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1 ACCESS ETHS Openers

2 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 1: a lot, not alot accept - except across affect all right alone, not a lone along, not a long already - all ready always appearance April article August author because, not cause beginning belief - believe business buy - by

3 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What is the the importance of taking notes? What are some different methods for notetaking? What are some notetaking strategies currently used by students?

4 1. I have in my hand two U.S. coins which total 55 cents in value. One coin is not a nickel. Please bear this in mind. What are the coins? 2. A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many did he have left?

5 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What are the variety of goals that people can set for themselves. (School, Educational, Career, Personal, Life)? Develop several of these goals, and distinguish between short, medium, and long term goals.

6 Oscar comes 5 minutes late to Humanities History. He does not have a pass. Will his teacher let him in? What are the consequences? When and where does he go to serve these consequences?

7 Alicia left her ID at home. She needs her ID to buy lunch. Alicia will not be able to go to volleyball practice on an empty stomach. Should she buy a new ID? Where can she get an ID? How much does it cost?

8 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 2: careful character, characteristic, characterization, characterized choose - chose, chosen college coming convenience could’ve, not could of counselor criticism, criticize December define, definite, definitely, definition describe, description dependent development dining disappoint does, doesn’t Effect English existence, existent experience extremely

9 Joe has to go from his PE class to Keyboarding. He keeps making it a few seconds after the bell. What could he do to improve his situation? Who should he talk to? What are the potential consequences? When and where does he go to serve these consequences?

10 Darrell Darrell was struggling in his Algebra class. He failed first quarter. Second quarter he began attending AM support and going to the math lab – he earned an A! He is nervous for the final exam… What percentage is each quarter and the final? Can he fail his exam and still pass the class?

11 Tiffany’s alarm did not go off this morning. She comes 17 minutes late to school and does not have a pass. Will her teacher let her in? What are the consequences? When and where does she go to serve these consequences?

12 Elliott tried to open his locker this morning but it didn’t work. As his friend, how might you first try and help him out? As his friend, how might you first try and help him out? Later, he admits he forgot his combination. Where should he go to get the combo? What will he need as proof?

13 Want to graduate early? How many total credits do you need? What are the two classes that you must have four years of?

14 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 3: familiar February fictitious finally forty, fourth - forth freshmen, freshman Friday friend, friendliness gentleman, gentlemen government grammar hear - here hero, heroes, heroic height hoping Humorous independent interest interfere its - it's January July June

15 Fact or Fiction? You need 4 years of English to graduate ETHS. You must take Physics (usually in your Junior year) at ETHS. You are required to take 3 years of Math to graduate ETHS.

16 GPA Values If an A has a value of 4.0, what are the values for each of the following letter grades? A-, B+, B, B-, C+, D Grades in Honors courses and Advanced Placement courses are increased by what values?

17 GPA calc - Honor Roll Jake’s semester grades are the following: A, A-, B+, B, and B- What Honor Roll recognition (if any) would Jake receive? What would he need to do to improve his Honor Roll recognition?

18 GPA calc – Athletic Eligibility Annie had a challenging semester and earned the following grades in her classes: C, B, D, C-, B+, B-. According to IHSA, will Annie be able to play soccer the following semester? If she earned D’s instead of the C/C-’s, what could she have done to still remain eligible?

19 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: Look at the student activities section in the Pilot before responding to the following. What extracurricular activities have I enjoyed the most during middle school? Do I want to continue to be involved in this type of activity in high school or are there others I might want to pursue?

20 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 4: laboratory lead - led library literature lose - loose, losing March May meant metaphor Monday narrative necessary occasion, occasional occur, occurred, occurring, occurrence October omitted paid passed - past pleasant playwright precede prefer, preferred prejudice - prejudiced prepare, preparation

21 After a busy weekend of studying, it’s time to go back to school. Mondays are tough for everyone… What time will you be coming into school on a Monday? What is different about the schedule on Mondays compared to the other four days? How long are the class periods?

22 Keenan is a new student who transferred into Honors Chemistry and needs a textbook. Where will he go to pick up a textbook? What item(s) will he need in order to receive his textbook? What happens if he loses his textbook?

23 ETHS Cheer Song Please do not use your Pilot for this Cloze Procedure. _______ we will fight for you For the right to do ________ for you— We’ll go in to play and win the _______ We will bring you fame! ____! Rah! Rah! Orange and the ____ we’ll proudly wear, May our ______ e’er fly! Victory comes while we ____, Many trophies we will _____, So Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! _____! _____! We will win the game for _________ High. What is an alternate ending to line #9 (only when we compete with our neighbors to the north).

24 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What are the procedures and deadlines for making schedule changes, level changes, and adding/dropping classes.

25 Bell Schedules - Regular day It’s 9:25 a.m. What class period will you be in? Why is 4th period longer than the others? Your lunch is during 7th period. Between what times will you be eating?

26 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 5: principal - principle privilege probably proceed, procedure quiet - quit - quite really receive, receiving recommend refer, referred, referring, referral remember repetition rhythm, rhyme Saturday sentence separate, separation September should’ve, not should of simile similar sophomore speech stopping stories studying Sunday

27 Forecast calls for 14 inches of snow tonight…Snow day? Yeah right. This is ETHS! More likely, it will be a late start. How will you find out?

28 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What are the current spaces that you use when working on homework? Is there a need for a quiet space? What are the benefits of working in study groups? Any other study space suggestions, tips/strategies?

29 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What are test taking anxieties? What are some ways to combat test taking fears? Discuss ways to effectively prepare for quizzes, tests, exams, and how to review/analyze returned tests.

30 A) What is the only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. B) Name six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s.”

31 Write on board/overhead: “Peer,” “Pressure,” and “Peer Pressure.” Think: Individually write down a definition for each of these terms– Peer, Pressure, and Peer Pressure – in your own words. Pair: Then turn to the person sitting next to you, discuss what you’ve written, and come to some agreement as to a good definition for each term. Both of you should write your common definitions below the ones you did yourself. Share: Now we’ll share with the class.

32 No Excuse Words Of the Week Week 6: than - then their - there - they're though, thorough threw - through Thursday tragedy tries, tried truly Tuesday two - too - to until villain wear - where weather - whether Wednesday were - we're which - witch whose - who's woman, women would’ve, not would of writing, writer, written you’re – your

33 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: Which subjects in middle school interest me the most? The least? Does my interest have a lot to do with how well I got to know my teacher(s)? How does this impact my outlook as I enter high school?

34 A) The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. B) The only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball. C) The fruit with its seeds on the outside.

35 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: Fact or Fiction: It is easier to raise your grade point average (GPA) during your freshman year than during your junior year.

36 What are the only three consecutive numbers that when all are added, the sum equals double the last integer?

37 Reflect on the following individually, and then discuss as a group: What is the SAFETY HOTLINE ( ) used for?

38 EXTRA AUP Policy Plagiarism scenario More brain teasers Check Modified documents

39 Alex had an argument with his mother before school this morning and comes to school feeling very upset. What should he do?

40 Marcus is on his way to class and is stopped by Safety to discuss an earlier event. By the time their conversation is over, there is only one minute remaining before the bell is to ring. What should he do? Marcus is on his way to class and is stopped by Safety to discuss an earlier event. By the time their conversation is over, there is only one minute remaining before the bell is to ring. What should he do?

41 Shavon arrives to first period class and realizes that she doesn’t have her book or a pen. What should she do? Shavon arrives to first period class and realizes that she doesn’t have her book or a pen. What should she do?

42 Elena asks to use the restroom during class. The teacher says no. Three minutes later another student is given permission to go. Elena feels this is unfair. What should she do? Give reasons for your answer. Elena asks to use the restroom during class. The teacher says no. Three minutes later another student is given permission to go. Elena feels this is unfair. What should she do? Give reasons for your answer.

43 Charles is talking in class. Several of his classmates are also chatting. The teacher tells him to stop but he doesn’t see her say anything to the other students. What should he do?

44 Christian doesn’t agree with a grade earned on an assignment. What should he do?

45 High School Behaviors _____ Coming to class on time _____ Staying in seat _____ Responding appropriately to redirection _____ Remaining on task _____ Speaking in a respectful manner to adults _____ Speaking in a respectful manner to peers _____ Speaking with permission _____ Complete all assignments Indicate which of these skills you are already good at and which ones you believe you could work on. Use a G or W to label each skill above. Use the back of this sheet to write a paragraph describing the reasons for your labels and your plans for improvements.

46 Andrew has been having conflicts with some of his peers. On several occasions, Terrance has given him dirty looks in the hallway and/or bumped into him. He believes it is on purpose. Another students tells Andrew that Terrance is planning to jump him after school with some of his friends. What should he do? Write a paragraph explaining what he should do and why.

47  Bianca heard that one of her friends is spreading a rumor that she is pregnant. This rumor has come back to her four times from four different people.  What should she do? Write a paragraph detailing what she should do and provide reasons for your answer.

48  What are the behavioral expectations in the ETHS hallways?  Create a list of behaviors that one must avoid in the hallways.

49  What are the three most important things you've learned so far during Access ETHS?  What questions do you still have?  Write at least 6 sentences to answer these questions.

50 FINAL OPENER  What are the three things you liked best about the Access ETHS class this summer?  What are three things you would suggest that I change for next year?


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