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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

See you all in 1 year!!!

Happy Spring Break Sharks!!!

Thank you all for the lovely wishes for me and the new little one I'll be having in April!  I will see you all after Spring Break 2017!!!

Best of luck to all of you!!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday:

Block A: Thank you for the thoughtful responses to the Nature of Things documentary "Surviving the Teenage Brain." Hopefully you got a lot out of the experience. One more day, and we'll wrap up before Spring Break!

Block B: We will have time in class tomorrow to finish Iron Will and the making connections practice chart. Don't forget that for each event you need to explain what you are connecting to and clearly explain how making this connections helps to increase your understanding. There is no homework tonight!

Block D: Impressive work today crew! If you did not finish your double-spaced rough draft of the theme analysis paragraph in class today, please have it done for tomorrow. I will also be collecting your short story textbooks so make sure you have that with you too!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Take Away Tuesday:

Block A: Thank you for the reflections on the project! We'll continue the work on the teenage brain tomorrow.

Block B: If you did not finish your THIEVES, Text-coding, and Linear Notes assignment in class today - please make sure it is done tonight - I'm collecting it first thing tomorrow.

Block D: Work continues today on the graphic organizer for your theme analysis paragraph. If you did not finish the graphic organizer in class, please make sure it is done for tomorrow!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday Musings

Block A: We are SO proud of you guys!!! Your Top 10s were so fun today!!! Thank you all for your hard work. We'll wrap up this unit together tomorrow!!

Block B: We're half-way through the THIEVES, text-coding and Linear Notes CLS assignment. One more work block tomorrow - they are due on Wednesday!

Block D: Day one in the books of our responding to literature formal theme analysis paragraph. By tomorrow you should choose your story, decide on your theme and start thinking of the proofs/evidence from the story. Planning starts tomorrow!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Fun on a Friday!

Block A: Our YouTube channel is looking SO great!!! I can't WAIT to see your Top 10s projects in our Showcase Monday!!!

Block B: Great work on the re-design of your linear notes!!! I hope you found it useful today. I'll give you your CLS assignment on Monday.

Block D: Why are theme statements so hard to write?!!! It is just a little sentence! For the weekend: study your short story terminology for the quiz and write 5 beautiful theme statements - 1 for each story we've read.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thoughts on Thursday:

Block A: One more day to polish your Top 10 iMovie and then we're going to upload them to our private YouTube channel - so excited for Monday!!!

Block B: Great work today on the group discussion! We ran out of time to view all the notes and vote on the best ones - but we'll do that tomorrow. No homework tonight!

Block D: I know that writing theme statements is not exactly easy work - but we're at least on the right track! We'll continue tomorrow - no homework tonight!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Mull-it-over Monday!

Block A: Only ONE more class to work on your Top 10 project!!! Goal for tomorrow is to make sure you've met all the criteria for the project - images, subtitles, voice over and music!

Block B: There is no specific homework for tonight - just make sure that parts A, B and C of your "What is it?" inference activity are done for Wednesday. You may or may not get time in class tomorrow to work on it!

Block D: If you did not complete your setting Haiku for "The Veldt" please do so for homework tonight. You need to write your best 2 on the index card provided (in pen) and put your name on the back. I'll collect tomorrow. If you missed the instructions here they are: