September 4, 2015

Today we began a questionnaire activity on The Namesake. namesake writing and presentation activity

Remember:

 

for Monday: Bring in your materials (for a grade), you will have a test on the syllabus (for a grade), you must sign and your parents must sign your contract (for a grade), and you must sign up for a “remind” account :www.remind.com/join/termin

for Wednesday: DS on the summer reading. bring the book.

September 3, 2015

Today we went over the class “syllabus.” This answered all our questions about rules in the classroom and what we will be doing this year.

First Lang Eng 3eme Syllabus Document

We then played a “name game” so that I can get to know you and I can grade your participation in class.

For next Tuesday:

bring your materials, sign-up for remind, you will have a test on the syllabus

September 3, 2015

This morning in class we finished going over the syllabus and the rules.

This afternoon we played a “four-corners” activity where I read statements and you had to agree or disagree and defend your response. These are all questions

People are naturally good.

People can change.

I have two sides to myself.

I have felt the urge to steal something before and I forced myself not to.

My school, my family, and my environment suppress me. They are like prisons.

It is important to have a community and live as part of a society.

If I saw someone murdered, and the murderer told me he would murder me if i told anyone, I would still go to the police.

It would be better to live in a society without rules

It feels good to do bad things.

Friendship plays a big role in my life.

People can fight with their friends.

Where I grew up has a big influence on who I am.

Growing up in an ugly place can make a person ugly.

There is more crime in ugly places.

It is important to look nice.

You can tell a criminal by his appearance.

Ugly people have ugly hearts.

There should be rules and restrictions about scientific experiments.

It is okay to do a scientific experiment on one’s self.

Science is a field that can cross over to the supernatural.

Science can explain everything.

Curiosity can be a bad thing.

To be intelligent, you must be curious.

A scary movie is scarier if the audience does not see all the details.

Humans are peaceful creatures.

Man needs religion.

Women are more moral than men.

The second half of the class we listened to my presentation on a “perfect paragraph.” You took notes.

Here is a link to the presentation:

https://magic.piktochart.com/output/7662949-perfect-paragraph-conflict-copy

Homework:
Next Thursday: Summer reading test. Bring your book!
Bring your materials for a grade
Sign-up for remind

Friday: Syllabus Test and contract
Hand in summer work

September 2, 2015

Today we finished going over the syllabus. We then wrote our own “six-word memoirs.”

 

We wrote our memoirs on the board, and we then used the rest of the module to decorate the classroom.

Due dates:

next Wednesday: DS on the summer reading (bring your book!)

Monday: 

materials

contract

syllabus test

sign-up for remind account

hand in written work from the summer

 

September 2, 2015

Today we finished going over the syllabus and we wrote our “six-word memoirs.”

 

 

We then spent the rest of the time decorating our classroom.

Due dates approaching:

Tomorrow: DS on the Summer Reading

Monday Sept 7th:

materials

signed contract

test on the syllabus

sign-up for REMIND

hand in summer written work

 

September 2, 2015

Today in class we created and shared our “six-word memoirs”

Here are the two videos we watched in class to give us examples of “six-word memoirs.”

http://www.smithmag.net/sixwordbook/2010/09/13/video-six-tips-for-writing-six-word-memoirs/

Here are our memoirs:

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Next, we began a packet exploring the ideas of “names,” inspired by the novel we read over the summer, The Namesake.

namesake writing and presentation activity

 

The creative writing and visual presentation activity is due on Monday, September 15th.

Sept 1, 2015

Today In class I handed out the syllabus and began to go over it.

AS LEVEL LIT TERM

For Homework:

x DS on your Summer Reading, next Wednesday, the 9th of September. You are allowed to bring your book.

X For Monday: bring in your materials (for a grade), you will have a test on the syllabus (for a grade), you must sign and your parents must sign your contract (for a grade), and you must sign up for a “remind” account :www.remind.com/join/termin

 

September 1, 2015

Today In class I handed out the syllabus and went over it. We also began to work on “six-word memoirs.”

AS LEVEL LIT PREM

For Homework:

x DS on your Summer Reading, this Thursday, the 3rd of September. You are allowed to bring your book.

X For Tuesday: bring in your materials (for a grade), you will have a test on the syllabus (for a grade), you must sign and your parents must sign your contract (for a grade), and you must sign up for a “remind” account : www.remind.com/join/premint