Eng 9-3, Eng 8-2, Eng 8-3, Eng8-4, Socials 8-4

Thursday, 23 November 2017

English 8-3

Today, the Lit Circles met for the first time.  The first discussions were difficult because the stories haven't really taken off yet.  I would like to remind students that they are being marked on their contributions to lit circles, so it is important that the novels are read and the booklet filled out.

Students finished their paragraphs and they will receive their corrections or mark next class.

Socials 8-4

Today in Social Studies we started with Current Events. For Current events you need to read an article in the news and then write a short paragraph about it.  You need to include what news source you got it from, the date of the happening, where it took place, and a short summary of the facts.

 I noted that 6 students did not turn in a Current Event last week and have asked them to come in at lunch tomorrow for a make up activity.  If those students read this and put in the comments below what you need for a current event in our Social Studies class, they do not have to come in at lunch Friday. Please include your name. If you do not wish to comment below, send me an email instead.

We then watched, "Crash Course in History," and worked with partners to fill out a worksheet. I have asked that students come up with two good questions that could be used on a quiz.  We will review the sheet and questions tomorrow.

English 9-3

Today, we worked in our Lit circles for the first time.  As a reminder, it is helpful if you have your reading completed and your booklet role filled out, otherwise it can make the discussion very awkward.

We then saw a short clip called Outrospection which discusses empathy and took some notes about Cognitive and Affective empathy. We will continue to discuss this in tomorrows class.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Today, we met in our Lit circles for the first time! The discussions were a little shy and reserved, but I imagine as students get further into their books it will be easier.  Most students said how much they were enjoying the stories.

8-2 Had a chance to finish -up there "Outrospection" paragraphs/ empathy paragraphs. Those of you who are not finished please finish them up in your LA blocks or as homework.

8-4 Had a chance to start their paragraphs. They will be given some time next block to finish them up.

The question:  When or where have you seen or experienced empathy?  Tell me about it.
 or
Write a personal response to,  "Outrospection."

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Social Studies 8-4

Today, I was away. I left instructions for the TOC to work on an in class project on, "the Fall of Rome." I hope it was enjoyable.

Tuesday, Novemeber 21 English 8-3

 Today, I was away and I left instructions for the TOC to give time to read and prepare for  literary circles for Thursday.  The groups will meet every Thursday until winter break. Should you be away on that day due to illness, be sure to contact someone in your group and let them know. Share with them what you can.

I asked that you watch the rest of the short film, "Outrospection" (you will find a link to this film on the previous post) which discussed empathy. There are two kinds of empathy: Affective empathy- a shared emotional response and Cognitive empathy - perspective taking or stepping into the shoes of another.  I asked that students write a paragraph explaining when he/she may have experienced or shown empathy.  I will give time next class for students to either correct completed work or finish off their first drafts.

Tuesday November 21 English 9-3

Today, I was away and I left instructions for the TOC to give time to read and prepare for  literary circles for Thursday.  The groups will meet every Thursday until winter break. Should you be away on that day due to illness, be sure to contact someone in your group and let them know. Share with them what you can.

I asked that students take notes from a PowerPoint on capitalization and then work on a handout.  I hope there was enough time to complete the worksheet.