September 27, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students finished their grammar work covering capitalization (8.4) and their Ch.8 test review. We will begin reading the Native American folk tale “Coyote and the Buffalo” tomorrow.

Publications: The students created their fonts page that required them to list the their “wish list” for the fonts they wish to see in the yearbook this year. We will vote for the fonts tomorrow.

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September 26, 2016

English 10 G./H.: We finished and reviewed the after reading questions for “The World on the Turtle’s Back,” and completed our grammar work covering capitalization 8.1-8.3.

Publications: Groups began creating their fall athletic pages.

September 23, 2016

English 10 G./H.: Classes that chose to continue reading “The World on the Turtle’s Back” finished the myth and began working on their after reading questions. Classes that chose to begin the grammar yesterday finished 8.1-8.3.

Publications: The students completed their first yearbook advertisement sales throughout Tecumseh. We will continue our advertisement sales once a month.

September 22, 2016

English 10 G./H.: Due to the NWEA testing, classes were given the choice between reading “The World on the Turtle’s Back” or grammar. The classes that chose grammar began working on 8.1-8.3.

Publications: The students continued working on their six yearbook gradients.

September 21, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students continued reading “The World on the Turtle’s Back.” As we read, we discussed specific story details and topics that each student must complete for credit.

Publications: The students began working on their six gradients for the yearbook. We will continue to work on these tomorrow.

September 20, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students began class by completing a writing activity that required them to discuss their short-term goals (within the next year) and long-term goals (next two-to-five years.) Afterwards, we began reading the Iroquois creation myth “The World on the Turtle’s Back.”

Publications: The students continued working on their fall athletics practice page.

September 19, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students took their vocabulary quiz covering “The World on the Turtle’s Back.” Afterwards, we began our Native American unit with some information on early Native American literature, including common elements found in myths and folk tales.

Publications: The groups that did not yet practice taking the four types of pictures did so, while the rest of the class began working on their fall athletics practice page.

September 16, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students reviewed their vocabulary work for “The World on the Turtle’s Back.” Afterwards, the students took their grammar Ch.1 test.

Publications: Groups discussed and recorded the yearbook order they wish to see this year, and together, we voted for this year’s order of sections and page sequence. The students also voted for this year’s theme, which will be 90s and jungle theme. We will continue to narrow our focus of the themes as we begin creating our pages next week.

September 15, 2016

English 10 G./H.: The students completed their grammar Ch.1 review. We will take the test tomorrow.

Publications: The students reviewed their yearbook pages and responsibilities, and began thinking about the order of yearbook sections for this year. Students were given homework to create a list of at least five possible yearbook themes for this year, attached with short descriptions, so we can vote tomorrow.