January 12-16, 2015

Mrs. Zinke's Class

January Checkpoint DUE tomorrow

Are you ready for your 4th checkpoint?

Please click on the link to open the checkpoint. This checkpoint must be completed by tomrrow by the end of the day. Please type directly onto the form provided and submit through k-mail. There is no need to print and scan.


As with the last few months, both your math and your ELA checkpoint are on one website. You will have an answer document that you need to put all of your answers on. The answer document will need to be saved and k-mailed back to me by January16th (Remember, you can type directly on the form. You do not need to print and scan it)

In the ELA portion, you will need to submit a piece of writing using the 10 step writing process. Please make sure that you use all 10 writing steps and it is written in paragraph form.

You need to try to work on these by yourself. Remember, learning coaches can’t help you with state testing in the spring, so this will give you practice on completing these problems by yourself. It will also help us know if you need extra support on these standards.

Remember, completion of these checkpoints count as 20% of your final grade. If you did not turn in your October or November checkpoint please submit those as soon as possible. You can access them on the same site.

Your Teacher,

Mrs. Zinke

Semester Tests

Don't forget to kmail me your graded offline semester tests. Not sure where the semester tests are for each subject? See below:
Math: Unit 7 Lesson 3 and Lesson 4
Literature: Unit 12 Lesson 5
GUM: Unit 6 Lesson 13 and Lesson 14
Science: Unit 5 Lesson 11
History: Unit 6 Lesson 14

Changes in Lit Synch

As we begin the second semester, there will be a change in our ELA live sync classes. We will shift the focus from the Literature course to the GUM and Composition courses. Check out the calendar attached below to see where you should be in each course by January 20th when semester two begins. The class will focus on Comp on Monday/Wednesday and GUM on Tuesday/Thursday.

Here is your January Synch Calendar. Make sure you are doing the lessons assigned on Fridays as well.

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Book Club!

If you would like to participate in book club beginning on Monday, February 1st. Please vote for the book you would like to read through the following link:

A Honor Roll- Good Job!

Aiden A. , Gino C., Felix E., Kameron H., Zachery R., Emerald R., Simon R., Kristen W., Karen Y.

Attendance: Our attendance is based on making progress in all courses each week. Not completing lessons in all courses can result in being marked absent for the entire week. You should be at about 50% progress this week to be on target.

Progress (Grades) Semester ends on Friday 1/16/15.

Our current grading period ends a week from this Friday. Please make sure you are completing all lessons in your daily plan. I suggest printing your plan off Every Monday morning. On Friday, double check the plan you printed, any lessons you didn’t complete need to be done before Monday. If you would like to know if you are behind in progress please send me a k-mail. I would be happy to send you a progress snapshot! Not sure how many lessons to do a week? See below! :-)
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Happy Birthday!

No Birthdays this week!