Week 3 in the books - We are still learning!
THE PAST WEEK
What a tough week, even though it was only four days for you. Our Zooms were difficult Monday and Tuesday, but by Thursday and Friday we managed to stay on the whole time. I am still mastering the use of links through Google Drive - have patience. I will get there. I want to make it as easy as possible for you.
Many students did not take the Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you did not take it, or did take it and didn't like your score, take it for the first time/take it again. You have 3 chances.
THE UPCOMING WEEK
Our first 5-day week has you very busy. Lots of activity everyday. Let's stay focused, work hard and finish up our abiotic/biotic backgrouond so we can move on.
ISSUES AND CONCERNS
Please make sure you communicate through Zoom or email if something is not working. I try to check the Zoom chat (respond only to me - not everybody) as often as possible, but will check emails while you are in relateds, after school, and at least once in the evening.
Make sure you are online and present (no cell phones in class) for each of your classes. We want to make sure that you are getting everything you need to be successful, but if you are distracted and miss something - and I have to repeat it several times - it slows everyone down. Keep up!
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
I am still working through accessing everyone's emails. Please be patient. I hope to begin weekly updates soon. Until then, if you need to contact me, send me an email: email@example.com.
Excuses for missing a day of school - and you should double check the attendance in Infinite Campus - are sent in via email now. We know there will be doctor's appointments, emergencies and situations that arise. Just let the school know.
Now is a great time to make sure that you have set up some study time hours in the evening for your student. They will need to begin some "out of school" time work to read articles, conduct observations and study material for quizzes and tests. This is nothing new, bu they may be on the computer for another chunk of time in the evening.
Thanks for 3 solid weeks. Let's keep improving!