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Feb. 16, 2012

English 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Homework is to read Lord of the Flies chapter 5 for Monday, Feb 20.

Feb. 03, 2012

Oral comm 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

The students did a great job on their Human Interest documentaries of each other. We will have one more of these due, 3-5 minutes long, on Friday, February 17. This one will be on the subject of the students' choice and will focus more on the narration and the "story-telling" aspect of the documentary.

Feb. 02, 2012

homework- English 9-10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Please read up to chapter 2 in Coyotes for class on Tuesday, Feb 7.

Feb. 02, 2012

English 7-8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Today we had a quiz on chapter 2 in Lord of the Flies. The students did not do so well on this (even though they were told in advance about it.) This quiz will be graded with more leniency, however I just want to give a quick reminder that all students need to be reading for fluency and should ensure comprehension after each chapter. There will be more quizzes to come in the future. Homework- due next Tuesday, Feb 7- is to read chapter 3 in the book.

A big reminder that the last date to turn in the 60 second speeches is tomorrow- Friday- and the ancient China museums are due tomorrow as well.

Jan. 30, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Today the students began their Geography Dictionary project. For now this is in-class- not homework. The instructions are as follows:

Geography Dictionary Project

You will be making a dictionary with geography terms. For each term you must define it in your own words, use it in an appropriate sentence, and draw a small picture of it (the picture is required only for 15 of the words- your choice).

The words are as follows:
infrastructure
renewable resources
nonrenewable resources
inexhaustible resources
Communism/Command Economy
Socialism, Traditional Economy
Free Enterprise
cottage industries
globalization
culture
pandemic
trade deficit
indigenous
innovation
customs
dialect
pop culture
ethnic group
convergence
divergence
social mobility
multicultural
precipitation
biome
core
mantle
crust
 

We also started watching "China's Lost Girls."

Jan. 30, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today the students were assigned two upcoming projects. These are uploaded to thinkwave. They have been given and will be given plenty of time to finish these so long as they work in class and keep up with homework as it assigned.

Jan. 30, 2012

English 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Homework tonight is to read Chapter 1 in Lord of the Flies for tomorrow.

Jan. 30, 2012

Language Arts reminder!

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

I am still missing 60 second recorded speeches from Trey, Brendan, Angel and Evan. These can be emailed to me!

I am also missing final typed drafts of the modern adaptation stories of The Lottery from Trey, Brendan, Cali, and Dani. These can also be emailed to me!

beth95616@hotmail.com

Jan. 26, 2012

Homework- 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Please finish reading the last 2 1/2 pages of The Most Dangerous Game for Monday (January 30).

Jan. 20, 2012

Oral comm 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Homework due next Friday, January 27 is to bring a 60 second video recording of a speech on any (appropriate) topic of your choice. We will be analyzing our gestures, speaking patterns, nuances, etc. next week. A reminder that the recorded 5 minute documentary is due on Feb 3.

Jan. 20, 2012

Oral comm 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Just a reminder that the 60 second video-ed speeches as assigned last week are to be emailed to me by next Friday, January 27. beth95616@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Jan. 19, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Today we finished our Chinese philosophers packet. What was not finished in class is due as homework on Tuesday, January 24.

Jan. 19, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today we continued our discussion of Vietnam. Homework comparing the Vietnam War and the American Revolution is due on Tuesday, January 24.

 

On Wednesday, January 25 we will have a short quiz on Southeast Asia covering pages 594-597 and 791-793 in the green World History textbook.

Jan. 19, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Today we took our vocabulary quiz and finished up our discussion of The Necklace.

Jan. 19, 2012

English 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Today we took our vocabulary quiz and then watched the film adaptation of The Lottery. The students were enthralled with this- ask them about it! Homework is to remember your 60 second taped speech for oral communication tomorrow.

Jan. 18, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Today in English the 9/10s started with some citation practice work. We will continue to do this throughout the term to prepare for our big question essay. We also did some journal writing and looked up vocabulary words in preparation for our next short story- The Necklace. We then read The Necklace and had some lively discussion afterward. We will continue with this tomorrow.

At the end of class the Story of an Hour short stories were handed back. I hope the students review my feedback and use it for future writings.

Tomorrow is the vocab quiz! Apologies any confusion on the date on my part!

Jan. 17, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Today we were a small class so we spent some time brainstorming ideas for our next assessment: an ancient China museum. This will be due on Feb 3 and the details are up in the gradebook! Start thinking and doing!! We will discuss this in class tomorrow for those who were absent today.

Jan. 17, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today the students presented their foreign investment/Southeast Asia Power Point presentations. Overall I think the students did a fantastic job and I am really pleased with their effort. Well done! The grades will be up in the gradebook soon. No homework tonight!

Jan. 13, 2012

Oral comm

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Today we reviewed the components for our Human Interest Documentary project and determined which students are assigned to whom . This is up on thinkwave and will be due on Feb 3.

Jan. 13, 2012

Oral Comm

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Today in class we read some information about giving good speeches and after a discussion about gender roles between the 1960s and today gave 30 second speeches on the effects on women, men, children and society. Homework is to record yourself giving a 1 minute speech on a topic of your choice and to bring it to class next Friday, January 20.

Jan. 12, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Today we watched a short documentary on the geography of China.

Jan. 12, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today in class we discussed the upcoming Power Point presentation (due on Tuesday next week). We watched a short documentary on Singapore and looked at modern images of SE Asia.

Jan. 12, 2012

Thursday Jan 12

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Today in English we reviewed and discussed The Lady or the Tiger. The students wrote their own ending to the story- these were very creative! A reminder that the short story based on The Story of An Hour is due in class next week on Monday. It should be typed.

Jan. 12, 2012

Thursday Jan 12.

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Today in English we started with a small poetry writing activity using descriptive adjectives and nouns. We will have a vocabulary quiz next Wednesday, January 18, on the words we have studied. They are as follows:


1. fervent (adj)

2. deride (v)

3. diffidence (n)

4. assiduously (adv)

5. tentative (adj)

6. fervor (n)

7. oblivion (n)

8. benevolent (adj)

9. manifest (adj)

10.  reverence (n)

11. paraphernalia

12.  reprimand

13.  jovial

14.  surveying

15.  boisterous

16.  securely

17.  discard

18.  reluctantly

19.  precede


20.  devote

 

We also reviewed The Lottery and after outlining the main points of the story  are re-writing a modern adaptation of this. 1 1/2- 2 pages of a rough draft is due in class on Tuesday, January 17.

Jan. 12, 2012

Thursday Jan 12.

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr 7/8

Today in English we started with a small poetry writing activity using descriptive adjectives and nouns. We will have a vocabulary quiz next Wednesday, January 18, on the words we have studied. They are as follows:


1. fervent (adj)

2. deride (v)

3. diffidence (n)

4. assiduously (adv)

5. tentative (adj)

6. fervor (n)

7. oblivion (n)

8. benevolent (adj)

9. manifest (adj)

10.  reverence (n)

11. paraphernalia

12.  reprimand

13.  jovial

14.  surveying

15.  boisterous

16.  securely

17.  discard

18.  reluctantly

19.  precede


20.  devote

 

We also reviewed The Lottery and after outlining the main points of the story  are re-writing a modern adaptation of this. 1 1/2- 2 pages of a rough draft is due in class on Tuesday, January 17.

Jan. 11, 2012

Humanities 9/10- SE Asia Foreign Investment project

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today in Humanities we reviewed the homework about SE Asia and got our next project assignment. Each student must create a Power Point presentation about their assigned country (Robbie- Thailand, Malaysia- Gwyneth, Indonesia- Jose, Cambodia- Ian and The Philippines- Adam) to attract foreign investment. The presentation must be 10-15 slides and show where the country is currently at on the Human Development Index (http://hdr.undp.org), the type of government (go to the CIA world factbook online!) and find and present information about the safety of the country, the available workforce, current politics, a brief history, a map with big cities which could be used for factories, etc., weather and climate, landforms and how they might affect transportation within the country and pictures of the country. This is due next Tuesday, January 17.

Jan. 11, 2012

English 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Language Arts Yr9/10

Today in class we reviewed our own short stories based on "The Story of An Hour" and did some peer review. This assignment needs to be edited, revised, typed and turned in on Monday, January 16.

As it was a double class period we also reviewed some new vocabulary from our next short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" which we read in class. Students need to be prepared to discuss this in class tomorrow.

Next week we will have a vocabulary quiz on the words we have studied so far. This will take place on either Wednesday or Thursday (update to come!). The words are:

1. fervent (adj)

2. deride (v)

3. diffidence (n)

4. assiduously (adv)

5. tentative (adj)

6. fervor (n)

7. oblivion (n)

8. benevolent (adj)

9. manifest (adj)

10.  reverence (n)

11. emanated

12. retribution

13. impartial

14. aesthetic

15. moiety

16. epithalamic

17. afflicted

18. repression

19. elusive

20. imploring

21. unwittingly

 

Jan. 10, 2012

Humanities 7/8

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr 7/8

Today in Humanities we began our study of Ancient China. We worked on a map and answered some questionsfrom the text with a follow up discussion. The students are much more engaged without their laptops and are making much better use of class time. There is no homework tonight.

Jan. 10, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today we began our study of Southeast Asia and specifically Cambodia. We worked on the map and some study questions of SE Asia and what was not finished in class will be homework tonight.

Jan. 09, 2012

Humanities 9/10

from:Ramsberg, Beth

to:Humanities Yr9/10

Today we finished our North Korea video and answered some questions and held a discussion. We will be turning our focus to Southeast Asia and specifically Cambodia in the coming days. We are looking at the overall struggle for human rights throughout the world this term.