Friday, November 18, 2011

scribe 11-18-11

Today in Smith’s lovely class we talked over about editing our This I believe essay. The following is important to put your TIB essay in Smiths folder. First make sure to export and save it as your name. ex ScottA, you need to save it as a word doc. First click on classes on a library computer, then click on smith, and click on English 2. Finally drop the doc into the drop box. To drop it in you drag the doc into the drop box. She will be able to see if you put the doc into the drop box. Other piece of homework that is not required is to redo Facebooking the Odyssey. Also we did our Pln presentations, so tell your folks at home to watch your great presenting skills. We also wanted to drop our writing piece into the drop box and went to Mr. Fisch’s blog and read “What Should be the Purpose of School” and we clicked on the google form and filled it out.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Scribe 11-17

Today in our fantastic, fun charismatic class we finally got around to reading one of the most fascinating books in the world! In our Superb class we reviewed that our TIB essays are due by the Monday after thanksgiving break. Can I get a wahoo for one week off school? To get full credit on our TIB essay you need to go in for writing lab or either see Smith and proofread to make your essay near-perfect. After we reviewed that we got around to reading, along with acting out, our book, Inherit the Wind. Although some people in our class don’t exactly know their roles yet, we still attempted to act out the scenes as best as we can. Don’t forget to bring your own book tomorrow so that Smith doesn’t have to loan you one of hers. You know that leads to depressing things. Get it…The Great Depression?
Our homework for Smiths class is:
·         PLN presentations
·         TIB essay
·         Face booking Redo’s
·         Any other Redo’s.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scribe 11-10-11

In Smith’s English 9 class on 11-10-11 (tomorrow is 11-11-11, don’t forget) we worked on our final essays. Smith is giving us all of thanksgiving to finish the entire essay. It must be 350-500 words. Be sure to check the rubric for the full details. We also worked on our PLN topics. We all seemed to be slipping,  so lets pick it back up. Every topic sentance needs a WHY!! Our final PLN will be on Friday, so always have that ‘’because’’ in it. Today, we also created a skype account for the soul purpose of talking to Soul. BE SURE TO REMEMBER YOUR SKYPE NAME! We also need to add Smith in our contacts (anneemmaSmtih). 
PLN presentations: Will B. Caleb, Adam, Joey
Vocab Card: Benevolent
Last PLN on Friday due monday
Any redos- PLN for this six weeks, facebook page

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scribe 11/9/11

Today we wrote our essays for the This I Believe... Homework is
Then we started to write our essays using the idea of “Show don’t tell” (use imagery). The essay must be in between 350 - 500 words and with such little space make sure you only put in it what pertains to the writing assignment. The rubric for the this i believe essay is here,
Then we finished our PLC day by typing our rough draft.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scribe 11-8

  • Come up with list of ideas for This I Believe essay
  • PLN 20 (Write on others blog)

What We Did:
  • Received our Inherit the Wind books
  • Received our new seating chart
  • Checked in the big brown books
  • Took a 2 question quiz about the Odyssey
  • We went onto This I Believe website, Smith told us how schools from all around the world are partnering with AHS.
  • Looked at the guidelines for This I Believe essay on there website by clicking on “write” in the top right and hit “guidelines”
  • We looked at an example essay by Isabel Allende and Penn Jillette

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scribe 11/7/11

Today in Mrs. Smiths English 9 class we worked on our new vocab card which was the world “Benevolent”. Today’s attendance was good we were only missing two people. Facebook characters are due tomorrow, go to Will M or Trent N or a couple others for help. Lou demonstrated “Benevolent” on the board. Benevolent means, Kindly or Well-meaning, antonym is Malevolent,  and a sentence using benevolent is “The benevolent Bill Gates donates millions of dollars to underprivileged organizations". After we worked on our vocab card we worked on our Facebooks for the rest of the class.

Bring ear buds
Finish Facebook

Sunday, November 6, 2011


In George F. “Will’s Lost in Electronica” talks about how boys are being board to much. This matters to me because i don't like being board its no fun but. It is hard to be doing something fun every second and it is hard to be doing something every second. And Doctors are now saying it is not good to be board for a long time and i do not want to be doing something that is not good for me. This matters to education because kids get board allot in school and it is hard to learn when its boring. Everyone seams to remember thing vary well it is was fun and existing. But know one remembers ideas that are boring. So how are kids going to learn if they are board all the time in school. This matters to the world because if kids are not learning in school because they are board how is the world going to move forward in technology and in the future. I is also not healthy for humans t be board allot. The article talks about how 50 years ago people would get board after two hours of nothing to do now people get board after 30 seconds of nothing to do. Doctors say the reason for this is technology. So do you think that technolagy has help the world and humans after all. All in all, boredom is a problem for boys and for eveyone and is a problem that humans need to fix.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Scribe 11/2/11


Today in Mrs.Smith’s class we started of with copying down our homework. All redos are due by tomorrow. We continued to read the Odyyessey. Page 560 line 300 tell the end. Odysseus
defeats his enemy’s and rejoins himself with his wife Penelope. Penelope tests him with a secret that only he would know to make sure he is the real Odysseus. We than got our computers out to work on our Facebook page and watched a movie on the books. The scene we started with was the scene in the Cyclops’s cave. Odysseus and his men escaped the cave only losing 2 of his warriors. They make it to the land of Circe’s Palace where Odysseus’s men have been turned into animals. After he sleeps with Circe, her women than feed them lotus flower and seduce them into a calm relaxing state of mind. Circe tricks them in thinking that they’ve been there for five days but really they’ve been there five years. Odysseus soon realizes hes been there for way to long. He takes his men and leaves. He must now travel to the depths of hell to talk to Tiresias. When hes there he learns he must travel through the land of Scylla and Charybdus. We Skip ahead a few chapters to when he is at home and with his with Penelope. We ran out of time and stopped the movie. Homework for tonight is to work on your Facebook page and to do any and all redos for tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scribe 11-2-11

Today, in Smith’s English 9, we finished up our short quiz on book 12 of the Odyssey. We then read book 21. Tomorrow we will watch clips of the Odyssey and get some facebook work time. Then on Friday after the presentations we will get more work time. Facebook projects are due Monday. Our homework is to redo: short story and ITW essays, PLN’s (10-18), Star Wars notes, short story annotations and Google Earth projects. ALL REDOS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

PLN 18

Dear Mr. Mcleod,

            In your post, “In the Future,computer and data everywhere” I can imagine how school, medicine, business, and life will all be greatly altered because of the advances in technology. If the advancements in the video become reality school will be totally change. Instead of carrying around a big book we will be given a tablet that will contain everything that we would ever need. We will be able to communicate with our teachers and have discussions to make us more inventive and resourceful learners. We can also collaborate with people all over the world and learn what they believe and why. We will be able to see how other people live from the comfort of our school, office or even out very own house. Our business will become a lot more connected and intertwined with the world because the world is really at out finger tips. Goods and ideas can be shared and talked about to make changes that will help the seller become more successful. If the technology shown in “In the Future, computer and data everywhere” becomes actuality our world would instantly become connected through a screen.

Scribe 11/1/11

We started with the homework which was:
  • PLN 18 - Due Wednesday Post on Your Blog and Others
  • Facebooking - Try to Add Pictures and Text, its due next week

Then we started to read The Odyssey: Book 12.
During this chapter, Odysseus and his men left Circe’s Island and headed for home. Although they were headed home they could not go the easy route, they must: Ignore the sirens (A bird like women that sings to draw you toward them and crash your ship),quickly row past Scylla who will take six of his men(A six headed flying beast that lives high up in the prowling rocks), go around the prowling rocks and drifters, and row as fast as possible to get away from Charybdis. After completing these goals Odysseus lost six of his best men, but made it through alive. Past the rocks is the land of Helios and his cattle, Odysseus’s men ignored his warning and raided the cattle. Helios very frustrated made Zeus destroy Odysseus's ship in which all of his men died. Proving Polyphemus’s prayer request to come true(He prayed to Poseidon, his father).
  • After completing Book 12 we took the quiz, however we did not finish.
  • Be ready to complete the quiz tomorrow.
  • Also if our beloved projector is fixed we will watch the scenes from the movie about Odysseus