Friday, December 9, 2016

Readings B & C

Today we discussed reading B and then started reading C. Students should finish chapter two and do a DJ (2 says, means, matters and 2 vocab words).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Readings A & B

Today we finished Reading A, added a couple vocab words to our DJs as well as one SMM (see below). We also started chapter 2. Students should read through page 26 tonight, find two vocab words and do two says-means-matters. Expect a quiz.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Big Questions=Theme

After wrapping up our work on Growth Mindset and Neuroplasticity, we started our next unit, focusing on Of Mice and Men. Tuesday, we began by writing about some of the major questions the book raises and then read much of chapter 1.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Growth Mindset

Today we wrapped up some POL loose ends and spent the rest of the period on Growth Mindset. Check out the presentation here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Round 2

Today we wrapped up round two, or nearly did. A few more poems tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Round 1

We started, and mostly finished, the first round of poem presentations today. They were great!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Final Bit of Prep

Today, after a bit of business, students had a bit of final in class rehearsal for their poetry recitations which begin tomorrow. In preparation for the recitation, here are some links about recitation and scoring: