Saturday, March 14, 2009

School Board Meeting: Part 2

Agenda posted on the whiteboard 03/10/09; teacher leads a choral reading & discussion of the agenda @ the beginning of class.

Materials: "Rights & Responsibilities"

  • Text Book: Civics & Literacy pg 114-117.
  • Handout: USCIS 100:55. focus on #6: give an elected official your opinion on an issue

The following was posted on from white board next to the agenda

What is a School Board?

  • School directors and other elected officials vote on laws and money for their schools.
What happens during a School Board meeting?

  • People talk for two minutes about good things/problems in their schools.
  • People give petitions (to the School Board).
  • The Board Members discuss school laws and money-->and VOTE!
What will happen tonight?

  • Our school director will talk about why Adult Education is important.
What are we going to do?
  • We are going to write letters.
  • We will go to the School Board meeting @ 6:50.
  • We will listen to the speakers. (about 1 hour)
  • Jiayan will speak for us and give out letters to the School Board.
After the meeting:
  • Come back to class.
  • Talk about the meeting.
  • Eat a snack.
  • Take a 100 question quiz & dictation.
  • Go home. is hosting a new series: ESL Lessons for Women's History Month. Today's Hera: Marian Anderson.

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