Thursday, February 24, 2011

Make a "sea of green" to save our "sea of green"!

This Friday our Bulldogs host OG at the Fieldhouse. This is a HUGE game for us! When (not if) we win, we will win the WBL! In support of our 'Dogs, the Spirit Squad is selling these TShirts for $10 in lunch. $4 from each shirt goes to the Lake Improvement Association. Please help make a "Sea of Green" at the game on Friday to help improve our very own "sea of green". Thanks so much!

*All checks can be made out to the Celina Spirit Squad.

The Response From Neil Pasricha!

            During the first trimester, my English 9A classes started each day by reading the “Awesome Thing” on the blog by Neil Pasricha. Then, we took turns naming a few awesome things that happened in our own lives. Our responses varied from “chewing gum in class” to “beating St. Marys after 11 years.” Towards the end of the trimester I realized that not only were we learning from Neil Pasricha that “awesome” was everywhere, but we were also picking up on some very key writing skills that Pasricha employed in his blog posts. We learned about figurative language, using fragments for creative purposes, and even how to use our five senses to improve our writing. Soon after, we set to writing our own “awesome things” book with an entry from each student, and we wanted to share these with Neil. Each student also wrote a letter to Mr. Pasricha, many of them asking for a copy of his book, The Book of Awesome. Last Friday, I received that book, via mail with a handwritten note from Neil:

“To Ms. Sneddon & her AWESOME students! Wow! I absolutely LOVED reading all of your awesome thoughts and letters! They made me laugh, they made me cry, and most of all they made me realize… we’re all the same. We’re all in this together! Do me a favor? As you go through life, always remember that we don’t have much time here, so it’s always important to stay YOU, stay TRUE, and stay AWESOME! With love, Neil”

            My classes were inspired by Neil Pasricha and his amazing attitude toward life. I encourage each of you to check out his blog ( and see for yourself just how awesome the littlest things in life can be. In the words of Neil himself, “Go forth – and be AWESOME!”

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If you were absent Wednesday, February 16th...

English 9B - Today we read Act 2 up until Scene 5. We also filled out our act 2 packets. You need to finish the language tricks worksheet in your packet.

Gothic Lit - Today we read and discussed chapters 8-10. Please read ch. 11 for HW. You will have a quiz over 1-10 tomorrow.

English 9A - today we worked with our five paragraph packets. Essays need to be revised for tomorrow. We also checked vocabulary Unit 8.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vocabulary Unit 8

Click here to view the powerpoint for Unit 8.

If you were absent Tuesday, February 15th...

English 9B - We read Romeo and Juliet Act 2 today, all the way to scene three. We have conquered the famous balcony scene. Please fill out your packet tonight.

English 9A - Today we worked on Unit 8 Vocabulary, and I showed the powerpoint. We also got a packet for our 5 paragraph essays which you can pick up in the absent folder by the door. Tonight's homework was to finish Unit 8 vocab and to write a rough draft of a 5 paragraph essay.

Gothic Lit - today we read chapters 8 and 9 in ATTWN.

Friday, February 11, 2011

If you were absent Friday, February 11th...

English 9B - we are almost finished with Act I in Romeo and Juliet! Not as bad as you thought, right? Please be sure to finish your packet over the weekend to the best of your ability. We will be going over it on Monday.

Gothic lit - People are dying left and right! Do you know who did it? Read chapters 6 & 7 for some more clues!

English 9A - Well, I don't think anyone hit a homer today but we had fun trying! Study harder so that next week your team will be on track to win! Remember, Unit 7 & 8 quiz next Friday. You also need to write a one page journal entry on a day you will never forget.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If you were absent Tuesday, February 8th....

English 9B - Today we read the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. We will begin reading Act I tomorrow. If you did not get the answers to the entire prologue packet, you need to get these answers from another classmate (or me!).

Gothic Lit - Today we discussed the characters in ATTWN. We turned in our posters that we made in groups. We also got a worksheet that discussed social classes in ATTWN. Please get this from the folder.

English 9A - Today we worked on Unit 7 Vocab (Due Tomorrow) and our poetry projects (due Thursday).

Monday, February 7, 2011

If you were absent Monday, Feb. 7th...

English 9B - Today we worked on the Prologue packet for Romeo and Juliet. If you do not have these answers, you need to get them from a classmate.

Gothic Lit - Today we did a foreshadowing worksheet and finished up our posters for characters in ATTWN. We will present these tomorrow.

English 9A- Today we had a workday for our poetry packets and Unit 7 Vocabulary. Please make sure that Unit 7 is finished for wednesday. The poetry packet will be due Wed. or Thursday.