I have just a couple of notes for you before the holiday begins.
Please note that extra credit is available for your student for this six week marking period. If they need the grade help, now is the time to act. A file on the “Unit Info” page explains a wide range of options. Students must email me by the 28th though to let me know of their intention to do extra credit work and which assignment they selected.
The reading checks for Harm de Blij’s The Power of Place were a strong learning experience for students about the nature of AP level course work and the gap they may have between their current ability and where they will have to be before taking on the Advanced Placement challenge. This will be valuable information for you when course selection time for next year comes around.
I am not assigning homework, but if your student has had a rough time with this reading and less than desirable results on the reading check scores, this holiday may offer a good opportunity for some catching up. The week we return, students will take the second test of the marking period on chapter one of The Power of Place. Taking some time to prepare a study guide of the key points in the chapter would be a wise use of time.
I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know your child and guide his or her learning.
All the best,