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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Progress Meetings: BAS

Next Monday we will have a "Project Fair". This will be a chance for you to walk around the room and talk to other students about your project ideas. If you find someone with a great idea, you can offer to join their team.

Or, if you have a great idea, you can look for other team members.

At the end of the "Fair", I will give you time to meet with your teams and talk about what you want to do.

I will then meet with each team for a few minutes... to aks you some questions, answer your questions, make suggestions, and help you develop a progress plan.

During this class I will also quickly check your vocabulary notebooks-- to see how many words each of you has collected.

When you collect these words, you dont have to memorize them. However, its a very good idea to review them every few days. By "review" I mean read the list (and short definitions) quickly. After doing this a few times, you'll be surprised by how many of the words you will remember.

Later in the semester, perhaps in two weeks, I will meet with each of you individually to discuss your progress with: 1) Reading (Harry Potter), 2) Vocab Notebook, and 3) Researching for your project.

Finally, please put this information on your blog every couple of weeks. Let us know how much you have read in Harry Potter... and what you are doing to research your project. Also, let us know how many words you have collected for your notebook.

Thanks! See you Monday.