Hello, it is Tuesday, January 4, 2011, the first day back from Christmas break. I hope everyone had a fun break and had a good Christmas and New Years, I know I did. Today started with Mrs. Smith telling us good morning and us getting the homework. Our homework for today is to finish the reflection if you don’t in class and to give your parents email to Mrs. Smith if you haven’t yet. On our desks were a note card and a grammar packet that we are going to need throughout the semester so DON’T LOSE IT. We then went over our class expectations for the second semester on Mrs. Smith’s class home page. This semester we will be reading; Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Lord of The Flies by William Golding, and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, so you can buy these books and read ahead if you aren’t the best reader. After, we worked on grammar and fixed the grammar in a sentence. Then we worked on our reflection and the guidelines are:
How did first semester go? What were some of the highlights? What were some of the challenges?
What are your goals for second semester(personal, class, school)?
How are you going to achieve these goals? Be specific.
What are you going to do (create a plan) when you are struggling to achieve your goals?
What can I do to help you achieve your goals?
Print out and turn in
After that we were done with our first English class of the second semester.