Monday, January 11, 2010

Practicing Thesis Statements

The local school committee is seeking ideas to improve your school. These ideas will be discussed during meetings with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and other interested parties. The changes proposed by students will be seriously considered since students are the reason for the school’s existence.

Choose one change that might improve your school for all students. Write a persuasive response explaining why your suggested change in an improvement. Give at least two reasons to show how your suggestion will improve your school.

Remember, you must argue in a convincing manner so that the school committee will understand and agree with your position.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We had a guest teacher this morning. Sarah Murray taught you a lesson about how we use language. We talked about how language makes us think about each other, and how the people around us feel and think when they hear the language we use. Please reflect on the lesson and how you feel Ms. Murray would fit into our community.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tell us about Wednesday's guest teacher. Give details about the teacher, not the lesson.

A new community member

Our community is very important and we have high expectations for everyone who is a part of it. When Ms. Coleman goes home with her beautiful little boy (yay!!) we will be welcoming a new adult to our community. Before we invite someone to come join us, we want to know what qualities are important to you for this new person. Use this space to tell us what you expect to see from a new adult in our classroom.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teacher Interview

What are your thoughts of the lesson and teacher that you interviewed this morning?