Saturday, January 22, 2011

Agenda: Week of 1/24 - 1/28, 2011

Quote of the Week:  "Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people." - Tobias S. Gibson

Monday:
1.  Goal of the Week.  Students will write at least two sentences about their goal of the week, it must be meaningful, attainable, and measurable.
2.  Inspiration: Students will write at the bottom of their weekly goal a reaction to the story of the Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWG6zNf4xY0


3. http://www.scribd.com/doc/47369327/Classrooms-No-Teachers
Students will read the document above and follow the directions, writing notes, underlining important points, circling things they do not understand, writing a question at the top and a summary at the bottom.


Tuesday:
Tutoring


Wed/Thu:
Tutoring for first half
Seniors: Song lyric project, current events discussion
Juniors: Song lyric project, ePrep SAT/ACT prep


Friday:

Seniors: Party to celebrate college acceptance.  Still need to celebrate: Kaylin (SFA) and Vanessa (Texas State)
Juniors: Song lyric project, ePrep SAT/ACT prep

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Agenda: Week of Jan. 10, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi


MONDAY:
1.  Goal of the Week
2.  Sign the "Years in AVID" form for AVID Certification.
3.  We will discuss the story about the tragedy in Arizona.  A few questions for discussion:
 - Does the type of discussion we have about politics in this country affect situations like this?
 - Does this type of story discourage you from participation in government?
 - What can be learned from the heroes who came to the rescue of those who needed them?


TUESDAY:
Tutoring
WED/THU:
Tutoring & then we will discuss college application process.
FRIDAY:
4th Period - Celebration for Jennifer G!  She is accepted to S.F.A.  Way to go Jennifer.
7th Period - Guest Speaker

Friday, January 7, 2011

Agenda - Week of Tue - Fri Jan 4-7, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "Study the past if you would define the future."  - Confucius

Tuesday - "Motivational Monday on Tuesday" - we'll write our new year's resolution and look back at 2010.  We'll also watch and discuss this TedTalk:
http://www.ted.com/talks/ueli_gegenschatz_extreme_wingsuit_jumping.html


Wed/Thu - Tutoring first 1/2.  Second 1/2 we'll discuss new semester schedules, report cards and also binders.

Friday - 4th period:  We will be throwing a celebration for Iliana for getting accepted to Texas Women's University.  Way to go IG!

7th period: We'll be in the Red LGI to hear a guest speaker.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcome Back

Hope everyone had a wonderful winter break.
I was very sick over most of it, but I will choose to remember it like this:

Hope everyone is ready for a wonderful semester.  Our goal is to prepare you for....
College!