Marley Amarant

February 2016 Student Portfolio

Honors English 2

Marley is an excellent student. She is always the first student to help out if her classmates need a hand. I would like Marley to spend a little more time on her writing. Marley works quickly and produces nice work. I'd just like to her go deeper. We are also working on Marley's confidence to present in front of her classmates.

Honors Algebra 2

Marley really takes pride in performing well on her assignments. Though she works quickly, she aims for accuracy a nd will ask for her paper back to make corrections if she thinks she has made an error. She performed very well on polynomial long division and synthetic division. I like that Marley socializes with her classmates and is careful not to be a distraction when others need to be paying attention. We are currently studying factoring of Polynomials with and without a leading coefficient of one and special products.
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Honors U.S. History

Marley is an excellent student. She is insightful and has good analytical and critical thinking skills. We will be concentrating on expository writing and presentation skills this semester. Marley definitely needs to work on using evidence to back-up her statements, formatting (citations), and word choice in her written work and we will be focusing on these elements of her writing. Marley also needs to overcome some of her shyness when making presentations. This is a skills area where practice is the best tool for initiating change.

Honors Physics

Marley continues to progress in her Independent Study Physics class. The beginning of this semester has brought an exploration into the world of optics and the properties of lights and waves. Marley is keeping on pace with the course as her assignments are turned in on time. I am thrilled to see that Marley is taking advantage of the opportunity to make corrections and improvements to her work to earn additional credit!
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Latin 1

The students assessed themselves by translating thirty lines containing all of the new forms they learned in this unit. They are now completing an essay and artwork based on the major deities of the Roman pantheon. Language-learning seems to come easy to Marley. I'm grateful to have her in my class, and her classmates appear to feel the same way. She often, in asking a question, will re-state the problem in a new light that helps me to teach and the class to understand. She gives incisive input with good humor and produces excellent work.

US History Arts Integration

In US Art, we have chosen the great American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, to help us explore our personal and family values. We are utilizing his illustration techniques to complete our own illustrations. He used photographs and sources for all of his imagery.
Marley chose to paint her illustration with acrylic paint, which is very ambitious and she has a great facility for. She has a unique vision which is always expressed effectively in her work. Her work ethic is infectious and directly influences her classmates, which is awesome.

Marley's Update

Total Documented Community Service Hours his Year: 4

Marley currently logged:
1 absence in English II class
1 absence in Algebra II class
1 absence in Latin I class