Monday, August 24, 2009

Aug 24

Another long day for us. On-Demand writing tests begin in four weeks! Then on to portfolios lovelies.

English IV - Subject-Verb Agreement (seriously) and on-demand discussion...KNOW your formats!

IB Seniors - Book essay. AP style but with more time and more expected

IB Juniors - Book essay. To see what you know.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aug 21

Rough week but we're through eight days of school. :)

English IV - Vocab Quiz and descriptive writing about a place.

IB Junior - Vocab Quiz and memory writing

IB Senior - Vocab Quiz and Native Son discussion

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 20

I don't really know why I do this since no one reads it but here I go again...

English IV - group discussion about adding detail to papers

Senior IB - Class discussion followed by close reading of pages 184-186 accompanied by a 250 word essay on the significance of the passage

Junior IB - Class discussion of "Two Sisters of Persephone" along with a composition book entry

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug 19

No great pearls of wisdom here. I'm still waiting on the weather to break. Remember that absences seem to count more this year so you need to be in school every day that you are well.

English IV - On-Demand writing

Senior IB - On-Demand writing and tone worksheet. Motif discussion

Junior IB - Color marking passages and analyzing the colors

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aug 18

For the students who think we're going to slow: I will be picking up the pace soon.
For the students who think we're going to fast: I am availabe before and after school for help

English IV - Subjects and verbs in sentences. Prewriting two on-demand topics. We will be writing the on-demands in class tomorrow.

IB Seniors - Composition book passage. Last paragraph of Native Son on page 33. Class discussion of the passage. We will be working on an On-Demand writing in class tomorrow

IB Juniors - PSAT work. Composition book reading passage. Five-paragraph essay writing

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aug 17

Senior English - Vocabulary. On-Demand Format Quiz and we went to get textbooks so half our time was wasted.

IB Seniors - Native Son discussion

IB Juniors - Literary Elements Quiz, Essay/Literary Analysis Writing Notes, PSAT review

Friday, August 14, 2009

Aug 14

English IV - Verb sheet and Four Formats Notes

IB Junior - Tone sheet and class discussion
She Being Brand

IB Senior - Native Son Discussion

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aug 13

English IV - Noun/Pronoun work and a 5-paragraph essay

IB Junior - Class discussion about the two summer work stories

IB Senior - Viewing the movie Rope

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

English IV - Students completed an On-Demand writing. Generally students should take 45 -60 minutes to write, most students today took 10-20. We will be working on this in the future. It's not about how quickly we can finish the work. Students also completed a sentence structure worksheet to benefit their writing.

IB Junior - Students took a summer reading test. Tomorrow in class we will discuss the two short stories. Students need to pay attention to the names in the stories.

IB Senior - Students took a summer reading test and were given the On-Demand writing to complete for class tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School tomorrow. Summer work, summer tests and opening day information. Oh, and the seniors will love the first day of school writing test.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

With school starting in two days, I figured it was time to set up the blog. In the upcoming (2009-2010) school year I am hoping to keep this blog going as a way to communicate the ongoings of my classroom to parents, students and other teachers. At this moment I am working on all the first day of school materials and summer work tests. Do not forget that summer work is due the first day of school and there will be no exceptions made. I am looking forward to working with my new students this year and hope that this can be a place for questions, discussions and suggestions.