Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
Thanks for meeting with me yesterday. I think I’ve heard from all but two of you so far, and it was excellent to see so many of you again online yesterday—especially with the power of the mute button. 🙂
Based on your feedback, here is the plan.
I will post our full schedule and assignments on our classroom page tomorrow. That will let you know what you need to get done ahead of time and let you schedule your week. If you take a look at that and need some supplies, let me know.
All of the instruction will use a blended model, meaning that you can participate in live class, in the online classroom, or both. I will make your grading expectations clear tomorrow, too.
For AP Language and Honors English 2, we will have live sessions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during our normal class times using Zoom.
For Debate, we will hold live sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at our normal class time using Zoom.
For AP Seminar, we will schedule once we have a better idea of what your AP test will look like. I should know that today.
More to come, but this is the big update.
The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
I will have your quarter three grades entirely updated by Sunday afternoon. Don’t stress too much about grades at this point. We’ll make it work if your grade isn’t where you want it to be.
That being said, you do need to complete your work this coming week. Make sure to log in and get to it!
If you don’t have accounts for these sites, would you please make them?
In addition to the regularly scheduled class times, I will have office hours every day between Monday-Friday from 3-4 and 7-8. The best way to contact me then would be Google Hangouts, but you can also use Remind or e-mail.
Since it seems unlikely that we’ll be able to go anywhere for spring break (yay for social isolation!), I was thinking we could try something like a virtual book club that could meet during those days. If any of you are interested, let me know and we’ll figure something out this week.
It’s not clear what is going to happen with the ACT, but once we know, let me know if you want to do some virtual ACT prep.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself, your family, and your community. Wash those hands, practice social isolation, and help slow the spread of this disease. Don’t feel trapped inside, though. You can certainly take a walk or bike ride for some exercise and a mental break. If any of you find yourselves or your families in need of something like food delivery, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thank you for being so flexible and eager to make this work. And thanks for sharing all of your dogs and cats yesterday. I think they brightened everyone’s spirits.
It should mostly be the same. We’ll have a few changes here and there, but you’ll still have the chance to revise work and submit it.
Will we have a live class every day?
No. I do want to try to preserve the idea of live class because it’s what we do, but I know that it will be hard to sit in a video class every day. We’ll go over some of that tomorrow. And we’ll have options for those of you who miss class. Don’t just sleep in or spend the day on TikTok, though!
How will people tell their grandchildren that a woman eating a bat in China led to a toilet paper shortage in America?
The same way we explain that the flu that started in Kansas gets called the Spanish flu today.
what if there is an assignment that gets sent but for some reason the student doesn’t realize it? How much time will we have to complete an assignment?
Hopefully, you’ve learned by now that I will pester you endlessly about it. 🙂 There will be more flexibility as we are online, but the best bet is to check in with your class page every day at least once.
My WiFi at my moms house at the lake is kinda slow just because we are so far out but I think it will be okay. Also my teams was working but all of a sudden stopped working on my personal computer so I am going to be using my moms where it works. Finally, my current grade dropped 10% when my essay was put in and I did a 3rd revision but it’s not in yet so I am concerned about getting that up to an A again.
I’ll check in on the essay. And we are going to abandon Teams. It’s the worst. 🙂