Students: it’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, it’s now possible to download a D.O.L. makeup sheet right here on Clipboards. Just click on the “Assignments” button at the top and download one of the D.O.L. makeup assignments. (Or you can just get one from the makeup work center at school.)
Today Mrs. Sparhawk gave us the final definitions for our new vocabulary list on public speaking terms. If you need to copy down the definitions, they’re right here on “Clipboards” under the “Vocabulary Lists” heading at the top of this page. Parents, please watch for that. Students need to bring it home with them and study for the upcoming vocabulary test, which will be given on Friday, January 13, 2012.
During class today, we were each given a 3×5 note card. On this, we copied our outlines and a few other helpful tips that might help us present our essays from memory. We also were told that we’ll need to create a visual aid for our speech. Notes on visual aids can be found on the back of this week’s vocabulary list. You should take your time and look that information over carefully, so you’ll understand the requirements for the speech’s visual aid. You have all weekend to create a visual aid for your speech. Mrs. Sparhawk will give a grade for completed visual aids on Monday, January 9. A poster is just fine, but make sure words and drawings are quite LARGE and COLORFUL, so kids at the back of the room can see them.