Friday, April 15, 2016

Moving Sites

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Tomorrow College Reps

Friday, September 18, 2015

Are you special?

David McCullough’s commencement speech went viral, earning more than 2.5 million views on YouTube. While many viewers praised his message, he also was criticized by people such as Yale Professor Erika Christakis, who argued that his tone was unnecessarily harsh and that children should be raised to believe they are unique and special. Specifically, she argued that celebrating the individual has helped to create a generation that is more open to diversity and differences than previous generations and that teens who do good works in the world primarily to pad their college applications are still improving the world. “Don’t we sometimes acquire our moral values as a result of our actions, and not always the reverse?” she asked in a public response to McCullough’s speech in Time Magazine. “Isn’t building a medical clinic in Guatemala–even if the motivation was, as McCullough suggests, ‘What does it get me?’–better than not building one?” Thinking about these two opposing philosophies, where do you stand?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Game day!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Featured Projects Unit 1 Project 1 Juniors and Seniors

I am going to (try) to feature awesome projects every time we are done with the projects.

Unit 1 Project 1-Seniors
The Seniors are looking at ethos, pathos, and logos for this project. This awesome group's project looked at ethos, pathos, and logos in commercials. They identified examples in each commercial and provided the commercial as well.

Unit 1 Project 1-Juniors
The Juniors are starting at the beginning of American Literature with Puritan Literature. But first, we need to get a good idea of who Puritans were. Students compared the Puritan culture, current American culture, and a culture of their choice. The featured group used a cool Web 2.0 tool called Smore. Smore lets you create online flyers. This group compared Spain, the US, and Puritans in regards to family values. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Recent Twitter Grammar Games Points

Juniors and Seniors-I just found out I can put the specific tweets for you to respond to on my blog rather than you having to scroll through Twitter! Reply if you have not yet for Grammar Games points!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Grammar Games

The Grammar Games

Students will compete in groups of four in “The Grammar Games” over the course of the quarter. New teams will be assigned at the beginning of each quarter. The winning team each quarter will win a prize for their group. Occasional incentive bonuses will be offered to keep energy high. (Bonus prizes may include: ability to change another team’s name, ability to switch three members of other groups, ability to remove three points total from other teams)

Ways to Earn Points
  • Get noticed by Miss Seabaugh performing an act of kindness
  • Taking a picture of a real-life grammar crime/spelling and tweeting it to @StClairTheatre (must include your team name and how to fix the grammar issue-no hand written grammar crimes/spelling errors will be accepted)
  • Review games
  • ACT quizzes
  • Using vocabulary words in discussion
  • Find vocabulary words in real life (no hand written) and tweeting it to @StClairTheatre
  • Write a one page review of a movie that is based on a book comparing and contrasting the two
  • Create a piece of blackout poetry
  • Noticing a Zombie Word used in discussion and offering a replacement word
  • Tweet @StClairTheatre how you showed grit

Have an idea of a way to earn points? Let me know!