Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Scribe for April 3 Smith's Period 2 (clever title here)

Today's exciting day began with the class reviewing Endsley's magnificent scribe from yesterday that totally blew Period 5's out of the water. Afterwards, we copied down our homework and turned in the grammar packets. Then we watched both 1984 videos again as a class.

Following the second exciting viewing of these two videos, we compared and contrasted the two. As a class, as a team, as a unit, we brainstormed some spectacular points about these videos. Alex started us off by saying that Hilary's voice seemed more beefed up. This sparked some rapid fire connection-making, and we discovered that both seemed to be a form of brainwashing. Incidentally, we uncovered a typo in the Apple commercial: in the commercial the book title was written as "1984", but it should have been underlined. That was a good catch by whoever saw that.

After we finished going over the 1984 videos, we moved on to the political cartoon assignment. The task, should we choose to accept it, was to find two political cartoons: one from the present (2007) and one from 1949. Upon finding these, we were to compare the two. When that intricate task was completed, we were asked to form our own political cartoon from the future. We spent the rest of the class with this mission.

The homework for tonight is to read pages 1-37. Whoever the presenters are for the fishbowl tomorrow had better have their discussion topics at the ready, as well as a rigorous quiz for the entire class to enjoy.

That about does it. Enjoy the rest of your day.


Blogger alexm said...

once again, ours blows 5th hour outta the water.


thanks for the reference, Declan

Tue Apr 03, 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger BenH said...

And if you don't choose to accept it?

Tue Apr 03, 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger karib said...

I wasn't aware that this was a competition or I would have written a scribe that totally rocked.

Tue Apr 03, 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger briang said...

Oh Kari must you be so childish. This isn't a competition. We simply want to beat 5th hour in every aspect of the class and rub it in deeply into the faces of all who participate in the 5th hour class. Thats all.

Tue Apr 03, 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger karib said...

Thanks for the clarification.

Wed Apr 04, 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger chelseah said...

Good Job Declan.
Way to be. "]

Wed Apr 04, 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger ADRIANA G said...

kari-You and your typical "education as usual" thinking. You ask if it is a competition. I would reply, "Does it matter." Well, I guess in period two we just have a tradition of excellence.

Wed Apr 04, 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger endsleye said...

i totally agree with adriana. way to put it! and thanks declan. good job keeping up with my scribe. were the best.

Wed Apr 04, 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger saram said...

adriana, that was a FABULOUS point. I completely agree. And Kari, isn't it implied that when you write a scribe it always rocks? Welcome to period 2.

Thu Apr 05, 09:06:00 AM  

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