Friday, August 22, 2014

Shared Meanings

In Speech class we are finishing up chapters 1 and 2! These students are doing so well. I am not sure if it is the early time of the class, or just the great personalities, but these students are so happy and willing to work together.

Today we watched a short film to help understand why it is important to have shared meanings when communicating and to use words with concrete meanings! Enjoy!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Busy Bo8

Starting the school year on a Monday was very different, we as teachers hit the ground running after day one. I know in Bo8 we are working hard and starting to find our groove. This semester I am teaching Speech and English 11, both are great courses and so far even the students seem to be enjoying the change to a digital binder and assignment base.

In English 11, we are working on vocabulary and grammar already, we have also completed a preview worksheet on Unit 1. We will be starting with Native American Myths and documents of that time period.



In Speech, we are working on finding our personality traits (or colors) and apply that information to how we are as communicators. The students have already presented a little in groups and seem to really enjoy each other. We did a positive comments activity and that will be made into a movie next week. Be sure to check back for that. In the pictures below you can see the students working on a communication activity where they must find shared meanings and listening skills.





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Monday, August 11, 2014

So good to see you again.


I am so happy to see your faces in the halls, in my classroom, in the building! There will be so much to talk about these first few days, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Here is the modified schedule for Monday:


  7:40                         All students report to homerooms
  7:40                         Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence
  7:45                         Announcements
  7:50                         9th grade students released to the cafetorium
  7:55-9:10                9th grade meeting in the cafetorium
  9:15-10:10              10th-12th grade meeting in the cafetorium
  10:15-11:10             1st period
  11:15-12:40             3rd period
  12:45-1:40               2nd period
  1:45-2:40                 4th period
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