AVID and the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is coming soon and AVID 8 is getting ready!

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Last week, AVID 7 and 8 students made placemats for the Meals on Wheels organization.  All the kids did a great job!  Check out the photo above with just a few of the placemats.

To thank the tutors for all of their hard work, AVID 7 and 8 wrote thank you cards.  We placed our thank you’s into stockings.  Each tutor had their very own stocking.

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AVID hopes you all have a wonderful holiday season!

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A Skill All Good Readers Have

What is the skill that all good readers have?   It is called Metacognition.   So what is metacognition, a person may be asking themselves.  It is the process of thinking about and controlling a person’s own learning experience.  In reading, this means the reader can carefully think about and understand what is going on in the reading.  The reader is aware of how he/she is thinking about what they are reading and doing something with that knowledge.  It’s like having a conversation in the reader’s mind about the reading.  Good readers with metacognition find meaning in the text and think deeply to comprehend what they are reading.  A person can learn to have metacognition while reading.  Click here to find out more.

UC Irvine

AVID 7 and 8 recently took a Fieldtrip to UC Irvine and had a wonderful time.

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The campus was absolutely beautiful and the weather could not have been better.

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There were over 100 Sussman AVID 7th and 8th graders on the tour.

Below is a picture of all of the 8th graders resting by the infinity fountain.
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I was able to get a shot of half the seventh graders.

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We did a lot of walking by the end of the tour we were really tired and ready for the bus ride home.

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CSU Stanislaus

My daughter is a junior in high school and is beginning to think about which college she would like to attend.  Sounded like a good reason to go on a road trip!  So my daughter, Cat and I, packed up our car and headed out last summer to see as many Cal State Schools we could in two weeks.  Fifth on our list was CSU Stanislaus located in the Central Valley, north of Fresno.

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The campus was beautiful and of medium size.

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There was a lot of brand new student housing on campus.  You can see a picture of it below.  Lots of open fields as well.

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Cat liked the large campus and I liked that the school was so close to the city of Stanislaus.  A car was not needed for a student who lives on campus.  A student could easily walk to a very large shopping center located at the edge of the campus.

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Overall, we liked Stanislaus very much but that heat found in the Central Valley can be a killer.

Write Here, Write Now

AVID 8 just finished their first writing prompt for the school year.  Check out the results below!

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We are off to a good start we have some very good 4s and 3s and some solid 2s.  Our goal for the rest of the school year is to raise those numbers.  AVID 8 is up to the task and will begin working on increasing those numbers right away.

Below are the new t-shirts the staff was given for our first writing prompt.

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Here is a picture of most of the staff wearing the shirts.  I say most of the staff because yours truly and a few other teachers who attended the AVID field trip were not there when the photo was taken.

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UC Merced

My daughter is a junior in high school and is beginning to think about which college she would like to attend.  Sounded like a good reason to go on a road trip!  So my daughter, Cat and I, packed up our car and headed out last summer to see as many Cal State Schools we could in two weeks.  Sixth on our list was UC Merced located outside of the city of Merced in the Central Valley.

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Merced was a small campus with lots of brand new buildings.  Brand new dorms were located on one side of the campus.  My daughter and I both were unsure of this campus.  We like the new buildings and the small campus but the campus was very far and removed from the city of Merced.  It would be next to impossible to attend this campus without a car.  I only have the one picture because it was so hot the day we arrived that my camera over heated.

How Do You Study for a Test? by Charlize R.

I study for tests in a couple different ways.  One way I study for tests is by using study guides when they are provided to me.  I also quiz myself or ask a family member for help when I need it.  I ask questions in class to make sure I understand what I am doing so that when a test comes, I won’t be clueless.  My type of studying depends on the type of test I am going to take such as math, science, English, and social studies.  In conclusion, I study for tests in several different ways that really help me on tests.