Thursday, September 22, 2011

Scribe Period 5 September 22, 2011

    Today as usual we got our lap tops out of the carts and sat down anticipating another day in Ms. Smith's class. "Hello class!" Ms. Smith shouts to us. 
"Hello Smith!" we all call back in unison. Next, we whipped out our planners and copied down the homework which was...
  • SAT Exercises (we have the quiz tomorrow on Lesson 4 so study, study, study). 
  • Due Monday: Written intro-second body, outline 3rd body and conclusion 
    We had a few announcements consisting of attending writing lab which is on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the study center and we were informed that we have been in school for 6 weeks! Wow that went by fast. We all dreaded what was to come next... the Act 3 Macbeth quiz! It was not too bad as we were aloud to work with a partner. Once we finished our tests, which I am proud to say that we remembered to ask for extra credit(: we migrated into our word trace groups. We worked together to understand our words more in depth and come to solid conclusions about what the word symbolizes. This is what our class came up with for our interpretations of the following words. 
Man: Used as a position of honor or wisdom. You are a man, you must be strong and brave enough to do the things requested of you. Stature of a man.
Blood: Macbeth tries to flee the guilt but he can’t. The blood isn’t just life giving it is guilt .The more Macbeth kills, the more the blood of the victims become apart of him.
Sleep: Sleep is innocent or a cover. Sleep is deprived of the guilty. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can"t sleep anymore, they talk of strange and bewildering nightmares.
Night: All murders happen at night. A disguise to the crime. A cover, taking over the day. No light when it is needed.
Hand: The things Macbeth see’s in his head his hands did, so the hands become the guilty piece or the murderer. As if the hands kill without Macbeth really doing anything.
      After we hung our word trace posters up we proceeded onto do a reality check. The check was on the same questions as last time and Ms. Smith wanted us to notice if we had changed or grown since the last check. She urged us to ponder on how we may change for the next reality check. While we vigorously typed away on our lap tops, Ms. Smith played some "typing music" for us which was quite lovely! When we were finished we printed our reality checks, placed them on the stool and packed up to move onto our next great adventure! 
P.S. Everyone looked great in their Disney costumes today! I can't wait for tomorrow!

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