Thanks to everyone that helped us out with coffee cans. The rover project was a big success. Each team was able to create a working rover, and many of the teams were able to create rovers that rolled from the back door of the foyer to the front door. Awesome job.
We also read the first three pages of Harrison Bergeron today. We will finish that story tomorrow.
Tomorrow, we will focus on setting due dates for the Final Trading Card and the Final Goal Statement.
Finally, students are filling out applications for classroom jobs. They are responsible for completing the applications by tomorrow. Students will have time to work on this during class. They are also going to have to go through an interview process.
It was a good first day, and we are looking forward to a great year. The students are currently working on two mini projects... Trading Cards and Personal Goals. For more information on these two projects, click on the project link above. There are currently no due dates.
We are still in need of coffee cans.
Students that are chronically absent (10% of the time or more), are much more likely to drop out of school when compared to those students that are maintain regular attendance. Please help you child make it to school every day.
The MR Team is still in desperate need of 11 oz. coffee cans. Please help if you can.
Beginning on Friday, September 2, the carpet in the Big Room will be torn up and new flooring installed. The project will take about two weeks. In the end, we will have new flooring in the Big Room and in Deb's Room.
Just a reminder that school starts on Tuesday next week. We do not have school on Monday.
Those that know me know that I am not one for rules and regulations, but I take learning very seriously, and I expect my students to take it seriously. I expect all of my students to work hard, learn well, and perform to the best of their ability. However, I also expect my students to think before they act, make good decisions, be respectful, have integrity, and not settle for mediocrity. The majority of my students not only meet my expectations, but they often exceed them. There are, however, a small number of students that choose not to make good decisions and regulate their own behavior. These students can become a negative influence in the classroom and inhibit the academic and developmental progress of themselves and all of the students in the classroom. It is well known that a poorly behaved student can disrupt the learning environment for everyone in a classroom. I will not allow any student or students to inhibit their learning or more importantly inhibit the learning of other students.
CLC was established as a place where students can learn and grow to the best of their ability. My attention must be focused on the academic progress of all of my students and not the poor behavior of a few students who are disruptive and distracting.
With that said, working with your child, please review the classroom and technology rules and guidelines.
Finally, the use of a CLC laptop and access to CLC technology is a privilege and not a right. As such, a student may lose his/her technology privileges at anytime. Failure to consistently complete assignments on time, failure to consistently return the Friday Folder and or important forms on time, disrupting the class..., may all be cause for the loss of a student’s technology privileges. In the case of a student losing the right to use a CLC laptop, they will be provided the necessary tools to complete modified assignments.