This week the class started doing their senior projects. Some groups, some individually, they started thinking about what their senior project may be. Throughout the week it was kind of a brainstorm for your senior project, along with some work here and there. As senior year comes to a close, the class will mainly be focused on their senior projects the rest of the way. I see this class ending in a very fast and orderly fashion.
This week was based on a number of short stories called the Ten Little Indians. These stories were basically about how the Native American life differed from the normal white person's life. Some things that limited the Native American's were timidness, shyness, and lack of self-confidence. Being in a majority white culture, it was hard for some of these kids to get out of their comfort zone. Not having many friends to being bullied sometimes was probably really hard on these kids. I think that the lack of confidence in some of these kids may have costed them some opportunities.
This week during English 12B, the class learned many different things. As a whole, the class was very engaged when it came to participation this week. Learning how to create a question was a big part of the week, choosing 2 or 3 different words then implementing them into a question. At first it was kind of taken as a challenge, but it got easier the more questions you made up. How to listen to poetry in a group setting was another thing learned this week. Connotation clusters helped the class get a good grip on synonyms and antonyms, which led back to creating questions. Learning new words that mean the same thing or the complete opposite of eachother help fully develop a question.
The first week of the new trimester was pretty easy going. The first week of 12B was pretty much the same thing as 12A. Although this week was not filled with much curriculum, some things were assigned. Learning about the class, what will be taught and what lessons will be given. Making a personal class website on weebly. (This) Watching a video of a speaker from Turkey, then typing notes and and facts about it with the class. Discussing the positives and negatives to the advice she was giving, and what made her such a good speaker. Things like her unique accent, wide range of vocabulary, and several head scratchers that had you thinking.