Thursday, April 19, 2018-Kevin Garcia-Third Rotation

Good Day North House!

For today, we began our daily rotation of SSW for 20 mins. Mrs. Edwards soon clarified more information upon the Reflective writing. Starting today, in any writing assignment, Mrs. Edwards will dock off points if you forgot to create a new paragraph every time a dialogue piece is shown. Similar to how books are formatted with their dialogs. Today was our last day of writing workshop, and the last day to ask any assistance from either Mrs. Edwards or Mrs. Hernadez. Also, for those who are writing a speech will need to confront Mrs. Edwards for special requirements upon it. Finally, we were required to have our title, truism, and word count written off in another piece of paper.

What we DID:IMG_3135

  • Mrs. Edward discussed the reflective piece is due this Sunday at midnight, and you are able to turn it in at turnitin.com now.
  • She recommends for us to use the living document called Dos and Don’ts/Strategy Chart for any help upon the Reflective writing.
  • Our assignment for the day was to have our title, truism, and word count written off in another piece of paper(The written piece must be typed to calculate your word count)
    • The word count was composed of three parts
      • Total Word Count
      • Event Word Count
      • Reflective Word Count

 

REMEMBER!: 

  • Mrs. Thinnes quiz is tomorrow covering the combination of derivatives
  • Mrs. Schiller quiz is tomorrow covering the 8 recently discussed disorders  
  • The Cap and Gown payment are due TOMORROW!!!!! To the office. 
  • The permission slip to Disneyland is due TOMORROW!!!!! To any senior teacher.

 

Have a safe, relaxing, and fun weekend yall!!!!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018-Kevin Garcia- Second Rotation

Good day, North House!

Today, We began the day with 20mins of SSR and continued on our reflective pieces. Mrs. Edwards clarified more on the core elements of a reflective piece. And finally ending off by completing a page of your reflective piece, and checked by either Mrs. Edwards or Ms. Hernadez as points for the day.

IMG_3128.JPG What We DID:

  • Mrs. Edwards explained that we need both an Event, and Truism in our Reflective piece. 
  • She also displayed a working google doc discussing the Dos and Don’ts/Strategy Chart  on our reflective piece,
    • Do not put a Time Skip in your event 
    • Words ending in -ing describe
  • Finally, we were assigned to finish at least a 1-page reflective piece that would be counted as points for the day

 

Reminders: 

  • The Cap and Gown order form is due to this Friday
  • The reflective Essay is due this Sunday at Midnight   
  • We have a quiz for Schiller and Thinnes this Friday
  • Math XL is due Sunday at midnight  

Monday, April 16, 2018-Kevin Garcia-First Rotation

Good Day North House!

We began class with the normal schedule of 20 mins of SSR, however, that was cut to 5 mins because we had a senior picture at the small gym. It took about 30 mins to complete the picture and return to our normal classes.

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What We DID:

  • Mrs. Edwards started to discuss upon the method of writing about a significant event or seminal/moment. She compared that our event is like a pie in which we fill the pie with information that others would want a slice of it, however, people won’t like the pie if one’s pie is too filled.
  • She then proceeded to explain the structure of a reflective essay/speech with an image of a pyramid from the one below IMG_3121
  • As shown, the pyramid or the essay starts off with an event then proceeds off with some details(imagery), and then reflect on that event with finally ending off in truism or Universal Truth/Conclusion.
  • After that, Mrs. Edwards explains the schedule of the week shall be work blocks for our reflection essay or speech.
  • Our assignment for the day was to write a piece of our speech or reflection essay filled with at least 1/2 of the pyramid from above. This means the writing must either have the significant event/events with details or the reflection and truism part.
  • Finally, Mrs. Edwards stamped all the written pieces as points for the day, and for those who did not get their paper stamped, please talk to Mrs. Edwards tomorrow.

Reminders: 

  • The Cap and Gown order form are due this Friday for those who wish to walk on Graduation Day.
  • The reflection essay or speech are due this Sunday at Midnight
  • We have a quiz for Thinnes this week on Friday upon the combination of Derivatives
  • Math XL is also due this week on Sunday at Midnight

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – David T. – 3rd Rotation

Hello North House!

Today we did the usual and had to do SSW as well as continue to do work as we progressed through the various stations. DO NOT write the names of people absent on the group work so that they don’t get the group points.

However, today we also participated in the walkout which was a unique experience that we got to be apart of that raised awareness for stricter gun control laws in America. The speeches that were given after the walkout were very thought-provoking and were well written to what was needed to be said for the 17 lives lost in Florida

            HOMEWORK

  • Turns out that the questions for the commencement speech were not homework but just there to help us think more critically about the subject at hand.

            THE RUNDOWN of today:

  • Your reflective component could be about anything now!
    • Starting next week, graduation speeches will be reviewed for people who want to deliver their graduation speeches at the International Polytechnic High School graduating class of 2018. Make sure to make it unique and different than the rest of the speeches delivered over the past graduating classes. 😉
  • Career day is Friday, March 16th
  • Don’t forget to fill out the PTSA See’s Candies Fundraiser by March 16th

That was basically it, hope you had a wonderful Wednesday and good luck with college acceptance emails 🙂

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – David T. – 2nd Rotation

Hello North House!

Mrs. Edwards was absent today so Mrs. La Russa came in to be a substitute for the day. Our schedule was a bit different, as we had our 4th block (Ms. Schiller) followed by two 45 minute blocks (Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Thinnes) right after, which then ended with our elective block.

In the 45 minutes that we had in Mrs. Edward’s class, we had our usual 10 minute SSR and after Mrs. La Russa made us listen and read a commencement speech. After listening and reading the 22-minute speech, we were assigned a homework question to answer due next block (shown above), you can choose 1 of the 2 to complete.

            HOMEWORK

  • Answer one of the following questions (shown above) about the commencement speech. You can read the speech that was assigned to us in the link here.

            THE RUNDOWN of today:

  • Tomorrow’s block rotation will be like this:
    • 3rd (Mr. Anaya)/ 4th block (Mrs. Schiller) – 1st rotation
    • House Block (March)
    • 1st block (Mrs. Edwards) – 3rd rotation
  • The National School Walkout protest will be occurring TOMORROW Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00 AM. For those participating, you will be escorted to the front of the school where you will be able to participate in the protest against gun violence for 17 minutes. For those not participating, you will be just given work to do in class.
    • You will be allowed to bring posters and such, but they have to be related to the topic at hand.
  • Career day on Friday, March 16th
  • Don’t forget to fill out the PTSA See’s Candies Fundraiser by March 16th

That was basically it, hope you had a wonderful Tuesday and good luck with college acceptance emails 🙂

Monday, March 12, 2018 – David T. – 1st Rotation

Hello North House! My name is David Trinh and I will be your scribe for this week at International Polytechnic Highschool. Since Mrs, Edwards stated that there will be no more scribe posts anymore last Friday, there will be no blog post for this week (or ever).

We started off the class with our usual 10 minutes of SSR followed by our continued work on our assigned station. DO NOT write the names of people absent on the group work so that they don’t get the group points. Finally, Mr. Anapol came in the last 15 minutes of class to help us fill out a survey to determine what our career fair presenters will be.

Today was not filled with information, but to give you THE RUNDOWN of today:

  • Tomorrow on Tuesday we will have a full 1 block rotation of our 4th, followed by two 45 minute blocks.
    • 1st block – Ms. Schiller
    • 2nd block – Mrs. Edwards (45 minutes)/ Mrs. Thinnes (45 minutes)
    • 3rd block – Elective block
  • The National School Walkout protest will be occurring on Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00 AM. For those participating, you will be escorted to the front of the school where you will be able to participate in the protest against gun violence for 17 minutes. For those not participating, you will be just given work to do in class.
    • You will be allowed to bring posters and such, but they have to be related to the topic at hand.
  • On Friday we will have a career fair based on the survey we took when Mr. Anapol came into class for the last 15 minutes of class.
  • Don’t forget to fill out the PTSA See’s Candies Fundraiser by March 16th

That was all for today,  I hope this week will be great, and best of luck for college acceptance emails!! 🙂

– David Trinh

March 8, 2018

Today had a seating chart.  once that got out of the way we had a rotation assignment to do. the number was relative to the group you were sitting in. it involves reading something and answering a comprehension check for something in the workbook. along with a group paper that involves analyse the text. We will be doing a rotation every block for the next 8 blocks then have a test.