MEK LABS & GROUP CLASS
The first week of the Summer semester flew by! However, it didn’t go by so fast that MEK didn’t notice all the hard work and immediate improvement students made. Since we promised to make you a part of our journey, we are eager to share our Week 1 progress with your families.
Now that Lab students have been introduced to the structure of their customized curricula, we would like to share some tips to help maximize time with instructors.
- Students should arrive at least ten minutes prior to their Lab start times. When students arrive late, they jeopardize their one-on-one time and may be temporarily assigned a different instructor.
- Students should come to Labs prepared for their sessions. Students should bring their binders, pencils, and any required homework to every Lab and/or class.
- Students should review their Lab Introduction Sheets.The colorful illustration in your child’s binder shows how his/her Lab works. Please review the sheet together to ensure that everyone understands the routine.
Important Lab Reminders
- Math Lab: Students should do their homework while lessons are still fresh in their minds. Keep your child focused by creating a specific routine for when/where to complete homework!
- Writing & Literacy Lab: Please review your child’s essay and grade together, and ask what he/she must do to improve next time.
- Reading Lab: Students must complete their assigned for homework before their next session.
- Vocabulary Lab: Remember that at MEK an 80% on vocabulary quizzes is considered passing. However, the expectation is for students to earn a 100%. So, make sure to study.
Words from Your Lab Instructors
“We will always show you the most efficient, most sure way to solve a problem. Don’t continue to do it your way. I promise our way is the best.”
“Be prepared for your passages to become more difficult as your sessions continue. We are going to challenge you in order to help you!”
Students were exposed to the academic presentation process after reading about the environmental and community issues surrounding volcanoes. Remember—MEK is a safe and friendly space to practice public speaking skills. While getting up in front of peers can be nerve wracking, it is important to enter the classroom with confidence!
- Tackling, breaking down, and understanding non-fiction texts
- General presentation skills: posture, speech, etc.
Important Non-Fiction Reading Reminders
- Students shouldn’t forget to bring their prop (poster, hand-out, etc.)
- Please ensure your child comes prepared for his/her presentation each week.
- Have your child practice his/her presentation at home. Provide feedback to help your child do his/her best on the actual presentation!
WORDS FROM YOUR INSTRUCTORS
“Don’t be worried about presenting! Use the skills we teach you and just focus on getting stronger and more confident each time.”
“Have fun in class, but remember: learning to analyze non-fiction texts now will help you again and again in the future.”
MEK STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Congratulations Melissa Kiriscioglu!
Melissa was chosen by her instructors to be student of the week because she gave great effort in all assignments, participated in class discussions, and gave a great presentation!