It's a new semester and a new year!
But before we're completely out with the old, in with the new, let's reflect back...
Your task for this next week or so will be to model from Slate's The Year of Good Things and create your own. You will be responsible for accounting for one event for every month that made you "grateful, optimistic, inspired, [or] awed".
You may, of course, make this your own and write about your own life in whatever ways it makes sense to you. I am hoping and encouraging you to focus on the good in your life.
It ought to be a pretty neat way to kick of the semester...let's do it!
HERE is your task sheet.
HERE is your mentor text.
I've got a full heart and a full belly. What an amazing two days we've had! You guys totally blew me away with all of the time, effort, and care you put into your Family Dinner dishes.
It was so amazing, it inspired this absolutely ridiculous paragraph below:
There was family food, there was favorite food, student-made food, and mom-made food; there were crock-pots, there were cake pans, cookie platters and cupcake stands. There were spicy meatballs and creamy dips, yummy soups and tortilla chips. There were casseroles, there were bakes, there were so, so many cupcakes; there were creme puffs and some pies, pounds of cookies, and a few Buckeyes. So much food, too much to count; we ate it all, in extreme amounts.
Ok: that was fun. ;)
But to bring it back for a minute, it was lovely and meaningful day, and I was just happy to be there with all of you sharing in the food and fellowship.
Check out the pics below.
Another way delayed update! You guys have been rocking Food Lit, and the cool thing that happened this week was Food Lit "data collection." What I like so much about this assignment is the layers of the task. You must first watch or read the information, and then make sense of it through the lens of our unit's essential questions: What is Good Food? & Why is Food So Important to People?
What seemed to happen is some genuine, high-level thinking and exploration of ideas. I call that a win.
Here's what this week looked like:
A busy and fun week this week! I'm sorry for the (mega) delay in updating, but here it is. :)
Food Lit intro & Good Food conversations and analogies
CLICK HERE FOR FOOD LIT PAGE!
Chat Stations & Say/Not Say with the State of Obesity
Slip or Trip
Slip or Trip Report
Food, Inc. + Audience for Argument
Hey all! Hope it was a great break and good transition back to school. I've been slacking on this updating, and there's a lot to update on!
So this post is dedicated to the Lord of the Flies mind maps you completed before Thanksgiving Break. You were to choose a theme, and "map" 10 ideas around it. Click here for the task sheet.
Overall, you guys did a great job with this activity! Here are some of the final results!
Holy smokes I've been falling behind with your updates! My apologies.
We've been rocking & rolling in English 10 and doing our best to finish up Lord of the Flies in time to put a cherry on top before Thanksgiving Break.
Last week was Veteran's Day activities, a day off, and a send-off for the SMHS football team.
But for the sake of continuity and laying it all out, here's what we've been working on:
Chapters 8, 9, and 10 reading
Say Something activity
The Beastie collage project, and
The Box-in-a-box theme graphic organizer
Tomorrow and Friday, we will finish up the book, and prep for our end-of-novel Socratic seminar. Hooray!
Yowza! It took me a minute to get this update updated!
Here was our week:
Monday: Thank a Veteran letter writing activity
Tuesday: LOTF film enrichment
Wednesday: Talking with the Text group activity (pics below!)
Thursday: Chapter 6 reading & Popsicle stick Say Something
Friday: Chapter 7 Reader's Theater
You guys did a GREAT job last week responding to more student centered activities that required you to "get after it" a bit more. Let's keep it up!
Last week began with a trip to James Rumsey, followed by a day of questioning, Read What You Want Day, and two days of LOTF group reading.
It was a bit disjointed, but we'll circle our wagons this upcoming week.
Here are your links & handouts:
Tuesday, 10.27 -- Costas Levels of Questioning
Thursday & Friday, 10.29-20 -- LOTF Group reading & questioning task
LOTF Chapter 4-5 Reading Quiz MONDAY, 11.2
Click HERE for Lord of the Flies full text.
The week began with a trip to James Rumsey, some notes on questioning, our monthly Read What You Want Day, and two days of library LOTF group reading.
It was a bit disjointed, but we'll circle our wagons next week.
Here are the links and handouts:
Tuesday: Levels of Questioning notes
Thursday-Friday: Group reading & Questioning activity; chapter 4-5 reading
On tap next week -- Thank a Veteran letter, film, and get deep with Lord of the Flies happenings. #letsdoit