Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
When You Come In
1. Please sign in on the 3rd Block clipboard.
Organizational Reminders--Quick Rant
- Schoology--this is where you go to make sure you have completed required class work.
- Check your grades in schoology every day. How long does that take?
- Check your grades in schoology when you’re absent. If we do an assignment in class, MOST of the time, I will have that posted in schoology by classtime. When you were a little kid, a day off school was really a day off. Now that you’re a junior or senior in high school, a missed day of school is not a freebie. You’ve got to get in the the habit--if you haven’t already--of finding out what you missed, then making it up.
- Check the blog when you’re absent. Literally EVERYTHING I put up on the screen in class will be there.
- Come see me during advisory, if you have a question about something we did in class, or e-mail me. You know when is NOT a good time to ask me about missed work? ...during passing period right before your class!
- Never come to class and ask me a question like this, “Did we do anything yesterday?” ...or, “What did I miss yesterday?” What I hear is this: “I know you spend time every day updating your blog so people who miss class can stay caught up; I know you spend time every day updating schoology so that every student has clear guidelines for assignments; I know class is about to start in thirty seconds--but I don’t want to check the blog or schoology, or come in during seminar when I could actually ask a real question about the work I missed. I have ignored everything you’ve said about how to make up my absent work. I haven’t even attempted to take responsibility for my own learning. And now I want to make it someone else’s job to take care of me.”
Poetry Element Scavenger Hunt: “I Had the Weirdest Dream” Poem
- Make a copy of “Poetry Terms”.
- Open up Yeggy’s and Rausch’s models, and look at what your end product should be.
- Go through your poem line by line, and find example of the elements.List them in the appropriate box.
- If you don’t have an element, leave the example box blank.
Started 11:57; ending 12:21
Peer Conferencing: “I Had the Weirdest Dream” Poem
- Reminder doc: Peer Conference—how to be a strong peer conferencer: https://docs.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/document/d/1PgETyQIIPaLv2IfDg1AKJDgsfD0NBRGBzWXV9ThZLpo/edit
- When you finish your peer conference, read over the comments you got, then browse our pinterest board.
- NEW ASSIGNMENT: Comment on at least five pins from others.
Started 12:57; ending 1:12?
Technology and Social Skills Practice
1. Read your peer conference comments.
2. Type your PC a note of thanks—three sentences. Say specifically how he/she helped your thinking about the poem.
3. CC me on the e-mail as well.
4. Make a new, professional g-mail for your own use.
NOTE: We talked quite a bit about how and why to create a professional-sounding e-mail address, as well as what "CC" and "BC" stand for, and how they work.