Sycamore Tonight

2/9/2011

 
Don't forget to log on to Sycamore tonight and get your spelling and vocab quiz scores so you can enter them in your new test score trackers.

The reasons I'm having you do this are:
1)  It forces you to learn how to sign in to Sycamore and see your progress.
2)  Reflecting on past performance will hopefully motivate you to improve.
 

Reflecting

2/9/2011

 
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It's important to reflect on our past, so that we can learn from it, make adjustments and do better in the future.  Sometimes, though, reflection can be hard when our past is fuzzy.  

For example, do you know what your last four spelling test scores are?  Are you improving, getting worse, or staying about the same?  Sometimes, it can be hard to see what the scores on our tests mean to the bigger picture.

So, in an effort to help you reflect and improve your performance in the future, I've created a simple worksheet for you to track your progress.

Here's how to use it:

1.  Access the worksheet and make a copy for yourself and rename it with first your name.
2.  Sign in to Sycamore and get your Spelling Test percentages.
3.  Record those percentages into your worksheet and watch a progress graph be built.
4.  Do the same thing with your Vocab Quiz scores on the second page of the worksheet.
5.  Share the document with me so I can see your progress!  tmswedberg (at) gmail.com
6.  Watch the video below if you don't get it. :)

 
 
Originally, we had talked about taking Spelling test 11 on Tuesday (the next school day after we missed our test day due to snow).  However, after such a long time away from school, I think it only makes sense that we have a day to get back into school mode, and that we take our spelling test on our normal spelling test day.  Therefore, Spelling Test 11 will happen Wednesday morning, and Practice Test 11 will be due on Wednesday as well.

Have a great long weekend!
 
 
I think many of you have used this Spelling City before, so I just wanted to remind you that  it can be a helpful and different way to spend time learning your spelling words.  It is up in the Helpful Link Section now.

Just type in your list, and then study, be tested, or play a number of different games based on your words.