I would first like to wish everyone happy holidays and I hope that you have a great break!!! We were all clearly in need of a little time off and I'm hopefully that everyone enjoys this time!!!
When we return we will be gearing up for our laptops, getting ready for STAAR (May), SATs (late April), and will start up our work in Chapter 13 (demobilization following WW1). We have a lot to accomplish before STAAR hits, so please keep in mind that we will hit the ground running and this semester will move quickly!!!
So how do you get ready? Make sure that you have your notes from 1st semester (they will be helpful when studying for STAAR), a binder or folder, pens and pencils, a highlighter, and your laptop. We will continue to do most everything we have done and will use the laptops (when they arrive) to enhance the great things that we are doing!!!
**If you have any trouble in coming up with the $ for the laptop - please let me know ASAP because I am happy to help those in need. These laptops are not perfect, this situation is not perfect, but they can help us ALL make mine, and many other, classes even greater!!! We will have access to things like never before! So please make sure you're good to go and just let me know if any assistance is needed!**
This semester there will be after school movies for extra credit. If you'd like to come watch a movie (that'll be covering something we are learning about) and write a paragraph about why it helped visualize the material - you can earn extra credit on the assignment of your choosing.
There will be more posted here in the coming days. The blog, and Edmodo, will both be heavily used this semester (in and out of class), so please check as often as you can! Have a great couple of weeks, rest up, have some fun, and get ready to learn a whole lot during our 2nd, and final, semester together!