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.)
On Tuesday, February 7, Mrs. Sparhawk handed out a new vocabulary list. This one’s a whopper! It’s got fifty words, but no definitions. Instead, the students need to copy their own definitions from the dictionary. Students may take them home tonight, if they don’t get them finished during today’s class, but whatever you do, don’t forget to bring them back! They’ll be a whoppin’ 25 points–which is like two D.O.L. assignments–so make sure you get yours done. Extra copies of this vocabulary list can be found in the Tuesday box.
Parents: This vocabulary list is a compilation of words that may appear on the ISAT test. So it’s very important that students get this list of words defined, as it will help their test scores. Also, this score will be listed in Powerschool as “dictionary practice” because the use of a hard-copy dictionary (not just dictionary.com) is required curriculum; therefore, students won’t be allowed to use anything but the hard-copy dictionary during class, so they get that necessary practice time with a real-text dictionary. If they don’t finish at school and take them home, however, they may use dictionary.com to get the definitions finished.