuff section, *DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE PANDEMIC OF 2020 chapter* and Section V – Epilogue.
        2. Please include pictures too.

     

    ** Optional Essay Writing Assignment **

    1. The “Optional Assignment” is due to turnitin.com  by May 1st. 

    The link for the assignment and rubric:

    Assignment:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1niR47_6z_lkM9tgnE89Xmenq6jCvNagQUXAyOczlmZ0/edit?usp=sharing

    Rubric:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oEcxn7cqVqg_2HGYp1Uuq3oAMNlCzbu9xjdNdkirnKU/edit?usp=sharing

     

     

    Reminders:

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

    *ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10P*

    Just a gentle reminder to attend the weekly Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet." Also, please continue to email me as needed.

    I will also be reviewing the grade book to make certain that I have entered assignments that were due before Spring Break that may have been overlooked.

     “See” you soon.

     

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    Week of 4/13 – 4/17

    Please provide an email that you check regularly when signing up for online resources.

    Please make certain that you are using your first and last name when you are signing up for online resources.  Please double-check your profiles on these sites to ensure that your name is being used instead of a nickname and/or your school student ID number.

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference
    2. Google Classroom Login
      1. Google Classroom Assignment
        1. The Alchemist: Part 2 - Lesson 3
        2. The Alchemist: Solve the Mystery
    3. Senior Memory Book -- Follow instructions for this task
      1. NOTE: ADDING an ADDITIONAL CHAPTER PRIOR TO YOUR EPILOGUE -- title: "Pandemic of 2020"
        1. Explain how the Pandemic of 2020 has affected/impacted you (school, extra-curriculars, job, family, etc.)
      2. The final due date for the entire project is due to turnitin.com on May 3, 2020.

    Please SIGN UP FOR THE CORRECT GOOGLE CLASSROOM PERIOD using the join code listed below and USE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME; failure to do so correctly may negatively impact your grade.

    Google Classroom Join Codes

          3rd Period: 533rsju               

          4th Period: up2jlg2

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

    *ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 11:59P*

    Just a gentle reminder to attend the weekly Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet." Also, please continue to email me as needed.

    Also, see previous announcements/instructions below for reminders.

    “See” you soon.

     

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    The following information is no longer active

    Week of 4/6 – 4/10

    Please provide an email that you check regularly when signing up for online resources.

    Please make certain that you are using your first and last name when you are signing up for online resources.  Please double-check your profiles on these sites to ensure that your name is being used instead of a nickname and/or your school student ID number.

    English 12 TO DO / Weekly assignment:

    1. Weekly Zoom teleconference
    2. Google Classroom Login
      1. Google Classroom Assignment
        1. The Alchemist
        2. Optional Writing Assignment
      2. Read General Announcement re: Grades

    Please SIGN UP FOR THE CORRECT GOOGLE CLASSROOM PERIOD using the join code listed below and USE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME; failure to do so correctly may negatively impact your grade.

    Google Classroom Join Codes

          3rd Period: 533rsju               

          4th Period: up2jlg2

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

    *ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10:00 PM; WILL BE GRADED AND ADDED TO DIGITAL GRADE BOOK*

    Just a gentle reminder to attend the weekly Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet." Also, please continue to email me as needed. 

    “See” you soon.

     

    Reminders:

    ALSO, please make certain that you are using your first and last name when you are signing up for online resources.  Please double-check your profiles on these sites to ensure that your name is being used instead of a nickname and/or your school student ID number. 

    Please provide an email that you check regularly when signing up for online resources.

    Seniors -- Continue working on Senior Memory Book Project and submitting tasks digitally to turnitin.com as scheduled; please refer to the instructional packet for Project due dates and criteria. 

    Instructions will be forthcoming for digital submission of the Senior Memory Book project.

     

    MONDAY

    ALL CLASSES check the proper grade level portion on Mrs. Slattery’s teacher web page and/or Google Classroom for weekly assignments/tasks.

     

    TUESDAY-FRIDAY

    Attend scheduled Zoom teleconference (see schedule below) AND/OR Office Hours-Conference Period as needed

    Seniors -- Continue working on Senior Memory Book Project and submitting tasks digitally to turnitin.com as scheduled; please refer to the instructional packet for Project due dates and criteria. 

    Work on Common Lit assignments/tasks and work on Khan Academy assignments/tasks.  

    ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10:00 PM AND WILL BE GRADED.

     

     Zoom Classroom Sessions

    • Mrs. Slattery will be checking in with students during the school closures to see how everyone is doing and to answer any questions.  The Zoom Classroom Meetings will present information, if needed; and offers a chance for students to ask any questions in a face-to-face environment.  Students should check-in at the start times listed below and expect to be online for approximately 20-30 minutes.  The remaining time will be dedicated to questions and answers or help sessions.

     

    • Please read over the Zoom Classroom Etiquette Guidelines before signing into the teleconference session.

     

    MONDAY
    *Students check for assignments/tasks via teacher web page and/or Google Classroom *Work Day for Students

     

    TUESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 2:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 3:  11:00 AM-11:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    WEDNESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 4:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 5:  11:00 AM-11:45 PM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    THURSDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 6:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    FRIDAY
    *Work Day for Students

     

          *Common Lit

                - Web Resource Link - https://www.comonlit.org/en/user/login

                - Class Code: LV8L87

                - Please watch this video to see how to use features (annotating, highlighting, etc.) in the resource - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOYRzperKo

                        ~ The assignment is due by 10P Friday.

     

          * Khan Academy

                - www.khanacademy.org/join

                   - Class Code: 5W4JQPR9

                         ~ The assignment is due by 10P Friday.

     

    *Weekly work is due by 10P 

     

    Students can access the links to the Zoom Meetings on their grade level portion on the teacher web page and/or Google Classroom.

     

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    The following information is no longer active

     

    Week of 3/30 - 4/3

    Hello Nighthawks.

     

    Please READ the following information CAREFULLY & COMPLETELY --

    Please note that assignments and tasks are now being graded and will be entered into the digital gradebook accordingly

     

    Assignments/tasks may be similar to previous ones; so please pay attention to dates in order to properly complete assignments/tasks; so, check out the new assignments/tasks that have been added to your Online Instruction portion of my teacher webpage so please complete work according to instructions.

     

    We all need to be cognizant of the fact that without being in the classroom, many things need to be taken into consideration and flexibility must be part of the plan. I understand that each family situation is unique, and what assignments/tasks might be too much some students and their families, the assignments/tasks may too little for others. Please complete the assignments.

     

    Also, please continue to email me as needed. 

     

    I will be establishing Zoom teleconferencing sessions, so please check the schedule below for the day and time your class is supposed to "meet."

     

    Please provide an email that you check regularly when signing up for online resources.

    ALSO, please make certain that you are using your first and last name when you are signing up for online resources.  Please double-check your profiles on these sites to ensure that your name is being used instead of a nickname and/or your school student ID number. 

     

          *Common Lit

                - Web Resource Link - https://www.comonlit.org/en/user/login

                - Class Code: LV8L87

                - Please watch this video to see how to use features (annotating, highlighting, etc.) in the resource - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOYRzperKo

                   - Assignment is about Vivid Memories

                        ~ The assignment is due by 10P Friday.

     

          * Khan Academy

                - www.khanacademy.org/join

                   - Class Code: 5W4JQPR9

                      - Assignment is about Personal Finance: Credit Basics, Credit Cards, and Loans

                        ~ The assignment is due by 10P Friday.

                                                                                     

    MONDAY

    ALL CLASSES check the proper grade level portion on Mrs. Slattery’s teacher web page and/or Google Classroom for weekly assignments/tasks.

    Seniors -- Continue working on Senior Memory Book Project and submitting tasks digitally to turnitin.com as scheduled; please refer to the instructional packet for Project due dates and criteria. 

    If the mandated school closure continues past the April 10 date, there will be instructions forthcoming for digital submission of the project.

     

    TUESDAY-FRIDAY

    Attend scheduled Zoom teleconference (see schedule below) AND/OR Office Hours-Conference Period as needed

    Seniors -- Continue working on Senior Memory Book Project and submitting tasks digitally to turnitin.com as scheduled; please refer to the instructional packet for Project due dates and criteria. 

    Work on Common Lit assignments/tasks and work on Khan Academy assignments/tasks.  

    ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS ARE DUE ON FRIDAYS BEFORE 10:00 PM AND WILL BE GRADED.

     

     Zoom Classroom Sessions

    • Mrs. Slattery will be checking in with students during the school closures to see how everyone is doing and to answer any questions.  The Zoom Classroom Meetings will present information, if needed; and offers a chance for students to ask any questions in a face-to-face environment.  Students should check-in at the start times listed below and expect to be online for approximately 20-30 minutes.  The remaining time will be dedicated to questions and answers or help sessions.

     

    • Please read over the Zoom Classroom Etiquette Guidelines before signing into the teleconference session.

     

     

    My Zoom Meeting schedule is listed below:

     

    MONDAY
    *Students check for assignments/tasks via teacher web page and/or Google Classroom *Work Day for Students

     

    TUESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 2:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 3:  11:00 AM-11:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    WEDNESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 4:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 5:  11:00 AM-11:45 PM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    THURSDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 6:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    FRIDAY
    *Work Day for Students

    *Weekly work is due by 10P 

     

    Students can access the links to the Zoom Meetings on their grade level portion on the teacher web page and/or Google Classroom.

     

    GRADE IMPROVEMENT OPTION

    If you did not submit Senior Memory Book chapters that were due for submission prior to March 14, 2020 and you now wish to submit those chapters for partial credit, you MUST either email Mrs. Slattery or speak with her during one of the Office Hour/Conference Period sessions to receive acknowledgement and permission to submit missing/late work. Please make certain that these late/missing work pieces are clearly marked with the PROPER TITLE (see the instructional packet for chapter titles to use). 

    If you submitted untitled Senior Memory Book chapters, you may not have received credit since it was unclear as to which chapters you were submitting per instructions. If you wish to make a request for grade improvement/consideration, you need to email Mrs. Slattery or attend one of the Zoom Office Hour/Conference Period sessions, in order to make arrangements for credit and/or regarding this assignment

    If you submitted the same Senior Memory Book chapter(s) multiple times, you may not have received a grade. In order to resolve this issue, you need to attend one of the Zoom Office Hour/Conference Period sessions to discuss the situation.

     

     

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    The following information is no longer active

     

     

    Week of March 23rd - March 29th

     

    Disclaimer: The following activities are enrichment/distance learning activities to be completed during the length of the current week of school closure. They will not be used to penalize students; but may be used later to determine your grade for the remainder of the course. Mrs. Slattery will update students regarding grades and assignments relating to the closure of Arizona schools as the situation evolves.

     

    NOTE: The English 12 teachers will have a later update regarding grades and assignments that occurred prior to the closure of Arizona schools

     

     

    1. Sign up for Common Literature:

     

    *Please watch this video to see how to use features (annotating, highlighting, etc.) in the resource - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOYRzperKo

     

    https://www.commonlit.org/en/user/login

     

    1. Select "New User" and enter class code 893BY6

     

     2. Sign up for Khan Academy:

     

    https://www.khanacademy.org/join/C8GRU3F3

     

     

    Enrichment Assignments -- Monday, March 23rd - Sunday, March 29th:

     

    The following are enrichment activities to be completed during the first week of the school closure.

    Check back at the end of the week (March 27th) for updates.

     

    Please submit work to the following segment on turnitin.com -- Wk 1 - 3/23 - 3/30

     

    1. ICE BOX Documentary

     

    Watch the three segments of the documentary Ice Boxhttps://www.hbo.com/classrooms/icebox 

     

    Write a 300 word response to one of the essay prompts or two or more of the discussion questions found here:

     

    http://www.scholastic.com/momentsinfocus/icebox/icebox_lesson_activity.pdf 

     

    and submit it to turnitin.com.

     

     

    2. Why Do People Follow the Crowd?

     

    Log in to Common Lit.

     

    https://www.commonlit.org/en/user/login

     

    Read and annotate this article.

     

     

    3. Personal Finance Lessons

     

    Log in to Khan Academy. 

     

    https://www.khanacademy.org/login

     

    Complete the assigned activities on compound interest and interest basics.

     

     

    4.Grammar and Usage Lessons

     

    Log in to Khan Academy.

     

    https://www.khanacademy.org/login

     

    Complete the assigned grammar activities on frequently confused words.

     

     

    My Zoom schedule is listed below:

     

    MONDAY
    *Students check for assignments/tasks via teacher web page and/or Google Classroom *Work Day for Students

     

    TUESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 2:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 3:  11:00 AM-11:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    WEDNESDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 4:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Period 5:  11:00 AM-11:45 PM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    THURSDAY
    *Zoom Teleconferencing Session

    • Period 6:  9:00 AM-9:45 AM
    • Office Hour/Conference Period: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM

    *Assignment/Task Work Time

     

    FRIDAY
    *Work Day for Students