For the ill and the absent-minded -

Here, you will find a very brief summary of class discussions and activities, lists of assigned readings and links to other resources. It should serve as a reminder of what we covered in class and/or of what you missed by being absent physically and/or mentally. Please read the posts and talk with your classmates before stopping me in the hallways to ask me if "we did anything important the other day". Feel free to make comments and if you're still confused, please email me!

(NB: I do not condone class absences - you must be present, in class, actively listening and participating whenever possible. Always communicate your absences with the school office as well as with me. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for missed work and/or quizzes. You MUST meet all assignment deadlines.)

04 March 2015

C - ...when Ms. Greene subbed in.

It was Genius Afternoon.

Ms. Greene came in for me.

Hopefully, you got a chance to see some of the Grade Eight Inquiry Exhibition.

NEXT CLASS:  Ping-pong poems

POST: What did you think of the Inquiry Exhibition? (Post your comment below.)

A - The one with the time for Ignite.

Learners used the period to work on their Ignite scripts for "Politics, Revenge, Community."

REMINDERS:
  • You may re-order the slides in any way you'd like, but please remember to set them to automatically transition every 15 seconds.
  • Please invite me to collaborate on your script via google docs.
  • The topic is "Politics, Revenge, Community" - whatever that means to you and your partner!
  • You must turn in a Bibliography (MLA Style) - one per pair.
NEXT CLASS: Ignite prep continued

D - The class with the confusion around the slides.

Learners used the period to work on their Ignite scripts for "Politics, Revenge, Community."

REMINDERS:
  • You may re-order the slides in any way you'd like, but please remember to set them to automatically transition every 15 seconds.
  • Please invite me to collaborate on your script via google docs.
  • The topic is "Politics, Revenge, Community" - whatever that means to you and your partner!
  • You must turn in a Bibliography (MLA Style) - one per pair.
NEXT CLASS: Ignite prep continued

03 March 2015

F - final projects, class six

Writers continued to work on their final projects.

E - ...when we chatted about poetry.

Learners finished writing the essay on Macbeth.

I did a very brief introduction to the babble (words, sounds) and doodle (form, images) of poetry.

Learners wrote poems using only the letters in the words "ping" and "pong".

NEXT CLASS: Sharing ping-pong-poems, "Richard Cory"

H - The one with the time for various projects.

Learners used the period to finish their Hamlet essays and to begin work on their Ignite presentation scripts on "Politics, Revenge, Community."

NEXT CLASS: Scripting cues

02 March 2015

A - The one with the Ignite thing.

Learners used the period to work on their Ignite presentation scripts.

(Some individuals also used the period to work on their essays from last class.)

NEXT CLASS: Scripting the presentations on Politics, Revenge, Community