Today, I sent Melva a simple definition and basic explanation of the structure of an Extended Constructed Response question. I also compiled a short set of suggestions for standard Ballou High School social studies topics which could be integrated effectively with each of TOP's awareness goals to write ECR questions.
To see my initial research, click the following link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5018004/Extended%20Constructed%20Response.docx
|The Golden Temple|
In the afternoon, I caught the tail end of Intern Consultation with Ginny. During these bi-monthly sessions, Ginny Hughes (SBY Clinical Director) trains interns on counseling youth and their families by showing videos, sharing experiences, and shedding light on specific clients’ cases.
Feeling a bit too ill to be terribly productive in the office, I headed to one of my favorite places on the planet -- Flint Hill School. While Priya was at her volleyball scrimmage, I went to the main office and got to see Mrs. Williams -- it’s always great to see one of the most cheerful and organized people I know. As an extra bonus, who should walk in but the one and only BRIAN LAMONT?! Telling them both about my gap year was great, and being simultaneously teased and praised by Mr. Lamont was just like old times.
After saying a brief “χαίρε” to Dr. Marchetti, I walked to the language hallway with Ryan Ackerman (RACKERMAN). This kid has an incredibly tough schedule this year, and is handling it marvelously well. Luckily, he also has incredibly supportive teachers and quite a work ethic, so I know he’s going to do great.
|My Latin bookshelf!|
On our way out, we ran into Mr. Pryor, who shared that he has been reading my blog! I could certainly tell, as he referenced specific photographs and entries, even pointing out the one day I had not been able to post! I am so excited to hear that he has been reading -- thank you, Mr. Pryor!!
We drove through the monsoon, listening to Mama’s accounts of the bus-riding adventures she had today, and were greeted by Nani when we arrived home! I tried to take a 34-minute nap, but was too excited to fall asleep (for some strange reason, today feels like my birthday). I now look forward to a delicious dinner made by Mama and Nani -- yummm.