Homework: Labor Day Paragraph of the Week. Due Friday, September 1.
On September 3, 1894, President Grover Cleveland proclaimed the first national observance of Labor Day. At this time the holiday honored only federal workers in all the states and The District of Columbia. Today Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September and recognizes all those who labor. The word “labor” is derived from the Latin and means “to be tired.” Labor can be physical or mental toil, but more commonly refers to physical exertion for the purpose of supplying material wants.
This week, in celebration of Labor Day, you are to write a paragraph in which you discuss the need to recognize how working people contribute to our society. On the back of this sheet make a list of jobs. Next to each, briefly describe how the job effects all of society.
___ 5-8 sentences, including a topic and concluding sentence
___ five elements of good writing; focus on PURPOSE and IDEAS
___ clearly reworked rough draft
___ final is neat and written in ink
___ all three papers stapled together with final on top
Video Warm Ups for the Week:
Monday: Do you think that video games have a negative effect on teens? Why or
Tuesday: Do you think cell phones have a place in the classroom? Why or why not?
Wednesday: What would you do if you had a million dollars? Explain and give reasons for
Thursday: What are most scared of? Explain where you think this fear came from.
Friday: What is the main message of this video? Why is this an important message to understand?
Classwork for the week
Monday: This week students will finish reading “The Jacket” in the Springboard textbook, p. 30-32 and look for similes and metaphors.
Tuesday: Students will complete page 32, questions 1-3.
Wednesday: Students will begin creating their own narratives; completing page 36-37
Thursday: Students will complete page 38 and begin the FLEE MAP
Friday: Media Center and finish FLEE MAP.