November 12, 2019

The bell ringer today was to record this week’s roots. See the roots page of the blog if you were absent.

Students got back several graded assignments. We filed them in our binders. We went over the poetry test. If you made a 32 or below on the test, you are invited to Mrs. Acton’s room Thursday morning— you NEED to be there.

We completed our first poetry station. See below for the directions for each station. See yesterday’s post for additional information if needed.

Homework: Roots quiz scheduled for next Monday because the counselors are coming Friday to talk about high school registration. We are having a bake sale tomorrow in class for TFT.

Extra Resources for Stations:

“The Real Story Behind Nursery Rhymes”

Use the links to research your chosen nursery rhyme. If you need to do a basic Google search to find a copy of the poem itself, that’s fine.

Link One: http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Nursery-Rhymes/

Link Two: http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/more-nursery-rhymes/

Link Three: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150610-the-dark-side-of-nursery-rhymes

“Staff Picks”

1.)  “A Coat” by William Butler Yeats

2.) “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes

3.)  “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe

4.)  “Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara

5.)  “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou

6.) “Dreams” by Langston Hughes

7.) “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou

“Art and Poetry”

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by artist Peter Brueghel

Poetry Station Links

“The Real Story Behind Nursery Rhymes” Use the links to research your chosen nursery rhyme. If you need to do a basic Google search to find a copy of the poem itself, that’s fine. Link One: http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Nursery-Rhymes/ Link Two: http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/more-nursery-rhymes/ Link Three: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150610-the-dark-side-of-nursery-rhymes “Staff Picks” 1.)  “A Coat” by William Butler Yeats 2.) “Mother to […]

November 8, 2019

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November 6, 2019

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November 1, 2019

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October 30, 2019

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