Monthly Archives: March 2017
Choose your project
Choice A- Book page art- Highlight words and add illustrations and color. Cutting out pictures from a magazine will make this more colorful. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Choice B- Magazine page silhouette collage- Pick a silhouette. Pick a background. Cut magazine strips. Glue on the background covering the silhouette.
Choice C- Combine the two. It’s up to you.
No personal screens
Go over Friday #25-
Pds 1,4 &7- You will need to read and reference at least one source for your essay.
Pds 2&8- You may use a source if you like. Otherwise, focus on your own reflection.
Tuesday- Today you can choose your project.
Choice A- Coloring- (You may do this with a partner!) Find ONE article about the benefits of coloring in adults and/or teens. Read it and summarize in no more than 5 sentences. Submit your answer to Classroom. Then get a coloring sheet and have fun with it!
Choice B- Zentangle- Find a Youtube video of Zentangle. Learn what it is and why people are doing it. Summarize the video in no more than 5 sentences. Submit your answer to Classroom. Then create your own Zentangle. Remember, there is no erasing in this art form!
What do you want to work on tomorrow? I need silhouette ideas for tomorrow’s project. Please leave your ideas in the bucket.
No personal screens
What’s this all about?
Art and creativity are very important in your brain development.
Here is an article that explains some of the connections. Another article http://www.edudemic.com/creativity-in-the-classroom/
Watch this TED talk featuring Elizabeth Gilbert. https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius
While you are watching, doodle! Play around with some of the doodle ideas on the handouts. Decorate your paper.
Fast free write- If you do art, why? If not, why?
Name banner- Use the supplies scattered over the room to make a name banner for yourself. Include your name (obviously) and other things that make you happy.
Today we are writing an in-class synthesis essay.
Prompt (In Classroom)-
Jessica Lahey beings her article in The Atlantic by stating, “Letter grades are a tradition in our educational system, and we accept them as fair and objective measures of academic success. However, if the purpose of academic grading is to communicate accurate and specific information about learning, letter, or points-based grades, are a woefully blunt and inadequate instrument.”
In recent years there has been much discussion in the educational community about the purpose and effectiveness of grading students. Write an essay which states your stance on this issue. Be sure your response cites at least 2 sources and clearly takes a stand on the issue of grades.
You may hand write or type.
Finish up this week’s work. When you are done, turn in the Classwork assignment in Classroom. Also, work on Friday 24, which is due today.
Research nutritional information, especially what teenagers need. What does a healthy diet include? What should be avoided? What nutrients are required? What are the best foods to meet those nutritional needs? Don’t focus on calories, instead focus on nutritional requirements.
Make a graphic showing what you’ve learned. You can use either Google Slides or Google Drawing, or some other graphics app.
Today we will be investigating restaurant reviews. Do a quick search for restaurant reviews. Find one that you want to work with. Follow the steps below.
Read the review carefully. Maybe read it again.
On your GoogleDoc in Classroom, outline or make an organizer that shows the structure of the review. Think about what pieces the author puts in what order.
Find at least 7 biased/loaded words. For each, tell what the effect is on the reader and give an alternative that has the opposite effect.
When you are finished, work on yesterday’s task and/or Friday #24.
Slight change of plans.
Let’s revisit that penny synthesis prompt.
Now, hop over to Classroom and read the sources in the file titled Grading Debate. On Friday, you will be writing a synthesis prompt on abolishing grades in high school.
Workdays tomorrow and Thursday.
Recipe day! Today we will focus on recipes, especially those in text form. Find a recipe that you could see yourself making. Something that you like that is at your skill level. Then choose one of the options below. Turn in your work on the same document you used for yesterday’s work.
Write out the process from beginning to end. Include shopping, preparing the ingredients, making it, and serving it.
Make a video/audio recording of the process. Include all of the above.