Friday, December 19, 2014

Later Dude!

Grades are done, grades are posted!

Enjoy your break!

Sleep in. Eat lots of sweets. Read a book or two. 

See you in January!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

almost... not quite, but almost...

It's almost time to celebrate!

almost.. BE HERE on FRIDAY!!

First period, your grades are done. Done! yes, Done. Check them in aeries. If you feel there is a mistake, email me at or discuss on Friday. 

Second period. Your final is tomorrow. 

You should also check your grades in aeries. Everything is in except your final exam and study guide. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Formulate a well organized essay that analyzes and discusses one of the following themes from To Kill a Mockingbird :

1. Withhold judgment on a person’s character until you have walked a mile in that person’s shoes.

2. Be who you truly are; never allow someone else dictate who you are or will be.

3. Stand up for what you believe in even if you stand alone.

Specific details from the novel are necessary to support your ideas.  You must include four passages from the novel with complete and accurate parenthetical application (see example below).

Be sure you have solid introduction sentences and conclusion sentences in your paragraphs along with proper transitions from one paragraph to the next.

Proper parenthetical citation:
Ex. #1 – Citing a passage without dialogue.
“Shooting on Sundays was prohibited, so Dill and I kicked Jem’s football around the pasture for a while, which was no fun” (p. 148).
Ex. #2 – Citing a passage with dialogue
“ ‘I’m going out for a while,’ he said, ‘You folks’ll be in bed when I come back, so I’ll say good night now’ “(p. 148).

CCSS Writing 9-10.9

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We are Digital Citizens

Today we discussed social media and digital citizenship in class. Social media has many uses in our daily lives and for education specifically, but as with any tool, responsibility is key. Students, all people, need to be aware of the footprint that is left with every post online. Google is the new resume. I want every student to use social media to expand/flatten their world and broaden their horizons, but to do so in a way this responsible.