Ms. Doreen Bobala



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Ms. Doreen Bobala


Week 2 of being out of school: I've recently updated my Homework and Calendar pages as of March 24.  Last week was focused on your Research Report. Hopefully, you've been able to work on that and get it completed.  Don't forget to email me when you are finished with it.  Only about 5 kids have finished so far, that I'm aware of. This week you can focus on reading some Scholastic articles and writing about them.  Please share with me when you have completed something.  It could be handed in daily or weekly. You're choice.  Talk soon!

If you've already read this, I've uploaded several files for the report as of March 18. You can find the direction below in the section AFTER letter "E." Please let me know if there is one you need that is not there.  I also plan to be adding several things to the "Homework" page and "Calendar" page daily starting March 19, so you can check those out as well. Always email me with questions or even if you just want to say, "Hi" I'm starting to miss everyone. :(

Hey Everyone! I'm going to be listing things below that I am expecting and suggesting one does during the time we are out of school.  I will also be posting these things on my calendar-just to see it differently.  

1.  "Mystery" Report-This is something that we have been working on for some time now.  We were already 3 weeks into the project and most, if not all of you, have the papers to be successful with it.  (I will try to have all documents uploaded this week.) Here are things you should do to continue with this report:

                        A. Make sure you have a DRAFT COMPLETED. This includes an introduction, body paragraphs (2-4) and a conclusion.

                        B. If you haven't yet, start looking at ways to REVISE your document: change words, phrases, and sentences; add information; take away information, etc. This is all on one of the papers that were passed out on Friday.

                        C. Take some time to share your document with a friend and PEER-EDIT each other's work. Since we are out of school you can even share your document with a friend not in your ELA class-you can even share it with someone not on our team.  As long as you are helping each other out and getting feedback or suggestions from others, that should help you.  If you don't have a peer to share it with, check in with someone at your house to see if they could read it for you and act as your "peer." 

                        D. Once you have received feedback and suggestions from someone, REVISE AGAIN to help make your paper the best that it can be. 

                        E.  Try to write up a BIBLIOGRAPHY, using Easybib to help you.  Since we didn't have a chance to discuss the "How To's of a Bibliography" I'm not going to be picky about it, but since you already started one, you might as well include it.

                        E.  Lastly, EMAIL ME and let me know when you believe you are done with your report.  I believe you have all shared your documents with me (please share it, if you haven't) so I'd like to read them when they are finished, but only let me know WHEN YOU ARE DONE because otherwise, I could be looking at a paper full of mistakes.  (I've already got your documents in files by class, A, B, C, and D, so you shouldn't have to re-send them to me.)  

You can ALWAYS email me with ANY questions you have.  I am checking my school email several times a day.  I have recently uploaded all of the documents that were given out in class, or that I planned to give out this week, had we still been in school.  Go to my "Homework" page and click on "Current Assignments: Research Report Info." Click on the paper that you need.  I'm trying to add a few more because they aren't in my documents so I've got to type them up.  If you need a certain one that isn't listed, please let me know and I'll get it on the page!

After the report, please try to READ something that holds your attention.  Many of you got books out of the library for this exact purpose.  Reading keeps your mind fresh and if you are reading for entertainment, you'll enjoy it more.  Try for at least 20-30 minutes every day.  I know many of you will read more than that anyways; I plan to as well. 

If you are up for it, try to JOURNAL or FREE-WRITE a little every day. (If you'd rather, type it.) Just free-write about the day you had: what you did or what you plan to do tomorrow, just anything to get your mind thinking.

HELP siblings with their homework.  Sometimes we learn the best when we teach others what they need to do.