Blog #18

Hello North House!

For this week’s blog assignment I decided to stay along the path of Pride and Prejudice and take a look into some of the major themes of the story as we continue to read the book. Two revolving themes that have stood out to me so far are the themes of “money” and “class”. They play an important role in the context of the novel and cannot be missed. There is a clear distinction between the Bennet and the Bingley family and friends in terms of financial stability along with the differences of personalities they each portray.

To involve both the story and possibly help with your own futures, the short video you will be watching goes over five differences between the wealthy and the poor. If you wanted to learn about the last five that video fails to mention, here’s the article that completes the list. I found it interesting how being either one of the two (wealthy or poor) is a “choice” that we personally make. Are our own actions and mindsets interfering with us becoming wealthy? Is it really that easy?

Prompt: Do any of these descriptions match with the characters in Pride and Prejudice? If so, who? What are your thoughts on these comparisons? Do you agree with them? Disagree? Explain.

Thursday 1/12/17

Thank God it’s almost Friday! Four days down and one to go. Let’s finish strong!

English:

Game Plan:

  • SSW
  • Stamp 2nd Lit. Circle Sheet
  • BBC production continues

Today, we started off with twenty minutes of SSW. After, Mrs. Edwards went around the room to stamp our second Literature Circle Sheet. Then, she mentioned of the new ‘I-Poly English 12 Literary Magazine’ section, which is available in the class blog, and recommended that the winners submit an illustration for their story. Finally, we continued viewing the BBC production – Pride and Prejudice.

Homework:

  • Read Ch. 22-34 of Pride and Prejudice + Literature Circle Worksheet of your choice (*Please do not loose it)
  • Blog #17

Math:

Homework:

  • Pg. 427 #1-25, 28 (All)

(*Please fill out this survey regarding Senior Fundraising.)

Tuesday 1/10/17

Hello North House! I hope everyone’s day went well. I understand if everyone is still adjusting back into school mode, but do not submit to slothfulness or procrastination – only three more days left for the three-day weekend!

English:

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Stamp 1st Lit. Circle Sheet
  • BBC production begins

As usual, we started off with twenty minutes of SSR. After, Mrs. Edwards went around the room to stamp our Literature Circle Sheet. Finally, we viewed the first section of the BBC production – Pride and Prejudice – to broaden our understanding of Britannic society in the nineteenth century. Ultimately, it illustrated a glimpse of the book’s complex language and societal perception.

Homework:

  • Read Ch. 13-21 of Pride and Prejudice + Literature Circle Worksheet of your choice (*Please do not loose it)
  • Blog #17

Math:

Homework:

  • Pg. 425 #11-75 Every Other Odd (due tomorrow)

History:

Homework:

  • According to each MARS group’s designated section of Chapter Eight:
    1. Read the text.
    2. Know the vocabulary.
    3. Answer the Assessment Questions at the end of the section INDIVIDUALLY on a piece of paper (due tomorrow).
  • You will present on your section tomorrow.
  • There is a quiz on Chapter Eight third rotation.

Physics:

Homework:

  • Finish the Net Force Worksheet (due tomorrow)
  • Astronomy Quiz Tomorrow
    • Focus on:
      • Missions
      • Vocabulary
      • Background
      • Locations
      • Characteristics

Monday 1/9/17

English:

Game Plan:

  • SSR + Welcome Scribes!
  • Whip It
    • Highlight of break in ONE sentence
  • Storytime
    • Share out chosen group narrative
    • Scoring + voting
  • Begin reading Pride and Prejudice
    • There is a digital copy under the Handouts Section (Either in Serif or Sans Serif)
    • If purchasing a hardcopy, make sure the book contains sixty-one chapters

Hey North House! So, today, as usual, we started off with SSR and welcomed the scribe (me). To summarize our break, Mrs. Edwards had us do an activity titled “Whip It,” where every person outlined one major highlight of the break. Then, she briefly went over the introduction of our final lesson of semester – Pride and Prejudice. The book was divided into six sections, and for each section, we were assigned to take on a role (i.e. Discussion Director, Illustrator, Connector, etc.) of the Literature Circle Packet. Furthermore, with our narrative groups, we shared our chosen stories and reviewed through a happy-face ranking system. In the end, Noah Lee’s story won. Congratulations!

Homework:

  • Read Ch. 1-12 of Pride and Prejudice and fill out one role of the Lit. Circle Worksheet (*Please do not loose it)
  • Blog #17

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Math:

Homework:

  • Pg. 425 #11-75 Every Other Odd

History:

Homework:

  • According to each MARS group’s designated section of Chapter Eight:
    1. Read the text.
    2. Know the vocabulary.
    3. Answer the Assessment Questions at the end of the section INDIVIDUALLY on a piece of paper.
  • Presentations on the sections are on second rotation.
  • There is a quiz on Chapter Eight third rotation.

 

Blog #17

Welcome Back North House!

Cheers to 2017! Who knows what circumstances will surface throughout this unknown journey. I only hope for it to be full of abundant blessings, prosperous efforts, and victorious conquests.

Well, for the blog this week, I decided to expose to all of you a brief summary of the relevance of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the modern world. Since we will soon venture in reading it, I selected an article by James Al-Mudallal titled “Why Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it ever was” to provide a glimpse of what to expect and guide the reader to consider other than the “elephant in the room.” Pride and Prejudice is well-renowned for its allusive notion of a perfect romance, but is that all? Is it the ideal relationship, or the shades of gloom that enthrall the reader?

Prompt: What qualities of this novel do you believe have fascinated and engrossed readers? The alluring romance? Perhaps its “multi-layers?” Other qualities?

*Please explain and give references.

Monday 12/19/16

Hello North House.

Today we started off with SSR. Don’t forget to check your SSR grade, if you’re not satisfied you may do SSR PoR’s.  The last day to turn them in is before Dec. 31st so that they will count for this SSR month. If you complete a PoR after Dec. 31st, don’t worry it will just go toward the SSR month of January.

Mrs. Edwards collected our Writing Workshop proof. Make sure you have 5 entries because there were 5 days of Writing Workshop. Also staple your entries together and out them in order.

In class we read and assessed the narratives in table groups of 4. We used the narrative rubric to assess them and every narrative was assessed 4 times.  Table groups were tasked with choosing their favorite narrative. They then had to write a paragraph about why they it was their favorite. When we get back from break each table group will read their favorite narrative to the class and the paragraph they wrote.

That was it, now we got a long week ahead of us. The Mars government presentations start tomorrow so be prepared.

 

Blog #16

Hello North House. One more week guys, we can do it. For the blog this week, I decided to share a video with all of you. It is called “The Trouble with Transporters” by CGP Grey. I chose this video because I thought that some of the ideas in the video were very interesting. I hope that you will agree with me.

Prompt: Do you agree with the ideas set out in the video? If you do explain why and if you don’t explain why you don’t. Also just let me know what you think and your reaction to the “revelations” in the video.