Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

November 24, 2008

Monday, the penultimate day before vacation

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrweis @ 6:27 pm

Today we were quite lucky to have Lucy’s father, David Rosenthal, prior teacher at BAM, published poet, current teacher with OUSD, and recipient of far too many appositives in this sentence, visit our class to teach a lesson on poetry.  Students explored the sonic qualities of poetry and delved into multiple patterns of making connections as they exercised their language muscles.  He will be returning tomorrow for another appearance as he focuses on some specific strategies for creating awe-inspiring haikus.

In Mathematics, students took a cumulative test on Unit 3.  I brought home the stack to grade and will hopefully have them finished by tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will be doing some work in social studies on learning about primary sources as we delve into the myths and realities of the history of Thanksgiving and connect material to our current studies about the Age of Exploration.

Homework:

  1. Reading: read for 20 minutes and create your own 1 day log.  Make sure to include the title of the book, author, pages read, and a method of showing your comprehension.  You may use a method we have used in class (summary, time line, connections, predictions, questions, visualization) or get creative and create your own.

Mr. Weis

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