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Posted: April 17, 2020

Hello, everyone!  There is a detailed post in Teams that explains the "Enrolled" vs "Credit" distinction that will appear on your transcripts.  If you do not opt in to "Credit" by specifying your intention to me immediately (we'll be picking up the pace asap), then you will receive the "Enrolled" designation.  Your first assignment is posted, as well - completing your own Annotated Bibliography by next Wednesday.  I'll have our "Credit" model laid out by Monday.  Looking forward to talking with you!  Any questions?  Send them through Teams or email me at kimc@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: April 14, 2020

Good morning, English 10!  Please check your student emails.  You've all been sent a message outlining the options available to you for your home learning adventure.  As you'll read in taht email, I'll be sending a follow-up email later today with my own sample in case you need  to see what yours COULD look like.  Can't wait to get connected!

Posted: April 10, 2020

Good morning, everyone! By the end of today, please check your email.  if you forget where to find it, just go to the "Quick Links" section of the JMH website, and "student emails" is right there for you. You'll see an invitation from me to join a group - that'll be your class email group, and the main way we send information back and forth for now.  Just a quick click, and you're good to go! On Monday, we'll take a look at your first home learning endeavour. Take care this weekend. Can't wait to talk with you!

 

Hi, everyone!  I just uploaded the info you'll need to frontload for the annotated bibliography you'll eventually develop.  Just follow the directions, knock each step down one at a time, then hit "turn in" so I know you've tackled it.  Note any questions that might come up as you tour the info.  Please complete by next Wednesday, April 15.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CREATE AN AB AT THIS POINT!  You are just learning (with some help from a couple of wonderful Tommie alumni...you'll see!) the why, what and how.  Good luck!!

Posted: April 9, 2020

Good morning, you jeaniuses!  I've posted our first assignment in Teams (I just took a peek, and see that many of you already checked it ou!).  Like it explains, please read the sample I wrote for you, then complete your own (not due until noon next Wednesday).  Feel free to contact me through Teams or through my email kimc@nbed.nb.ca if you need anything. Thank you! xo

Posted: April 8, 2020

Hey, periods 1 and 5!  Oh, do I EVER miss starting and ending my days with you!  For now, we are just easing into this new stage of our quarantine experience, as far as your academics are concerned.  By Friday, you'll receive an email as part of our class group.  All I'll need is a little response from you, so I know you received it.  That's how we'll do most of our communications, for now.  We could add some video conferencing, too, but not until you're settled into the groove with all of your classes.  Hope you're well, folks.  Miss you a truckload.  xo

Posted: April 8, 2020

Hello, you beautiful seniors!  I posted an "assignment" in Teams.  Please take a peek, then submit it (through Teams) so I can get an idea of who I'm able to reach.  Talk with you soon!  xo

Posted: April 7, 2020

Good morning!  I posted a note (under Assignments) in Teams.  It's NOT an assignment - just an explanation of what's coming.  If it's easier, just download the Teams app on your phone (it's free!). 

Once you get a chance to read it, can you say a quick hello in the conversation?  Eventually, maybe we can try to log in at the same (same-ish) time so we can have a CLASS conversation...or even a VIDEO CHAT!!

But I'm getting ahead of myself... Go to Teams, take a look under Assignment, then leave a comment in the conversation.  That's it for now!

xo

Posted: April 6, 2020

Hey, folks!  Imagine that you're walking into our classroom right now...music is playing...I'm waiting for you up front...you're ready to bring your best for another sixty minutes.  Well, things have changed a little, haven't they?

First thing to note: I haven't posted any actual work today because I figured you'd already be feeling a little overwhelmed...on TOP of being isolated!  Let's ease into things, OK?

To give you an idea of the direction we'll be taking, English 9 and 10 will be expected to do a little reading and a little writing each week.  Pretty decent, right?  English 121, we will pick up sort of where we left off: we're going to complete an annotated bibliography, because chances are VERY good that you'll have to do them in your post-secondary studies and your profs may not take the time to show you how.  Then, we'll leave things a little more open-ended, and a little more creative.

I hope you are all healthy and happy and hunkered down.  Remember, you can email me any time at kimc@nbed.nb.ca, or (if your class is set up) you can use Teams to contact me (and each other!).

Check back tomorrow for the next baby step in this venture we're taking together.  I really, really miss you birds.

-Mrs. Corlett

Posted: May 2, 2017

English 9 - periods 1 and 6 - we finished the play today, then tried to determine who you thought was MOST responsible for Romeo and Juliet's fate.  Be prepared to write your test tomorrow!

English 9 - period 2 - Hopefully, you were able to select a novel today for your novel study.  You'll choose your packet tomorrow!

English 121 - Today, you were assigned an additional "on-your-own-time"  novel study.  You must select a classic, then (after reading it and making copious novel notes) write a one-page literary essay to prove that the novel you selected either should or shouldn't be considered a classic.  The guidelines for a literary essay are included on the assignment page, taken directly from your Grade 12 Standards document.  Due date is Friday, May 19.

Posted: April 10, 2017

English 9 - Periods 1 and 6 - Terrific work with Act 1...our star cross'd lovers have finally met!  What's next?  We'll complete some in-class activities this week as we continue reading in Act 2.

English 121 - This week will be dedicated to establishing your theses for the essay you have selected to write.  Remember, ALL parts of the process must be handed in with your final copy next Wednesday, April 19.  These include the plan/outline (vetted by a peer and Mr. Hache or Mrs. Corlett), your edited draft, your final copy, and the rubric we co-created.  In addition, your Article of the Week is due on Thursday.

Posted: April 3, 2017

English 9 - Periods 1 and 6 - Great job with your iambic pentameter!  You can read your work (and that of your peers) in the hallway right outside our classroom.  Today, we began Act 1, scene 1 - boy, do these families HATE each other!

              - Period 2 - You're now at Act 3!  Mr. Hache has a little side-step planned for you tomorrow...

NOTE: Grade 9 course selections are tomorrow. Don't worry - we'll take a few minutes at the beginning of class to give you the run-down!

English 121 - Today, we took a different approach to our Article of the Week, viewing a Ted Talk, instead.  This is the link, in case you were absent today:  https://www.ted.com/talks/jia_jiang_what_i_learned_from_100_days_of_rejection#t-917590

For Thursday, you must have the Food for Thought section completed (we practiced note-making while we viewed the video in class today).  Your Non-Fiction assignment is due tomorrow (Tuesday) (novel notes and a typed One-Pager).  In addition, you must have read MLK Jr.'s response piece to the Alabama Clergymen for tomorrow (Tuesday).  NOTE: If you were absent today, there is a copy in our class folder for you. 

 

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