Thursday, April 05, 2007

Period Two’s Fabulous (better than period 5) Scribe

English today started out the way it usually does, we all got our computers out and Ms. Smith said a few humorous remarks. Then, surprisingly, three girls walked into our classroom and informed us on joining journalism or the year book staff. This is the jest of their speech:

  • Encouraged us to do yearbook or journalism next year
  • Flyers were handed out
  • Meeting tonight at 7 in E-9
  • You get credits in LA and practical arts
  • Before the game, don’t worry!

Then after that very entertaining speech, Ms. Smith gave us a few reminders about up coming dates:

  • If you didn’t sign up for this book to scribe you can sign up for the Farewell to Manzanar unit
  • At the end of each unit you get 2-3 days to work on semester project
  • Read ahead in 1984 because April is extremely busy:
    -Sophomore registration
    -A week with three fishbowls
    -MAP testing
    -ACT testing
    -Career Day
  • There is a fishbowl tomorrow
  • Schmity is gone tomorrow too

The very last thing we did as a group was that we discussed the Blog question from last night. The key points brought up in the discussion were:

  • What let’s the government control the people?
  • Fear – they make everyone fear them and then they will do what they want
  • Necessary evil – the whole population needs to have a common evil (Goldstein) so they unite and think that Big Brother is their savior for protecting them
  • Total control – they control the past, present, and future
  • Don’t actually WATCH people all the time through the telescreen, but they have scared people into believing they are.
  • No rules – kill you if you do something that they don’t like; no rules are more dangerous (don’t know what is wrong or right)
  • Limit the knowledge of the people (ignorance is strength) – they change history and they don’t let people learn about the outside world
  • War – all they think about is war; focus of society; distraction (mentally and economically)
  • Propaganda (all of the posters) – “Victory” everything
  • Mob mentality
  • All adults are scared of the children
  • Everyone is a “comrade” – no real relationships – no connections
  • Intimidation – children turn in their parents, Big Brother, thought police
  • Live by yourselves – need support to challenge the system and if there are no relationships you have no one to help you

The rest of the period was spent either reading 1984 or working on your grammar packet. Ms. Smith also told us that we needed to blog tonight on a new post on the blog. It was a fairly successful day!

  • Homework:
  • Grammar Exercises 8-9
  • Be prepared for the fishbowl tomorrow
  • Read in 1984 pages 37-69 (read ahead if you would like)
  • Blog on the new post on Ms. Smith’s web page
  • Challenge the System and Change the World (I know it seems like a lot but just try!)

I hope my scribe helped everyone out (it definitely helped better than Period 5’s if that isn’t too conceited) and I will see you all tomorrow!

PS- The font to this blog was really cool in the word document I typed it up in but when I copy pasted it into the post it wouldn't let me change the font...stupid technology (just kidding!).



Blogger chelseah said...

haha paige your funny.

loved it.

really helpful since i wasnt there today. thanks so much.

and by the way, MUCH BETTER THAN PERIOD 5'S!!!



Thu Apr 05, 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger alexm said...

i see that 5 is now trying to outdo us. shame on them and their competitiveness-like manner.

we win in a landslide.

Thu Apr 05, 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger briang said...

Paige very well done. I would just like to inform period two that I was personally attacked by a member of period 5 today at lunch about how they think their hour is better. So, naturally, I informed her that she has been mislead because our period is much better and this scribe only compliments that fact.


Thu Apr 05, 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger saram said...

FABULOUS job on tonight's blog. It was extremely informative and reminded me to do numerous things (even though I was in class today, unlike Chelsea). Also, it was much better than period five's!
As to what Brian said, I was there when he was personally attacked. It was quite a sight and yes, people WERE staring. In the end, period two came out on top, thanks to Brian this time. Good job guys! Keep up the good work!


Thu Apr 05, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger endsleye said...

boo ya! we win again! were so amazing. just like you. you rock my socks. sarah rocks my socks. declan rocks my socks. i rock my socks. just cuz we are amazing at blogs. YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO YAHOO

haha im really hyper right now was you can tell! have you seen meet the robinsons? its just like that.

each patch is worth 12 cups of coffee. they keep you awake for hours with no side effects! AHHHHH! thats what i feel like right now.

i just thought you should know.
i love you!
love endsss!!


Fri Apr 06, 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger DeclanH said...

brian, that just shows that they're scared. they're so afraid of us they're just attacking us without any form of subtlety or decency. how dare they?!? but honestly, can we get any better? i never think so but then the next scribe just gets better. go us.

Fri Apr 06, 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger agarties said...

I was amazed Paige. Your scribe inspired me so much. Well-I must go. I have to go change the world now.

Sat Apr 07, 04:21:00 PM  

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