December 22, 2010

(B-Day)

Each class was given the option to work on assignments or watch Shrek Forever After.

There is no homework over break, but English classes need to finish reading their D.E.A.R. books, and begin/finish their projects (due January 10, 2011.)

Have a great Christmas and enjoy your break!

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December 21, 2010

(A-Day)

English-  The class began reading A Voice by Pat Mora, and also My Father’s Song by Simon J. Ortiz.  We discussed who the speaker is when reading poetry, and also what point of view they share. 

World History- Term:  Renaissance: a period of European history, lasting from about 1300 to 1600, during which renewed interest in classical culture led to far-reaching changes in art, learning, and views of the world.  The classes continued working on their Renaissance worksheet, and some classes began watching the History Channel’s special on Leonardo da Vinci and his contributions to painting, sculpture, inventions, and science.

December 20, 2010

(M-Day)

English-  The class took their test over the literary techniques we have discussed this marking period.

World History- Term:  Renaissance: a period of European history, lasting from about 1300 to 1600, during which renewed interest in classical culture led to far-reaching changes in art, learning, and views of the world.  Some classes finished their presentations over Africa, and began working on a Renaissance worksheet.

December 17, 2010

(B-Day)

English-  The class took the second literary techniques test, and finished their grammar work on inverted sentences and subjects in unusual positions. 

World History- Term: Renaissance: a period of European history, lasting from about 1300 to 1600, during which renewed interest in classical culture led to far-reaching changes in art, learning, and views of the world.  The class completed their presentations over Africa, and began their book work on Renaissance.

December 16, 2010

(A-Day)

English-  The class finished their post-reading questions on Blind to Failure, and completed a review over the literary techniques they will be tested over on Monday.

World History-  Term: Bantu-speaking peoples: the speakers of a related group of languages who, beginning about 2,000 years ago, migrated from West Africa into most of the southern half of Africa.  The class finished their powerpoint and guided notes over Africa, and began presenting.

December 15, 2010

(B-Day)

English-  The class finished their post-reading questions on Blind to Failure, and completed a review over the literary techniques they will be tested over on Friday.

World History-  Term: Bantu-speaking peoples: the speakers of a related group of languages who, beginning about 2,000 years ago, migrated from West Africa into most of the southern half of Africa.  The class finished their powerpoint and guided notes over Africa, and will be presenting Friday.

December 10, 2010

(B-Day)

English-  The class finished their worksheet over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and began reading Karl Taro Greenfield’s Blind to Failure.  The class will finish reading the magazine article exerpt on Monday.

World History-  Term: Lineage: the people- living, dead, and unborn- who are descended from a common ancestor.  The class began their groupwork covering each section of the chapter on Africa.  Each different group (1-3) is responsible for creating a powerpoint that will inform their peers on what they have researched. Each powerpoint will be at least six slides, and no more than eight (not counting opening or ending slide if not informational.) We will create the powerpoints on Monday with the school netbooks.

December 9, 2010

(A-Day)

English-  The class finished their worksheet over I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and began reading Karl Taro Greenfield’s Blind to Failure.  The class will finish reading the magazine article exerpt on Monday.

World History-  Term: Lineage: the people- living, dead, and unborn- who are descended from a common ancestor.  The class began their groupwork covering each section of the chapter on Africa.  Each different group (1-3) is responsible for creating a powerpoint that will inform their peers on what they have researched. Each powerpoint will be at least six slides, and no more than eight (not counting opening or ending slide if not informational.) We will create the powerpoints on Monday with the school netbooks.

December 8, 2010

(B-Day)

English-  The class completed their post reading questions for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and also finished a follow-up activity that required the students to re-read certain parts of the story to answer the questions.  The opposite side of the worksheet required the students to look up the multiple definitions for certain words.  The class also completed their weekly grammar exercises, and today’s lesson was over the types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.)

World History- Term: Hundred Years’ War: a conflict in which England and France battled on French soil on and off from 1337 to 1453.  The class presented their Crusades Project to their peers, which went great (for the most part.)  The level of work and preparation definitely showed today, but I was quite impressed with the majority of the presentations.  We will begin discussing Africa on Thursday.