Sunday, July 16, 2017

During the Summer Break

It is the hot, lazy days of Summer. No one wants to think about reading, writing, arithmetic. This time is all about being in the sun, water, sand (like we aren't in the sand every day!), taking trips, or like some of us... working hard. 

This is also the time to catch up on reading, studying, maybe working in Aztec Learning Software, getting prepared for taking the GED. Remember that there are some great links on the LiveBinders page (**access code is: Deadrick203 ) for studying  for the test, there is a page of the most missed questions under the Math category.

I've added a couple  of new links under Math. Both are for math games, one is for kids (but it is fun) and the other is not just for kids, it has some fun questions. 

Keep in mind that now is a great time to get kids interested in reading for enjoyment, and to help their minds grow.  If they see you reading or enjoying playing a learning game, it will encourage them to do the same! Try asking the kids to help you challenge one of the games, it will encourage them to help you and draw their attention into the game itself. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 19-22 Intensive Institute

This is the last week for the Intensive Institute!  Everyone has worked very hard to get through the last few weeks. I know your heads are crammed full of information, and are ready to test. 

There are a few of you who have already scheduled testing, some are not quite there yet, but are just about ready!  Remember to come by the computer lab and work in Aztec Software to prepare for any of your tests, we are here to help you!

The lessons in Aztec really do help you prepare, even though some may seem like they are too simple, they build your skills in the methods used in the GED itself. You will have a variety of types of questions within the test itself, so knowing how to maneuver through them saves you precious time.

Aztec also has drills as well as the Practice Tests, which prepare you for what the test is going to be like. The Language portion of the GED has two sections, the test itself and the essay portion, which is mimicked in the Practice Test in Aztec.  

If you would like to take the Practice test in the Aztec GED Prep Solutions, see me and I will give you helpful hints for the Essay portion. And we all know that it is nice to have helpful hints. 

You've just about got this! Keep up the good work, you will succeed!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Poll Up

There is a new poll up at the right side of the page, if you are using a phone, you may not be able to readily see the poll. 

If possible, fill it out and submit. This is a totally anonymous poll, so no one knows, even me, what you have answered on our polls. 

If you have had damage and need anything, you can post in the comments... Please let us know if everyone is OK, if you have need of assistance, or have damage that needs immediate care. 

💓 to all

Bad Weather! June 15, 2017

That was some storm! 

The college had damage, but we are still open! Deadrick Hall had some major damage to the windows on the West and North sides, especially the main hallway on the second floor. The glass is swept up and the windows are being replaced. 

Mr. Lerma's class is meeting in Room 202 instead of his normal classroom.  The computer Lab is open, the computers are all up and running.  

Please remember that you can work in Aztec in the lab, at home on your computer or phone, or other device... you can use the Learning Resource Center as well, or the County Library has computers to use. 

If you are about ready to test, be sure to take the Practice Test in Aztec GED Prep Solutions first. This will give you a good idea of what is on the actual test. 

Every lesson in Aztec builds your computer skills, builds knowledge, and does prepare you for what the actual testing is going to be. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12-15 Intensive Institute

This week, the main focus for our intensive studies will be Social Studies.

Remember to come to the Computer Lab to work on Aztec, everyone that is attending the Intensive Institute should be in GED Prep in the Aztec Series. If you believe you are not, you can talk to me or email me.

Please be aware that the Social Studies GED test no longer has the essay portion, but it is all the more important to be able to use the computer to quickly complete the exam and Aztec will help you in this.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 5-8, 2017 Intensive Institute!

This week, the main focus of classes will be in Science. 

Please plan on spending as much time as possible in the Computer Lab. Remember that Aztec will help dramatically with your testing. Each lesson builds on what you have learned in the classroom, and will prepare you for testing. 

Aztec Learning Software

Sunday, May 28, 2017

What do you do when you are angry?

I thought this was a good way to remember to teach our kids how to deal with anger...and maybe ourselves.

What do you do with the mad that you feel,  
When you get so mad that you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh so wrong, 
And nothing you do seems very right?
What do you do?
Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag, 
Or see how fast you go?
It's great to be able to stop when you've planned the thing that's wrong. 
And to be able to do something else instead and think this song...
I can stop when I want to, Can stop when I wish, 
Can stop, stop, stop anytime
And what a good feeling to feel like this, 
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there is something deep inside, 
That helps us become what we can, 
...for a girl can someday be a Woman, 
and a boy can someday be a Man. 
                                  -Mr. Rogers ( song from his show Mr. Roger's Neighborhood)

It might seem corny, but I know people who feel like this show helped them... it was an iconic show on Public Broadcasting for many years,  Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was a comfortable and safe place that  gave children a sense of belonging because the host spoke to the children as if one on one, and made them feel welcome just the way they were, and gave them tools to deal with everyday emotions like anger, fear, sadness, and love....