Thursday, February 28, 2008

Week Four, The 21st Century Arrives!!!

If you haven't heard about the excitement in our classroom this week you must either be really sick or living in a cave. The laptops are here! I know I've been telling you they were coming since September. We thought maybe by December, we hoped for January, we crossed our fingers in February, we despaired that it might be March before we saw them, but now they have arrived on our desks! With the computers comes a new huge "To Do" list, but we'll take it one step at a time.

1. Make sure you have an e-mail account. If you do not have an e-mail account you can get one from g-mail with this link. You will all probably eventually get a g-mail account anyway so we can use Google Docs.

2. Make sure you can login to your weblocker. If you can not remember your login or password send me an e-mail and I will look them up for you.

We are still reading Huck Finn. Keep bringing your book and read when you are absent. Most periods are almost to chapter 36. We are almost done. Hang in there. Get ready to do more writing. The link to the book above has the full text of all the chapters. You can read it on-line if you need to.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Second Semester Week Two!

Some astute readers may be wondering what happened to Second Semester Week One. Well the obvoius answer is that I forgot to put up a post for last week. Sick children can be awfully distracting. Mostly we read a lot of Huck Finn, chapters 15-19, and took a quiz. I was out Wednesday and Friday due to the sick baby. On those days you read more of the book and probably also watched some of the documentary about Mark Twain.

This week is shaping up to be equally disasterous. I am home today (Monday) with the baby because another child in his daycare came down with measels. My son will get a shot this afternoon so that he can go back to school tomorrow. I will be out again on Thursday for a technology training about the new laptops we are going to get some day. (The revised delivery schedule gets them to PLHS on February 25th and they won't make it to our classroom for several days after that as they need to get barcoded. Are you surprised?) Friday we have no school. So with luck I will see you Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

If my sub follows instructions, and I expect he will, then you should be reading ch 20 as I write this. Actually you're probably having lunch as I write this, but you get the idea. Tuesday and Wednesday we will cover ch 21-23 or 24 and you'll have another chapter to read with another sub on Thursday.

PS To the mysterious poem poster, you had some spelling errors I'd like you to fix before I put your poem in the coments section. See me for more details.