Hi, everyone! I am sure that everyone is ready to get back to normal, as soon as possible. While we’re quarantined, I hope you’ve been able to spend more time with your immediate family, relax a bit, and keep a somewhat normal schedule. Remember what we read when studying sleep and circadian rhythms–the more you can keep to getting up at the same time, the more regular your sleep cycle will be.
I’ve had a few students asking me about how the online assignments will be counted. I will begin putting them in student connect this week, so that I have records of them, and so that parents and students can see what they’ve completed and what they’re missing. While I will turn off grading for these assignments for the time being, it will be able to be turned on quickly if I’m told that these scores will go onto the last card marking for points.
Expectations for the week of 3/30-
1) Complete 8 metacognitive reactions by Friday (reading for 20 minutes per day). Create a new copy of the Online Meta Log and record your reactions and what the text says. Share your document with Mr. Melvin by Friday, March 27th at 11:59 p.m. You can access e-books through the Dearborn public libraries or can use the OpenEbooksapp through Clever.
3) This week, we’ll be taking what we’ve learned about folktales and choosing one story to bring into the 21st century. Your job will be to choose one classic folktale and update the characters, setting, and conflict to the present day. Make a copy of this Modern Folktale form and follow the steps on the form. If you can’t find any versions for one folktale, choose a different folktale from the list on the form. Complete both steps 1 and 2 on this form, and share your copy with Mr. Melvin by Friday, April 3rd at 11:59 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Melvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.