Hello all! Please check google classroom for an update.
Hello all! Please check google classroom for an update.
Gentle reminder: Please let me know if you have any internet access issues or you do not own the technology needed to complete any of my assignments. Also, please check google classroom as I will be updating an assignment, but I will send out a message via remind as well. The details you will need will be included in the assignment. Reach out to me if you do not understand it, I enjoy hearing from you all.
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and you had time to relax, read or catch up on school work. I have to say, this spring break felt incredibly long. I stayed away from the news as much as possible, hung out with my family, and read a lot. I know a lot of you are unsure of what the rest of the school year looks like, but I will keep you updated as much as possible. All I know is that we have officially moved to virtual/remote instruction. Will the assignments be graded? Honestly, I believe so, HOWEVER, we have not formalized an exact method/system yet. Do not panic, as soon as I find out more details I will thoroughly explain it to all of you. Since we will be remote instruction for the remainder of the year, I would like you to PLEASE contact me if you do not have any of the following:
This is incredibly important that you let me know and it will be confidential.
First of all, I really REALLY enjoyed your journal entries. It was nice to read every single one and know you are are doing/feeling.
I uploaded the mini lesson that goes with the assignment: Third Parties. I really need to put together a blooper reel. It is a struggle! 🙂 The assignment you are working on is from yesterday-click on those links to learn more about third parties (see previous post). As usual, if you have any questions PLEASE reach out to me.
Also, I have had a couple students who wanted to video chat and that was really fun! I enjoy seeing your faces as it puts me back in the classroom. If you ever need to reach me that way just let me know and I’ll set up a conference time.
Good Morning everyone,
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Today’s assignment continues our discussion of third parties. Previously we discussed the Libertarian Party and you were asked to find an article supporting the Libertarian’s view on the stimulus bill.
The next assignment I’m asking of you is to watch three clips that discuss third parties. The first video I want you to listen to is a Ted Talk explaining the importance of getting Third Party candidates on the debate stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHh6hWo1AFE .
Then I want you to click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcUIFsOu-bY. This is a very short video explaining the Green Party. This will give you an overall understanding of what the Green Party stands for.
Last, watch the following clip on what it means to be a Libertarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viP1WzlYPM0 I discussed this in the video last week, but this goes into more depth.
After you watch the videos, I want you to head over to google classroom and write a summary about allowing a third-party candidate on the debate stage and whether or not Americans should or should not advocate for third party candidates to appear on the debate stage.
There was a time when I was really great with technology. That time has passed. I am learning though, I’m hoping to regain my talents by the end of this quarantine. As you know, there is no assignment due today, but the first journal entry is due tomorrow. I had a couple students reach out to me wanting to talk face to face instead, so I’m in the process of setting up google hangout meetings for that. Let me know if you are interested in that!
That felt like a long weekend. 🙂 This week I plan on uploading another video/mini-lesson so look out for that. It should be up by Wednesday and the assignment attached to that mini-lesson will be due on Friday.
For now, what I want to know about is how you are doing. How are you feeling? Yesterday, President Trump extended the guidelines for another thirty days so the odds of us seeing each other in person is becoming slimmer, but I have hope!. 🙁 I miss you guys dearly, which is why my assignment for today is a journal entry. I want to know what have you been up to, what have been benefits of the quarantines, drawbacks, etc. Most importantly, is your toilet paper stash ok? 🙂 Your entry (as always) should be about quality not quantity. I will read every single entry, and I look forward to doing so. Also, please reach out to me if you would rather talk about it in person (via video chat) instead of writing down.
A couple of reminders: Please be sure you are checking Remind & google classroom. The assignment on the Libertarian viewpoint on the stimulus package is due today. If you need help REACH OUT TO ME.
Lastly, I’ve been getting questions about what does President Trump means by re-opening the US when the fifteen day period is done. I have explained that in google classroom today-please go read it and discuss it in the comment section. It’s a GREAT topic!
If you are behind, do not panic HOWEVER, please stay in touch with me. I really do love hearing from you all.
Thank you for watching my first video mini-lesson, more to come in the future!!! I uploaded the assignment on google classroom so make sure you turn it in there and NOT google docs.
Good Morning! Today, I realized that I can never be a vlogger, a You Tube stars and definitely not an IG personality. I attempted to record a video five times and each one failed miserably for a multitude of reasons. I am determined to get it right even if my kid is screaming for snacks in the background.
Todays topic is going to be about the Libertarian Party. I am going to post my video on google classroom TODAY (before noon) explaining what a Libertarian is and then this is what I want you to do;
I want you to find an article about Rand Paul and his opinion on the coronavirus and what he thinks is the best option. Yes, I know he was recently diagnosed with covid19, but I want you to look for his policy stance on how the government should act. If you cant find one specifically on Rand Paul, go to the Libertarian Party website https://www.lp.org/ and look there.
This should be about a paragraph in length (5-7 senteces) and is due Friday. To recap, Find an article explaining the political and economic stance of Libertarian (specifically Rand Paul if you can find one) and explain how this supports or contradicts the values and opinions of that party. Again, I will be updating a video explaining the Libertarian Party and who Rand Paul is to help you out-this paragraph is due Friday.