I am looking forward to seeing you at our Student Led Conferences on Wednesday. These conferences are great opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning throughout the year. They have all chosen three pieces of work from each subject that they want to share with you. I really hope to see lots of you there!
We are now into our Future Forecast project and students are busying working in teams to identify a problem, research it, and then create a product to positively solve that problem. Throughout the week, they will be researching their global issue by creating questions and determining the best places to answer them. This might include you!
We will also have a sentence structure and dialogue quiz this week. It will be on Thursday for Beck HB and Friday for Vergel HB.
See you on Wednesday!
I hope you had a good weekend.
This week we are going to begin our summative assessment for this quarter. It is called Future Forecast. In Social Studies, students will be introduced to the project, formed into teams, and they will begin to research a problem that each group wants to solve. They will be using a research method called MISO. It stands for Media, Interview, Survey, and Observation. These four areas will allow groups the opportunity to research using a variety of avenues and, hopefully, their understanding of the topic will be more completely developed. The MISO method may involve your student asking you some questions related to your position. This is the Interview portion and each group of 4 will do one.
In English, we are going to spend the week watching advertisements and analyzing them using the 6 brain frames. Brain frames are great information organization tools and they will help students to understand how the ads are structured and what their purposes are. Eventually, students will use this knowledge to help them, in their teams, to create their own advertisement for the product they create to solve the problem mentioned above.
This whole project will take several weeks and it will extend into the fourth quarter by 2 weeks.
Next week, Student Led Conferences are taking place and you should be receiving information from the MS Office about how they are structured. Any questions though, feel free to get in touch!