Monday, December 2, 2013

PACE: Poetry Project Proposals & Gearing Up for the Essay

Today you will work with Miss Rumble to make amazing things happen while I am not there.  I'm off learning how to better run PACE.  (It's true.  That's where I'll be.)

You'll start in Ohana teams to complete a quick little team challenge around haiku.

A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. - See more at:
Work in your team to write a haiku about PACE and how it is going in class lately.

That will lead to a few quick "I can" statements to get you recalibrated.  As a team you will generate five "If I understand  ______ then I can _______"  statements related to the standards for the project.  Put them on sticky notes and get them up on the board.

Then you will make weekly work plans by accessing the doc in your Google Drives.

From there, you have one task you must complete in class today: project proposal form.  (It is in your e-mail.) You must propose what you will make.  It can change, but you must propose it today.  Why? Because the Teacher PACE due date is Thursday, December 19. You can choose another due date, of course. but that's the one that will ensure you having an actual break.

Thursday we will do some reviewing of figurative language, since that was the big gap our work before break revealed.


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Req'd Creative Post:  Using GarageBand, any music creation app, or your own instruments, create a short instrumental score that could be played in the background while you are walking through the halls of MBC.
Due: Friday, December 6

Project Proposal Form
Due: Today, December 2nd

Poetry/Music Project
Teacher PACE: Thursday, December 19

Poetry/Music Essay
Teacher PACE: Thursday, December 19

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