Current Event Corner
Our next current event is due:

Friday, May 12 - bring an article to share*
Friday, May 26 - reader's choice*

Please also remember: if not turned in on date due, it will be 10%; if it is turned in after one day due, it will be 50% off!

*If these articles are shared/turned in before the end of April, they will receive extra credit.

NOTE: All current events (with the exception of May 12) MUST be turned in via Google Classroom or they will be docked one point (unless someone does not have internet access - those may be printed and turned in with no penalty). I do NOT want them just shared in Google. If you do not know how to do this, see me. If you are using your phone, you must have the app or you will not be able to turn it in that way.

What I'm Reading:
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the final will now be Thursday, May 18 with the after school study session on Wednesday, May 17 from 2:30 - 3:10. All classes are being notified today, we are practicing today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) and I have sent a message out via Infinite Campus Messenger.

A study guide, as well as a series of "practice pages" is on the Forms and Docs page at left. Each day in class, we will be practicing a portion of this final (which students actually took in August and in January as a formative assessment, which means "not for points," but this time around, it WILL be for points!)

Asia Unit Test Wednesday, May 23
Students got a study guide a week and a half ago and have been told repeatedly to use the notes on my website to complete this guide (of course, they may also complete the study guide as we progress through each portion of the unit). The study guide and key are on the "Forms and Docs" page at left in the "Asia" folder.

Students must turn in a completed Asia study guide by Monday, May 22. This is worth completion points! So make sure you complete it and show it to me by Monday!

Asia study guide key now on "Forms and Docs" page!

End of Quarter Extra Credit opportunity

Any student who wishes to complete some extra credit to help their grade may do so by  Wednesday, May 23. Here are the guidelines for extra credit:

In order to complete EC, you must have NO missing assignments. Also if your grade is 100% or above you cannot complete EC because it will not help your grade. (This was explained in the rules slip that everyone signed at the start of the year).

To earn up to 5 EC points, you may:

1. Watch an educational show on TV (History Channel, Discovery Channel, MythBusters, etc.). Write down the name of the show and up to 5 things you learn, turn it in to the gold basket.

2. Read an article in an educational magazine (Smithsonian, National Geographic, etc.), write down the name of the magazine and the article and up to 5 things you learned.

3. You can do a combination of either of the above, or watch a couple shows or read a couple articles - whatever you do, just write down what you watched/read and your facts for up to 5 points. If you wish to do fewer facts, that's okay, too. Just no more than 5.

4. A fourth option is to turn in the restroom/locker slips you got the first day of the quarter. They are worth one point each if you still have them and turn them in.

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