Good news for those still working on their essays, the due date has been changed to Monday March 3rd for Mr. Burke’s class and Tuesday March 4th for Ms. Shull’s class. Next week students will continue with reading their second novel and then begin with a unit on propaganda. We will look at different propaganda techniques and focus on the use of persuasive language. The performance task for the next unit will be a propaganda poster using some of the techniques learned with persuasive language.
This week we had the part one functions unit assessment. Students also had a performance task to complete that was due Friday, but both Ms. Naggea and Mr. Drayton have changed the due date to Monday March 3rd. The task is time intensive and a bit confusing for most students. I have spent some time in SI class helping students, but if they need more assistance. They can ask for an extension and I can work on this with them more during tutorials or after school. Next week is a continuation of the functions unit, but we will now be focusing on the algebraic aspects of linear equations. specifically y=mx+b.
Students have now had this week to begin their People Power Revolution essays and most classes have written their introduction paragraph. I posted a graphic organizer last week to help structure their writing and below is an example of what an introduction and body paragraph should look like using the organizer. I have also put a full sample paper into students’ Google Drive. Also, Ms. Shull has a PowerPoint that helps students use persuasive language in their writing here. We will be giving time next week in SI class to help with the writing and students can use tutorials or after school for extra support. The essay may be due as soon as Friday March 7th. Check the homework calendar for exact dates.
Mr. Pasamba’s class are finishing up their typed lab reports today and they are due in Google Feb. 28th. If students need more time, they can ask for an extension. They are now using the formulas for calculating potential and kinetic energy learned this week on exercises next week. There will be a quiz over how to use the formulas on Friday March 7th. Bring your calculator next week!
Dr. Lacson has been using class time to practice for a performance task next week. Students have had a chance to build pulley systems 1-5, each one progressively harder to setup. They will then have to use their formula on calculating mechanical advantage for each system. Bring your calculator next week!