Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How do you make a tissue dance?

Put a little boogie in it!

It is that time of year again, stuffy noses, lots of sneezing, the common cold is making the rounds. I am all out of tissue in B-08, so I am offering 5 extra credit points for each bow of tissues a student brings in. (Maximum of 10 points available!) Student have from December 2-6 (Monday-Friday) to earn the points. Please write your name on the bottom of the boxes and bring them to class!

Thank you.
-Mrs. Burman

Friday, November 22, 2013

Research Project

English 11 is in the middle of a big project! We are doing a large project on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Students are researching prejudice in American History and lining such prejudice up with American Literature! Today they were going through sources and making note cards. I have also attached a calendar for those interested in seeing due dates. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


In Speech we are working on our self-concept and how that effects our self-esteem. Your self-concept is the picture you have of yourself in your head. You have different views; Social, Physical, and Intellectual sides of self and we decided to create picture collages that help everyone see the picture we have of ourselves.

Here are a few examples:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Positive Thoughts

At the beginning of each speech class I have the students, one at a time, stand against the white board. The other students then come and write nice comments around the students head. The student smiles, I take a picture then erase the comments. I create a video of all the pictures for each class and they watch it before their first speech. Both classes finished the "Speech of Introduction" this past week and these are the videos that gave each student a little self "pick-me-up" before stepping in front of their peers.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Abbott & Costello in Speech Class?

I showed a video to my Speech classes recently about how confusing our language can be! We talked about how some words can have more than one meaning, and how nonverbal communication, such as voice and facial expression, can be very humorous!

I loved see these students laugh at an oldie, but a goodie! Enjoy:

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