Thursday, January 21, 2010
In February, they have an essay contest. I plan to talk to the teachers about submitting a few of the essays that will be written next week. Do your best and let's see how many author's we can publish in one year.
Monday, January 18, 2010
1.In an intro paragraph, write the position on this topic giving some ideas from below.
2.Choice three or four of the ways listed below and expand each idea in three or four follow-up paragraphs. Please list other resources that you use in your paper.
V Values & beliefs-what most people believe
E/O Expert opinion-what experts say
S Statistics-summary of survey
A Analogies-if A then B
E Examples-things found in nature
C Cause & effect-the outcome of something else
T Traditions & customs-cultural explainations
S Special rules-
2. Use the T bar we used in class. Write a complete sentences about the topic and briefly identify. Then expand into a multiple paragraph essay.
Arguments against topic Arguments for the topic
3. In a closing paragraph, rewrite your opinion.
Friday, January 15, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Owyhee students participate in the preparation, serving, and cleaning of lunch every Tuesday. As of this week, groups of 3 to 4 students work for two hours in the kitchen(one group in the morning from 10:30-12:30, a second group from 12:30-2:30). This way students are only working in the kitchen once a month. I hope your son or daughter is enjoying the opportunity to be part of this unique food program.
Valentine's brings up the discussion of health. HDMS encourages students that choose to bring treats to make snacks with a small amount of sugar, no processed foods, and individually wrapped for easy distribution and consumption over time. I hope that this gives you enough information. Any comments or suggestions can be added by clicking the comment box or clicking on the E-mail Me link at the bottom of the page(it should be fixed now).