OR you can print the appropriate forms below.
The Passion Project pre-planners templates are available in our shared Google Driver folder. You may save a copy and edit in your own Google Drive folder for this class.
OR you can print the appropriate forms below.
Write a 10-12 sentence reflective paragraph about your Intensive that addresses the following:
Final paragraph should be:
DUE: Beginning of class; Wednesday, January 25th
Remember! Be brief. Be brilliant.
Use a Power Number Thesis Statement:
There are three _______________ reasons stores should/should not be open on Thanksgiving.
Provide three reasons that support your thesis. Include an explanation for each reason. Finish with a conclusion. Your paragraph should be eight sentences long.
Due in class tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7th. We will highlight the paragraph in class.
November in National Novel Writing Month! Several Polaris classrooms engage in this tradition and we are excited to be among them.
By Tuesday, November 1st, you will need to be signed up in our classroom.
This is a very common question in an interview. It can also catch applicants off guard if they are not prepared. Take some time to review your resume. Think about how you would briefly and effectively answer this question. How will you highlight your strengths and give a positive first - and hopefully lasting - impression?
After some continued work in class and practice, you will video your response in a "mock interview" situation and upload it to the "Speaking & Listening" tab in your Digication MSLA Portfolio.
Due date is still to be determined.
This week we are writing entry-level resumes highlighting personal qualifications over experiences. This is most appropriate for young students without lengthy work experiences. Of course, you should also include any relevant work experience - paid and/or volunteer. You may also include things such as:
At the very top or in the most prominent position, you should include four to five well thought out and varied "highlights of qualification' statements. Examples of such statements are provided in the packet discussed in class.
The purpose of this assignment is to create a starting point for your resume. This document will grow and change over time. You should also take the time to customize your resume for the opportunity, job, or scholarship for which you are applying. This first resume will give you a "base model" to work with.
Resume templates are available in Google Docs.
Use the graphic organizer provided in class to research three substantiated reasons, details, or facts that support your thesis statement for this position paragraph.
Your thesis should state whether your support the PFD program as it is, think it should be ended, or think it should be changed.
Your reasons, details, and facts should come from three different sources and be followed with an elaboration, explanation, or example for each. You may refer to the sample paragraphs we wrote about homecoming as an example.
Your completed graphic organizer, minus the conclusion, is due on Monday, October 10th.
Using a color-coded accordion paragraph format, write an eight-sentence response to the prompt. Examples of what we wrote together in class are below. Papers should be printed and color coded by the beginning of class on Tuesday, October 4th.
Prompt: Should kid under the age of 13 be allowed to play Pokemon Go?
This summer, it seemed as if everyone was talking about Pokémon Go. The mobile game was released on July 6. In its first month, the game was downloaded by 130 million people worldwide, setting a Guinness World Record for most downloads in a month.
To play the game, users follow a digital map on their phones that shows virtual creatures, called Pokémon, in real-life locations. Players have to walk around in search of Pokémon and try to capture as many as possible. (Kids under the age of 13 are allowed to play, but a parent or guardian has to create an account and add a child.)
Many people applaud Pokémon Go for getting players—especially kids—outside. A lot of players like that the game encourages them to exercise by walking to catch Pokémon. Some users also say they’ve become friends with players they’ve met while looking for Pokémon.
But not everyone is a fan of Pokémon Go. Critics say that even though it gets kids outside, they’re still just playing a video game. They also argue that the game leads users to walk while looking at their phones, which can be dangerous. Some players have reported suffering injuries, such as broken bones, because they weren’t watching where they were going.
Examples Written IN Class
Yes, Polaris should continue with homecoming week. It builds community in Advisory. The activities encourage bonding and cooperation. It is fun. It is entertaining to see staff and students playing the games and being silly. There is a lot of excitement in the building during the week. Everyone is involved and has a part. Polaris Homecoming week is something to look forward to every fall and should be a continued tradition.
No, Polaris should not continue with homecoming week. It is disruptive. This week was mid-quarter reports and Advisors needed the time to work with students. It creates competition. Competition can bring out the worst in people and may lead to hard feelings. It is not a “real” homecoming. Since we do not have big sports, it feels artificial and forced. Our school is different from the big schools and we should not feel the need to be like something we are not and therefore Polaris should not continue with homecoming week.