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T-H-I-S--W-E-E-K-- MAY 8, 2017 THROUGH MAY 12, 2017
    

How can I collaborate with my classmates to help us all succeed on our final exams? Daily Plans: Monday, 8 May

Happy Tuesday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-Ongoing: Study, Revise, Turn in all work!
-Bring in a snack to share for Monday!
*Computers, chargers, and bags will be turned in in Advisory on Thursday!*
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: How can I collaborate with my classmates to help us all succeed on our final exams?
Objectives: I can...

...evaluate the importance and relevance of what I have learned this semester.
...retake notes in different ways.
Image result for grocery list...ask and answer questions to help myself and my peers clarify confusions.
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1) Warm Up: Grocery List (12 min)
  1. Skim your TOC round up tables. Notice: What concepts did you need to review? Want to teach?
  2. Flip to Tuesday, 5/9's page in your packet.
  3. Assign each concept you said you wanted to review or teach a cost based on criteria you set. Ideas:
    1. The more likely is that the concept will the on the final, the more it costs
    2. The more interested you are in the concept, the more it costs
    3. The more applications of the concept, the more it costs
  4. Justify the cost of each concept.
2) Notes Review: Bullet Point List (12 min)

  1. Choose a class to focus on.
  2. Take 10 minutes to turn the most important things to remember into a bullet point list.
  3. Highlight key terms.
  4. Find someone else in the class you focused on. 
  5. Add three of their bullets to your list (even if they are from another class you are in).
3) Study Groups (40 min)
    1. Before Study Groups: 
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    1. Move into groups.
    2. Briefly share what you need help with or could help others with.
    3. Fill in the "Before Study Group" table.
    4. Additional Resources Today:
      1. Poetry Annotation Sheet - English
      2. Constructed Response Practice - World History
      3. Naming Compounds & Friction (Review site, Resource 123) - Physical Science
  1. During Study Groups: Take notes and highlight questions you need to ask your teacher.
  2. After Study Groups: Complete the two reflection questions.
4) Exit Ticket: Vocab Review Game (Until the end of class)
  1. Sit across from a partner so one of you faces the board.
  2. Get your partner to guess the term on the board using pictures, descriptions, or gestures.
  3. The team with the most points wins!
 
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Image result for college road tripThe AVID district program is hosting its second Summer College Road Trip! This is a GREAT way to visit colleges for ONLY the cost of lunch! Below you can see the dates and locations. You'll tour the school, eat in the dining hall (or bring a bag lunch and make this free!), see a dorm, and visit students' favorite places around campus!
 
How to sign up:
1) We'll share the application with you once we have it. More trips will be added after we leave for the summer, SO PLEASE check the Lee County Schools' homepage here for the updates. Fill in the application! This is first come, first serve!
2) Get a permission slip from by Ms. Delmaine's door (these will be out sometime during 10 day review - so keep checking). Complete the form with your parents/guardians and return it to Ms. Delmaine!
3) On the day of the trip, meet at Lee Senior around 6am with about $10 for lunch.
 
​Trips:
June 14: NCSU, Peace
June 15: UNC Charlotte
June 20: High Point University
July 25: ECU
Hopefully upcoming: ASU, UNCCH, NCCU, Virginia Tech, UNCP​
 
We hope you can go! Please let Ms. Foster or Ms. Delmaine know if you have questions!
 
Happy Monday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-Ongoing: Study, Revise, Turn in all work!
*After School De-Stress Activity TODAY: Color to Calm*
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: How can I collaborate with my classmates to help us all succeed on our final exams?
Objectives: I can...

...identify what I have mastered so far during 10 day review AND what I still need help with.
...organize important information in a graphic organizer.
...ask and answer questions to help myself and my peers clarify confusions.
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1) Warm Up: KWTable (15 min)
  1. Reread your TOC round up tables. Notice: What concepts were you struggling with? Did you want to review? What have you learned since then as we have been reviewing material in all classes?
  2. Flip to Monday, 5/8's page in your packet.
  3. In the "What I Know Now..." column, list what you know about the topics you were originally stuck on.
  4. In the "What I want to know/ask/teach", list questions you need to ask someone to clarify your confusions OR could ask someone to help them.
  5. *You will fill in the rest of the table on Wednesday.*
2) Notes Review: Graphic Organizer (20 min)
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  1. Choose a class to focus on.
  2. Take 15 minutes to turn notes from that class into a graphic organizer.
    1. Show main ideas you need to remember.
    2. Around the main ideas, list and define key terms, write formulas, sketch helpful diagrams, etc.
    3. Draw arrows showing how everything connects.
    4. Summarize your organizer in two sentences.
    5. Highlight key terms.
  3. Find someone else in the class you focused on. Share your organizer with your classmate. Discuss at least one thing you can add to your organizer to make it even more helpful. Add it!
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3) Study Groups (35 min)
    1. Before Study Groups: 
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    1. Move into groups.
    2. Briefly share what you need help with or could help others with.
    3. Fill in the "Before Study Group" table.
  1. During Study Groups: Take notes and highlight questions you need to ask your teacher.
  2. After Study Groups: Complete the two reflection questions.
4) Exit Ticket: Would you rather... (Until the end of class)
  1. Vote with your feet as we play "Would you rather..." review style!
  2. List the concepts you reviewed in "Would you rather...".
  3. Name one decision you made and tell why you made it.

 

 

 

HAPPY THURSDAY ALL YOU SPECIAL PEOPLE!

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM HERE. THANK YOU!

YOU ALL ARE THE AWESOMEST

Homework: 

-Ongoing: Study, Revise, Turn in all work!
-Tomorrow! Consider donating large zip lock bags, highlighters, pens, pencils, sticky notes, gum, granola bars, positive notes, stickers, etc to help create 10 Day Review survival kits
Image result for sketch notes*Mark your calendars for After School De-Stress Activities! Monday, 5/8: Color to Calm

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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: What strategies can I use to help me succeed on my final exams?
Objectives: I can...

...create art/sketch notes.
...review my notes by annotating them.
...practice a variety of test taking strategies.
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1) Warm Up: Art Notes (10 min)
  1. Choose a new assignment from "Part 2: Assignment Review" to focus on today.
  2. Record the basic information about that assignment on Thursday, 5/4's page in your packet.
  3. Turn your notes into art/sketch notes OR take notes from a video/website in art/sketch note form.
  4. Finally, add labels to your art/sketch notes to make them useful in the future. Include at least 2 key terms in your labels (and highlight them!).
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Image result for annotated notebooks2) Notes Review: Note Annotations (15 min)
  1. Choose one class to review.
  2. Gather your notes, assignments, text books, etc for that class.
  3. Add tabs to your notes, assignments, and textbooks that include: Summaries, reminders to yourself, key terms and definitions, formulas to remember, questions to ask your teacher, etc.
  4. You may leave your tabs in your notebooks/textbooks or staple/tape them to one of the blank pages in this packet.
Image result for formula sheets3) Work Time: Test Strategies Workshop (45 min)
*3rd block, go directly to your first workshop after lunch! Each workshop will last about 25 minutes.*
  1. Identify which workshops you are attending here.
  2. Need resources? Refer to the document here.
  3. Take notes recording the topics covered and key points. 
  4. Closure: Based on what you learned in the workshops, write a to do list of 2-3 tasks you can complete to help you succeed on your exams.
 
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The AVID district program is hosting its second Summer College Road Trip! This is a GREAT way to visit colleges for ONLY the cost of lunch! Below you can see the dates and locations. You'll tour the school, eat in the dining hall (or bring a bag lunch and make this free!), see a dorm, and visit students' favorite places around campus!
 
How to sign up:
1) We'll share the application with you once we have it. More trips will be added after we leave for the summer, SO PLEASE check the Lee County Schools' homepage here for the updates. Fill in the application! This is first come, first serve!
2) Get a permission slip from by Ms. Delmaine's door (these will be out sometime during 10 day review - so keep checking). Complete the form with your parents/guardians and return it to Ms. Delmaine!
Image result for college road trip3) On the day of the trip, meet at Lee Senior around 6am with about $10 for lunch.
 
​Trips:
June 14: NCSU, Peace
June 15: UNC Charlotte
June 20: High Point University
July 25: ECU
Hopefully upcoming: ASU, UNCCH, NCCU, Virginia Tech, UNCP​
 
We hope you can go! Please let Ms. Foster or Ms. Delmaine know if you have questions!
 

 

What materials do I have from the semester that I can use to study? Daily Plans: Wednesday, 3 May

 
Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
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-Ongoing: Study, Revise, Turn in all work!
-Friday: Consider donating large zip lock bags, highlighters, pens, pencils, sticky notes, gum, granola bars, positive notes, stickers, etc to help create 10 Day Review survival kits
*Mark your calendars for After School De-Stress Activities! Monday, 5/8: Color to Calm
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: What materials do I have from the semester that I can use to study?
Objectives: I can...
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...use the Cornell note taking/making process to review materials.
...identify what I need to work on today.
...set and meet time goals.
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GO HERE AND FILL IN THE TEST STRATEGIES WORKSHEET, PLEASE.

1) Warm Up: Notes and Concept Review (15 min)
  1. Flip to the "Wednesday, 5/3" page in your packet.
  2. Choose one assignment you listed in "Part 2: Assignment Review". Name that assignment and the day you took notes. If possible, fill in the Essential Question. Name the topic of the assignment.
  3. Complete the half-page of Cornell notes. Remember to use a NEW format for your notes and to note only the most important information. No notes? Find a related website or video and take notes from that!
  4. Write two multiple choice questions that could be on your final exam. Highlight the answer.
  5. Finally, write a summary.
  6. Fill in the form below.
2) Notes Review: Cornell Style Revisions (20 min)
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  1. Choose 1-2 classes to focus on.
  2. Take out your notes, assignments, old tests/benchmarks, etc.
  3. Spend 15 minutes revising as many notes and assignments as possible. Revisions include:
    1. Highlighting key terms
    2. Adding HOT questions
    3. Writing summaries
    4. Comparing your notes to a neighbors, especially if you think you are missing information
3) Work Time: Set your own goals! (40 min)
    1. Review the goals listed in your calendar.
    2. Set 2-3 very specific, short-term goals for today. Examples: 
      1. Need to make revisions?
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      1. Reread paper rubric and feedback from teacher (5 min)
      2. Make corrections (20 min)
      3. Reread, ask a peer to read, revise one more time (15 min)
    1. Need to study?
      1. Gather materials: find notes, open relevant Math XLs, watch review video, get calculator (10 min)
      2. Do practice problems in study guide (20 min)
      3. Check work with neighbor (10 min)
  1. Write down how you will reward yourself. This should be an "If/then" statement. Example: "If I meet each goal, then I will watch a silly youtube video at the end of class/eat chocolate when I get home"
  2. Set a timer for your first goal using your phone or the timer here.
  3. When the timer goes off, circle your level of success at meeting your first goal. (1 = oops, stared at a wall...; 4 = BOOM! Finished extra!)
  4. Repeat! Need more time? Adjust your goals accordingly.
 
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The AVID district program is hosting its second Summer College Road Trip! This is a GREAT way to visit colleges for ONLY the cost of lunch! Below you can see the dates and locations. You'll tour the school, eat in the dining hall (or bring a bag lunch and make this free!), see a dorm, and visit students' favorite places around campus!
 
How to sign up:
1) We'll share the application with you once we have it. More trips will be added after we leave for the summer, SO PLEASE check the Lee County Schools' homepage here for the updates. Fill in the application! This is first come, first serve!
2) Get a permission slip from by Ms. Delmaine's door (these will be out sometime during 10 day review - so keep checking). Complete the form with your parents/guardians and return it to Ms. Delmaine!
3) On the day of the trip, meet at Lee Senior around 6am with about $10 for lunch.
 
​Trips:
June 14: NCSU, Peace
June 15: UNC Charlotte
June 20: High Point University
July 25: ECU
Hopefully upcoming: ASU, UNCCH, NCCU, Virginia Tech, UNCP​
 
We hope you can go! Please let Ms. Foster or Ms. Delmaine know if you have questions!

 

 

 

 

 

What do I need to study? Daily Plans: Monday, 1 May

 
Happy Monday and 10 Day Review AVID Students!
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Homework: 
Image result for review images-Wednesday: Come to class with your TOC round up and calendars complete!
-Ongoing: Study, Revise, Turn in all work!
-Tomorrow: ACA journal is due
-Friday: Consider donating large zip lock bags, highlighters, pens, pencils, sticky notes, gum, granola bars, positive notes, stickers, etc to help create 10 Day Review survival kits
*Mark your calendars for After School De-Stress Activities! Both are in my room from 3-4pm :).
  1. Today: Food Art! Bring candy, cut fruit or veggies to share to turn into edible art!
  2. Monday, 5/8: Color to Calm
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Image result for creative writing prompts about examsBig Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: What do I need to study?
Objectives: I can...

...respond creatively to assigned prompts.
...identify my academic strengths and weaknesses from the semester.
...set goals to prepare for my exams.
...use my time effectively.
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1) Warm Up: Creative Responses & Organizational Time (10 min)
  1. Option 1: Continue writing a story or working on a drawing you have started.
  2. Option 2: Respond to one of the following prompts in writing or drawing:
    1. Write a story where a character's weakness works in their favor (see picture above).
    2. Illustrate and add captions showing what you would have in your 10 day review survival kit. Include your favorite snacks, necessary items (calculator), your playlist, etc. 
    3. Apparently they sell "Law School in a Box" kits. What would be in a "LEC in a Box" kit? Name and justify at least 6 things.
  3. Option 3: Organize your binders and notebooks so you can find materials as we begin to study. (See me if you need help!)
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2) Lesson Plan Part 1: Planning for Success + TOC Round Up (30 min)
    1. Read the Grading Information on the third page of your packet. 
      1. At the bottom of the page, BELOW the "Comments" row, summarize what you need to do to get a 100 on your AVID final test.
      2. Ask questions as needed.
    2. On today's page, complete Part 1: Grade Check using PowerSchool and Blackboard. 
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    1. Have missing work or low grades? List the assignments to turn in or improve in the "Three things I remember are..." column.
    2. No missing work or low grades? List three you remember from your class in the "Three things I remember are..." column.
  1. As you flip through your binders and assignments, add tabs to any tasks you really need to review OR would be awesome at explaining to others. (Suggested tabbing key: Greens/Blues/! = could teach; Pinks/Yellows/? = need help)
  2. Complete Part 2: Assignment Review using five of the assignments you tabbed.
3) Lesson Plan Part 2: Calendar/To Do List (25 min)
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  1. Review the tasks and events listed on your calendar.
  2. Using your TOC Round Up, set a SMART goal for each day during 10 day review, including the weekends. "Study Math" IS NOT a SMART goal.
  3. Swap papers with neighbor.
  4. Share feedback about whether or not your SMART goals are SMART.
  5. Finish writing goals.
  6. Add at least 5 brain breaks/rewards to your calendar.
  7. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up and share your goals and rewards with two classmates.
4) Success Workshop: Time for YOU! (Until the end of class)
You choose:
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  1. Begin to study/meet your SMART goal for today.
  2. Complete necessary revisions, late work, or homework.
  3. Work on your Personal Choice Project.
  4. Read or draw.
  5. Organize your binders. (See me if you need help!)
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The AVID district program is hosting its second Summer College Road Trip! This is a GREAT way to visit colleges for ONLY the cost of lunch! Below you can see the dates and locations. You'll tour the school, eat in the dining hall (or bring a bag lunch and make this free!), see a dorm, and visit students' favorite places around campus!
 
 
How to sign up:
1) We'll share the application with you once we have it. More trips will be added after we leave for the summer, SO PLEASE check the Lee County Schools' homepage here for the updates. Fill in the application! This is first come, first serve!
2) Get a permission slip from by Ms. Delmaine's door (these will be out sometime during 10 day review - so keep checking). Complete the form with your parents/guardians and return it to Ms. Delmaine!
3) On the day of the trip, meet at Lee Senior around 6am with about $10 for lunch.
 
​Trips:
June 14: NCSU, Peace
June 15: UNC Charlotte
June 20: High Point University
July 25: ECU
Hopefully upcoming: ASU, UNCCH, NCCU, Virginia Tech, UNCP​
 
We hope you can go! Please let Ms. Foster or Ms. Delmaine know if you have questions!
 
 
 
Happy FRIDAY
We will be going outside the secod half of class to do a Team Building Challange
 
Minefield 
Instructions: Use boxes, office chairs, water bottles, etc. to create an obstacle course of “mines” within your empty space. Divide the group into pairs, where one partner is blindfolded. The other must guide that person from one end of the course to another without setting off any mines. The person guiding their partner cannot enter the course and must only use verbal instructions to get their partner through. 
 
Lesson Plan: Personal Choice Project (45 min)
  1. Review the questions you need to answer in your presentation. 
  2. Finish your presentation. Think about your presentation as a project pitch or explanation of a work in progress, like a DWC, unless you are totally done.
  3. Keep working on your Personal Choice Project.
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    1. Presentations can be as simple as listing what you worked on, answers to questions, and what you want to do next.
    2. OR You can have us, your audience, do an activity so we try out what you learned.
    3. AP Art, Personal Projects (Look here for art and poetry ideas!)
    4. Five ways to give a presentation no one will forget
    5. Presentation Platforms: Simple chat, mini-lesson, Prezi, Google slides, mini-poster, Emaze, Google doc with questions and discussion points, etc. 
3)  Exit Ticket: SMART Goal Check
  1. Open and update your planner.
  2. Rank the progress you are making toward your SMART goal (1 = you forgot about it; 4 = you went above and beyond).
 
 
HAPPY THURSDAY 
Lesson Plan: Personal Choice Project (45 min)
    1. Review the questions you need to answer in your presentation. 
    2. Finish your presentation. Think about your presentation as a project pitch or explanation of a work in progress, like a DWC, unless you are totally done.
    3. Keep working on your Personal Choice Project.
    4. Presentation Inspiration:
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    1. Presentations can be as simple as listing what you worked on, answers to questions, and what you want to do next.
    2. OR You can have us, your audience, do an activity so we try out what you learned.
    3. AP Art, Personal Projects (Look here for art and poetry ideas!)
    4. Five ways to give a presentation no one will forget
    5. Presentation Platforms: Simple chat, mini-lesson, Prezi, Google slides, mini-poster, Emaze, Google doc with questions and discussion points, etc. 
3)  Exit Ticket: SMART Goal Check
  1. Open and update your planner.
  2. Rank the progress you are making toward your SMART goal (1 = you forgot about it; 4 = you went above and beyond).
 
 
HAPPY WEDNESDAY

Leaving the Last Word for Me

Mini-Lesson Request by Jennifer Huynh & Suzy Brito for an AVID project.


Goal of the project: Have LEC students collaborate to create an “I Am Wall”


To Do:

  1. Watch this Video: I Am Wall

  2. Some info for you:

    1. Students will stop by the wall and write a word or two on the slips of paper and put it back into the bin for Jennifer and Suzy to tape up onto the wall later. If you would like to be in the video that they are making about the project, let Jennifer and Suzy know.

    2. The responses will be anonymous so students should not be afraid and write something meaningful.

    3. Students should only add to the wall during free time


      We will continue to work on our "School Morale Improvement Plan

      Teacher Appreciation Cards

    4. Guess the Number of Skittles in the jar - Brennen & Dominick   - Please make a poster to hang up. 
       - Hang up sign
      Sign decision - Blaise & Christia
      - Vinals?
      Morale pass out items - Daisy, Kaylee, & Faith and anyone eles   - Be sure to make enough to hand out tomorrow, and do not forget to come for them.

    5. - Ideas - Jennifer, Juan
      LEC Sign - Ibet
      Wall clearing and cleaning - open
      All the supplies you need are on the table in front of my desk. Please make more of the "Morale Giveaways" and help Ibet with the sign. 
 
 
 
HAPPY MONDAY!
OPENING: TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY
Frostbite 
What You’ll Need: 1 packet of construction materials (like card stock, toothpicks, rubber bands, and sticky notes) for each team
Instructions: Your teams of 4-5 are no longer sitting in your office, they’re Arctic explorers trekking across the frozen tundra! Have each team elect a leader to guide their expedition. When a sudden storm hits, the team must erect an emergency shelter to survive. However, both of the team leader’s hands have frostbite, so s/he can’t physically help construct the shelter, and the rest of the team has snow blindness and is unable to see. Give each team a set of construction materials and start the timer. When time runs out, turn on the electric fan’s arctic winds and see who successfully built a shelter that will keep them safe. Adjust the difficulty with sturdier construction materials (provide popsicle sticks instead of toothpicks, etc.), by changing the fan’s settings, or by having the fan running while the team constructs their shelters. 
 
PERSONAL BUILDING PROJECT:
We will contiinue to work on our Personal Projects!
 
 
HAPPY THURSDAY!
 
We will continue to work on our "School Morale Improvement Plan"
- Guess the Number of Skittles in the jar - Brennen & Dominick
   - Please make a poster to hang up. 
   - Hang up signs
- Sign decision - Blaise & Christian
   - Vinals?
- Morale pass out items - Daisy, Kaylee, & Faith and anyone eles
   - Be sure to make enough to hand out tomorrow, and do not forget to come for them.
- Ideas - Jennifer, Juan
- LEC Sign - Ibet
- Wall clearing and cleaning - open
All the supplies you need are on the table in front of my desk. Please make more of the "Morale Giveaways" and help Ibet with the sign. 
 
TRF - Yes! you must do these.
We will work on our TRF for this endevour.
Title it Morale Improvement Plan - this will be on-going as we collect data.
- We need to (together) compose a rubric on how we will gather and assess DATA ON OUR EFFORTS.
 
PLUSSES and DELTAS - Place these (sticky notes) on the back cabinet. 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY TUESDAY!
 
I am very proud of you all for how you participated yesterday and the wonderful job you did!
You are making changes in this school - positive changes.
You should be proud of yourselves.
 
THIS WEEK:
We will focus on Morale.
 
Your job is to come up wit at least FIVE ways to boost student morale and at least FIVE ways to boost teacher morale.
 
The signs should be here by the end of the week!
 
 
HAPPY FRIDAY
  1. Complete today's task using the resources YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN FROM THE CHOICES BELOW:
    1. College Life Scenarios - Radford University 
    2. Roommate Conflict Scenarios 
  2. **In the event that I have to say this: For every scenario, there must be *AT LEAST* one positive choice. Keep this between PG and PG-13. (Some PG-13 stuff is quite sketch - If you have to ask yourself if the scenario you are writing is appropriate, don't do it.) Avoid generalizations about groups of people and negative stereotypes, etc.**
2) Lesson Plan Part 1: Tutorials (40 min)
    1. Before Tutorials: Take 5 minutes to...
      1. Gather and revise related or other notes
      2. Organize your binder
      3. Work on homework
    2. During Tutorials:
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    1. Move into Tutorial groups (4-5 people).
    2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
    3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
    4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
    5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
    6. Repeat as time permits.
  1. After Tutorials: Reflection questions: 
    1. What kind of Tutorial did you do today and why?
    2. Did you make the best use of your time today? Convince me in a point and example sentence.
    3. What was the most interesting question you heard/asked/were asked today? 
    4. Answer in 3-4 sentences

      Lesson Plan Part 2: Personal Choice Project Planning (Until the End of Class).
      WE WILL BE WRKING ON CREATIN A TIME LINE.
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T-H-U-R-S-D-A-Y
 
Happy THURSDAY!
 
  1. Career Fair Conversation
    1. Set up a note sheet with your name and period. Put "Career Fair" as the title.
    2. Discuss: What was awesome about our college fair? Frustrating?
    3. With this in mind, what should we do, ask, and not do at the Career Fair today? Write this in a T-chart on your paper.
    4. Assignment:
      1. While at stations, ask career professionals questions like the following:
        1. What advice do you have for high schoolers interested in your career?
        2. What is the most fulfilling and most challenging part of your career?
        3. If you could do any other career what would you do instead and why?
        4. Can you tell me what a day is like in your job?
        5. Do you get to work with other people?
      2. Between stations, jot down the career professional's name and job and 1-3 interesting facts or tips you heard.
      3. At the end of the career fair, help break down tables and answer the following questions:
        1. What career that you learned about today is most similar to your first choice career? What do you like about that career? What worries or concerns you about that career?
        2. Share any tips for improving future college fairs.
      4. Turn this paper in to Mrs. Foster at the end of the Career Fair!
    5. You will come to my classroom at the beginning of 4th period for attendance purposes and then walk up with Ms. Dalmane's class!
 
TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY (Brain Break)
Before we go out, and after we read the directions,
we will fill in a TRF sheet for this exercise.
 
Read the above scenerio.
Your team will have to write up a TRF concerning this Team Building Exercise. 
Be concise this will be graded.
 
LEARNING LOG
 

Happy Wednesday!

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA

LESSON PLAN:

Keeping Track of Your Progress

  • Each student will be responsible for logging their own distances.
  • One student from our class will collect the weekly totals and then report the class totals to me.
  • I will then post a flag on the big map next to the teachers lounge.
  • The class who makes it to the end of the trail or the furthest before the last day of school, will be honored with a pizza party.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

HOW to Start Your Adventure

  1. This Section Mile Tracker for the American Discovery Trail should 
    help you know exactly where they are on your journey.
  2. Chart your walking minutes, miles, or steps on a virtual walk across the USA  on the American Discovery Trail Map.
  3.  This web walking adventure covers 5048 miles - which you can complete as 5048 walking minutes, 504,800 steps,  or 5048 miles.
  4. As you enjoy your fitness walking, you can follow along with the sights you would see on the trail. You can also fill in the segments on the printable map.
  5.  Follow the following LINK to start your adventure!
  6. Visit the American Discovery Trailsite for maps and segment descriptions.
  7. Total your minutes, miles or steps as you walk, and as you reach each milestone note it on your Webwalking USA walking log.

Here is your link to your walking trail

 

Webwalking USA Logs

Here is a link to the MAP you can track your progress!

Choose how you want to track your walks. By using the minutes option or the pedometer steps option you will get across the USA faster. Or you may want to record it as miles. Print out the following pages to use as logs for your virtual walk.
 

Tracking Physical Activity- For your enjoyment

Miles Log
Track your true mileage and chart it each day.
Example 1: 5 miles = 5 miles

Minutes Log
Chart your walking minutes and equate them to miles on the trail.
You will see your progress build each day as a great motivator to walk.
Example: 60 minutes walking = 60 miles on the trail.

Steps Log
If you use a pedometer, you can chart your steps each day. Delete the last two digits of the total (divide by 100) and equate that to miles on the trail.
Example: 10,000 steps = 5 miles on the trail.

Designing Your Flag:

Each team of students will design two flags:

  • A small flag that will be placed on a pushpin and placed on the map. This flag will be moved weekly as we track their progress. These flags should be no larger than 1.5 by 3.0 inches.
  • The other will be approximately 12x18. This will be placed around the map and serve as a representation of their team.
  • Let’s create a healthy atmosphere of competition!

Here are two websites that allow you to design your own flag.

Design a Fake Flag

Design a Flag

 

Happy Monday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-ACA Tasks: Discussion board post + 2 replies & GPA quiz
-TRF due Wednesday
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: What can I do to meet my goals?
Objectives: I can...

...write a poem.
...identify some characteristics of some successful people.
...set a goal and propose a related project.
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1) Warm Up: Creative Writing, Poetry Month Edition (15 min)
    1. Option 1: Random Answer Generator
      1. With a partner whose paper you cannot see, choose a question writer and an answer writer.
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      1. The question writer writes 20 questions all starting with "Why...?"
      2. The answer writer writes 20 answers all starting with "Because..."
    1. Move next to each other and read your poem call-and-response style. 
  1. Option 2: Suspended
    1. Write a poem about something "suspended" - a leaf floating to the ground, a student from school, a musical note that keeps going, etc. 
    2. Use as many different verbs and adjectives as possible. 
    3. Bonus points (in pride and glory) for writing this poem in the shape of the subject of the poem.
  2. Option 3: Dear Poet
    1. Watch a video of a poet reading their poem here.
    2. Then, follow the directions by "Students-" to write a letter to that poet about their work. 
  3. Love writing poetry? 
    1. Consider sharing what you write at Karma Coffee's open mic night this Thursday!
    2. Check out other National Poetry Month ideas here
    3. Sign up for Poem-A-Day to get a poem in your email daily.
    4. Let me know if you want me to print you a poem for Poem in your Pocket Day.
2) Literacy Block: 9 Habits of Highly Successful People (20 min)
    1. Before you read: 
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How do you find success?
    1. Add how you would measure success to the top of your paper.
    2. Share this with the class.
  1. While you read:
    1. Annotate the article with arguments, agreements, questions, etc.
    2. Check off each habit that you practice regularly.
  2. After you read:
    1. Based on this reading, write a goal you want to set for yourself in the near future in the margin of your paper. 
    2. Write why you would pursue this goal.
    3. Share your goal via Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up.

3) Lesson Plan: Personal Choice Project Brainstorming Stations (40 min)
  1. Go to Google Classroom and join AVID Spring 2017 Foster using the class code 4omtz6.
  2. Make sure that you get a copy of assignment "Personal Choice Project Planning". 
  3. Open the document and read through the purpose and tasks. Ask questions!
  4. Begin writing your proposal!
  5. If you finish your proposal, submit it. (DO NOT SHARE IT WITH ME, for the sake of my insanely overfull gmail :). Thank you!)
Image result for smart goal4) Exit Ticket: Start SMART (5 min)
 
  1. Open your planner.
  2. Set a SMART goal for the week.
  3. Add your upcoming due dates, assignments, events, etc!

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How will I spend my time next month? Daily Plans: Friday, 31 March

 
Happy Friday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-ACA Tasks: Discussion board post + 2 replies & GPA quiz
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: How will I spend my time next month?
Objectives: I can...

...set and meet a short term goals.
...practice creative problem solving strategies.
...suggest improvements for Sanford.
...identify topics being studied in my future career.
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Image result for time for you1) Warm Up: Time for YOU! (15 min)
  1. Take out your planner.
  2. Add any upcoming assignments and weekend homework and events.
  3. Rank your progress toward your SMART goal (1 = oops...I forgot, 4 = already done, and done more!).
  4. Choose what to work on and work until 15 minutes is up!
2) Lesson Plan: Personal Choice Project Brainstorming Stations (65 min)
    1. Go over the station tasks.
    2. Break into groups.
    3. Visit each station. 
    4. Station 1: How Creative Are You?
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      1. Take the "How Creative Are You?" inventory here
      2. Record your results.
      3. Work with the people in your group to use the SCAMPER method hereto recreate a TRF. Show your improvements by annotating the TRF on your table. (Your group may choose to improve a different item in the classroom.)
    1. Station 2: Suggestions for Sanford
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      1. Skim through the events and programs onSocial Buzz and Lee County's Parks and Recreation sites. 
      2. Describe an event or course you would create and add in Sanford - do this on your stations paper!
      3. Name the event or course you would create on the list on your table.
      4. *Star* any events or courses you want to learn more about.
      5. Additional Resources:
        1. VolunteerLee.com: How will you improve our community?
        2. Lee County YMCA
        3. Boys and Girls Clubs
        4. Lee County Cooperative Extension: Take a look at 4-H, Lee County Young Commissioners, and more!
    1. Station 3: Hot Topics: What is going on in my career field?
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    1. Write some basic information about your career and specific interests on your paper.
    2. Paraphrase the definition of "abstract".
    3. Use the search information on your sheet and CCCC's library page to find three articles about current research in your career. 
    4. Using the abstract, name the main topic being researched and note if it interests you or not.
    5. *Star* the most interesting article.
3) Exit Ticket: Station Reflection (7 min)
  1. Complete the reflection on the front of your sheet.
  2. Turn this sheet in!
  3. Share with a neighbor: If you had to choose RIGHT NOW, what would your project goal be? What would you do/create? 

 

Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-ACA Tasks: Discussion board post + 2 replies & GPA quiz
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: How will I spend my time next month?
Objectives: I can...
Image result for what will you choose?...review what I have learned this week.
...notice connections between topics I have recently learned.
...brainstorm memoir ideas.
...revisit my notes in a creative way.
...describe the complexities of citizenship. 
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (15 min)
  1. Take 5 minutes to revise your notes.
  2. List two key terms on sticky notes for a game next week.
  3. Choose a learning log option and complete your log for the week. See TOC #13.
  4. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up until you find someone who learned something related to what you learned IN A DIFFERENT CLASS. 
  5. Add Quickwrites 3/29 to your binder as TOC #14.
2) Lesson Plan: Personal Choice Project Brainstorming Stations (65 min)
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    1. Preview the expectations of the personal project.
    2. Go over the station tasks.
    3. Break into groups.
    4. Visit each station. 
    5. Station 1: Notes Into Art
      1. Use the links below to get ideas to turn a topic from your notes into an art book/journal page.
      2. Additional Resources: 
        1. Ten Handmade Art Journals
        2. wikihow: How to Use an Art Journal
        3. Sketchnotes 101: Basics of Visual Note Taking
    6. Station 2: Flash Memoir
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      1. Define memoir and then read a memoir.
      2. Identify meaningful memories that you have that could lend themselves to an interesting memoir. 
      3. Additional Resources:
        1. How to Write a Memoir: 6 Creative Ways to Tell a Powerful Story
        2. Instead of the selections from The Clay Marble, read The Art Lesson by Tomie de Paola here
    1. Station 3: Hot Topic: Citizenship
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    1. See if you could pass a citizenship test. (Linked here!)
    2. Notice what you and others think it means to be a citizen.
    3. Additional Resources:
      1. What is a citizen?
      2. All sorts of citizenship related topics from NPR
      3. Path to US Citizenship Tedious, Costly
3) Exit Ticket: Station Reflection (7 min)
  1. Complete the reflection on the front of your sheet.
  2. Add this sheet to your TOC as #15: Personal Choice Project Stations.
  3. Share with a neighbor: If you had to choose RIGHT NOW, what would your project goal be? What would you do/create? 
 
Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
 
HERE IS ANOTHER LINK
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Homework: 
-Check grades in PowerSchool and complete any late work, revisions, or upcoming tasks.
-ACA Task: 
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
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Or...
I take for granted people's poor grammar.
More specifically, how they're always thinking,
"For all intents and purposes"
is supposedly correct.
Essential Questions: How can questions help us improve our understanding?
Objectives: I can...
...choose a grammar topic and review it.
...ask questions to help classmates.
...plan for the rest of the semester. 
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1) Warm Up: Final Grammar Warm Up (15 min)
  1. Read through the different types of grammar exercises here.
  2. Decide which topic to focus on by choosing one you remember struggling with OR by choosing one you've never heard of. Tell a neighbor what you are doing.
  3. Complete as many questions as you can in 7 minutes.
  4. Four-Minute Quick-write: What grammar rules did you practice using today? When does formal grammar matter? Why does it matter?
2) Lesson Plan Part 1: Tutorials (45 min)
    1. Before Tutorials:
      1. Take 5 minutes to finish your Tutorial, gather and revise related or other notes, or organize your binder.
    2. During Tutorials:
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    1. Move into Tutorial groups (4-5 people).
    2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
    3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
    4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
    5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
    6. Repeat as time permits.
  1. After Tutorials: 
    1. Reflection questions: 
      1. What kind of Tutorial did you do today and why?
      2. Did you make the best use of your time today? Convince me in a point and example sentence. 
      3. Answer in 3-4 sentences.
    2. Debrief questions:
      1. Think about the best TRF/thirty second speech you saw/heard today. Why was it effective?
      2. What parts of a TRF are the easiest? Most challenging? Most frustrating?
3) Lesson Plan Part 2/Closure: Where are we headed for the rest of the semester? 

    1. Task Overview:
      1. Last two major AVID Tasks + Ideas and Requirements
        1. Personal Projects
          1. Propose a project.
          2. Create a timeline.
          3. Work on this when time is given.
          4. Meet timeline goals.
          5. Present what you did and why.
        2. Choose your own College Adventure
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Your choose your own adventure 
won't be quite this complicated...
        1. Research choices you'll have to make in college.
        2. Write a choose your own adventure story focusing on one issue in-depth or smaller, daily issues you may face. (There is a template!)
        3. Peer evaluate and revise your story.
        4. Read other people's stories.
    1. 10 Day Review
    2. What ideas do you have? Requests? What else do you need?
  1. Quick-write:
    1. You get to spend a month doing a project of your choice. There are NO limits, not money, not the classroom walls. What do you do? 
    2. What important choices will you have to make in college?
    3. What topics/classes will you need the most help with during 10 day review? How do you review best?
 
Happy Monday AVID Students!
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-TRF due Wendesday
-ACA Task: GPA quiz during ACA tomorrow; Journal TBD
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
Objectives: I can...
...write creatively.
...set and meet short term goals.
...relax and play games!
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1) Warm Up: Creative Writing (10 min)


    1. Continue a story you started.
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Who did this to the pencil and why?
  1. Write or draw (realistically or cartoonishly or sticky figurely with details) a self-portait.
  2. Respond to one the prompts pictured above or below.

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You have to sit here for day waiting
 for a friend to arrive. 
What do you do and think?
Why are you waiting here?
2) Time for You! (40-50 min)
    1. Turn in your college fair planning packet. Finish the reflection form below if you haven't. 
    2. Take out and update your planner. Add a SMART goal for the week.
    3. Read the list of assignments to complete and set three goals for this period. Get to work!
      1. Math 1: Finish benchmark revisions. Show all work! This is due TUESDAY.
      2. English 1 (Sawyer): Complete the following:
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      1. Update Symbolism charts (they will need to get these from my classroom and work in groups - depending on who all is in their AVID class)
      2. Write a TPEQEA for their research paper focused on one of these symbols from the book after they review these symbolism charts
      3. Create accounts on goformative.com (linked on Sawyer's blog with the class code). 
      4. There are two questions assigned to them on this link they should answer. If they have questions, they can come ask. 
    1. English 1 (Delmaine): 
      1. Don't freak out about the flow chart.
      2. Make sure you have 5 research questions. Each question needs a source and notes. This is due TODAY.
      3. See post here.
    2. World History (Stern): Work on your Machiavelli readings and double entry journal. 
 
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT CONTAINS QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT BE ASKED TO ANSWER ON FRIDAY. 
PLEASE GO OVER THE DOCUMENT AND ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS.
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHOOL YOU ARE REPRESENTING.
 
 

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Homework: 
-College Fair Presentations MUST be ready to share by the end of the day on Thursday.
-TRF due Wednesday!
-ACA Task: Discussion board post + 2 comments/replies & 8 question transcript quiz
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
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Objectives: I can...
...practice public speaking.
...identify key components of an effective speech.
...anticipate questions visitors will ask about our college.
...create a college presentation.
...set a SMART goal for the week. 
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1) Warm Up: 30 Second Elevator Pitches (7 min)
  1. Draw an item from the papers on your table.
  2. Take one minute to plan a speech selling your item.
  3. Share your speech at your table using Stand-Share-Sit.
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2) Literacy Block: Giving Sales Pitches and Writing Speeches (25 min)
    1. Get your copy of the planning document.
    2. Choose who will read Giving Sales Pitches and who will read Speeches.
      1. While you read, Giving Sales Pitches:
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      1. Sketch the inverted pyramid method.
      2. Add 3 components of a sales pitch.
    1. While you read, Speeches:
      1. Name our audience and rate their skill level. 
      2. List 7 tips for writing an effective speech.
    2. After you read, work with your group to...
      1. Part 1: 1-1-2
        1. Take 1 minute to summarize the "Giving Sales Pitches" article. What is the inverted pyramid? Why do we need to anticipate questions from the audience? etc.
        2. Take 1 minute to summarize the "Speeches" article. What are some key parts of an effective speech? What are some grammar/style tips for writing an effective speech? etc.
        3. Take 2 minutes to discuss questions people may ask and what facts will hook your audience.
      2. Part 2:
        1. List 5 questions you anticipate students asking about your college. The space to do this is on the back of the first page of your planning doc, right under the poster template.
      3. Part 3: 
        1. Answer these questions.
        2. Type (in the document HERE) a 30 second elevator speech that you will use to get students to stay at your table, ask questions, and not just fill in their scavenger hunt and run away. Consider:
          1. What is your hook?
          2. What facts will be interesting or shocking to the students?
          3. What do they need to leave your table knowing about your school?
          4. How will you use ethos, pathos, and logos?
          5. What tone should you be using considering our audience?
        3. I will print your 30 second speeches so you each have a copy. Be sure not to read directly from it!
Image result for college fair3) Lesson Plan: College Fair Presentation Planning (40 min)
  1. Review your to do list for today.
  2. Create/finish your presentation board.
  3. Practice your presentation. Our Mock College Fair is on Wednesday before Tutorials!
3) Family Time: Start SMART (Until the end of class)
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  1. Open your planner.
  2. List any upcoming due dates, tests, family events, etc.
  3. Write an academic or personal SMART goal for the week. Make sure your goal...
    1. Specifically states what you will do.
    2. Is measurable.
    3. Can be attained/met this week.
    4. Is relevant to your success.
    5. And is time-bound - at the latest, you'll finish it by Friday.
 
 
Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-ACA Task: Discussion board post + 2 comments/replies & 8 question transcript quiz
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
Objectives: I can...
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Learning Log Flashback 
...review what I have learned this week.
...prioritize college fair research tasks.
...sustain working on one task for a large chunk of time.
...evaluate progress towards group and individual goals.
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (12 min)
    1. 5 minutes:
    1. Skim through your recent notes from all classes.
    2. Highlight key terms OR list them on a sticky note.
    3. Put a question mark by any confusing concept and a *star* by any concept you're a pro at.
  1. 5 minutes:
    1. Choose a Learning Log type.
    2. Complete your Learning Log entry.
  2. 2 minutes: Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up and tell a classmate what you learned this week. Ask your next classmate a clarifying question.
2) Lesson Plan: College Fair Presentation Planning Meeting (45 min)
    1. Get your copy of the planning document.
    2. Review your To Do list for today. 
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    1. Today's Priority: Start a document that has all things you want me to print in it. Share this with me tomorrow.
      1. To prepare for this, read through your College Fair Presentation Planning doc and highlight anything you want to add to the document I will print from.
      2. Re-Delegate tasks as needed.
  1. Get to work!
  2. At 15 minutes, list any topics that have been hard to find on the board.
  3. At 25 minutes, take an optional 2 minute brain break: Add to the back board, get water, stare at a wall...
3) Exit Ticket: SMART Goal Check and Group Reflection
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  1. Open your planner and add any new assignments.
  2. On a sticky note, write how close you are (1 = haven't started; 4 = went above and beyond already!) to meeting your goal.
  3. On the same sticky note, give your college fair group a glow (compliment/thing ya'll rock at) and grow (something you could improve upon). 
 

 

 

Where am I going? What will I give back? Daily Plans: Wednesday, 15 March

 
Happy Wednesday Students!
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Homework: 
-ACA Task: Discussion Board + 2 Replies & 8 question transcript quiz
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
Objectives: I can...
...identify tasks I need to complete.
...contribute to a group project.
...revise my notes and organize my binder.
...ask questions that help classmates clarify confusions.
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1) Warm Up: College Fair Presentation Planning Meeting (20 min)
    1. Get your copy of the planning document.
    2. Review your To Do lists from Thursday and Monday. 
    3. Raise your hand if your group is ahead...behind...right on track. 
    4. Catch up or work ahead as needed!
    5. When the timer goes off, place your paper in the drawer for your AVID period. This is where your paper ALWAYS stays!!!! 
    6. Template for Emailing Admissions:
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    1. Subject: Information and Handout Requests
    2. Body:
      1. Dear Admissions Officers,
      2. My name is ____ and I am an AVID Freshmen at Lee Early College in Sanford, NC. My classmates and I are hosting a college fair for elementary and middle school students in our district during normal school hours so more students can come. My partners and I are representing your school and we are excited! We have found a lot of helpful information online. We were wondering if you could send us about 50 flyers or any other information sheets, etc. that you might give out at college fairs. Our address is: Lee Early College, c/o YOUR name, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.
      3. Have questions you can't find the answers to online? Feel free to ask these here! Say something like: Can you tell me where to find information about _____ at your university? 
      4. Thank you so much for considering this! Sincerely,
      5. Your name
Image result for revised notes2) Lesson Plan: Tutorial Time (Until the End of Class)
    1. Before Tutorials:
      1. Take 5 minutes to polish your TRF, revise your notes related to your TRF, or organize your binder.
      2. Take 2 minutes to tab pages in your notes that relate to your TRF. (Or, continue organizing your binder.)
      3. Gather relevant notes and materials.
      4. Move into groups.
      5. Write a simplified, Level 1, version of your POC on a scrap of paper.
      6. Put paper scraps in the middle of the table.
      7. Person 1 draws a paper scrap and rolls the dice.
      8. Everyone writes as many questions related to that POC as they can for 2 minutes. Levels correspond to the number rolled: 
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        1. 1-2 on the dice = Level 1 questions
        2. 3-4 on the dice = Level 2 questions
        3. 5-6 on the dice = Level 3 questions
      1. Repeat 3-4 times.
    1. During Tutorials:
      1. Move into Tutorial groups (4-5 people).
      2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
      3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
      4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
      5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
      6. Repeat as time permits.
    2. After Tutorials: 
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    1. Reflection questions: Did the dice and question writing game help you come up with questions to ask the presenter? If you presented, do you feel like the questions you asked today were any different than usual? If so, how?
    2. Class Debrief:
      1. How does this question game relate to how teachers teach?
      2. How does this question game relate to test questions?
    3. Done Early?
      1. Work on homework for the class your TRF is about and get help as needed.
      2. Complete homework for another class.
      3. Continue working on your part of the College Fair Presentation.
      4. Make a "Welcome to LEC's College Fair" poster.
      5. Take a brain break for the last 5 minutes before reflection/debrief time. 
 

Where am I going? What will I give back? Daily Plans: Monday, 13 March

 
Happy Quarter 4 AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-Due Wednesday: TRF
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
Objectives: I can...
...relate themes from your experiences to Inside Out.
...find information I would need to know as an college representative.
...take organized notes as I navigate college websites.
...set a personal goal.
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1) Warm Up: "Inside Out" Wrap Up (30 min)
  1. Take out your Inside Out Log (TOC #12).
  2. Based on what you have seen so far, rate Inside Out from 0-5 stars and justify your rating.
  3. Finish watching the movie.
  4. Complete the Writing Wrap Up. Love to draw and doodle? Do this as you watch the movie.
2) Lesson Plan: College Fair Presentation Planning (45 min)
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  1. Get your copy of the planning document.
  2. Review your To Do list from Thursday and your To Do list for today.
  3. Work on today's tasks, and catch up as needed!
  4. When the timer goes off, place your paper in the drawer for your AVID period. This is where your paper ALWAYS stays!!!! 

3) Closure and Exit Ticket: Start SMART (Until the end of class)
  1. Take out your planner.
  2. Fill in any upcoming due dates, events, tests, etc.
  3. Write a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound goal for this week.
  4. Swap goals with a neighbor and have your neighbor check that it is SMART.
 
 
Happy End of Quarter 3 AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-Unwind, relax, and enjoy the three day weekend :)
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet a personal goal.
...plan for the college fair.
...relate themes from your experiences to Inside Out.
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1) Warm Up: Time for YOU (10 min)
  1. Wrap up any last minute revisions or missing work and turn them in.
  2. Work on homework.
  3. Read or draw quietly.
Image result for college fair2) Lesson Plan: College Fair Presentation Planning (15 min)
  1. Get your copy of the planning document.
  2. Add your group member names and college name at the top of the document.
  3. Read through the planning document as a group and add question marks for things you need to ask me.
  4. Begin to work.
  5. When the timer goes off, place your paper in the drawer for your AVID period. This is where your paper ALWAYS stays!!!! 
Image result for inside out3) Family Time: "Inside Out" Viewing (Until the end of class)
  1. Take out your Inside Out Log (TOC #12).
  2. Complete the Before you Watch summary and then watch the video.
  3. After finishing the movie, complete the After you Watch movie rating.
  4. Need to finish some more work? Go ahead and multi-task. Keep the following notes in mind:
    1. Sawyer: Due 4pm today
    2. Rice: Due 8am tomorrow
    3. Cheatham: Due before your test
    4. Foster: Due by lunch tomorrow (I have to leave early for a Drs appointment)
    5. Other teachers: Due before the end of the day on Thursday
 
Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
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Homework: 
-Wrap up any late work and revisions!
-Consider bringing a snack to share during the movie.
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Big Idea: Structures have interrelated parts
Essential Questions: Where am I going? What will I give back?
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Is it parallel or not?
Objectives: I can...
...identify grammatically correct sentences.
...plan for the college fair.
...set and meet a personal goal.
...make a to do list for tomorrow. 
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1) Warm Up: Parallel Structure and Accuplacer Prep (15 min)
    1. All: Take 5 minutes to work through some of the exercises hereNeed help? Check the rules here.
    2. Math 3 Students: English Accuplacer is on Monday, 3/13 at 9am :)
      1. Work through study guide (sentence skillsreading comprehension) or practice test questions OR the WritePlacer document for 7 minutes.
      2. Add at least one question to the document here. We will be adding answers, so check back!
    3. Non-Math 3 Students: Time for YOU!
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    1. Continue the grammar exercise.
    2. Work on homework or revisions.
    3. Read or draw. 
2) Lesson Plan Part 1: College Fair Presentation Planning (30 min)
  1. Move into groups and choose your colleges 


  2. 1st Block
    2 groups of 2, 2 groups of 3
    3rd Block
    5 groups of 3, 1 group of 2
    4th Block
    3 groups of 3, 1 group of 2
    -UNC Greensboro
    -UCLA
    -Shaw University
    -Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    -UNC Chapel Hill
    -NC A&T
    -Air Force Academy
    -West Point Military Academy
    -Virginia Commonwealth University
    -Columbia University
    -UNC Pembroke
    -Meredith College
    -Brevard College
    -William and Mary University
  3. Get your copy of the planning document.
  4. Add your group member names and college name at the top of the document.
  5. Read through the planning document as a group and add question marks for things you need to ask me.
  6. Begin to work.
  7. Place your paper in the drawer for your AVID period. This is where your paper ALWAYS stays!!!! 
3) Lesson Plan Part 2: End the Quarter Strong Marathon (Until the end of class)
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  1. Open up your copy of the document here and review what tasks you need to accomplish today. Notes about missing/late work/revision due dates:
    1. Sawyer: Due 4pm today
    2. Rice: Due 8am tomorrow
    3. Cheatham: Due before your test
    4. Foster: Due by lunch tomorrow (I have to leave early for a Drs appointment)
    5. Other teachers: Due before the end of the day on Thursday
  2. Write each task you will do on a mini sticky note.
  3. As you accomplish your tasks, post your sticky notes on the front board.
  4. At the end of the period, write yourself a to do list for tonight. 
 
Happy Monday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-ACA: WebAdvisor, AVISO, etc. tasks due tomorrow
-Late: College Choices tasks, Scavenger Hunt, Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...write creatively.
...provide feedback about the UNCG & NC A&T trip.
...describe the role of a college admissions counselor.
...identify any missing work you have.
...set and meet a goal. 
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1) Warm Up: UNCG & NC A& Trip Feedback + Creative Writing (25 min)
    1. Fill in the form below.
    2. Then, choose to continue working on a story you have already written or to respond to one of the prompts below:
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    1. Take a look at artist Travis Head's work here and here. For three personal projects you have, designname, and list how to earn three merit badges. (Want to see more? Travis Head currently has an exhibition in Raleigh.)
    2. Write about your creative endeavors: What creative things do you do? Who do you share your creativity with? Will you use creativity in your future career? 
2) Literacy Block/Lesson Plan Part 1: College Fair Planning Day 1 (35 min)
    1. Before you read:
      1. Have you been to a college fair? Describe the experience.
      2. List people who can help you get into college.
    2. While you read "A Counselor's Year in Review", list the following:
      1. What does a college admissions counselor do?
      2. What questions should they be able to answer?
    3. After you read:
      1. Your Task: Find and bookmark the contact information for a college admissions counselor or regional representative for your first choice school.
      2. Class Discussion:
        1. What is your role at the college fair?
          1. Act as a representative from your assigned college.
        2. How will we prepare?
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        1. Research your college online (you may also call or email an admissions counselor).
        2. Create a poster presenting the introductory information about your college.
        3. Plan an elevator pitch selling your college.
        4. Share your information in a mock college fair.
        5. Revise your presentation as needed.
      1. When is the college fair?
        1. Friday, March 24 from 12:45-2:30 in the gym.
        2. Students from local elementary and middle school students will come.
      2. What else can make the college fair great?
Image result for marathon3) Lesson Plan Part 2: End the Quarter Strong Marathon Day 1
  1. Open and copy the document here.
  2. Use PowerSchool and Blackboard to identify any late or missing work.
  3. List and prioritize your tasks for the week.
  4. Write a related SMART goal in your planner, as well as any due dates and upcoming test dates.
  5. Get to work on any upcoming or overdue assignments or revisions!Happy Monday AVID Students!
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    Homework:
    -ACA: WebAdvisor, AVISO, etc. tasks due tomorrow
    -Late: College Choices tasks, Scavenger Hunt, Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
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    Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
    Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
    Objectives: I can...
    ...write creatively.
    ...provide feedback about the UNCG & NC A&T trip.
    ...describe the role of a college admissions counselor.
    ...identify any missing work you have.
    ...set and meet a goal. 
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    1) Warm Up: UNCG & NC A& Trip Feedback + Creative Writing (25 min)
      1. Fill in the form below.
      2. Then, choose to continue working on a story you have already written or to respond to one of the prompts below:
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      1. Take a look at artist Travis Head's work here and here. For three personal projects you have, designname, and list how to earn three merit badges. (Want to see more? Travis Head currently has an exhibition in Raleigh.)
      2. Write about your creative endeavors: What creative things do you do? Who do you share your creativity with? Will you use creativity in your future career? 
    2) Literacy Block/Lesson Plan Part 1: College Fair Planning Day 1 (35 min)
    1. Before you read:
      1. Have you been to a college fair? Describe the experience.
      2. List people who can help you get into college.
    2. While you read "A Counselor's Year in Review", list the following:
      1. What does a college admissions counselor do?
      2. What questions should they be able to answer?
    3. After you read:
      1. Your Task: Find and bookmark the contact information for a college admissions counselor or regional representative for your first choice school.
      2. Class Discussion:
        1. What is your role at the college fair?
          1. Act as a representative from your assigned college.
        2. How will we prepare?Image result for college admissions counselor
          1. Research your college online (you may also call or email an admissions counselor).
          2. Create a poster presenting the introductory information about your college.
          3. Plan an elevator pitch selling your college.
          4. Share your information in a mock college fair.
          5. Revise your presentation as needed.
        3. When is the college fair?
          1. Friday, March 24 from 12:45-2:30 in the gym.
          2. Students from local elementary and middle school students will come.
        4. What else can make the college fair great?
    Image result for marathon3) Lesson Plan Part 2: End the Quarter Strong Marathon Day 1
    1. Open and copy the document here.
    2. Use PowerSchool and Blackboard to identify any late or missing work.
    3. List and prioritize your tasks for the week.
    4. Write a related SMART goal in your planner, as well as any due dates and upcoming test dates.
    5. Get to work on any upcoming or overdue assignments or revisions!
 
Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Due Monday if not done today: College Choices tasks (paragraph, pennant, scavenger hunt)
-ACA: WebAdvisor, AVISO, etc. tasks 
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...choose how to use my time.
...navigate college websites.
...write a convincing TPEQEA paragraph.
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1) Warm Up: Time for YOU (25 min)
  1. Choose what you work on from the list below:
    1. Review your SMART goal for the week and meet it.
    2. Finish your pennant.
    3. Wrap up any late AVID work.
    4. Check your grades in PowerSchool and complete any necessary late work or revisions.
    5. Work on homework.
    6. Read or color quietly.
  2. At the end of 25 minutes, tell your neighbor what you accomplished. 
2) Lesson Plan: College Field Trip Preview Part 2 (20 min)
    1. Reminders:
Moran Commons and Plaza
Fountain View Dining Hall at UNCG
      1. Wear walking shoes and bring a lightweight jacket. Rain isn't on the calendar, but you may want to bring a mini umbrella just in case. 
      2. Bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Please do not plan to take notes on your phone.
      3. Consider bringing a granola bar/snack. Lunch will be at 12:30ish. 
      4. We will probably NOT have time to stop in a student store, but if you want to you may bring money to spend on outrageously priced shirts, etc. in the event that we have time.
      5. Some of you will be eating lunch with teachers - get excited :). 
      6. Meet in the correct room tomorrow morning by 8:00am.
        What Class/es
        Whose Room + Who
        Holeczy’s 3rd (minus Danna, Jennifer, Michael) & Holeczy’s 4th
        Sawyer’s Room with Sawyer (Bus B)
        Foster’s 3rd + Danna, Jennifer, Michael from Holeczy’s 3rd
        Delmaine’s Room w/ Delmaine and Cheatham (Bus A)
        Grello’s 3rd & Delmaine’s 4th
        W. Testa’s room w/ W. & N. Testa (Bus A)
        Foster’s 1st & Foster’s 4th
        Foster’s room w/ Foster & Holeczy (Bus B)
    1. Big Choices:
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Joint School of Nanoscience and 
Nanoengineering at NC A&T
    1. Take out your notes from Monday and Wednesday. Add a squiggly line, today's date, and the topic: College Trip Preview Part 2.
    2. Again pretend that we are actually leaving you at your dorm on Friday at UNCG or NC A&T. We've decided to surprise you and leave you at one of our choosing. With this in mind, make sure you can answer the following questions for BOTH schools so you will be prepared when we leave you at your school (again, we aren't really abandoning you...). Use the table below for resources!
      1. What major would you pursue at each school?
      2. What are two clubs you join at each school?
      3. What living learning community would you live in?
      4. What would be your favorite place to eat?
    3. Complete a 2 minute quick write: Based on this information, which school do you think is a better fit for you?
  1. The Moment You've Been Waiting For...Menu Preview

Question to Answer
UNCG
NC A&T
What major would you pursue at each school?
Check out UNCG’s majors here
See the list here - for more info search that specific major
What are two clubs you join at each school?
Skim the list of clubs here.
Search for clubs here.
What living learning community would you live in?
See the different options for Special Interest Housing here
Check out Living Learning Communities and Theme Housing here
What would be your favorite place to eat?
Look at “Meal Plans” and “Places to Eat” here
Select “Dining Choices” on the top left here.

Image result for college essay tips3) Lesson Plan: College Choices Task 3: Admit Me! TPEQEA (30 min)
  1. Read the prompt for the TPEQEA paragraph. 
  2. Ask questions.
  3. Use the Admissions page at your first choice school to find a quote.
  4. Write your TPEQEA paragraph.
  5. Done with everything? Scavenger hunt, pennant, paragraph? Turn this in!
4) Closure/Exit Ticket: End SMART
  1. Open your planner.
  2. Update any upcoming due dates, homework, events, etc.
  3. Work on any work you need to until the end of class.
 
Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-ACA: WebAdvisor, AVISO, etc tasks
-Late: Scavenger Hunt, Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
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Dangling or Misplaced Modifier? 
Why?
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...define, identify, and fix misplaced and dangling modifiers.
...create a pennant showing research about my first choice college.
...ask questions and contribute during Tutorials.
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1) Warm Up: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Practice (12 min)
  1. Draw a squiggly line under your notes from Monday. Label your notes with today's date (1 March) and the topic: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
  2. Use the handout here to define and to give an example of each of the following:
    1. modifier
    2. misplaced modifier
    3. dangling modifier
  3. Complete the exercise here by choosing a second part of the sentence that is logical and complete. 
2) Lesson Plan: College Choices Task 2: College Pennant (25 min)
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  1. Take out your scavenger hunt (TOC #11) and TRF so I can check them. 
  2. Create your pennant:
    1. Cut out two triangles and glue the smaller one on top.
    2. Read the requirements.
    3. Find the information.
    4. Add to your pennant.
3) Tutorial Time (Until the end of class)
    1. Before Tutorials:
      1. Take 5 minutes to polish and improve your TRF OR to revise relevant notes.
      2. Gather your notes, etc. related to your TRF.
    2. During Tutorials:
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      1. Move into Tutorial groups (4-5 people).
      2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
      3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
      4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
      5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
      6. Repeat as time permits.
    1. Finished early?
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    1. Work on homework and ask each other questions as they come up.
    2. Read quietly.
    3. Explore the career resources on the TRF Resources tab.
  1. After Tutorials, complete a three minute quick write reflection: On the back of the TRF, respond to the quote to the right.
    1. Give an example of how the world has been shaped by questioning.
    2. What questions do you hope we find answers to to improve the world?
    3. What questions do you want to find the answers to?
    4. How does this relate to Tutorials?
 
M-O-N-D-A-Y--- February 27, 2017
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Homework:
-Do Now: Make sure you are done with your College Choices scavenger hunt and have a solid start on your pennant.
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-Late: Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...apply themes in 'Inside Out' to college and high school life.
...compare and contrast the histories and missions of NC A&T and UNCG. 
...create a pennant showing information about my first choice college.
...set a SMART goal for the week. 
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1) Warm Up: Advice from Inside Out
  1. Set up a note sheet for the day. EQ: Where am I going? How will I get there? Topic: College Advice and College Trip Preview
  2. Read "4 lessons for college students from Pixar's 'Inside Out'".
  3. After you read, complete a quick write: What did you learn from 'Inside Out' that can be helpful as a high school student and a future college student?
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Old Curry building at UNCG
2) Literacy Block: College Field Trip Preview (25 min)
  1. Before you read: 
    1. Set up a Venn diagram with one circle labeled UNCG and the other labeled NC A&T.
    2. Open the three links below:
      1. NC A&T Mission and History
      2. UNCG Mission and History
  2. While you read:
    1. Write at least 5 specific and different details about NC A&T and UNCG in their circles.
    2. In the center, note 3 similarities between the NC A&T and UNCG.
  3. After you read, write for 2 minutes about which college you would rather go to and why. 
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3) Lesson Plan: College Choices Task 2: College Pennant (30 min)
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  1. Finish the scavenger hunt.
  2. Create your pennant:
    1. Cut out two triangles and glue the smaller one on top.
    2. Read the requirements.
    3. Find the information.
    4. Add to your pennant.
4) Closure/Exit Ticket: Start SMART
  1. Open your planner.
  2. Fill in upcoming due dates, homework, events, etc.
  3. Write a SMART goal for the week.
  4. Check with a neighbor and see if your goal is SMART or not.
 
Happy Friday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Late: Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
-ACA: Discussion board on procrastination due Tuesday, remember to thoughtfully reply to two posts!
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...assess how well you study on your own versus with others.
...compare and contrast two colleges.
...relate themes from Inside Out to your experiences. 
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1) Warm Up: Study Group Recap (10 min)
  1. Fill in the form on Ms. Niclel's page..
2) Finish College Choices Part 1: College Scavenger Hunt (25 min)
    1. Tips:
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    1. Remember that sometimes the college website search functions aren't so great - use Google but then choose a link that goes to the college's website.
    2. If you can't find one GPA or ACT accepted, put the range or median - each college reports this information differently.
    3. Remember to include the YEARLY cost. There are 2 semester per year. 
  1. Not finished? Feel free to continue working while you watch Inside Out.
3) Family Time: "Inside Out" Showing (Until the end of class)
(Inside Out log here)
    1. Logistical/Timing Notes:
      1. 1st block: Get an Inside Out log and do the "Before you Watch" by 8:40 at the latest.
      2. 3rd block: Get an Inside Out log at 12:00 and complete your quick write BEFORE LUNCH. Meet in Mr. Holeczy's/Stern's room with your Inside Out log after lunch (12:38).
      3. 4th block: Get an Inside Out log and do the quick write at 1:55. Go to Mr. Holeczy's/Cheatham's room at 2:00.
    2. Before you watch: Complete a three-minute quick write that responds to one or all of the questions below:
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    1. What emotions are the loudest in your head?
    2. Did you move when you were little? What do you remember about the experience?
    3. Did you have imaginary friends when you were younger? What were they like?
  1. While you watch: Plan your answers to the questions below.
  2. After you watch:
    1. Which of the emotions do you think would be the star of Inside Out if you replaced Riley?
    2. What do you think your core memories are? 
 
Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Late: Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes; Identity Tree Work (see your Lee County email)
-ACA: Discussion board on procrastination due Tuesday
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...recall topics I have learned about recently.
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...contribute a study group.
...assess my group study habits. 
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log Pictionary (10 min)
  1. Update your TOC.
  2. Revisit your first 5 learning logs. 
    1. The purpose of learning logs is to reflect on what you have learned recently and to notice connections between what you are learning. 
    2. Write an index card reflection that responds to the following:
      1. Which part is easier for you - reflecting on what you've learned or seeing connections between what you are learning? Why do you think that is?
      2. Which type of learning log is your favorite and why?
  3. Play pictionary/charades/taboo with our cards from last week!
    1. One partner faces the board (clue giver) and one faces away from the board (guesser).
    2. I'll write a term on the board and tell you if you are acting, saying other related words, or drawing. The clue giver will give clues until the guesser (or another guesser) calls out the right term/topic. 
    3. The pair with the most correct answers wins a thing. 
2) Lesson Plan Part 1: College Choices Part 1: College Scavenger Hunt (25 min)
 
Public Schools in NC
  1. Identify two colleges that may help you get where you want to go. One must be a public university in North Carolina. Methods for searching:
    1. CFNC.org: Sign in > "Plan" > "For College" > "College Search" > Scroll down and select your filters. Keep an eye on how many matches CFNC gives you (it will always be less than the matches you have in reality, not sure why...).
    2. Take a look at some of the 17 public colleges in the UNC system here
    3. Use what you know from field trips, family, friends, etc. 
  2. Go to one of those college's websites and begin filling in your College Scavenger Hunt. 
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Private/Independent Schools in NC
3) Lesson Plan Part 2: Study Groups (Until the end of class)
    1. Before the Study Groups:
      1. Show me your study tool.
      2. Complete the top of your Study Groups Note Sheet.
      3. Gather your relevant notes.
      4. Break into study groups.
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      1. 1st Period: All are in Foster's room
      2. 3rd Period (Head to rooms at 12:45):
        1. Holeczy's Room: World History, English 1, English 2
        2. Foster's Room: Math 3/Accuplacer Prep, PreCalc, Stats, Revisions/Make Up Work
        3. Grello's Room: Physical Science, Math 1
      3. 4th Period (Head to rooms at 2:00):
        1. Holeczy's Room: World History, English 1, English 2
        2. Foster's Room: Physical Science, PreCalc, Stats, Revisions/Make Up Work
        3. Delmaine's Room: Math 1, Math 3/Accuplacer Prep
  1. During the Study Groups:
    1. Share what topics your study tools review and what your study tools are.
    2. Choose an order to go in using the study tools.
    3. Study together!
    4. Fill in the concept map/note section of your Study Groups Note Sheet.
  2. After the Study Groups:
    1. Fill out the end of your Study Groups Note Sheet.
    2. Turn your Study Groups Note Sheet in to your AVID teacher on your way to your next class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Late: Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes
-Preview your ACA Assignment
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...describe and practice the Pomodoro Technique.
...choose verbs that agree with subjects in sample questions.
...create a study tool. 
...take timed breaks.
(Timer here; Sheet here.)
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Task/Time
To Do
Mark an X each time you want to procrastinate/Find your mind wandering.
Pomodoro One
1st: 8:00-8:20
3rd: 11:26-11:46
4th: 1:22-1:42
-Complete the reading task about the Pomodoro Technique.
-Complete the grammar task here.
-Math 3: Work through questions from the practice test here.(Work on sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetics.)
-Everyone Else: Work on your study tool.
 
Break 1
1st: 8:20-8:25
3rd: 11:46-11:51
4th: 1:42-1:47
Option 1: Draw on the back board.
Option 2: Read.
 
Pomodoro 2
1st: 8:25-8:45
3rd: 11:51-12:05&12:38-12:48
4th: 1:47-2:07
-Work on your study tool.
-If you finish, work on work for any class.
 
Break 2
1st: 8:45-8:50
3rd: 12:48-12:53
4th: 2:07-2:12
Option 1: Make a paper airplane and throw it.
Option 2: Go for a walk. Be silent in the hall. You must be back on time or you will be counted tardy for today.
 
Pomodoro 3
1st: 8:50-9:15
3rd: 12:53-1:13
4th: 2:12-2:38
-Work on your study tool.
-If you finish, work on work for any class.
 
Break 3
Until the end of the period
Complete the reflection below.
Option 1: Suggest a silly youtube video and watch them as a class.
Option 2: Color.
Option 3: Read.
Option 4: Chat.
Option 5: Play Spot it.
 

Happy Monday AVID Students!

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Homework:
-Late: Field trip form and $15; Presentation and Career Research Notes
-Finish your ACA Student Life Journal
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...write creatively.
...identify factors that are important and non-important when I choose a college.
...assess my progress this semester.
...create a study tool.
...set a SMART goal.
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1) Warm Up: Creative Writing (10 min)
  1. Think about the books you've read. Which characters should be most mad at their authors? Why?
  2. Think about the Pixar movies you've seen. What do you think Pixar should give feelings to in their next movie? Why? What would make it interesting?
#816
What if ____ had feelings?

2) Literacy Block: 15 important-ish factors to consider when choosing a college (20 min)
    1. Before you read, tell your neighbor some of the questions you would ask if you were visiting a college. (You listed these in your career cluster research document.)
    2. While you read:
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      1. List 3 "important-ish factors" that you will use when you start to pick a college.
      2. List 2 "important-ish factors" that you will not use (or that won't be a make it or break it factor) when you pick a college.
      3. Name one factor from the list that you think is most important.
    1. After you read: 
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    1. Share lists with your table. 
    2. Name any colleges that you can think of that meet most of these factors.
3) Lesson Plan: Study Tool Creation Day 1 (30 min)
  1. Fill out the beginning of your Study Groups Note Sheet.
  2. Select a topic and study tool.
  3. Begin creating your study tool. 
4) Closure/Success Workshop: Start SMART (Until the end of class)Image result for smart goals
  1. Update your planner to include upcoming due dates, tests, events, etc.
  2. Write an academic or personal SMART goal for the week. Remember, this must be specific and measurable. 
    1. Ex: I will study for my math test M-W for 30 min each night by revising notes, completing my study guide, and discussing confusing parts with a friend.
    2. Non-Ex: I will get an A in math.
  3. Make sure I have seen your presentation and research notes.
  4. ACA tomorrow! See you in Lett Hall! Turn in your journal entries. 


Homework:
-Field trip form and $15 due Monday, Feb 20
-Finish your ACA assignment for this week (Check "Lessons & Homework") 
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet a personal goal. 
...review what you have learned recently.
...choose how to use your time.
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Have you considered all of these?
1) Warm Up: Time for YOU! (40 min)
  1. Set a goal for the next 40 minutes and get to work!
    1. Use the feedback from your peers to revise your presentation. You will present this during the last week of February/first week of March in Advisory (next-next week). Meet with me today to show me your work. 
    2. Work on a task for this or any other class (ACA work, late ID trees/PPA docs, revisions, homework, etc). 
      1. At 15 min, we will have a Writers' Workshop as needed on this prompt.
        1. Brainstorming
        2. TPEEEA questions to answer
    3. Revise your notes and organize your binder.
    4. Read or draw quietly IF you are done with everything. 
Image result for review2) Family Time Part 1: Pictionary/Charades/Taboo Review (10 min)
  1. Choose a partner.
  2. Sit so one partner is facing the front board (clue giver) and one person is facing the back of the room (guesser)
  3. Once I write a term/topic on the board, clue givers will give verbal, drawn, or acted out (I'll tell you which) clues to the guesser. 
  4. The first guesser to to guess right earns a point for their team.
  5. The team with the most points wins!
3) Family Time Part 2: Choice Time (Until the end of class)
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  1. Play Spot it!, Jenga, or Pandemic (etc).
  2. Continue working on assignments.
  3. Draw or create something.
  4. Journal Club Meeting One: Environmental Health and Justice
    1. Discuss journal club as a Tutorial option.
    2. Choose the article for this week. 
    3. Skim this week's article.
    4. Plan how you would do a TRF using the article.
      1. Initial Question = hypothesis/what is being tested in the study
      2. Rest of TRF = testing the hypothesis
      3. POC = summary of findings and 2 discussion questions

 
Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Field trip form and $15 due Monday, Feb 20
-ACA Journal due Tuesday, 11:59pm (Check "Lessons & Homework") 
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
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...reflect on what I have learned this week.
...finish my visual presentation.
...plan what I will say during my presentation.
...set and meet a personal goal.
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (12 min)
  1. Take 3 minutes to skim through your notes from this week. Try to highlight key terms as you go.
  2. Choose an option for filling in your learning log.
  3. Complete your learning log entry for today.
  4. On a scrap of paper, list two terms/topics you covered this week that someone could feasibly draw or act out. (We will use these tomorrow.)
2) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project - Presentation Creation and Feedback
    1. Finish your visual presentation: (15 min)
      1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
      2. Review the information that must go in the presentation.
      3. Finish creating your presentation. See me for help!
    2. Plan what you'll say: On a note sheet or series of index cards, do the following: (10 min)
      1. Hook your audience. Ideas:
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      1. Is your career growing a lot? Will you make tons of money? Will you help loads of people? Give us a shocking statistic.
      2. Describe a scene from a day on the job and end by asking, "Could you do this career?"
    1. Give an overview of your career cluster and career.
    2. Describe why you chose this career. Refer to your TPExExElA paragraph and feel free to add an anecdote.
    3. Connect your career to a college and professional. 
      1. Which college did you choose and why? 
      2. What questions do you still want to ask someone and which is most important to you as you make college and career decisions?
    4. End your presentation. 
      1. Show us your sources and tell us if any of them are worth us looking at.
      2. Tell us one more time why this is the career for you OR why we should consider this career/career cluster.
      3. Ask for questions.
  1. Give a mock presentation: (20 min)
    1. Share your presentation with your group.
    2. Record any questions they ask and pluses and deltas they give you in your research document.
    3. Ask your peers questions and give them pluses and deltas. Remember, there is always room for improvement!
    4. Tomorrow you will have time to make revisions and post your link in your document.
Image result for meet your goal3) Success Workshop/Closure: Time for YOU (until the end of class)
  1. Revisit your SMART goal from Monday. 
  2. Add any new due dates to your planner. 
  3. Decide what to work on until the end of class. Options:
    1. Meet your SMART goal.
    2. Work on your ACA assignment.
    3. Revise any assignments as needed.
    4. Get started on homework. 
 
 

Happy Wednesday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Make sure you are ready to share your presentation tomorrow.
-Field trip form and $15 due Monday, Feb 20
-Check to see your ACA assignment for this week (Check "Lessons & Homework") 
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Image result for choosing a career flowchartObjectives: I can...
...format my research in a presentation.
 
...ask questions and contribute during a Tutorial.
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1) Warm Up: Career Research Presentation Creation Work Time (30 min)
  1. Put your TRF on your table.
  2. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
  3. Look over your work so far. Make sure you have finished all of your notes. I will be coming around to check on this. 
  4. Review the information that must go in the presentation.
  5. Keep creating your presentation. See me for help!
2) Tutorial Time!
    1. Before Tutorials:
      1. Take 5 minutes to polish and improve your TRF OR to revise relevant notes..
      2. Gather your notes, etc related to your TRF.
    2. During Tutorials:
      1. Move into Tutorial groups (4-5 people).
      2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
      3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
      4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
      5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
      6. Repeat as time permits.
    3. Finished early?
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    1. Work on homework and ask each other questions as they come up.
    2. Read quietly.
    3. Explore the career resources on the TRF Resources tab.
  1. After Tutorials, complete a three minute quick write reflection: On the back of the TRF, respond to the Dr. Seuss quote.
    1. What was the most complicated question that you asked? Was the answer simple?
    2. When is it hard to come up with questions? Do you have any tips to make it easier?
3) Success Workshop/Closure: Organization Time (until the end of class)
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  1. Check and respond to emails in your Cougarmail and LCS email.
  2. Organize your binder.
  3. Revisit your notes by highlighting key terms, writing HOT questions and summaries, or quizzing a neighbor using your notes.
  4. Work on homework.
 

 
Happy Monday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Make sure your Career Research notes are up-to-date. Avoid working ahead.
-Check to make sure you are done with your ACA Introduction Email and Orientation Quiz!
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
Image result for list of weirdest holidays february...write creatively.
...characterize an effective presentation.
...select a presentation platform.
...begin creating a presentation.
...set a SMART goal for the week.
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1) Warm Up: Creative Writing (10 min to write + 3 to share)'
  1. Write a letter to yourself as a child.
  2. Make sweet notes/cards to post around the school (stickers and stamps are on the back table).
  3. Invent your own holiday celebrating your and your friends. When does this holiday fall and why? Be sure to reserve your date on the March 2017 class calendar. What are traditional foods and activities that you and your friends will enjoy on this day? Why? Ideas: Draw a scene from the holiday, create shopping lists for relevant celebrations, or write invitations to the event to your friends.
  4. Share what you wrote via Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up. (Or, go post your positive notes around the school.)
2) Literacy Block: Practicing Presentation Skills (20 min)
    1. Before you read, discuss with your table and share:
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    1. What are some rules people should follow when giving presentations?
    2. What are some tips you have for formatting a presentation so that it is easy to follow?
    3. When giving the actually presentation, how can you engage your audience?
  1. While you read: 
    1. Choose one of the "8 PowerPoints that show you how to make the best presentations" to look through with a classmate. 
    2. List three additional ideas you get from the presentation about formating presentations.
  2. After you read:
    1. Share your presentation design tips with the class. 
    2. Look at the sample presentations linked below to help you choose a presentation platform:
      1. //www.emaze.com/@ALTFTFFO/leeed-effective-lesson-planning" style="color: rgb(102, 153, 204);">Emaze
      2. Piktochart
      3. Google Slides
    3. Name any other favorite presentation platforms you have used.
3) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project - Wrap Up and Presentation Creation (35 min)
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  1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
  2. Look over your work so far. Identify any additional information you need to find before you begin your presentation. Finish this!
  3. Read what information must go in the presentation.
  4. List three things that you want your presentation to be (ex: informative, detailed, balanced between text and pictures, more text than pictures, entertaining, creative, etc.).
  5. Choose your presentation platform.
  6. Begin creating your presentation. See me for help!
4) Success Workshop/Closure: Start SMART (until the end of class)
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  1. Take out your planner and add upcoming due dates and events.
  2. Write your weekly SMART goal!
  3. Swap goals with a neighbor and then discuss: Do both goals meet all the parts of being a SMART goal? 
  4. Revise your goal as needed.
  5. Choose how to spend your time:
    1. Homework
    2. ACA Email and Orientation quiz!!! Due Monday, 11:59pm
    3. Assignment revisions
    4. Note revisions
    5. Career/College tasks
    6. Draw/color/write/etc quietly
 
 

 
Happy Friday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Make sure your Career Research notes are up-to-date. Avoid working ahead.
Image result for time for you-ACA Assignment due Monday, 11:59pm: Email Mr. Testa and complete your orientation quiz!
-Field Trip forms are due Monday, Feb 20th!!!
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet personal goals.
...find someone to contact about my career and plan questions to ask.
...help create a class playlist.
...choose how to use my time.
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1) Warm Up: Time for YOU (20 min)
  1. Skim over the tasks you have listed in your planner.
  2. Work on homework or another task.
  3. *Get a field trip form. You can see the cafeteria stations at NC A&T here and the menus here.*
Image result for professional email tips2) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project - Professional Connections (15 min)
  1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
  2. Review Friday's task. Ask questions.
  3. Find your contact and plan your questions.
    1. Tips: 
      1. Go to your department's website at your first choice school.
      2. Find a "Faculty/Staff" page and choose someone who is a staff member or who works with undergraduates.
    2. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation. Include any links you use!
    3. Optional for bonus points: Email or call your person!
Image result for playlist3) Family Time Part 1: Create a Class Playlist (10 min)
  1. Identify a song that describes/speaks to you in some way. Think of this as your theme song.
  2. Find a link to a school appropriate version of that song.
  3. Add your song to the document here. Fill in the rest of the chart.
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4) Family Time Part 2: Choice Time (Until the end of class)
  1. Finish any work you have.
  2. Choose a current event and discuss it.
  3. Create something awesome using recycled scraps and art materials.
  4. Draw a thank you note for someone.
  5. Play board games.
  6. Etc...
 
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Image result for career fair       Check out the "CAREER FAIR"
 
Happy Thursday AVID Students!
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Homework:
-Make sure your Career Research notes are up-to-date. Avoid working ahead.
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...reflect on and connect what I have learned this week. 
...analyze the relationship between my values and career choices through writing.
...choose what I need to work on.
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (10 min)
  1. Spend 4 minutes highlighting key terms, writing summaries, and/or adding HOT questions to your notes.
  2. Take out your learning log (TOC #5).
  3. Choose your learning log option for today and complete it!
2) Literacy Block: Analyzing your Career Values (20 min)
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  1. Before you read:
    1. Name your first choice career.
    2. List values that you think people generally associate with your career (ex: teacher: patience, love of learning, etc).
    3. Note the top 3 values you consider when making choices (ie family-oriented, making decent money, curiousity, etc...).
  2. While you read: 
    1. List three values from the list in the article that are similar to values you have.
    2. Click the dots related to those values. As you do this, jot down three potential careers related to each value.
  3. After you read, complete a quickwrite: Was your career listed as one that aligns with your values? Do you think your career aligns with your values? Tell how. Are there any values (ie, creativity, family focused) that your career won't fulfill? How will you still make sure you feel fulfilled in that part of your life?
3) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project - College and Values Connections (30 min)
    1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
    2. Look over your work from yesterday. Identify what you need to finish today.
    3. Work on these tasks.
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    1. If you want to draw your flow chart, you may. Take a picture and then save it to your drive OR email it to yourself, download it from your email, and upload it into your document.
    2. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation. Include any links you use!
  1. Done early?
    1. Work with a partner to peer edit each other's TPEQEA paragraphs.
    2. Begin working on homework. 
4) Success Workshop/Closure: Time for YOU (until the end of class)
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  1. Check your SMART goal in your planner and update any new assignments or due dates.
  2. Choose to spend time on one of the following:
    1. Homework
    2. ACA Email and Orientation quiz!!! Due Monday, 11:59pm
    3. Assignment revisions
    4. Note revisions
    5. Career/College tasks
    6. Draw/color/write/etc quietly
 
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Homework:
-Make sure your Career Research notes are up-to-date. Avoid working ahead.
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...summarize what we did in ACA.
...relate my career and college choices to my values.
...ask and contribute to Tutorials.
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1) Warm Up: ACA "And then..." Story + ACA Recap and Reminders (15 min)
  1. Write a SMART goal for the week if you have not had time.
  2. Tell an ACA "And then" story. Start with us at the building and tell me about your ACA experience.
  3. Log in to Blackboard. If you cannot see ACA 111, add your name to the list here. If you cannot log in to Blackboard, add your name to the same document.
  4. Review your homework assignment! When is this due?
    1. Send an email to Mr. Testa.
    2. Complete your orientation quiz.
2) Lesson Plan Part 1: Career Research Project - College and Values Connections (30 min)
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  1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
  2. Review Monday's task and the tasks from Wednesday-Thursday and ask questions.
  3. Work on these tasks.
    1. If you want to draw your flow chart, you may. Take a picture and then save it to your drive OR email it to yourself, download it from your email, and upload it into your document.
    2. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation. Include any links you use!
3) Lesson Plan Part 2: Tutorials (45 min)
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    1. Before Tutorials:
      1. Take 5 minutes to polish and improve your TRF.
      2. Gather your notes, etc related to your TRF.
    2. During Tutorials:
      1. Move into Tutorial groups (3-4 people).
      2. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
      3. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
      4. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
      5. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
      6. Repeat as time permits.
    3. Finished early?
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    1. Work on homework and ask each other questions as they come up.
    2. Read quietly.
    3. Explore the career resources on the TRF Resources tab.
  1. After Tutorials, complete a three minute quick write reflection: On the back of the TRF, respond to the Dr. Seuss quote.
    1. What was the most complicated question that you asked? Was the answer simple?
    2. When is it hard to come up with questions? Do you have any tips to make it easier?
Image result for time for you4) Success Workshop/Closure: Time for YOU (until the end of class)
  1. Organize your binder.
  2. Revisit your notes by highlighting key terms, writing HOT questions and summaries, or quizzing a neighbor using your notes.
  3. Work on homework.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homework:
-TRF due Wednesday
-Make sure your Career Research notes are up-to-date. Avoid working ahead.
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals

Essential Question: 
Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...tell a story.
...categorize careers as good fits or NOT good fits.
...find a college that I could attend as I work toward my career.
...prepare for a successful week. 
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1) Warm Up: Story Time...by YOU! (10 min)
  1. A walk through the forest
  2. Start a new page in your notes. EQ: Where am I going? How will I get there? Topic: Story time + Careers
  3. Read the prompt and  respond to in story or journal form. You must write for 7 minutes. Alternatively, create your own Super Bowl commercial pitch. Include a story board with dialogue and information about the product or service you'd be promoting.
  4. *Star* your favorite line of your writing.
  5. Share your work via Stand-Share-Sit at your table.
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2) Literacy Block: Job Search (25 min)
    1. Before you explore CFNC.org, read the tasks below and set up your notes. Suggestions: Table, graphic organizer, outline, etc.
    2. While you explore CFNC.org:
      1. Log in to CFNC.org.
      2. Go to "Plan" > "For Careers" > "Explore Careers".
      3. Choose one career that is from your first choice career cluster and two careers from other career clusters. 
      4. For each career, list:
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      1. Annual income
      2. Job outlook (increasing, decreasing, or stable)
      3. 3 skills you would need
      4. A reason why you would or would not consider this career
  1. After you explore CFNC.org:
    1. Complete a two minute quickwrite describing the worst possible career for you. Then, note ONE thing about this career you do like.
    2. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up and tell your partner your first choice career and what you like about it and your last choice career.
    3. Repeat so you talk to three people.
    4. Note any new careers you thought sounded interesting or awful.
3) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project - College Connections (30 min)
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  1. Open your copy of the Career Research Project document here
  2. Review today's task and ask questions.
    1. First block, please add the following to today's row: Find one college that meets these requirements. Would you go here? Tell why or why not in two sentences. Include the link to the college in “Sources Used” below.
  3. Work on today's tasks. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation. Include any links you use!
4) Success Workshop/Closure: Planner Update and Time for YOU (until the end of class)
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  1. Update your planner to include: 
    1. Homework, due dates, quiz and test dates, etc.
    2. A reminder that ACA starts tomorrow - If you have an assignment, it is due MONDAY at 11:59pm!
    3. A personal or academic SMART goal for the week
  2. Until the end of class:
    1. Organize your binder.
    2. Revisit your notes by highlighting key terms, writing HOT questions and summaries, or quizzing a neighbor using your notes.
    3. Work on homework.
 
 
 
 
 
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Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet a short term personal goal.
...get to know my classmates through silly storytelling.
...choose how to use my time.
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February 17, 2017 is when it is going to happen in 3rd Block
Bailando  By Enrique Iglesias - we are the back-up band. Bring in your instruments so we can practice!
 

Happy Friday AVID Students!

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Homework:
-Stay up-to-date on your Career Research Project
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Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...add on to my Career Research Project.
...set and meet short-term personal goals.
...create and play a game.
...choose how to use my time.  
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 A. Lesson Plan: Career Research Project
 
Purpose: You will research a career cluster and specific career of your choice in depth. This is not a final decision - if you are undecided, pick something that sounds interesting and stick with it for the length of this project.  

        1. Presentation Information: Presentations will be shared in your Advisory.
        2. Directions for Today:
        3. Fill in the TGR "Career Cluster Interest Survery" follow all directions.
        4.  The numbered boxes on the "Career Cluster Resource Sheet" match The career clusters you have just chosen. Investigate the three highest careers choices.
        5. At the bottom of this assignment is a copy of the suggested Resources: Career Exploration Websites 
        6. Feel free to further explore you choices.

      2. Career Research Project:

        1. Copy the document here.
        2. Read the document and ask questions.
        3. Work on today's tasks. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation.
        4. Presentation Information: Presentations will be shared in your Advisory.
B. A Little Something Extra:
Go to the following site and click on the

TGR EDU: COLLEGE BLUEPRINT
GET STARTED TAB

and take the college tour!

 
C. EXPLORE THESE RESOURCES:
Resources: Career Exploration Websites
Basic Career Exploration:
http://www.acinet.org America’s Career Infonet has information on the fastest-growing job areas and job videos.
http://www.asvabprogram.com The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides tools developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students. http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/CareerLibrary/links/occup.cfm University of California Berkeley site for career exploration.
http://www.jobprofiles.org/ Learn what it’s like to do lots of different jobs, including what’s fun and what’s challenging about each one.
http://www.kids.gov/k_careers.htm Find out about hundreds of careers from the Federal Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
http://www.surfnetkids.com/career.htm Barbara J. Feldman began her interest in computers when she was twelve. Now, she helps students find their passion.
Specialty Sites/Career Clusters:
http://www.careers-in-business.com/ Designed for students that have selected business as a career. http://www.girlpower.gov/girlarea/sciencetech/jobs/index.htm This site is for girls who are interested in science and technology careers.
http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/feature/index.htm The National Institute of Health career information site. It features interviews with health and medical professionals.
Government Sites:
http://www.afterschool.gov/ Government Website of helpful information on career exploration. http://www.bls.gov/html/edu_over.htm The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site tells you about jobs for students who like certain things like Music/Arts, Science, P.E./Outdoors, Social Studies, Reading, and Math.
http://online.onetcenter.org The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and O*NET OnLine, developed for the US Department of Labor by the National O*NET Consortium.
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov Official site of the U.S. federal government from the Office of Personnel Management.
Sites for Extended Exploration:
http://www.ajb.org America’s Job Bank gives detailed information for those ready to join the working world. http://www.jobshadow.org Information about job shadowing and Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
http://www.ja.org The Junior Achievement Website.
http://www.careerkey.org/index.asp Lawrence K. Jones Ph.D., NCC offers a career test for a fee. The site has other good information that doesn’t cost anything.
http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/ A good site for high school students who are planning to go to college.
http://jobs.careerbuilder.com This site can help students find a job of interest even while in school. http://www.lifecareer.com Allows the user of this site to take a free career test.
http://www.career-wizard.com/ Updates the users on new careers and includes articles about the job/career market

 

 

 
Big Idea: Our choices relate to our identity and goals
Essential Question: Where am I going? How will I get there?
Image result for learning connectionsObjectives: I can...
...reflect on and connect what I have learned this week.
...assess my Spanish language skills.
...identify a career cluster I am interested in.
...track my progress toward meeting my SMART goal.  
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (10 min)
  1. Take out your Learning Log (TOC # 5).
  2. Choose which type of learning log response you would like to do this week.
  3. Complete your learning log.
  4. On a sticky note, list as many topics or key terms as you can that you learned in the past week.
  5. As we go around the room, share ONE key term or topic you learned this week. As you hear what others learned, check those items off from your list.
  6. The first person with 7 items checked off wins a food item. 
 
Image result for spanish placement duolingo2) Success Workshop Part 1: Duolingo Spanish Placement Assessment (25 min)
  1. Purpose: The purpose of this placement assessment is to determine if you are more likely to be more successful in seated Spanish (without the help of a high school teacher) or in Spanish with support.
  2. Please go to the link here and follow the directions as prompted so you can take the "Proficiency Test".
  3. You will have an opt out/give up option that you may take after sticking with the test for 5 minutes.
  4. If you end the test early OR finish early, work on homework, read quietly, or color. 
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3) Lesson Plan: Career Research Project
    1. Purpose: You will research a career cluster and specific career of your choice in depth. This is not a final decision - if you are undecided, pick something that sounds interesting and stick with it for the length of this project - then at least you have one career off your list if you decide it sounds awful :). 
    2. Final Due Date: February
    3. Presentation Information: Presentations will be shared in your Advisory.
    4. Directions for Today:
 
    1. Copy the document here.
    2. Read the document and ask questions.
    3. Work on today's tasks. Remember, you record your information IN the document. This way, you'll have all your notes, links, pictures, etc in one place when you create your presentation.
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4) Success Workshop/Closure: Time for YOU and SMART Goal Check 
  1. Done with today's research task?
    1. Work on homework or revisions.
    2. Study, color, or read quietly.
  2. At the end of class:
    1. Check your progress toward meeting your SMART goal
    2. Add any new homework to your planner
  3. Have a great day!
  4. ____________________________________________________
    ____________________________________________________

 

 
 
Go to the following site and click on the

TGR EDU: COLLEGE BLUEPRINT
Get Started Tab

and take the college tour!

1) Warm Up: Its vs It's (10 min)
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  1. Take 5 minutes to work through as much of the exercise hereas you can.
  2. Write your own sample sentence on the large white boards. Leave the IT'S/ITS section blank.
    exanple: __________ time to act.
  3. When you are told to do so, move one board to the right and complete the sentence with the correct for of the word.
  4. Check that your answer is correct with a neighbor.
 
3) Lesson Plan: Tutorials (45 min)
  1. Before Tutorials:
    1. On your sticky note, write a DWC about your tutorial.
    2. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up and work with a classmate to respond to each others' DWCs, write a plus and delta, and then discuss the feedback.
    3. Revise your TRF.
    4. Finally, talk with your partner to list three questions you think your group mates could ask that will help you.
  2. During Tutorials:Image result for questions that help when you're stuck
    1. Gather your notes, etc related to your TRF.
    2. Move into Tutorial groups (3-4 people).
    3. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
    4. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
    5. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
    6. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
    7. Repeat as time permits.
4) Success Workshop/Closure: Tutorial Reflection and Time for YOU (until the end of class):
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    1. Work on homework and ask each other questions as they come up.
    2. Read quietly.
    3. Explore the career resources on the TRF Resources tab.
  2. Reflection: On the back of the TRF, respond to the following questions in sentences:
    1. What was the most helpful question you asked or were asked? What made the question helpful?
    2. Summarize your improved understanding of your initial question or another concept presented OR list questions you need to ask your teacher.

 

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1) Warm Up: You and I 
 Lesson Plan: Identity Tree Share Fair (25 min)
  1. Go out ino the hall and look at every identity tree 
  2. Take your sheet of paper with you
  3. As you circulate the hallway complete the following:
    1. List 5 goals, hopes, or dreams that are interesting or inspiring to you.
    2. List 4 facts you learned about your classmates and those classmates' names.
    3. List 3 people who have at least 4 of the same values as you.
    4. List 2 two things that make your classmates' trees awesome.
    5. List 1 thing you might change about your tree based on what you saw on other people's trees.
  4. Turn in you paper by the end of the block
  5. PLEASE remember to write down the name of the person.

 
2) Literacy Block/Socratic Seminar: The Science of Setting Goals (45 min)
    1. Before the seminar:
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    1. Take out TOC #7&8.
    2. Read and annotate "The Science of Setting Goals" by:
      1. Asking questions to the author or yourself
      2. Noting where you agree with the article - include at least one real world example showing WHY you agree
      3. Arguing with the author where you think he may be wrong
      4. Adding on additional facts you know, doodles that help you understand the concepts, etc
      5. Defining at least one new term
    3. Write 3 questions to contribute to the seminar.
    4. Open your Identity Tree and Personal Projects document.
    5. Review roles and protocols. 
  1. During the seminar: 
    1. Refer to your notes, "The Science of Goal Setting" article, the tree you made, etc. 
    2. Ask and answer questions.
    3. Stuck? Come back to the questions: "How is identity shape goals we set and vice versa?", "What does this mean about how we should set goals?"
    4. Pause and give your partner feedback/use your partner's feedback.
  2. After the seminar, complete the debrief and reflection section of your packet.
3) Success Workshop/Closure: Q&A with Mr. Testa AND Time for YOU! (Until the end of class)
  1. When Mr. Testa comes, ask any questions you have about ACA.
  2. Work on writing your TRF.
  3. Complete any homework you have. 
Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...justify claims in writing.
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Prompt 2: Are you more introverted or extroverted? 
Does it matter?
...finish my identity tree and personal project plans.
...share my work.
...read and annotate an article to prepare for a seminar.
...set a SMART goal for the week.
 
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Prompt 1: Describe your day as an idealist, 
realist, and surrealist.
Image result for who am i and where am i goingPrompt 3: Think about this bfore you answer. 
1) Warm Up: Writing + Time for YOU (30 min)
  1. Writing Warm Up (5 min): 
    1. Respond to one of the prompts. You may write this as a journal entry, poem, or series of list OR you may choose to draw your response (include captions). 
    2. *Star* your favorite line or drawing and share it with a neighbor.
  2. Time for You! Choose from the following:
    1. Finish your Identity Tree and Personal Projects Analysis tasks:
      1. Did you finish the VIA Character Strengths survey? Did you answer the reflection questions?
      2. Did you create a tree and make sure you met each requirement listed in the document?
      3. Did you finish filling in your PPA spreadsheet? Did you share it with me? Did you answer the 4 reflection questions? Did you share your document with me?
    2. Work on homework, revisions, or studying.
    3. Keep responding to one of the prompts.
Image result for brian little quotes2) Lesson Plan: Identity Tree Share Fair (25 min)
  1. Number off into two groups. 
  2. Put your identity tree on your desk.
  3. As you circulate the room complete the following:
    1. List 5 goals, hopes, or dreams that are interesting or inspiring to you.
    2. List 4 facts you learned about your classmates and those classmates' names.
    3. List 3 people who have at least 4 of the same values as you.
    4. List 2 two things that make your classmates' trees awesome.
    5. List 1 thing you might change about your tree based on what you saw on other people's trees.
  4. Share compliments with your classmates and ask questions.
  5. Switch presenting and circulating groups. 
 
3) Literacy Block/Socratic Seminar Preparation: The Science of Setting Goals (30 min)
  1. Before you read, complete a quickwrite or quickdraw that shows what happens when you set a goal. 
  2. While you read, read and annotate "The Science of Setting Goals" by:Image result for dopamine and serotonin in our brains
    1. Asking questions to the author or yourself
    2. Noting where you agree with the article - include at least one real world example showing WHY you agree
    3. Arguing with the author where you think he may be wrong
    4. Adding on additional facts you know, doodles that help you understand the concepts, etc
    5. Defining at least one new term
  3. After you read: Write questions to prepare for tomorrow's Socratic seminar.

4) Success Workshop/Closure: Start SMART (Until the end of class)
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  1. Update your planner to include upcoming tests, quizzes, revisions, family gatherings, club meetings, friend events, etc.
  2. Write a personal or academic SMART goal for the week. 
 
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Prompt 1: Describe your day as an idealist, 
realist, and surrealist.
 
                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ig Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...identify connections between what I've learned recently.
...describe my personality traits AND the projects/activities that make me unique.
...analyze my personal projects or goals.
...set and meet a short term personal goal
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1) Warm Up: Learning Log (10 min)
  1. Take out your Learning Log (TOC # 5).
  2. Choose which type of learning log response you would like to do this week.
  3. Complete your learning log.
  4. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up to find a student who has at least one different class than you do. Determine at least one way in which your classes are related.
Image result for brian little quotes2) Literacy Block: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality (25 min)
  1. Before you watch:
    1. Define personality (noun):
      1. the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character
      2. the complex of characteristics that distinguishes an individual or a nation or group; especially :  the totality of an individual's behavioral and emotional characteristics; a set of distinctive traits and characteristics 
      3.  a person of importance, prominence, renown, or notoriety 
      4. aka: the combinations of characteristics that (maybe) defines individuals
    2. List 5 things that you do on a normal basis that are important to you.
    3. List 3 things that you want to do in the future.
    4. Find 1 similarity between your list and your partner's list.
  2. While you watch (times 0:00-5:41; 11:04-15:04), respond to the questions/prompts on your note sheet.
  3. After you watch: 
    1. Complete the summary/reflection at the bottom of your note sheet.
    2. Add "Brian Little TED Talk Notes" to your TOC as #7.
 
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What makes your personal projects important?
3) Lesson Plan: Personal Projects Analysis (30 min)
  1. Open your "Identity Tree and Personal Projects" document.
  2. Read the directions for Task 3. Ask questions.
  3. Open, copy, and rename your Personal Projects Analysis spreadsheet.
  4. Complete the spreadsheet step by step. Refer to directions in the spreadsheet BEFORE you ask me questions.

4) Success Workshop/Closure: SMART Goal Check and Time for YOU (Until the end of class)
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  1. Check the SMART goal that you set on Monday. What do you need to do before tomorrow to meet your goal?
  2. Choose how to spend your time between now and the end of the period. 
    1. Keep working on Task 3: Personal Projects Analysis or Task 2: Identity Tree. 
    2. Work on homework.
    3. Read quietly.
    4. Complete revisions.
    5. Study.
 
 
 
 
W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y--- January 25 2017
Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet a short-term goal.
...write a TRF.
...contribute to a Tutorial by asking questions.
...reflect on the Tutorial process.
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1) Warm Up: Fifteen for YOU! (15 min)
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  1. Check your planner to see your progress toward your SMART goal and to make sure you finished all homework. Choose something to work on for 15 minutes:
    1. Continue working on your identity tree.
    2. Finish any homework or revisions.
    3. Study for a class.
    4. Read quietly.
  2. Tell your neighbor what you accomplished during our 15 minutes. 
2) Literacy Block: TRF Writers' Workshop (25 min)
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  1. Choose which type of Tutorial you will do: Traditional, Test Prep, Revision Planning, or Career Exploration. 
  2. Use the document here to find questions if needed. Consider doing a TRF on a non-math subject so I can show you how to easily write those!
  3. Write your TRF. 
  4. Add a DWC on your sticky note. An effective DWC is a specific question. Ex: Is my POC clear enough that my classmates will understand what I need help with?
  5. Swap TRFs with a neighbor. Give your neighbor a plus and delta on their TRF writing. Respond to your neighbor's DWC.
  6. Swap TRFs back and discuss the feedback you gave each other.
 
3) Lesson Plan: Tutorials (25 min)
  1. Gather your notes, etc related to your TRF.
  2. Move into Tutorial groups (3-4 people).
  3. Share your final concept rating (from your POC box) and determine your presentation orders.
  4. The presenter will give a 30 second speech ending with their POC.
  5. Group members will note questions asked and the presenter's work. One group member will take notes for the presenter.
  6. When the presenter thinks they understand the POC, they'll summarize their steps. Group members will ask any follow up questions.
  7. Repeat as time permits.
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4) Success Workshop/Closure: Tutorial Reflection (Until the end of class)
    1. Respond to the questions on the back of your TRF:
      1. What type of Tutorial did you do today? What did you like about it? Dislike about it?
      2. What was your biggest "aha!" moment today? If you didn't have one, who is someone you helped today and how did you help that classmate?
      3. Did you feel like you knew what questions to ask when? Give an example of a great question you asked or a time when you could not think of a question to ask.
    2. Discussion: Critique Group Tutorials
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    1. Purpose: Share your artwork, writing, ideas, etc with your classmates. Get feedback to help you move on.
    2. What you'll bring to the critique group: A modified TRF - I will have copies by next week; any relevant resources and works-in-progress
    3. What you'll get from the critique group: Constructive feedback to help you plan what to do next
    4. When to do this type of Tutorial: When you don't have low grades or work to revise, when you want to improve on artistic, etc skill, when you want to discuss a new or confusing idea
  1. Debrief: What went well with Tutorials today? What do we need to improve upon? Do you still need questions on any topics? What are your thoughts on the Critique Group Tutorials?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...identify job growth trends.
...relate job growth trends to my career choices.
...create an identity tree.
...ask questions about ACA 111.
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1) Warm Up: Is your future occupation experiencing growth? (8 min)
  1. Set up a note sheet for today. EQ: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Topic: Career Growth + Identity Tree
  2. Go to the link here.
  3. Write your own caption (1-2 sentences) that describes what this table is showing. Write one thing you cannot tell from what the table shows.
  4. Identify:
    1. Is your current first or second choice career on the list? Does that surprise you?
    2. Is there a career that is similar to your first or second career choice on the list? 
  5. Reflect: Will you consider changing your career choices based on this list? Why or why not? (It may help you to look at the annual income in the last column.)
2) Literacy Block: In the Year 2016 - The 30 Fastest Growing Jobs (15 min)
    1. Before you read:
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A graph of job change
    1. Write down a yearly salary that sounds decent to you. 
    2. List 2-3 careers that interest you.
    3. Name the career that you think grew the most in 2016.
  1. While you browse the list linked above:
    1. Identify: 
      1. Is your current first or second choice career on the list? Does that surprise you?
      2. Is there a career that is similar to your first or second career choice on the list? 
    2. Note 2-3 careers (not on your original list) that you would consider and why you would be willing to consider them.
  2. After you read, write a point, example, and analysis sentence: Does this information make you want to reconsider your career choices? Why or why not?
    1. Example: Despite the fact that my first choice career, teaching, is not expected to grow, I will not reconsider because I am passionate about teaching. Neither the Bureau of Labor Statistics nor Boston.com's lists show that teaching is growing, but my district has not faced cuts. Knowing this information does not change my career interest, but it does mean that I should pay attention to policies that cut teacher numbers.
 
Image result for identity tree3) Lesson Plan: Identity Tree and Personal Project Analysis (30 min)
  1. Open your copy of the document here.
  2. Read the requirements for the identity tree.
  3. Brainstorm, in your notes, what you'll include. Remember to pull from your VIA Character Strengths results (see your google folder).
  4. Create your tree! You will have a bit of time on Wednesday and Friday to finish. If you want to make it super artsy, your deadline is Tuesday at the latest :).
  5. Complete today's tasks.

4) Success Workshop/Closure: ACA Preparation (Until the end of class)
  1. Go on a walking tour to see where Lett Hall is.
  2. Fill out the form below. Your responses will be shared with Mr. Testa. He will come in and answer ACA questions next Tuesday.

Google Form

 

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Big Idea: Structures provide organization

Essential Question: How can I succeed in SCHOOL this semester?

Objectives: I can...

...ask questions about ACA.
...determine the order in which to do tasks.
...use different time management tools

 

 M-O-N-D-A-Y--- JANUARY 23, 2017

Homework:
 
-Want a public speaking opportunity on Thursday, Feb 16th? Copy and fill out the document here (log in to your Lee County email to have access). Share it with Ms. Foster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday, 27 January.
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Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Objectives: I can...
...describe experiences that I want to see more often.
...identify my values.
...check my log in information.
...set a SMART goal.
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1) Warm Up: What is there to celebrate? (7 min)
  1. Read and respond to the prompt below.
  2. Write until you reach the second hole on your paper, then keep writing in lists and doodling.

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“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” — Tom Peters

2) Literacy Block: Top 15 Goal Setting Quotes (20 min)

  1. Before you read:Image result for goal setting
    1. Talk to a neighbor and come up with a simile similar to the one below:
      1. Life without goals is like an archer without a target.
      2. Life without goals is like ______________.
    2. Share your simile with the class.
  2. While you partner reads, pause and summarize each paragraph. Skim through the quotes.
  3. After you read, turn your favorite quote into a bookmark or sticky note for your computer.
 
Image result for identity tree3) Lesson Plan: Identity Tree and Personal Project Analysis (40 min)
  1. Take the VIA (Values in Action) Character Strengths survey here (click “Take The Free VIA Survey” - yellow button). Select the Youth option
  2. Make a copy of the document here.
  3. Review the purpose of the identity tree and personal project analysis.
  4. Read through the timeline.
  5. Complete today's tasks.

4) Success Workshop/Closure: Log In Check and SMART Set Up (Until the end of class)
  1. Check that you can log in to your Cougarmail account and Blackboard.
  2. If you cannot log in, add your information to the document here.
  3. Fill in your planner with due dates and events for the week. Write a SMART goal at the top of your planner for the week.
  4. Time Remaining? Work on your homework, read quietly, or keep working on your identity tree.
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 Google Form

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Big Idea: Structures provide organization
Essential Question: How can I succeed in school this semester?
Objectives: I can...
...set and meet a short-term personal goal.
...practice public speaking in a low-risk way.
...choose how I use my time.
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1) Warm Up: Goal Setting - OMG
 
"A Change in Identity" say WHAT!
 
Time for YOU (25 min)
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  1. Revisit your SMART goal and tasks listed in your planner. 
  2. Choose how you will use your QUIET 20 minutes:
    1. Meet your SMART goal.
    2. Do homework or work on revisions.
    3. Look up a summer opportunity.
      1. Lee County 4-H Summer Camps (These are still the 2016, but if they look interesting, book mark the page!)
      2. Summer Youth Enrichment Series is a program offered by CCCC, consider calling and seeing if they need junior counselors and find out how to apply!
      3. Summer Ventures
      4. Lee County Junior Counselor (ctrl + f "Junior Counselor")
    4. Color or craft quietly.
    5. Read a book or magazine.
    6. Watch a TED talk or listen to a podcast about a topic that interests you!
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2) Family Time: Paint Chip Skits (15 minutes)
  1. Choose 4-5 paint chips from the stack.
  2. Create a skit, rap, poem, interpretive dance, etc that incorporates each paint chip name. 
  3. Make sure each group member has a speaking role.
  4. Share your skit.
 
3) Family Time: Your choice! 
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  1. Options:
    1. Read
    2. Start your own book club 
    3. Play games
    4. Chat
    5. Work on homework or revisions
    6. Color or craft

 

 

 

W-E-D-N-E-S-D-A-Y --- January 18, 2017 

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  1. Take a random object from the bag. 
  2. Work with your team to come up with a new use for the object.
  3. Create a commercial to sell your object.
  4. Share your skit with the class.

 

Lesson Plan Part 1:Log in to POWER SCHOOL

1. On the left should be the option to register for classes

2. Make sure this works.

 

Lesson Plan Part 2: Log on to the following website

1. Pick a college you are interested in.

2. Click their search button

3. Type in transfer pathways

4. Check to see what courses offered to you at CCCC will transfer to your college.

 

 

T-H-U-R-S-D-A-Y --- January 19, 2017 

 

1) Warm Up: Grammar Practice - Apostrophes (10 min)
 
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  1. Set up a note sheet. EQ: How can I succeed in school this semester? Topics: Apostrophes and Tutorials
  2. Choose to do one of the grammar exercises below. Both are about apostrophes.
    1. Yuck...grammar makes me sad
    2. I'm a grammar pro!
  3. As you work through the exercises, list apostrophe rules you figure out based on the correct answers. Stuck on figuring out rules? Read through the sheet hereand record three of the rules in your own words in your notes.
2) Literacy Block: Writing a TRF (25 min)
    1. Before writing a TRF:
      1. White Board Discussion: Answer the following questions with your group on your whiteboard. Visit other whiteboards and add comments, questions, stars, etc. 
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      1. Think back to yesterday's writing prompts. What are some important questions for us to ask ourselves? Others? 
      2. What roles can questions play in school? In your personal life? When you talk to friends? When you are trying to do something new? In your future career?
    1. Skeptic/Lobbyist:
      1. Stand Up-Hand Up-Pair Up. Choose pizza or tacos.
      2. One partner will be the lobbyist first. Lobbyists need to talk for 30 seconds trying to convince the silent-yet-dramatic skeptic that questions are better than telling during Tutorials.
      3. Switch roles.
    2. TRFs in Special Situations:
      1. When are TRFs and Tutorials most helpful?
      2. What can you write TRFs about if you are not confused about anything?
      3. Where can you find tough and interesting questions?
  1. While writing a TRF:
    1. What goes in the header? Initial question box? Key term box? What you know box? Take 5 minutes to fill this in.
    2. What goes in the critical thinking and process boxes? Discuss types of organizers that may be helpful. Take 7 minutes to fill these in.
    3. What should be included in your POC? What is the format of a POC? What if you've figured it out by now and have a concept rating of 4? Take 3 minutes to fill this in.
  2. After writing a TRF: List what an effective and less effective Tutorial looks and sounds like.
3) Lesson Plan: Mini-Tutorial Jigsaw (30 min)
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  1. Break into four groups by numbering off.
  2. Complete a TRF for your assigned initial question. Do this on big paper.
  3. Time Permitting: Choose one person to act out being the presenter and go through the Tutorial.
  4. Share with your group: When would your tutorial type be helpful? What are some tips you have for writing a successful TRF?
  5. Return to your table and discuss, again, when each tutorial type would be helpful.
  6. Write me a sticky note with the following info:
    1. Your name
    2. The type of tutorial you think you will use most often
    3. What class you predict most of your TRFs will be about
    4. If you need resources for questions, let me know!
Tutorial Style
Initial Question
Questions to consider as you write your TRF
Group 1: Traditional Tutorial
Suppose a compressed-air cannon fires a pumpkin straight up into the air from a height of 20 feet and provides an initial upward velocity of 90 feet per second.  The path the pumpkin follows is modeled by the equation h(t)=-16t2+90t+20.
a)      What is the maximum height of the pumpkin? Round to the tenth.
b)      When does this occur?  Round to the tenth.
c)       When will the pumpkin hit the ground? Show how you found your answer.  Round to the tenth.
-What kind of graphic organizer can help you plan your steps?
-Would it help to draw a diagram?
-What steps do you need to use?
-What formulas do you need? What do the variables and constants in the equation mean?
Group 2: ACT Preparation Tutorial
From the ACT PLAN English Test released practice items:
...You will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.”

[4] Why Griffith asked, can’t the camera be our eyes? [5] Why can’t we have close-ups of the faces of

5.
A. NO CHANGE
B. Why? Griffith asked, can’t
C. Why? Griffith asked. Can’t
D. Why, Griffith asked, can’t
-What is the question asking you to do?
-What are strategies you can use to determine the best answer?
-Do you know any grammar rules that relate to this question?
-What, if any, grammar rules does this sentence break?
Group 3: Revision Planning Tutorial
Prompt from teacher: Write a TPEQEA paragraph responding to the prompt: Why do river civilizations draw the creation of civilizations?
Feedback from teacher: Redo. Your point sentence makes a strong and relevant claim. Your quote is not formatted correctly, and you need an in-text citation. Revisit your elaboration sentence and make sure it connects your quote, example, and point without restating them.
-Can you create a graphic organizer that shows (a) what information you need to include in your TPEQEA paragraph, (b) steps to improving your paragraph, (c) proper quote and citation formatting?
-Do you remember how to format quotes and citations?
-What are some questions you can ask yourself to write a strong elaboration?
-What does it mean to elaborate?
Group 4: Career Exploration Tutorial
You have decided to tackle the Electric Vehicle Challenge:
Hosted by Waterloo Engineering, the Waterloo Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in an annual endurance competition. See the link here for more information.
-What is the competition asking you to do?
-What terms will you need to be able to define? (see the linked info)
-What are some steps you could take to approach the challenge?
-What do you think will be the hardest part of the challenge?

4) Exit Ticket/Closure: Time for YOU!
Use remaining class time to...
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  1. Work on homework or assignments for a club, etc.
  2. De-stress quietly by coloring, reading, crafting, etc.
  3. Look up summer programs, internships, and job opportunities.
    1. Lee County 4-H Summer Camps (These are still the 2016, but if they look interesting, book mark the page!)
    2. Summer Youth Enrichment Series is a program offered by CCCC, consider calling and seeing if they need junior counselors and find out how to apply!
    3. SciVentures
    4. Lee County Junior Counselor (ctrl + f "Junior Counselor")

 

 


T-U-E-S-D-A-Y--- January 17, 2017

 

Homework:
-Make sure your binder is well set up!
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Prompt: Do you agree or disagree with Dr. King's stance?
Why or why not? How would you redistribute power?
What values do we need to revolutionize?
Will people be willing to do that?
-Want a public speaking opportunity?On Thursday, February 16th in the Civic Center, the district level AVID program will host an AVID Information Night. You'll get to tell younger students how AVID helps you and how AVID is unique at LEC. Want to get involved? Copy and fill out the document HERE (log in to your Lee County email to have access).Share it with Ms. Foster (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday, 27 January.

 

 

1) Warm Up: Creative Writing (10 min)

 
Prompt: What do you do for others now?
What do you plan to do for others in the future?
Can you think of a more important question?

  1. Set upa note sheet.EQ:How can I succeed in school this semester?Topics:ACA 111, Time Management
  2. Respondto one of the prompts (read the captions under the quotes) by writing silently for 5 minutes.
  3. Highlightor*star*your two most important points or interesting lines.
  4. Shareyour response at your table.
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Prompt: Give an example of a time when
you have seen hate as a heavy burden to bear.
Is hate ever worth it? Why or why not?
 
 2) Lesson Plan Part 1: What is ACA 111? As told by students who took it (30 min)
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  1. Before our guest speakers join us...
    Grello @ 12:10-12:35
    1. Reviewthe purpose of ACA 111 and how it is different than AVID.
    2. Listquestions you hope the guest speakers answer.
    3. Characterizewhat the class will look like and be doing if we effectively listen to our guest speakers and fail to listen.
  2. As our guest speakers talk, takenotes anddemonstrateTSLANT.
  3. After our guest speakers share, askany remaining questions you have.Thank our speakers!
3) Lesson Plan Part 2: The Elusive Skill - Time Management (30 min)
  1. Part 1: How do you choose what to do first? (and other fun time management decisions)
    1. Cut outthe cards and put them in order three different times based on the questions below:
 
    1. What order would you do the items in if your first priority was helping your friends?
    2. What order would you do the items in if your first priority was making an A in each class?
    3. What order would you do the items in if your first priority was helping your family?
  1. Note:Which order was most similar to the order you do things in now?
  2. Discuss:What makes it easier and harder to choose when to do what?Image result for time management
    1. Part 2: Time Management Workshop Time (Choose One)
      1. Decorateyour planner or acalendar print outusing the materials on the back table.
      2. Exploreorganization apps using the links below:
        1. Top Time Management Apps
        2. 9 Time Management Apps
      3. Listthe homework you need to do and the order you will do it in andget to work!
    4) Exit Ticket/Closure:
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    1. Add upcoming due dates, family events, tests, quizzes, time with friends, de-stress time, exercise time, hobby time to your planner.
    2. Write a personal or academic SMART goal for the week at the top of this week on your planner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Warm Up: New Class Roster


  1. Fill in every classmate's name.
  2. Circulate the room to add an interesting fact, strength, and struggle from each of your classmates.
  3. Add "Class Roster" to your TOC

Lesson Plan: Visit the STEM "Student Portal"

Study Tools:

1) Click on the GREEN button and "Take the STEM Type  Quiz" and discover your STEM Type.

2) Once you have discovered your stem type, click on the "Discover Stem Types" Button and read about your type. Do you think this describes you?

Literacy Block: 

Writing:

 1) Fill in your "Stem is in Everything" JOB Sheet"
2) You will find all the information you need on the Student Portal page.
3) The completed sheet is due on Friday.
4) Open the document, so you may copy it and fill it in on your computer. Please use complete sentences. You must email me ths document so I can print it out. I will make one copy for your portfolio and I will keep one copy. 
4) There are examples of how this should be done in the hall next to my door.
5) Upon completion, the finished product should be presentable. This means use correct grammar, complete sentences and thoughts.
6) After you have finished the above, click here for your "Dream Job" sheet. You will complete this sheet using the same procedure; however, this will be the job you desire (it does not have to be a STEM job). 
7) Upon completion, email this to me.

Closing - Further Thought and Discussion:

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T-H-U-R-S-D-A-Y--- JANUARY 12, 2017

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1) Warm Up: Class Experts (10 min)


  1. Take out and FINISH your Class Roster 

    1. Fill in every classmate's name.
    2. Circulate the room to add an interesting fact, strength, and struggle from each of your classmates.
    3. Add "Class Roster" to your TOC
2) Literacy Block: Essential Skills for College Students (15 min)
    1. Before you read: What skills do you think college students need to have?
    2. While your partner reads: 
      1. List the essential skills identified by Clarke University.
      2. Jot down one thing you would be GREAT at if you were good at this skill.
    3. After your partner reads:
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    1. Rank yourself from 1 (I don't even know what this is) to 4 (I'm a pro and could help a classmate!) on each skill.
    2. Note any other skills you think are missing.
    3. Talk at your table and share: Which skills has LEC MOST prepared you for? Least prepared you for? Place a check on the MOST prepared and a minus on the LEAST prepared. Place this in your binder.

3) Lesson Plan: What are some effective ways to take notes? (30 min)
  1. Note Taking Carousel Directions:
    1. While you watch the video, take as many notes as you can in any format you like. 
    2. Consider:
      1. Graphic organizers
      2. Bulleted lists
      3. Venn diagrams
      4. Paragraph summaries
      5. Outlines
    3. We will pause and pass our note sheets.
    4. Watch this video

    1. Note Taking Next Steps
      1. On the bottom of your notes, list steps you can use to improve and revisit your notes. 
      2. Name one other format you might consider taking.
      3. Add a topic and date to the top of your note sheet.
    4) Exit Ticket/Closure:
    1. Discuss: What should you list in your planner?
    2. Add upcoming due dates, family events, tests, quizzes, time with friends, de-stress time, exercise time, hobby time to your planner.
    3. Write a personal or academic SMART goal for the week at the top of this week on your planner.

 

F-R-I-D-A-Y --- January 13, 2017 

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Warm Up: Time for YOU (20 minutes)


  1. Check back in your planner to answer the following:
    1. Did you meet your SMART goal? If not, what will you do to meet your goal?
    2. Did you complete all your homework for the week? If not, can you do it now and turn it in to your teacher?
    3. Do you need to revise any assignments?
    4. Do you have any upcoming due dates?
    5. What are you looking forward to this weekend?
  2. Take time for you! Options:
    1. Meet your SMART goal.
    2. Finish your homework.
    3. Make revisions.
    4. Color, read, or play a quiet game.

 

Lesson Plan: Group Work (40 minutes)

1. Which one are you?

Role Description:
#1
You are always 5 minutes early to meetings and come well-prepared. You think you understand the assignments, but you are usually at least a little confused.
#2
You are always 5 minutes late to meetings and kind of scattered. You ask questions NON-STOP, but they’re relevant. You like to challenge people’s ideas.
#3
You talk non-stop in groups - sometimes your comments are relevant, sometimes they aren’t. You are wonderful at art and making projects look neat and organized.
#4
You are very quiet and have trouble getting involved in group work. However, if it is a topic you care about, you will often work ahead of the group on the assignment.

 

    1. Identify your role number, using the above table. Write your name on a sticky note and place it on the board under the correct numer of the group that best describes you.
    2. Move into your assigned groups and introduce yourself. 
    3. Your Task:

Climate Challenge

    1. Your group will act as the president of Europe (yes, all of Europe...) and their advisors. Your goal is to last as long into the game as you can and maintain decent ratings for the environment, your budget, and public opinion.
  1. How to Complete Your Task:
    1. Go to the link here and select "Open" under the red picture of people and wind turbines.
    2. Discuss how you will approach the simulation: Will you read all of the rules or jump into playing? How will you make final decisions.
    3. Play the game!
    4. Post your results on the board.

 

2. Notes as Artifacts (20 min)

  1. Before our stations:
    1. Set up a note sheet. EQ: How can I succeed in school this semester? Topic: Notes as Artifacts
    2. Review: What does it mean to infer? Give an example of inferences you can make in different classes and in your daily life.
    3. Make a table in your notes that looks like the table below.
  2. You will spend 4 minutes at each station doing the following:
    1. Skim the notes at your station.
    2. Fill in the corresponding row in your table.
    3. Discuss what you filled in with your group mates. Do you agree or not? Why?
  3. After the stations, write a reflection under your notes:
    1. Whose notes are most similar to yours?
    2. If someone looked at your notes, what could they learn about you?
    3. Can you guess who wrote which notes?

 

Station
Sketch or describe the notes at your station.
-VARK Style of Author
-Evidence
Two Inferences About the Author
One Question OR Tip for Improving Notes for the Author
One
       
Two
       
Three
       
Four
       

 

CLOSING:

Family Time: Choice Activities 

  1. Finish any homework or revisions you want to work on.
  2. Read.

 

M-O-N-D-A-Y --- January 16, 2017 

Image result for GRAB BAGFamily Time: Grab Bag Skits (20 min)Image result for GRAB BAG

  1. Take a random object from the bag. 
  2. Work with your team to come up with a new use for the object.
  3. Create a commercial to sell your object.
  4. Share your skit with the class.

 

Lesson Plan: Visit theSTEM "Student Portal"

Study Tools: Reading

1) Click on the GREEN button that says "READ STEM ARTICLES".

Literacy Block - Writing

2) Once you have found an article that you are interested in:

    - Read through the article
    - Choose three new/ or interesting vocabulary words, give the definitions for each as they apply to the reading.
    - Write a summary of the article 
    - Write a personal insight you have gain from this article.
    - You will compose and submit, via email, your paper on the following Google Doc.

Closing - Further Thought and Discussion: