Good Morning Bengals!
We are into our sixth week!! The weather is getting nicer, and it might be harder to stay focused. I feel the same way! HOWEVER, we need to make sure we balance it. Build in time to be outside enjoying the weather, but also allow for time to finish your work.
Among many thoughts, you may find these (from your fellow students) familiar:
‘I did not realize that I took my routine and school day for granted until now.’
‘The workload has been overwhelming.’
‘I find it impossible to actually learn anything new through the distance learning.’
‘I’m often anxious that I will not be able to join and maintain access to online classes and assignments.’
‘I miss seeing everyone, especially my friends.’
‘A lot of the time, I get confused.’
‘I’m missing out on my “high school experience.”’
‘I’ve had to become my seven-year-old brother’s teacher.’
‘I’ve noticed that staying on task gets harder as the week goes on.’
but maybe even…
‘I am actually quite fond of it.’
Something to take comfort in with these quotes is that you are not alone! You will have this historic shared experience with your classmates for the rest of your life. To make sure you end up where you want to be, buckle down and get your work done as we wind down the year!
A couple reminders:
- Check in with all classes on Monday and layout your assignments for the week. Try to schedule your work so you aren’t spending all day, every day working.
- **Check PowerSchool to see your missing work and fill those assignments into your weekly schedule.
- Keep your daily schedule with sufficient times for work time and sufficient times for “distraction” or free time.
Finally – an important note – if you turn in work after 4:00 on Friday for any of the assignments OR you turn in any makeup work, please send me a courtesy email or text via Remind so I can ensure I update your grade as quickly as possible. If you complete the work but don’t notify me, there is no guarantee of when I will get back to check old assignments since we are working in various platforms.
You can also find the weekly assignment PDF on your pages below along with the intro video walking you through it all.
Stay healthy and safe!
SOPHOMORES – CLICK HERE: English II – Week of 5/11
JUNIORS – CLICK HERE: English III – Week of 5/11
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