Wednesday, October 31, 2012

iPad Worksheets

In both English 11 and Speech students are using a new application on their iPads. This app, called Notability, is allowing teachers to save paper and students to use their iPad PRODUCTIVELY and helps the student not lose worksheets.

Below are a few pictures of students in English 11 using the app to review a reading from the previous day.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Term and New Season

Today was not only the first day of the new term (this means all new Speech Classes!) it was also the first day of mandatory swim practice. I am looking forward to fresh beginnings for both activities.


English 11 - Be ready for our last Unit 3 section this week! Poetry!!

Speech - Chapter 1 test will be happening this week and do not forget your binders, first binder check is Friday!

Swimming- Great job today! Hard work now pays off later! If you did not try on a swim suit today do so tomorrow. Parent meeting is in my classroom at 6pm on Wednesday. Be there!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Let swim season begin!

Monday will be the first pre-season practice for all those girls interested in being part of the 2012-2013 Lady Tiger Sharks! Please see the calendars on the swim page for a look into the season. We have already had a few changes, from dropping the Northrop meet to my already adjusting Thanksgiving break practices!

This coming week is NOT mandatory, however if you are not in a fall sport I suggest you come so you can start getting your body, muscles, and mind ready for a demanding season. One of the upperclassman on the team sent this picture to me on Friday and I could not think of a better way to describe swim season.

See all of you who come tomorrow in my classroom at 3pm- bring work out clothes, water and a smile!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

English 11: Field Trip

Next Friday, October 12th, all Juniors are invited to go on an all day field trip to Hartford City, IN for the Civil War Re-Enactment. This will be wonderful since most students in the Junior class will take U.S. History and English 11: American Literature. Both courses cover the Civil War and subjects that pertain to that time period. This would be fun and a learning experience for all.

For more information about the Civil War Re-Enactment please follow the link to the website: 

Field Trip Permission Slips were passed out in class on Thursday and are due back with $7.00 to Mrs. Burman by Monday! Please do not miss out on this great event! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The term is about to terminate.

Just a quick post to show off some of the neat things happening in the classroom during Speech class. I love Demonstration Speeches because so many cool things are explained- and people bring in really good food! We had so many "mini-parties" due to all the food. Here are a few pictures:

Noah teaches first period how to make origami flowers:

All the wonderful treats from fourth period on one of the speech days-Yum!

As for what we are doing now, students in Speech will be taking their final test for the course and starting on the last speech (the Persuasive Speech). This is the hardest speech for many reasons: research, time, expectations and personal beliefs. I am really going to push the students to the brink on this speech. Be ready!

In English 11 the students will continue working on their Expository/Lit. Analysis of Gothic Literature Essay. This essay is very tough and follows the last story we read by Edgar Allan Poe. The essay is Due on Friday (unless we have many issues!!!)

Happy Fall.
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