Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 Period 3

Happy Friday everybody! 

We started our class with the familiar 'Hello everyone" and "Hello Smith" response. We listened to the announcements and turned in the CSAP packet named "Limes May Not Be Green" and our DOL 15 paper. After that we took our grammar quiz and turned in the picture we were all supposed to bring in. Mrs. Smith distributed those pictures to different people.

On Monday we will have a poetry sharing day that will be casual and laid back. Bring in one of the poems we've written to share with the class on Monday. Also we signed up for food/drinks to bring in, remember to bring those in on Monday.
We then analyzed two poems, A. E. Housman's (pictured) "To An Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night". Both poems dealt with death, the key difference being that Housman's poem was about a young man dying and Thomas' poem was about an old man dying. Using a worksheet, we answered several questions about the poems and then shared those answers with the class, creating a discussion. 

This weekend you will be writing a Photograph Poem, that you will post on a blog post that Mrs. Smith has already made. It will be about the photograph that you got (not the one that you picked) and will be written from two different perspectives. One perspective is the human/thing that is in the picture and the other perspective is an outside perspective, perhaps someone looking at the person in the picture. 

Homework for tonight: Be prepared to share 1 poem on Monday, write your Photograph Poem, and post the poem to the class blog.  

Have a great weekend everyone!

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