WHAT WE DID: 5/22

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Re-take STAR360, if necessary
    • Complete rough draft of three paragraph essay
    • Final draft in google classroom, due Wednesday, 5/24
    • Continue planning “utopian community”
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Take or re-take STAR360, if necessary
    • Complete rough draft of four paragraph essay
    • Final draft in google classroom, due Tuesday, 5/23

 

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WHAT WE DID: 5/19

  • Today, periods 1, 3, and 4 re-took the STAR360 test.
    • HOMEWORK:
      • HONORS ENGLISH ONLY
        • Write a note to Philip Shimada thanking him for coming to visit our class. The note must be in blue or black ink and hand-written. Be sure to include one thing you learned from Philip. Due Monday, May 22nd.

 

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USC COMES TO SMS!

Today, period 4 had a very special guest. Former Sussman Pioneer, student of Ms. Warzy, and recent U.S.C. graduate, Mr. Philip Shimada, came to share his wisdom with Honors English 8.

Philip is a graduate of Downey High School, where he was crowned Prom King. From DHS, he went to USC on a full-ride scholarship, where he doubled majored in English and Psychology with a minor in Occupational Therapy. Philip is starting a Master’s degree program at USC in the fall.

Philip encouraged the students to focus not only on school but on developing their life story and having fun. He shared the challenges he faced when, as a high school student, he missed months of school and lost the vision in one eye. He also shared tips on how to earn a scholarship, not give up, and pursue one’s passions.

Thank you, Philip, for taking the time to come to room 32. We appreciate you very much!

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WHAT WE DID: 5/17

BLOCK SCHEDULE IS OVER! SBA TESTING IS DONE!! SUMMER IS COMING!!

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students continue to draft the final essay for ERWC – due 5/23. Submit in google classroom.
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Students continue to draft the final essay for ERWC – due 5/23. Submit in google classroom.

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