Short and sweet today, as I’m posting this from the hotel lobby before today’s Competition Civics state meet. Tomorrow, we’re taking the team to have some well-earned fun in the sun at Disneyland. I’ll try to post a few pictures on my Instagram over the weekend, so be sure to follow along. Happy Superbowl Sunday, everyone!
Here’s what my upcoming week looks like:
No school – Closed for (an early?) Presidents’ Day. I’ll be back on the bus for the long slog home up the I-5.
Open with a five-minute M.U.G. Shot (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar) Monday mini-lecture/bell-ringer.
Collect the Analogies worksheet from this past weekend’s homework assignment.
Introduce our Greek mythology unit with a quickwrite and jigsaw activity where we’ll examine the common themes/motifs in international creation stories from Uganda, China, the Blackfoot Indian tribe, and the Book of Genesis.
For HW, students will finish a reflection writing piece from today’s jigsaw activity.
Open with a ten-minute Words on Wednesday vocabulary mini-lecture/bell-ringer.
Explain the Greek Mythology Binder Project. (All of the mythology materials used this month can be seen in more detail here.)
Together, read “Uranus” (yes, I let them giggle once and then we move on) and begin completing a model notesheet together as a class.
For HW, finish the theme and modern connections portions of the “Uranus” notesheet and build character flashcards.
Review students’ work on their “Uranus” notesheets, discussing the types of answers that would earn top scores for the theme and modern connection sections.
On their own, students will read “Kronos and Zeus” and complete a notesheet.
If time allows, play Brain Teasers with Quarter Trio teams.
Complete an Exit Ticket, planning what they’ll work on during tomorrow’s first 20Time work session.
For HW, they’ll finish the “Kronos and Zeus” work, if not done in class, and complete character flashcards. Bring materials for tomorrow’s first 20Time work session. No S.S.R. this week.
Students will work on their 20Time projects.
For HW, they just need to read their S.S.R. books.
And…that’s another week done. Now it’s time for me jump on the bus because these seniors are ready to rumble at the state meet. Teach on, everyone!