How to Submit a Badge
You will need the following to get started:
- An idea of what type of badge you are seeking
- “Evidence of Learning” – This is the ‘permanent record’ that is left over from your learning, a finished product (such as an essay, video, artwork, etc) or a completed Self-Assessment of Learning.
- Go to badges.u.school and sign-in.
- If you are using a Self-Assess of Learning (SAoL) for your EoL copy the Self-Assessment of Learning template (on left side column of badges.u.school), as a new doc, title it, and write your reflection — you must share the doc with Sandy, Pat and Laura
- Pick the appropriate badge* from the badges.u.school site and submit a link to your EoL in the submission box.
- Once we read your submission, you will receive an email confirmation that you have earned the badge or one asking for more information.
*Note: If you cannot find an applicable badge for your submission, email Pat or Sandy and we will make one.
Please submit your flash fiction draft to me by Friday. I’m looking forward to reading them.
After this writing, we will start contemporary poetry.
On Friday students enjoyed a medieval impression of military science by Richard Swinney MD, FAAEM of Bramble’s Schoole of Defence.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive. Only if we face these open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people.
The Moxie has offered us a private showing of the documentary “I am Not Your Negro” written by James Baldwin. This documentary has received high praise and we urge you to go.
James Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His writings and work are important and moving. At some point in your high school career at u.school we will discuss James Baldwin so this would be a good insight into his life and allow you to think deeper about his work.
The showing is this Wednesday at 1:00. The cost is $8 per person. The documentary is rated PG-13. Please sign up here if you wish to go: Movie sign-up.
Parents are welcome to come as well.
All students and families are invited to the class of 2017’s graduation ceremony:
May 17th (Wednesday)
Lake Springfield Boathouse
5324 S. Kissick Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804
Congratulations graduates Evan, Rhiannon, Owen and Sarah
This writing conference is for 5th-8th graders and will be on May 12th. Register via this link http://blog.u.school/wp-admin/post-new.php by April 14th.
We recommend all 6th and 7th graders go. If students want to attend a teacher can be there.
- Let’s talk about where everyone is on their creative writing piece.
- Read these three short stories and discuss “flash” stories of 1,000 words or less.
What Happened During the Ice Storm
“The Bracelet” by Ann Angel: I’ll give you a handout
“A Car” by Pia Z. Ehrhardt: I’ll give you a handout