Thursday, May 21, 2009

5-21-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 22-23 (A Days)

Today we started class with our last Punctual Piece *yay!* It was: Explain the title of Chapter 22: "The Enemy is Ignorance." What do you think about this phrase?

Then we turned in our punctual pieces.

Then we discussed Chapters 22 and 23 and you had the rest of the period to work on your Three Cups Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment.

Remember it is due at the latest on Friday--even though I won't be here, but the baskets will! No Excuses!

For Tuesday:
1. Finish Three Cups assignment
2. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5-20-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 22-23 (B Days)

Today we started class with our last Punctual Piece *yay!* It was: Explain the title of Chapter 22: "The Enemy is Ignorance." What do you think about this phrase?

Then we turned in our punctual pieces.

Then we discussed Chapters 22 and 23 and you had the rest of the period to work on your Three Cups Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment.

Remember it is due at the latest on Friday--even though I won't be here the Sub (who I know personally) will have a folder to collect them.

For Friday:
1. Finish Three Cups assignment
2. Have a great weekend!
3. H.A.G.S.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5-19-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 18-21 (A Days)

Today we started with our punctual piece:

What change do you want to be in the world? How could you go about being that change?

Then to cover chapters 18-21 in one class period we did an activity called a Jigsaw. We broke up into groups and each group was responsible for one chapter. They answered questions about the chapter and filled out a sheet to prepare to teach some other classmates about their chapter. Then we created new groups with one person from each chapter and you taught each other and took notes on the other chapters.

For Thursday:
1. Read Chapters 22-23
2. Finish all Late or Missing Work!

Monday, May 18, 2009

5-18-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 18-21 (B Days)

Today we started with our punctual piece:

What change do you want to be in the world? How could you go about being that change?

Then to cover chapters 18-21 in one class period we did an activity called a Jigsaw. We broke up into groups and each group was responsible for one chapter. They answered questions about the chapter and filled out a sheet to prepare to teach some other classmates about their chapter. Then we created new groups with one person from each chapter and you taught each other and took notes on the other chapters.

For Wednesday:
1. Read Chapters 22-23
2. Finish All Three Cups of Tea (Tic-Tac-Toe)
3. Remember it will be best if you turn in your Cups on Wednesday because I will not be here on Friday.

Friday, May 15, 2009

5-15-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 13-14 (A Days)

Today we began with our punctual piece: It is easy to become discouraged and feel helpless. How do you overcome helplessness and discouragement?

Then we had reading time.

Finally we completed a Stations Activity. There were nine (9) total, and you were required to complete four (4)--25 points each. You could complete up to three (3) additional stations for extra credit--again 25 points each.

If you missed class, you will need to make up the Stations Activity. Most of the Stations are on our website. For a few, you will have to come and make them up with me before or after school or during 1st lunch.

For Tuesday:
1. Read Chapter 16. You will have quizzes until you read!
2. Finish your 2nd Cup.


VIDEO FOR STATION 2


video

Thursday, May 14, 2009

5-14-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 13-14 (B Days)

Today we began with our punctual piece: It is easy to become discouraged and feel helpless. How do you overcome helplessness and discouragement?

Then we had reading time.

Finally we completed a Stations Activity. There were nine (9) total, and you were required to complete four (4)--25 points each. You could complete up to three (3) additional stations for extra credit--again 25 points each.

If you missed class, you will need to make up the Stations Activity. Most of the Stations are on our website. For a few, you will have to come and make them up with me before or after school or during 1st lunch.

For Monday:
1. Read Chapter 16. You will have quizzes until you read!
2. Finish your 2nd Cup.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5-13-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 11-12 (A Days)

Today we started with our Punctual Piece: What is success? How do you know you've reached it?

We turned in our 1st Cup of Tea!

Then some of you had reading quizzes because you didn't read last time.

Next we had a silent discussion to work with Chapters 11-12.

For Friday:
1. Read Chapter 13-14
2. Work on your Cups

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5-12-09: Three Cups of Tea Ch. 11-12 (B Days)

Today we started with our Punctual Piece: How come building meaningful relationships is important in Greg Mortenson's line of work? How do you go about building meaningful relationships?

We turned in our 1st Cup of Tea!

Then some of you had reading quizzes because you didn't read last time.

Next we had a silent discussion to work with Chapters 11-12.

For Thursday:
1. Read Chapter 13-14
2. Work on your Cups

Monday, May 11, 2009

5-11-09: Three Cups of Tea Story Boards (A Days)

Today we started class with our Punctual Piece. We practiced a reading strategy to figure out unknown words from context clues in the book.

Then we broke into six groups and each group focused on one chapter: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10. As a group, you read the chapter, then answered some questions, and created a story board depiction of the chapter.

If you missed class, you will probably want to read at least one of the three chapters (5, 7, 10) that we covered in class in addition to your assigned reading: 1, 2, 3.

For Wednesday:
1. Read Three Cups of Tea Ch. 11-12
2. 1st Cup of Tea is Due!

Friday, May 8, 2009

5-8-09: Three Cups of Tea Chapters 1,2,3,4,7,10 (B Days)

Today we started class with our Punctual Piece. We practiced a reading strategy to figure out unknown words from context clues in the book.

Then we broke into six groups and each group focused on one chapter: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10. As a group, you read the chapter, then answered some questions, and created a story board depiction of the chapter.

If you missed class, you will probably want to read at least one of the three chapters (5, 7, 10) that we covered in class in addition to your assigned reading: 1, 2, 3.

For Tuesday:
1. Read Three Cups of Tea Ch. 11-12
2. 1st Cup of Tea is Due!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

5-7-09: Introdction to Three Cups of Tea (A Days)

Today we started off with our Punctual Piece. We wrote a paragraph in answer to the question:
Can ONE person make a difference? How so?

Then we took notes on the PowerPoint for Three Cups of Tea. If you missed class, you will need to make this up on your own. The PowerPoint in in PDF format on the website--and linked here :)

For part of the PowerPoint we watched the following video clips. See the PowerPoint Notes so you know how to respond and what to look for.

For next class you will need to read Chapters 1-3 in Three Cups of Tea. And make sure you bring your book to class with you!

See the Videos and Songs in the Previous B Day Post.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5-6-09: Intro. Three Cups of Tea (B Days)

Today we started off with our Punctual Piece. We wrote a paragraph in answer to the question:
Can ONE person make a difference? How so?

Then we took notes on the PowerPoint for Three Cups of Tea. If you missed class, you will need to make this up on your own. The PowerPoint in in PDF format on the website--and linked here :)

For part of the PowerPoint we watched the following video clips. See the PowerPoint Notes so you know how to respond and what to look for.

For next class you will need to read Chapters 1-3 in Three Cups of Tea. And make sure you bring your book to class with you!

The Video Clips from the PowerPoint:

Part 1
video

Part 2
video

Part 3
video


Here are the links if the videos don't work:
Greg Mortensen Part 1
Greg Mortensen Part 2
Greg Mortensen Part 3

Also, here are the Links to the Songs on the PowerPoint:
If Everyone Cared
I Dare You to Move

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5-5-09: Core Testing Last Day! (A Days)

We finished Core Testing today!!

I am so excited to end our year with such an inspiring book.

No Homework today! Just be in class next time to start Three Cups of Tea.

Monday, May 4, 2009

5-4-09: Core Testing Day 2 (B days)

Hopefully we finished Core Testing today. If not, we'll finish up next time and we'll start Three Cups of Tea!

I am so excited to end our year with such an inspiring book.

No Homework today! Just be in class next time to start Three Cups of Tea.

Friday, May 1, 2009

5-1-09: Core Testing (A Days)

Today we took the first two sections of the Core Test. If you missed class, I will be hunting you down...

Please be here on Tuesday for the final two sections.

No Homework this weekend! Yay!