Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28th

Today we...
1. Turned in the vocab worksheet for Act I. Please turn this in ASAP if you were absent!
2. Passed out invitations for the Masquerade Ball tomorrow :) See me if you have any questions. Remember to BRING YOUR SNACKS! AND MAKE YOUR MASKS! No mask = No food!
3. Showed examples of masks - remember, you can win a prize if your mask is nicely made!
4. Read all of Scene 1 Act 1
5. Filled out part of our study guide for Act I.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27th

Today we...
Talked about Semicolons.
Finished translating the prologue, and worked on learning about iambic pentameter.
Finished the vocabulary worksheet for Act I (Due tomorrow).
Assigned parts for Act I and started reading.
Discussed our Masquerade Ball that we will be having on Friday. Please remember to bring snacks if you can!

Tuesday, April 26th

Today we...
translated the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. You can find this in the absent crate. Please get the notes we took in class from a classmate. We also worked on a "Dear Abby" worksheet that you can find in the crate as well. Please finish the journal entry you will find on that sheet before Monday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday, April 25th

Today we...
watched Shakespeare in the Classroom with Ben Affleck and Gweneth Paltrow. There is a notes worksheet in the absent folder. Please get the answers from someone in the class.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shakespeare Games

For 2 bonus points, copy and paste the address of the game you found in a comment below. In that comment, make sure you tell me all about the game. How is it played? Would you recommend it? Why or why not! Annnddddd... GO!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15th

Today we....
1. Finished our $1 summaries over the Shakespeare OGT essay. We learned that when you let yourself get "deeper" into the text, you learn much more and retain it better. Combine this with our visualizing exercise, and your OGT skills should definitely improve!
2. Completed a "Commas in Action" exercise. You can look forward to apostrophes on Monday!
3. We had our very own Poetry Slam! Some of you definitely suprised me. Check out this video we watched in class today:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14th

Today we ...
1. Took notes over Commas Part 5 and finished a Commas In Action worksheet as our Grammar of the Day.
2. Talked about note taking and summarizing.
3. Did $1 summaries over an article about Shakespeare.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th

Today we...
1. Took our second section of notes on commas! You need to get this from someone in your class. We now have 4 sections of notes completed, make sure you have all of them.
2. Went over our Animal Farm tests.
3. Practiced a reading skill for the OGTs.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Isn't it ironic....

Today in class we watched the movie version of Animal Farm by George Orwell. As a reward, some students chose to bring in their own snacks.
Logan decided that for viewing the movie, he was going to eat PORK RHINDS. For those of you that know the story of Animal Farm, I hope you enjoy the irony!
I sure did!

Thursday, April 7th

Today was Animal Farm test day - please see me ASAP if you need to make this test up!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 5th

Today we...
1. Completed an Animal Farm review packet and discussed what would be on the test. Your Animal Farm test is THURSDAY! Study! And please remember to bring your Animal Farm novel to class that day.
2. We played a review game.. some of you did very well, others may need to go home and do LOTS of reading!

On Friday, we will be watching the Animal Farm movie in class. IF the entire class gets above a C on the test the day before, I will bring snacks for the class during the movie.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, April 4th

Today we.....
1. The first thing we did was go over our symbolism activity from Friday. We checked our matches and turned in the worksheet, and then went over the fill in answers on the other worksheet from Friday.
2. We discussed fables that we had heard in our lifetime, and then completed a worksheet about fables by Aesop and Ralph Waldo Emmerson.
3. Homework for today is your favorite kind: optional. For up to ten points bonus, you can write your own fable to be turned in tomorrow at the beginning of class.