Today was the checkpoint for most students and while it only contained 5 questions, it was a good mini assessment to see how well the students understood the three different points of view: 1st person, 2nd person, and 3rd person.
Other students were finishing up with last week's mid-quarter assessment. Since we have had a lot of absences it has taken this long to ensure everyone had the chance. Formal assignments are such that all students need to have them completed.
In science, students did an in-class activity on the rock cycle by filling in the blanks. This one was collaborative in the sense that they were encouraged to work together either with a partner or in a small group. Those who wished to work individually were allowed to if they so chose.