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Daily Paragraph #1
Using a minimum of five sentences, describe your Winter Break. What did you do? What went well? What did not go well? What will you remember when you are old like Mr. McCluskey?

Daily Paragraph #2
Using a minimum of five sentences, describe your days during the Teacher's Strike. What did you do? What went well? What did not go well? What will you remember when you are old like Mr. McCluskey?

Daily Paragraph #3
https://abc30.com/education/la-teachers-back-in-class-wednesday-as-union-approves-deal/5102134/
What is your initial impression of the outcome of the Teacher's Strike? What types of things were gained that might help you during high school? What do you wish could change or improve in your school?

Daily Paragraph #4
Zodiac Explanation & Zodiac Explanation Cartoon & Holiday Details and Description & http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year/videos & Read: 5 Things to Know About Chinese New Year
What is your initial impression of the Chinese New Year celebration? How did the Chinese Zodiac animals get decided? What are some of the ways people celebrate Chinese New Year? How much of the world celebrates this holiday? Can you go a whole day without saying anything bad to anyone if it means good luck for you in the New Year? Why?


On the heels of Mr. Rivas' presentation, describe the specifics of what you will be doing in five years. How old will you be? Where will you be living? Where will you be working? What will you be studying? Part-time student, full-time student, not a student at all? How will you be on your way to the life you want when you are old like Mr. McCluskey? BE SPECIFIC!

Daily Paragraph #5
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/students-stage-walkout-protest-dress-code-ban-durags-theyre-trying-take-away-151500247.html
What is your initial impression about this ban on do-rags? Is this an attack on culture? Could the ban help to alleviate safety concerns about gang related violence? Can dress codes, in general, keep schools safe?

Grading Rubric
 
1 point
Assignment has been completed in a thoughtful and sophisticated manner.
1/2 point
Question has not been fully answered, only partially addressed or not long enough to convey a complete answer.
0 points
Question has not been answered, answer demonstrates little or no thought and effort is minimal.

Any questions or concerns should be discussed with Mr. McCluskey no later than three class meetings after assignment has been returned to students.
REMEMBER:
Mr. McCluskey wants you to earn the most possible points and wants you to ask questions about why points may have been deducted.

 

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