Wednesday, April 24
Today you did a critical reading on an article titled "Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor". The purpose for reading was: Read to understand reasons why you should apply to "selective" colleges.
Monday March 4
Today we read an article on Oscar Pistorius, aka "Blade Runner". You were given a guilty or innocent stance (reading for purpose). We discussed a bit, and then had tutorial.
HW: For Weds, come with an outline that supports your streamlined claim about why he is guilty or innocent.
For Thursday, bring TRF and be prepared for Socratic Seminar using your "Blade Runner" evidence and thoughts.
Thursday, February 28th
TRF Due tomorrow- Monday- as usual.
Missed you all.
Monday, February 25th
Today we worked on our AVID application essays and had a good tutorial.
HW: AVID application and TRF--- both due Thursday
Monday, January 7
Today we did some writing regarding our priorities- and we categorized ourselves in specific groups depending on where our priorities fell. We did a 4-corners activity based on the warm-up. Then, we went to the computer lab and used the act search engine to narrow down colleges via priorities.
HW: 2 thoughtfully completed university grids
For Thursday, thoughtful TRF
Due Monday, 1/7
Priority Card Activity- mounted on paper with description and numbering, and have a parent do the same. Mount your parent's on the back and type up the summary of the discussion you had regarding your parent's priorities and yours.
Today we had Greg, our guest speaker bless us with his presence and gift of passion for life. You were great audience members and questioners (minus those of you looking at the clock).
HW due Monday: Permission slip completely filled out, TRF, and deal with any of the issues I mentioned on your grade slip.
Today you had tutorial and completed your "Those who don't" poems while I was at a conference.Thursday 11/1/12
Today we started in a circle, then moved in to tutorial. We finished in the computer lab doing a grant/scholarship search using the links on my AVID links/resources page.
HW: TRFWednesday, 10/31
Today we read an article on Dia de los Muertos and discussed in a socratic seminar. It was great hearing your personal opinions and viewpoints.
HW: TRFWednesday 10/24/12
Today policeman Dave Forbus visited as a guest speaker. He was amazing. You asked amazing questions. Wow.
For more information go to this website: http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=56 HW:
Make your binders a 40/40 by fixing the things your partner marked you off for. Bring in binder grade sheet.
Today we organized binders and did not get to tutorial.
2 questions for policeman Dave Forbus
Today we will have a stellar tutorial again, then go to the computer lab to practice some PSAT questions.
go to this site and practice at least 3 questions from each section. Write a summary of what types of questions were hard and easy for you and reasons why you feel this way.http://psatskills.collegeboard.com/getstartedMonday, 10/8
Today we will have tutorial of course, and we will be introduced to the PSAT- how to prepare, what it is, etc. You will be responsible for doing some sample questions on your own.HW: College one-pager UCSign up on College Board- directions belowGot to this website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.htmlClick on "my college quick start" on the left hand sideGo to "Sign up now" on the far right side
This week at a glance:
offer: College Night 7-8:30 SCHS
up a page telling me what you learned- staple a handout from there to the
binder & cornell check
for College Board PSAT login—link on hw website
sure your parent knows we need a baked good from you.
question: One reading, math, and writing—print out the questions you answer
sale item--We need to come up with a work schedule
Monday, 10/1Happy October!!! October Quest begins today!!!Today we will look at AVID Friendly colleges and you will be introduced to the "College One-Pager". We will begin tutorial at 1:45ish.HW:
Due Weds: Binder & Cornell Note Check
Due Thurs:Your college One-Pager
Click here for: "I Like Big Binders" AVID you tube videoClick here for: "You Can't Study This" AVID video
Today we will focus on the difference between CSU's and UC's. HW: #1: TRF #2: Go to the website below, answer the questions, then print out your results•http://www.californiacolleges.edu/Select/MatchAsst/default.asp
Today Mr. T will come and model how to thoughtfully and
effectively fill out the "know-show-tell" boxes of the TRF. We will then
HW: TRF due Monday
Today was intense. You got feedback about your trf's and detailed analysis and suggestions from Ms.T about grades. You revised your TRF's and engaged in some productive tutorials.
HW: TRF for Thursday. Thoughtful, insightful, filled with "stuff you know" in those two boxes (know and show).
Extra credit offer: email me the password "AVID PRIDE" as the subject to your email and you will get 5 pts EC.
Today you guys/gals were amazing. We did a mock tutorial with me as the student. Your questions were higher level and supportive. You participated in tutorial for the first time this year- yeah!! We graded binders...we have some work to do.
HW: TRF for Monday
Today our circle of truth was not as productive as it should have been :(
Today we will start in a circle. We will discuss and create our Norms. We will then do the "string" game per Victor's request (if we're all on time). We will then talk college careers and look within ourselves regarding careers.
HW: Continue prepping your Paper Bag Speech (find in AVID Docs )
Today we reviewed our Cornell Notes and took part in the AVID Nuts and Bolts review jigsaw. You presented too.
HW: Binders are all set up and ready for a binder check
Paper Bag Speech due Monday
Wednesday, August 29th
Today we reunited in our circle and began class with a warm up, analyzed and discussed the clip "The Paper Airplane Experiment" and discussed what AVID 3 is about and your role as an AVID student.
1. Bring in signed Contract. Yes, you must put in the effort to get all signatures by Thursday (tomorrow).
2. Read and sign syllabus, and have a parent do the same.
3. EMAIL me from this website. Email me the following:
Two questions you have about AVID 3
One thing you're excited or concerned about. Your goal for AVID 3 this year.4. Start working on getting your AVID Handshake teacher signatures (due next Tuesday, Sept 4)
Due Tuesday, September 4
1. Get your AVID binder and bring to class for set up. (20 points)
2. AVID Handshake paper due with teacher signatures. (10 points)
3. You and your parent(s) must (please) sign up for my AVID 11 newsflash
account. This will open communication lines and allow me to remind you of important assignment due dates, surprise quizzes, binder
checks, secret extra credit offers, etc.
20 points if signed up by Monday 9/3 at 12am.
click on the News Flash AVID 11 tab. You may choose to enter your
email, cell phone # or both to receive important reminders, messages, or
announcements regarding English