Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 2010

Computer Lab:  
Today we went into the computer (English writing) lab to take the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) and do the first MYAccess assignment which is a pre-assessment  (pretest).

If you were absent, you will need to take the MyAccess writing test in computer lab (Room 223) during one Cave Time, and the SRI in the computer lab during another.
If you did not finish the SRI, you may finish it in the computer lab (Room 223)  during Cave Time. For the SRI, print your results and bring them to me.


Today we also looked at an example of the September Book-of-the-Month Assignment.  If you'd like to download it, find it at

September Book of the Month Assignment


Important notes:  

Spelling Teacher's Names -- Retakes will be available during  Cave Time on September 17 and 23.  Do not retake the test until you have studied enough to know all of the names. There will be only one retake per student.  If you were absent for the test, you may take the test in cave time on an A-Day (the first time) before that.


You should be reading your Book-of-the-Month and taking notes for your project. 

Required Individual Reading

September Book of the Month Assignment


Not-so-important notices:

Extra credit for a Useless Fact: The ZIP in Zip code is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.  Tell me this fascinating factoid and earn 3 points of extra credit.  
ZIP is an acronym, "a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words." ( Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.)