Yakira Rafaelov

February 2016 Student Portfolio

English III

Yakira has certainly changed since this semester started. She has been more focused and has taken a more active role in English. We need to work more on Yakira's writing with regards to grammar and sentence structure.. Yakira does really well in oral presentations, she seems to excel in public speaking. I'm looking forward to our next unit on poetry and the analyzation.

Math for College Readiness

Yakira continues to have her roller coaster relationship with mathematics. There are days when she is focused, on task, voluntarily answering questions and willing to explain. For example a recent lesson on simplifying radicals, her participation was ideal. She was very productive, responding quickly and accurately. On other occasions , Yakira will do minimal work, and offer excuses for her inactivity. This was evident when we completed our study of quadratics and she scored poorly on her demonstration because she put her head down and put forth very little effort to complete her work. We will work on different strategies to meet her learning needs. We ware currently polishing our skills when simplifying radicals and radical expressions.
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U.S. History

Yakira is working very hard this year and she is progressing well. She needs to hand in the final draft of her Federalism/Anti-Federalism essay.

We will be concentrating on expository writing and presentation skills this semester. Yakira definitely needs to work on word choice, formatting (citations), and organization in her written work and we will be focusing on these elements of her writing. Yakira has good presentation skills, but she needs to work on the organization of her presentations.

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Environmental Science

In this class we are learning about the Environment in relation to Florida. We do current events so the students can know what is happening in the news for the week. It is a pleasure to have Yakira in my class.
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American Government

Yakira is progressing well in the American Government class. At the present time, we are working on a web quest for the U. S, Constitution. When the web quest is completed, Yakira will have read the Constitution and explained it in a book she will write and illustrate for individuals who are not familiar with the American form of government. I look forward to reading her book when she has completed the assignment.
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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. Yakira was doing a great job until her project went missing so we are in the process for making it up.
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Yakira's Update

Total Documented Community Service Hours this year: 4

Yakira has currently logged:

2 absences in Mathematics class
4 absences in English class
2 absences in Environmental Science
4 absences and 1 tardy in US History