2/2 – Values and Beowulf Webquest

Quote Du Jour: “You have the capability, the possibility, and even the responsibility to be lights, because that’s who you really are.” -Maya Angelou

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:
Brainstorm Values
Prioritize brainstorming

Famous
Naomi Shihab Nye, 1952
The river is famous to the fish.

The loud voice is famous to silence,
which knew it would inherit the earth
before anybody said so.

The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds
watching him from the birdhouse.

The tear is famous, briefly, to the cheek.

The idea you carry close to your bosom
is famous to your bosom.

The boot is famous to the earth,
more famous than the dress shoe,
which is famous only to floors.

The bent photograph is famous to the one who carries it
and not at all famous to the one who is pictured.

 

 

English IV: 4th block:
Beowulf Webquest Beowulf Webquest

Beowulf Webquest OCS

2/1 – Freedom Writers and Early Ages notes

Quote Du Jour: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:
Finish Freedom Writers and discussion

Freedom Writers discussion
Miep Gies, the daughter of the family that sheltered Anne Frank is the ‘hero’ of one of the students. She says that all the kids are ‘heroes’. Define everyday heroism. How are you heroic?

What does Erin Gruwell mean when she tells Andre I see you? Why is this so powerful?
Describe how writing in journals helps transform the lives of the students. How does writing “free” the students from their pain?

Discussion questions:
? What practical responsibilities do you have?
? What moral responsibilities do you think you have?

Many of the characters in the film show ‘moral courage’ and do the right thing even when it will cost them something, such as Eva when she tells the court the truth, and Miep, who protected Anne Frank at risk to herself. What other situations can you think of where someone can show moral courage? Write down your ideas.

Introduce journaling – need a composition book that you will journal in every day (min. of 5 sentences). Journal about your thoughts, your life, reflect on your days. I will not read the journals unless asked to do so, But I will check them every week for a grade.

 

Eng IV: 4th block:
Anglo-Saxon powerpoint and skills  Anglo-Saxon-Intro-PPt-updated

Anglo-Saxon Notes for PPT

1/31 – Freedom Writers and Learning Styles

Quote Du Jour: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius

 

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:

Watch Freedom Writers

 

Quote Du Jour: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius

 

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:

Watch Freedom Writers

 

Eng IV: 4th block:
Finish discussing learning styles and colors

Epic Hero ppt: An-Epic-and-its-Hero

Begin Early Ages ppt if time: Anglo-Saxon-Intro-PPt-updated

1/30 – Welcome to a New Semester!

Round Table: 1st block and 2nd block:
Review Class expectations and room procedures
Fill out student information form on phones: http://bit.ly/2wMB9aV
Sign up for Remind: Block 1: @ livy005
Block 2: @livy006
Class brainstorm of unit ideas
Small group creation of class rules

The World Is Too Much With Us
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—

Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;

So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.

 

English IV:4th block:
Review Class expectations and room procedures
Fill out student information form on phones: http://bit.ly/2wMB9aV
Sign up for Remind: Block 4: @ livy007
True Colors

HW: Learning Styles Inventory – bring in your learning style tomorrow: http://bit.ly/1qqY7KM