I am available to students and parents every morning from 7:45 am.
On Tuesday the US history units went to the UW Memorial and College libraries for an orientation and to learn how to do scholarly research using their amazing facilities and the licensed web. They had 35 minutes at the end to start finding potential resources for an upcoming essay (November). It was a great learning experience and the students received a lot of compliments for their decorum, interest and enthusiasm.
All units reviewed their political packets for an upcoming test, they have been told to pace their learning, as there is a lot of content to learn. I am available if any student needs help in organizing their time and materials. The Euros had their Geography quiz on Thursday.
I think it is important that students watch the first Presidential and only Vice-Presidential debates on the evenings of the 3rd and 11th October respectively. The extra time needed will be built into those evenings, vis-a-vis homework from other subjects.
All 7/8 students will be participating in an all school 2012 Election TGIF. I will be asking the students what format they want their 10-15min. spot to take. If there are any creatively minded parents out there that want to share ideas and help in the production, I would love to hear from you.