9/13/10 BR:Check List (write “yes”, “no”, or “in progress”) 1. Do you have a binder? 2. Did you finish the exit slip from Friday? 3. Did you get all the forms from Friday? 4. Did you complete them? 5. Gradebook and RHS web site? 6. Do you understand typical day, daily notes/binder page/reading notes?
If you have been absent check the web site for what you have missed
Assignment (25 Pts) Due Wednesday
“How I Got My ‘A’ Essay”
This is your first writing assignment. It is a letter to yourself.
Imagine that it is the end of the year..
You are writing a letter to yourself describe what specifically (skills, behaviors, attitudes) you did this year to get an A in this class or to have a successful year. Be specific, don’t use generalizations like “I worked hard” or “I had a good attitude.” Your letter should include at least one item from each area.
Minimum 1 page (handwritten is ok) Maximum 2 pages.
Well man, what I can I say? You had an awesome year in Mr. McIntosh’s class. You got an A and you totally deserved it. It wasn’t easy. First, you really stepped up when it came to attendance. You only missed 5 days of Mr. Mac’s class this year (and that was because of that stupid swine flu thing!). You never cut even on those days when Luis wanted you to cut to go to those daytimes. (By the way, I hope he’s going well at that alternative school he had to go to when Dr. Alvarez threw him out of here.) Also, you did a great job of keeping up with your homework and class assignments. You didn’t skip an assignment once. Sure there were a couple of ones that you handed something in late because you didn’t understand them but meeting with Mr. a couple of times in room 329 before or after school cleared things up enough so that you could get some credit. Annother big thing you did was to push yourself to participate in class. It was great how you set a goal to try and ask one question each day…