Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hey Readers!! Today was pretty much laid back. We started off class as usual with computers, morning announcements, and writing down our home work in our planners. One important event that was mentioned on the announcements this morning was the Freshman Tailgate Football game this Saturday at 9:00 AM, so be there to support your fellow freshman take on the Rangeview Raiders! Moving on to the HOMEWORK: Smith asked us to start thinking/start our thesis and outline of our Macbeth essay, due next Tuesday September 6th(I will explain more about this further down in the green text). Also, finish your SAT Vocab Exercises, scribe, and individual conferences.
When we finished settling in, Smith gave us the topic for our Macbeth Essay which is: How can literature be a motivator for social change? In your essay compare and analyse how Lord of the Flies and Macbeth connect and relate to this topic. These are some of the topics we came up with that went along on answering the topic question:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
- Do you completely trust your friends? Your family? Your teachers?·
- Do you think they would ever betray you? If so, why and how?·
- Could you ever betray them?·
- What types of situations make people betray others?
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
- Presentation due tomorrow
- Map testing on Monday- meet in media computer lab (hopefully it will work this time!)
- Sign up for conference
- Smith's off hours
- M/W/F 4,6
- T/H 1,6
- Or before or after school
- Redo annotations due Wednesday the 31st
- Remember: QUALITY NOT QUANTITY
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
- Code of conduct will be distributed to you in class.
- Sign the sheet of paper saying you received it.
- See Mr. Ahern if you missed drama club yesterday.
- Reminder to carry school ID with you at all times on campus.
- "And remember, Warriors always take care of each other."
- some sort of digital presentation(excluding powerpoint)
- 5 minutes long.
- Engaging, creative, informational
- Curiosity of listeners is peaked
- KNOCKS MS. SMITHS SOCKS OFF! Yes, this is a requirement.
- The sky is the limit, you can do anything for your presentation. Here are some ideas...(some of these are connected to links.)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
By Brian Heissenbuttel
Friday, August 19, 2011
- We will NOT be meeting in our classroom next week on Monday, instead we will be in the Library Computer Lab, the second door to the left of the entrance into the library, for MAP testing.
- If you were not here today, stop by the library as soon as you can to exchange your ID. Your ID acts as your library card but the barcodes on the ones you received at Freshmen Orientation are not working, so your card will need to be replaced.
- Inside voices
- No food or drink
- No hats and or sunglasses
- Technology for education only...yes you can text (:
- No talking on phone
- You can check out books for three weeks
- Headsets one day
- Headphones one day
- Triple Es one period
- Printer is free first two page of project after $0.10
- Photo copier $0.10
- Fine $0.25
People to know:
- Mr. Murphy
- Mrs. B
- Mr. Fisch
*Additional info on the library go to :http://arapahoe.littletonpublicschools.net/Default.aspx?tabid=960
or visit pages 6-A/7-A in your planner
In class we discussed the quotes
"How can literature be a motivator for social change?"
"What does it take to challenge the system?"
HW: MAPS testing Monday in computer lab by library
Your classmate Emily Hecomovich(:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
- Common Assessment
- Read The Lady or the Tiger
- Answer Questions on the back
- Topic Sentence
- · Notes:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Think about your answers before you post them. Make sure to proofread your response. Also, make sure to come back and comment upon one another's comments. Do you agree or disagree with what they are saying?
Over the summer, you were asked to read at least two novels of your choice.
1) Briefly tell me what you read, including the titles and authors.
2) I want to know what you liked about the books, what you learned and, more importantly, what matters to you about the book's content.
*Make sure to adhere to proper conventions and proofread your response. If, for some reason, you did not read two novels, tell me about two novels you have read and answer the above.