Any time you’ve been gone, you need to ask Mrs. Webmaster if she took grades on the D.O.L. assignments. If so, go get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from the make-up work center, take it home, follow the directions, and turn it in. Remember that Mrs. Webmaster’s hand is her in-box; NEVER leave make-up work on her desk.
Monday, Feb. 11: Please take the time to write assignments in your agenda. You’ll notice we have a spelling test this Friday. You can find those definitions on the “Vocabulary Lists” page, right here on ClipBoards. We also got a new seating chart today. Ask Mrs. Webmaster where you sit, if your classmates can’t remember.
Tuesday, Feb. 12: Today Mrs. Webmaster had a guest teacher who read to us about public speaking. Then we took the time to practice our speeches in small groups, timing ourselves. It’s important that your speech last five to seven minutes. Therefore, you might want to come in at lunch (by appointment) to practice timing your speech.
Wednesday, Feb. 13: Today we practiced for Friday’s spelling test. Will you be ready for the test? Remember that the spelling words and their definitions are available on this website under Vocabulary Lists.
Thursday, Feb. 14: Today we finished editing our first drafts. Make sure you have at least ten proofreading symbols on your first draft before you begin to revise. If you need more time to edit, set an appointment to come in at lunch or after school to work on self-editing.
Friday, Feb. 15: Today we took a test on MyBigCampus.com online. You can go to MyBigCampus from home to take today’s spelling/vocabulary test if you’re reading this at home. Isn’t that nice? Make sure you’re taking the test for “Speech Vocabulary Test 2” (the password is “Essay” with a capital E).
For free teacher handouts, educational videos, Powerpoints, and a free grammar guide for students, please visit my sister website, English Emporium.