Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Remember to enjoy your weekend and we will see you all on Monday!
Your scriber for 4/2/10, Daniel Brus
Enjoy your weekend again.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
-We learned about Satires and the two types: Horatian and Juvenalien (Make sure to pick up a blue sheet of paper about Satires from Smith).
-To go along with that, we split into groups to read a few articles from the Onion (the satirical newspaper with fake articles). Those articles are on her webpage, and very entertaining!
~Onion Articles (Click on link)
-Then we watched the Simpsons and picked apart the different types of Satire
-Also, we have groups that we will form on Wednesday, where we will find satire articles and present them on Friday.
BIG REMINDER: Last Lecture Part 2 is due on FRIDAY!!!!
Also, have your Brave New World copy!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Turned in Last Lecture Part 1. Mrs. Smith would like everyone to know she wants it to be PRINTED not emailed. If you haven't turned it in by 2:00 today. It's late.
Homework: Read Chapter 1 & 2 of Dorian Gray. Make sure you ask questions, look for points of interest and highlight. Every four chapters we'll be having a fishbowl.
We discussed the yellow packets from Wednesday because there was an in-class Summary Response.
Summary Response Format
First paragraph: Summarize what was said.
Second Paragraph: Respond to the piece of work.
Signed up for fishbowls. Check to see when you are going or if you have not signed up. One fishbowl and one discussion.
Summary Response to the Preface of Dorian Gray for the rest of class.
If you were absent turn in the Summary Response next class period.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Talked about blog response
-moral, guilt, free choice, selfless v. selfish acts, depending on situation, Is a lie, a lie, a lie, who is to decide?
Talked about Oscar Wilde background
HW: last lecture due friday, teacher appointment, read preface of Dorian Gray and highlight phrases, read two yellow handouts about Oscar Wilde
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
How has the start of the semester been? What is going well for you? What struggles are you having? What can I help with?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Read Milton's Paradise Lost
also read the background of Milton; story in giant purple book (pg. 435)
connect to Dante, music, photos, genesis, creation stories, etc.
Homework: Last Lecture, the after life project, schedule a teach appointment
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Talked about Dante 3 and what we got out of what we read
Read Dante 5- Why does Dante consider sins of flesh deserving of hell?
Excerpt from the Quran (get from Smith) and Book 11 Odyssey
Homework: last lecture 2/12, teacher appointment, afterlife project 2/8, finish readings
Friday, January 22, 2010
We watched a scene from the Devils Advocate, and discussed the differences in the videos of the devil.
Read from the book of Genesis in the Literature book. Pg. 416. The book of Genesis 1-3 shows how God created Earth and how Adam and Eve sinned
We also received two short pieces for The Creation.
Homework- work on last lecture, get an appointment with Smith, Afterlife project, Read the two pages of The Creation
Kelli, Sean, Riley, John Mormonism
Anthony, Dil, and Kayli Egyptians
Kyle and Brandon Shamanism/Native American
Niki, Lyndsey Hinduism
Rachel, Lauryn, Kayla, Deirdre Swahili
Maddie, Louise, Tim, Sean Buddhism
Adam, Alex, Jake, Anthony Rastafarian
Daniel B, Jordan B Shinto
Eva and Jenna Atheism
We watched bits of the film, Legend. It was about hell; good and evil. The devil looks like the stereotypical devil, red with horns. They used light and dark to show good and evil. Mrs. Smith also showed us a few pictures and we discussed good and evil; heaven and hell. Smith gave us two packets. We listened to Sympathy for the Devil by Rolling Stones.
Our homework is to work on the project, the first part of out last lecture, and to read the background info in the packet Smith gave us about The Inferno
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Home work :afterlife project and begin work on the Pausch lecture part 1 and blog
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The question is...
Who goes to Hell? Who decides? Why do people go to Hell?
Think. Defend. Challenge. Expand.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
• make sure I'm ready for college
• participate more in class discussions
• learn to write better conclusions
• better my organizational skills
• be a full time student, not just between 7:21 and 2:16
• stay in tune and connected with school, don't space out
• turn in assignments on time
• get better at writing skills
• get better at analyzing the books
• finish second semester and senior year strong. don't get sloppy or fizzle out
• -Hold us accountable for our mistakes (x2)
• -Be patient
• -Tough enough to keep us on track but still fun
• -Keep us entertained
• -Be understanding
• -Supervise without babysitting
• -Don't sugar-coat things
• -Help us understand the context of what we are reading
• -Help us to make sense of the things we are really confused about
• -Teach in a fun manner
• -Thoroughly explain ideas
• -Have open-idea projects (we get to choose our projects)
• have fun
• learn from one another
• be respectful to one another
• stay open minded
• don't interrupt each other
• think deeper then we have before
• grow life long relationships
• push ourselves
• make a great last semester
• be supportive of others
• follow through in group projects
• stay focused. no senoritis
• ask questions and don't be afraid to talk
• have fun and be creative
• stay motivated
• oh and by the way......graduate.....teachers don't want you to be here another year.