Monday, May 12, 2014

Honoring Mom and Honoring Hard Work


Warm Up: Newsela  Good morning! I hope you had a beautiful weekend and Mother's Day. Now it's time to get to work. Please visit Newsela, click on your 'Binder,' and locate the article "Video Game 'Minecraft; Finds Home In Schools." Make sure the reading level is set to "940L" (Grade Level: 6), read the article carefully, and answer the questions. Good luck!

Video: 'An Open Letter to Moms from Kid President'  Watch the adorable video tribute to moms everywhere below. What do you appreciate about the mother figures in your life?   

Independent Academic Work Time  I understand that some of you had some technical problems and computer issues this weekend. In a light of that and in honor of the hard work you've been doing, I would like to provide you with the time for the remainder of the period to work on completing your various digital projects. You may work on your Argument Essays, your Ancient Greek Writing Activities, or your Digital Portfolio. Use this time wisely! 

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home. Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available. Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here. (2.) Deadline: Your Argument Essay is due tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13.