Today has been the first day of class of Social Sciences in this new school year. I think that our class it's really good, because we are all friends and we met Paqui two years ago, so I would like that the class works well. Our class is composed by two different classes: 4th A and 4th B.
Well, today in the class of Social Sciences, Paqui has given to us a sheet which contains information about the Social Sciences assessment criteria and some useful advices to pass the subject. Paqui has explained us how the final mark is divided into different percentages:
-50% of the mark will correspond to the marks of the exams.
-50% of the mark will correspond to the work of the classroom and homework (25%), notebook (10%) and finally the student's attitude in the classroom (15%).
Paqui also has explained how we should work during this school year.
After this, Paqui has given us the books that we will use during the year; but there are some problems, because there aren't enough books for everyone, so many of my classmates have to print the books. Also, she has talked about the organization of the notebook.
We have also included the first words in our Glossary, like: resit exam, damn, vow, brochure, raring to go, post... Then, Paqui has started explaining a new project about Renaissance art. The work has to be a brochure; she has told us that we will have to use photos, tray to reduce the information and contents, look for curiosities, trying to make it interesting, because if not it would be like a History book. We have to look information in our class book, but also in other sources, like internet or encyclopedias. Paqui has told us that we have to do this work correctly, because it could be very important for the mark.
Paqui has explained how we will write the journals everyday: a different person will write the journal each day on the blog and the rest of the classmates have to comment on it. Also she has explain the correct way to write the posts, and how we have to use the blog and enter on it. Today I' m the student who should write the journal.
Finally, Paqui has given to us a white sheet to write there our emails. It was a good lesson.
Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.