Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Day Fourteen
Happy Monday!
September 8th, 2014

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.   
  2. Please turn in your  shmoop notes to the drawer.
  3. Please get  a sticky note, write your beast or creature on it, and stick it on the low right side of your Barbie poster.

Big Idea
  • Listen and look now for resonances, echoes, patterns.  What have your heard so far?
    • parents being afraid of being overthrown by children
    • horrific deaths or punishments/tortures
    • incest
    • castration
    • throwing up (induced vomiting)
    • babies born in unusual ways
    • adultery
    • bad tempers
    • sealing their fate, or fate, in general (inescapable?)
    • deception
    • lessons being learned
    • terrible punishments

Barbie Presentations
  1. Gaea        
    1. mother earth
    2. grandma to Zeus
    3. married to Uranus             
  2. Uranus               
    1. made Cyclopes from his castration blood
    2. castrated by Cronus with a sickle!
    3. sky   
  3. Rhea     
    1. queet of the Titans
    2. saves Zeus from eating
    3. daughter of Gaea and Uranus
    4. married to Cronus                
  4. Cronus       
    1. castrates his dad (Uranus)
    2. overthrown by Zeus
    3. eats all his babies, except Zeus
    4. father of Olympians
    5. Titan
    6. pukes up five of Zeus’s siblings
  5. Atlas
    1. holds up earth because he sided with Titans against Zeus
    2. super-strong
    3. Titan
  6. Prometheus--started here THURSDAY
    1. helped Zeus and the Olympians
    2. helped humans by (1) creating the first man and (2) giving them fire
    3. punished by Zeus by being tied to a mountain and having his liver pecked out e’ryday
  7. Zeus
    1. king of Olympians
    2. married to Hera
    3. overthrow the Titans
    4. promiscuous
    5. god of weather
    6. lighting bolt
  8. Hera
    1. jealous all the time
    2. goddess of marriage and childbirth
    3. vengeful
  9. Poseidon
    1. god of the sea
    2. trident
    3. Amphitrite
    4. brother to Zeus and Hades
    5. created horses
    6. flooded cities and shipwrecked sailors
    7. has a Cylclopes kid
  10. Hades
    1. god of underworld
    2. pet Cerberus
    3. helmet of invisibility
    4. brother to Zeus and Poseidon
    5. hates Zeus
    6. rich in minerals and metals
    7. helped Zeus kill Asclepius (story to follow from Malary)
  11. Athena
    1. goddess of wisdom
    2. gave the olive tree to Athens
    3. symbol is the owl
    4. patron goddess of Athens
    5. virgin goddess
    6. made Medusa ugly
    7. had Trojan horse idea--brilliant!  (and devastating to Troy)
    8. sprang out of Zeus’s forehead, fully formed
  12. Artemis
    1. goddess of the hunt
    2. protector of young
    3. expert archer
    4. has her own cult of hunters
    5. deer are sacred to her
    6. virgin goddess
    7. Orion wanted to get with her--eh, he got killed and turned into a constellation (Orion’s Belt)
  13. Apollo
    1. god of the sun
    2. god of the arts
    3. twin to Artemis
    4. plays music
    5. expert archer
    6. unlucky in love
    7. has a chariot
  14. Aphrodite
    1. goddess of love and beauty
    2. cheater on Hephaestus
    3. started Trojan War from beauty contest
    4. born from the castrated junk of Uranus
      1. Cupid is her son
  15. Hephaestus
    1. thrown off Mt. Olympus
    2. god of iron-working and the forge
    3. ugly
    4. raised by nymphs
    5. made three symbols/tools:  Hades = helmet of invisibility; Zeus = lighting bolt; Poseidon = trident
  16. Ares
    1. god of war
    2. bellicose
    3. has terrifying minions
    4. turned into a boar to kill Adonis
  17. Hermes
    1. messenger of god
    2. fastest of the god
    3. assisted/escorted people to the underworld (only one who could come back)
    4. has winged sandals and helmet
    5. god of thievery, trade, agility
  18. Dionysus
    1. god of wine, partying and fertility
    2. part mortal
    3. raised by nympths
    4. had Maenads as groupies/acolytes
    5. Hera tries to kill him all the time
    6. Semele--mortal mom who exploded when Zeus revealed himself in god-form
    7. forced to travel
    8. tended grapes
    9. falls in love with mortal
    10. turned pirates into dolphins to punish them
  19. Demeter
    1. goddess of harvest and grain
    2. reason for the seasons
    3. Persephone is her daughter
    4. searched everywhere for Persephone; depressed when she was gone = winter
    5. Zeus = brother and lover-ish
  20. Persephone

Last Barbie Presentation
  • Persephone

Family Tree Organization
  • Group  things in a way that makes sense.
  • Create the family tree on the blackboard.

Greek Myth Figures Review
  • ...the Nametag Game!  :-)
  • Write your Barbie’s name in big, legible letters on your nametag.
  • Return your nametag to me, then turn your back on me.
  • When you meet a person, turn your back and show your figure’s name, and ask, “Who am I?”
  • Your partner tells you ONE FACT about yourself (and not something ridiculous like, “You rhyme with ‘Ja-mall-o.””

NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes

Beast/Creature Presentations (...although some are gods/goddesses.)
I’d like to present these beasts and creatures so they connect to the things you already know.
1.     Hades—what do we know about him?
a.     God of the underworld
b.    Makes people eat stuff so they have to stay down in the underworld
c.     Pluto is his Roman name.
d.    Brother of Zeus and Poseidon
e.    Has three-headed dog names Cerberus
f.      Love interest = Persephone (Demeter’s daughter)
g.    Rich (minerals and metals)
h.    Invisibility helmet (created by Hephaestus/Cyclopes)
i.      Not really evil
Now, Daryn will present Cerberus--see the connection?

  1. Study Vocab List #3 on quizlet (QUIZ WEDNESDAY)--
Study the Greek god names and their Roman names (QUIZ THURSDAY), so you recognize them when you see them--

Comp Strats

Day 14
Monday, September 8th
When You Come In—Do these things before the tardy bell, please.
1.      Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2. Grab a highlighter off the sign-in table.
3.     Pick up your book and daily reading sheet.
4.     Tell me if you need a book chat today (because you’ve finished a book).

Strategy:  Visualizing Review (five/ten minutes)
  1. What is it?  You tell me!
  2. What two things does VISUALIZING help you do?
  3. Remind yourself of the five senses:  smell, taste, touch, hearing, and sight.
  4. Think back to the poem “Oranges” we read.  What VISUALIZING details do you remember?
    1. unwrapping a chocolate
    2. orange
    3. chocolate
    4. cold outside
    5. snow crunching under his feet
    6. change in his pocket
    7. making fire in his hands
    8. seeing his breath in front of him
    9. holding hands
    10. tiny bell ringing
    11. dog barking
    12. light on front porch

Strategy:  Visualizing Practice (twenty-five/thirty minutes)
I will read aloud from the chapter "Monkey Garden" from Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street.
  1. Highlight details that help you VISUALIZE the text.
  2. Draw a box around any words or phrases you can’t visualize, because you don’t know what they mean.
  3. You stop me when this happens, and we’ll look it up together.
  4. Summarize each paragraph out to the side as a class, then write the summary down in your margins.
  5. Number your paragraphs with me now.
  6. …computer assistant needed.
  7. ...recorder needed

How You Get Your Daily Grade on “Monkey Garden”
  • You make annotations all over your copy of the story, including the items we discuss aloud.
  • You are an active participant in discussion--you’re involved.  (I need someone to keep track of who talks today.)
  • You are focused and on-task; you do nothing to distract people or derail discussion.  

4th Block
  • Catch-Up: Grade and hand in two Six-Way Paragraphs!
  • 67  A Dinosaur Named Sue
  • 12   Early Doctoring Practices
  • Pair-share; check as a group, when done!

  • Quizlet Practice (ten minutes)
3rd block had ten minutes.
4th block had no time.

Read and Relax
  • 12:55 (3rd) and 2:45 (4th)

Book Chats
  • 4th Adamaris
  • 4th Hayley
  • 4th  Marcos
  • 4th  Maddy

1.      Complete your pink daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3.     Put your pink sheet and book over on the table where it was when class started, unless you’re reading outside of class today.

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