Anna K said...
Our fourth hour class lost the wish week competition but we are very proud to say that together with the other class we raised $1200. For celebration on Thursday, we will be having ice cream from Cold Stone.
Presentation will start tomorrow. We have four things to do in order to be prepared for the presentations. First, come up with a written syllabus to hand into Mrs. Moritz. Second, the presentation needs to be creative (as in a fisch bowl discussion or any other creative way to present the information to the class). Third, you need to prepare a blog question after your presentation. Fourth, hand out a reading check quiz to the class when you finish.
We then broke into our groups and talked about presentation plans. Cole, Jason, and Dennis told us that they are going to do a seminar and we are supposed to bring 2-3 thought out questions tomorrow and bring our books. There will be a 5 question quiz at the end.
Our next activity was looking at four political cartoons and we were supposed to reflect one it. The first one was a cartoon about Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush (people interpreted this cartoon like all the other ones in different ways). The second was a picture of a card castle that said Iraq on them with US soldiers trying to hold it up. The third one, was a big girl sitting with all her toys feeding her doll and in the caption on the bottom it says something like don’t feed me [the doll], help feed the people who made me. The fourth one we briefly looked at and will continue looking at it tomorrow.
Our third hour class was very thrilled today, to learn that we had won the wish week competition. But we would all like to thank the fourth hour class for helping raise over $1200! Our class decided to take the opportunity to miss class and take a field trip to Einstein’s.
We have just started to read the novel 1984 by George Orwell. After each reading assignment a group of three or four people will present a review of the chapters we had read. These presentations have to be presented in a creative way, for example: jeopardy. At the end of the review, a quiz or some sort of assessment will be given in order to make sure that the class has read the assignment. The group will also have to prepare a blog question after the review. For Mrs. Moritz, the group will have to organize a syllabus of their plans for the period.
Following the introduction to the presentations, we got into our groups and discussed what we would like to do for our review. Tomorrow, Laney, Joe, Evan and Matt will present their review. They were being very secretive and only told us to bring sticky note cards.
We then looked at political cartoons and completed quick responses to the cartoons. Most of the political cartoons had opinions on the upcoming elections and other current events in the world. Most of the cartoons were deciphered in the say way. The first two had Condoleezza Rice and her views as Secretary of State. The second one depicted the views on the unstable war in Iraq. The last cartoon we looked at portrayed at girl trying to feed her doll while the doll refused the food saying something like, “Don’t feed me, feed the abused girl who lives in a third world country.”
Our homework tonight was to finish reading pages 1-37 in 1984.