October 5, 2017

Hello North House,

Today we didn’t have SSR or SSW because we wanted to fit in as many presentations as we could. Today three groups presented and only a few are left for Monday.

And because I forgot to post this yesterday, here’s Rachel’s Challenge: Please be kind to others because it will cause a chain reaction of kindness!

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October 3, 2017

Today we started off with our regular 20 min of SSR.

Important announcement, please remember to fill out and turn in the college fair field trip form on thursday!

We had 15 minutes to finish our presentations from yesterday.

Kyle announced that we need ~$20000 to cover funds for prom, grad nite, and other senior events. So please continue to contribute so that our ticket prices can be lower!

We started to present our portion of the rubric. Only the first 2 groups presented and 6 are left for later.

Please go to your house class for first block tomorrow.

October 2, 2017

Hello North House,

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Today we started off with our regular SSR. Today was the first day of SSR for October. Remember to read a challenge book to get those extra points!

We went over expectations for the weekly blog responses. Responses are expected to be well-written, because they are how Mrs. Edwards understands your writing abilities. It is very important to remember to write a discussion question at the end of your response about the topic.

Thursday- hotdog day so we have early release @12:15PM!

Friday- We will be going over the “Build a Better School” project in the MPR.

Rubric Assignment: As a class, we are creating a rubric for the essay. This is so that we can follow our own expectations for what a good essay should be. We broke into groups of 4 and each group got a computer and a rubric. Each group was assigned a section of the rubric to write out the expectations, then record it in the class google slide. Today we wrote out the expectations for a score of 4 and 3. Tomorrow we will write out the expectations for a grade of 2 and 1, and then we will present our group’s section to the class in our groups.

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The class slide and the rubric are both in the ipoly English 12 handouts page: here

 

 

Blog Assignment #6

Happy October, North House!

Literature is one of the most important things in our society and our schools. But… why? Have you ever started reading a work by Shakespeare and wonder, “Why am I reading this? There are so many words that I would never use in any kind of conversation.” Please watch this video here. (Sorry it is so long).

In class we read the wonderful tale of Beowulf, the tale of the conquering hero as he slayed monster after monster. The question is, how did reading and analyzing Beowulf benefit us as students and as people? Are there any lessons or themes that can be applied to our modern society?

 

September 28, 2017

Happy Friday Eve!

SSW

We did our usual routine of 20 minutes and 2 pages of complete silent, yet sustained writing.

The 13th Warrior Film

We contemplated whether or not we wanted to finish the last 5-7 minutes of the film with the truly epic and glorious final battle between the Vendels against the Vikings and Antonio Bandera defending “Heroet”.

Ms.Edwards asked the class from a show of hands who wanted to view the last portion of the film. An overwhelming 90% majority of our class raised their hands to watch the film and we enjoyed the last few minutes of the guilty pleasure-filled film.

The next topic of discussion, we talked about our Beowulf papers and some possible EQs to add/change to help our essay. If you’re going to use the film in your paper, make sure to refer to it as the film, The 13th Warrior and have the correct names. In the picture below you’ll see the EQs and the correct character conversions from poem to the 13th Warrior.

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For our next assignment we had two options to whether to read and notetake the poems, “The Song Of The Mud” and/or “The Charge of The Light Brigade.”

Or we had the option to read both of the poems and answer the following textbook questions.

The picture below here has the homework information.

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We took the remainder of our class doing the options and got our papers stamped. We then move onto Thinnes’ class and head off into second block of our third rotation for math.

Extra Fun Stuff

This is my last scribe post of the week, and had way too much fun messing around with this. I hope you all have an amazing Friday’s Eve.
Make sure to wear Blue tomorrow, and bring on your school spirit as I will dress up as Moana tomorrow apparently.

Much love! ❤

 

 

Gameplan: September 26, 2017

Housekeeping
SSR:

The very last SSR of the month! We did the usual 20 minute routine and whole shebang.

Ms. Edwards reassured us today that the 2 most recent SSR will be inputed by today. As of doing this blog assignment, she was 100% true.

The Great SSR Doc for reference.

Also the grading scale for reference.

  • 45-50 points = A
  • 40-44 points = B
  • 35-39 points = C
  • 30-34 points = D
  • 29 points or lower = F
  • ** 1 EXTRA CREDIT ATTEMPT AWARDED AT 60 POINTS **

Don’t like your grade? Rest assured! There’s a few options you can do to secure your desired grade.

  • “Spicy” Challenge Books
  • Completing 3 Depth and Complexity Questions will give you a humble 4 points.
  • Writing and uploading a review Goodreads will give you a hearty 3 points.
  • Make sure to turn in your POR to english12ipoly@gmail.com as either a google doc, attached file, or shared file that Ms. Edwards can access without asking for permission
  • Also with the usual format (Name/House/September POR or September SSR for Goodreads
  • Any questions can be asked to Ms. Edwards for clarification, I am simply a scribe.
  • (Sorry I copy pasted it was a lot of work)

13th Warrior

We discussed the similarities of poem, Beowulf and the film, 13th Warrior with the battles with Grendel, the dragon, and Grendel’s mom. For the rest of the block, we spent watching the film, enjoying the plot and action, and took notes for our EQ.

Finally, we paused the movie at the very last battle that was very Hollywoodesque and got our papers stamped and headed off to elective.

Extra~

Keep up the good behavior and thank you for being kind ❤ 

Fin~

 

September 25, 2017

Gameplan:

SSR: The usual and normal 20 minutes.
Here’s “The Great SSR Doc”

For those who have forgotten (including me), we are coming to a close of our first month of SSR. To check your progress click the link above!

Here’s the grading scale for reference.

  • 45-50 points = A
  • 40-44 points = B
  • 35-39 points = C
  • 30-34 points = D
  • 29 points or lower = F
  • ** 1 EXTRA CREDIT ATTEMPT AWARDED AT 60 POINTS **

If you don’t quite make the mark for the grade you want, there are a few ways to get extra points either through Proof of Reading or Challenge Books!

  • “Spicy” Challenge Books
  • Completing 3 Depth and Complexity Questions will give you a humble 4 points.
  • Writing and uploading a review Goodreads will give you a hearty 3 points.
  • Make sure to turn in your POR to english12ipoly@gmail.com as either a google doc, attached file, or shared file that Ms. Edwards can access without asking for permission
  • Also with the usual format (Name/House/Assignment)
  • Any questions can be asked to Ms. Edwards for clarification, I am simply a scribe.

 

13th Warrior:

We watched the film, The 13th Warrior and took notes that were related to our previous essential question from our Independent Reading.

We had the following layout for our assignment: “Beowulf Unit Evidence Log” at the very top, had our EQ,  our claim that answered our EQ, and our notes that correlated with our EQ and claim.

We have not completed the film, but have got to the point where Ahmad and the Vikings were attacking the monsters that ambushed “Heorot”. We will continue the rest of the film tomorrow in second block.

We all lined up and got our papers stamped and headed out for our second block.

Fin~