Due Date: September 7, 2012
In order for us to work as a team, we need to get to know one
another and learn to appreciate each other! Your shoe box
presentation will introduce us to some of your significant
moments in your history. I am excited to see what you choose to
I also want to get an idea of where your strengths are in
language – and you can also get a sense of what my expectations
for you are. Remember: This is just our first introduction! Do
your best and I am looking forward to seeing what you can do!
This is a list that might give you some ideas; anything that is
mandatory is in bold.
Shoebox (or any small box you can decorate – Food Basics
often has small boxes)
Wrapping paper, newspaper, magazine paper
Certificates of Achievements/awards
Anything that brings back a memory of something that has
been important to you and the person you are today!
1. You must decorate your shoe box so that it is attractive
and represents you. For example, if I were a nature lover,
I might cover my box with glued leaves, pine cones and
twigs. Be imaginative and creative!
2. You must bring in ten items. You may bring in ONE item
that doesn’t fit in the box.
3. You must present your items by telling us what they are,
when they are from and why they are special to you.
4. Your items should be things you are comfortable sharing
with the class.
5. You must answer audience questions.
You will be evaluated using levels one through four. Here are
the communication skills I will be looking for:
Speaks in a loud, clear voice
Is expressive when speaking
Makes eye contact with audience
Answers questions confidently
All people have memories and all people have “deciding moments”
in their lives that have made them who they are. Sometimes these
moments and events are the result of our choices, and sometimes
those choices are made for us. Your assignment, to be handed in
along with your shoe box, is to tell me about some specific
events in your life that made you who you are. (An example of a
defining moment might be when your parents decided to send you
to Our Lady of Fatima. How would going to a different school
have changed your life?)
1. You must write two to three paragraphs on at least three
important moments in your life. You do not have to share
anything you do not feel comfortable sharing with me. Your
writing is not something you will have to share with the
rest of the class. I will only share it if there is a
specific reason and if I have your permission which you are
free to give or not.
2. You may submit the information on three ringed lined paper
or by typing it on the computer.
3. You should be sure to proof-read, edit and polish the final
copy. This is my first introduction to your writing
I will evaluate your using levels one through four. Here
are the writing skills I am looking for:
Follows directions on the assignment
Work was well thought out and put into clear
The writing expresses your emotions during the event
The writing was proof-read, edited and polished before
it was handed in
Rubric – Please hand in with writing
Level One Level Two Level Three Level Four
Following Follows few Follows Follows Follows all
instruction instruction some most instruction
s s instruction instruction s
Art work – Decorated Decorated Decorated Decorated
* Decorated little of some of the most of the all of the
the shoebox the show shoebox. shoebox. shoebox.
feelings Used some Used a Used a wide
* Uses a Used only a materials variety of variety of
variety of couple of (3) materials materials
materials materials. (4) (5+)
to decorate (2)
Ability Rarely Sometimes Generally Always
* Speaks in
a loud and
clear voice Not Some Usually Always
* Speaks expressive expression expressive expressive
y speaking Some Most All
* Answers Few questions questions questions
audience questions answered answered answered
questions answered confidently
Paragraphs Rarely Sometimes Usually Always
Writing Rarely Sometimes Usually Always
Writing was Little Some Evident No evidence
polished evidence evidence of
and good- grammatical
copy , spelling
material or typing
Effort for Poor Okay Good Fantastic