To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun-times Friday!

Block B: No homework over the break - enjoy the holiday!

Block C: Don't forget that you have parts 3 and 4 of your novel study due the Tuesday we get back! Have a great holiday!

Block D: No homework over the break - enjoy the holiday!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This is your Thursday:

Block B: In class today - we finished up our examination of Mulan and how the movie follows the hero's journey.  There is no homework tonight! :)

Block C: Phew! Essays are now done :) No more synthesis writing, until at least next year... Parts 3 and 4 of your novel study are due on Tuesday January 6th.

Block D: Thank you all for your hard work and fearless performances today. I really enjoyed your creativity! No homework :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!

Block B: Good copies of your hero poems are due tomorrow - we will then continue watching Mulan to complete the hero's journey handout.

Block C: Phew! Day one of synthesis essay writing is done - we will continue tomorrow in C block and into lunch if necessary.

Block D: A fantastic start to our poetry presentations - looking forward to finishing off tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tasks for this Tuesday:

Block B: Please complete the rough draft of your hero poem for tomorrow's class. There will be some time for revision and catch up on creation myths at the beginning of class.

Block C: I hope that your synthesis outlines went well in class today! We start writing our essays in class tomorrow - you will have 2 classes to complete.

Block D: I'm very excited to see the final products of how you have brought these poems to life! Practice your dramatic reading - speak knowledgeably about your topic and wow us with your theme and why this is a poem worth stopping for.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Most of all Monday!

Block B: For tonight complete the yellow handout to organize your thoughts on the hero in your life that you are going to write a poem about. Also the good good (in pen or typed) of your current events poem is due tomorrow.

Block C: Think about how you are going to absorb the synthesis lesson from today - and approach your essay tomorrow. You will have the entire block to prepare your point form outline. The essay writing days will be Wednesday and Thursday.

Block D: There will be one more day to work on your project tomorrow - before presentations start tomorrow!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fabulous Friday!

Block B: I hope you all enjoyed the performance of our wonderfully talented student musicians today as much as I did! Don't forget to complete the rough draft of your current events poem for Monday.

Block C: Today in class we tackled the characterization task - to write a minimum 17-line poem that captures the essence of your interpretation of the Grandmother from "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Once you completed the poem - you worked on the theme notes and then read the story "A Small, Good Thing" for Monday's class.

Block D: Thank you for your honest reflections - and heart-felt poems. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed reading them. You are all such inspiring and impressive writers. Well done! We will start to share our Bringing Poetry to Life projects on Wednesday. You will have time in class on Monday and Tuesday to prepare your presentation.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Think about it Thursday:

Block B: Today we continued / started the rough draft of our current events poem. The rough draft is due on Monday for revision. We will be treated to a performance of our school band tomorrow. Please come to class for attendance - we will head down to the gym together.

Block C: Some interesting thoughts raised in discussion today - thank you for your engaging interaction. No homework tonight.

Block D: Hope you enjoyed the play today! We will continue our work on poetry project tomorrow!