Monday, October 12, 2009

Teams and Business ideas

Tues 10-13 create Brainstorm books
Wed 10-14 College day - No BUILD Class [Minimum Day]
**Mentor session happening
Thur 10-15 continue work on Books, SWOT product ideas and discuss products vs. services
Friday 10-15 -Computer research on feasible business ideas
-TEAM name selection

Have a restful weekend and be ready for FINAL product decisions.

..........HOMECOMING WEEK...............
Tuesday 10-20 Begin Marketing
Wed 10-21 Marketing
Mentor session 5:30-7pm- attendance required
Thur 10-22 Marketing
Friday 10-23 Marketing

Thursday, September 24, 2009

9-22 through 9-25

Complete Invention presentations

Complete SWOT
Strengths: the entrepreneur’s abilities and contacts
Weaknesses: problems the entrepreneur faces from lack of money, training, time or experience.
Opportunities: advantages the entrepreneur can use to get ahead of the competition
Threats: anything that could be bad for business, from competitors to legal problems

Logo & quiz on SWOT [make sure your colored papers are returned!]
**Sign-up for After School program - see Ms. Uptegraft for details

*Visitor - Ray Faustino, BUILD Director
Complete Unit2, review Business plans to see how SWOT worked

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Unit 2 - Monday BizOpps

Tuesday 9/15 What do you think Biz Opps means? COLLECT Paperwork...

*Debrief in groups from carrier / or game. Write up results.
-Complete BUILD score [personal performance]
and Personal Preference Assessment

Wednesday 9/16
brainstorming - list all the things you use in your kitchen that solve problems...PROBLEMS are opportunities.

Review inventions others have made as solutions to problems...NEW GROUPS
Case Study, SWOT [Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, Threats].

Thursday 9/17 Warm-up: List two ideas of brainstorming and tell why it is important.
-Review Kiara's Business plan, create SWOT

Friday 9/18 External BizOpps- Decide what logo Kiara will use.
-Continue External business opportunities

Tuesday, September 22 Passions as Opportunities

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome back BUILD from 3-day Labor day weekend

This week @ WHS BUILD 9-8 thru 9-11:

Tuesday 9/8:

Warm-up: INVENTIONS quiz....I always wished I had _____ to do _____.
1) *Groups will be voting on most creative, best actor, best actress for their for products.
2) Complete debrief for Products-in-a-Bag
3) Teams fill-out TEAMWORK debrief sheet [assessment/test]

Wednesday 9/9:
WARM-up: Share within teams the importance of "debriefing" - get SCRIBE!
1) Teams discuss inventions
2) Team agrees on "1" invention to create proto poster & commercial for

Thursday 9/10:
WARM-UP team brings in the most IMPORTANT invention ever!
1) Describe 2 options for last product - Harmless Holder, Small place Game
2) Teams begin creating last 'design'

Friday 9/11:
WARM-UP: review Design Squad episode
1) Teams continue work on final design project. [QTR grades- discuss free PSAT]
2) Teams assign poster/commercial assignments to people.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5/7 Macbeth homework reminder - pick-up the questions

Homework reminder: DUE 5/7/09:

Lesson #11 - Humour vocabulary packet pp. 67-69

Act III, Scene ii-v: review the questions & answer sc ii-V. [Our class discussion covered 95% of this material] COPIES of questions attached / also in Room E2 / A4

****Read Act IV, Scene i and answer questions [apparitions with witches].

-Grades will be posted on Thursday, vocab tests will be returned.

Writing Tutorials will be held Wednesday 5/6 & Thursday 5/7 during 7th period [2:20-3:30]in E9, Ms. Camera's room.

If you did not turn in an essay, or need additional writing assistance - please come get help.
-Outlines for essays will be available, we will break down the essay prompts & find evidence!

Questions located on Communicado @§ionid=052089-07

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27 - May 1

___April 27__________
review Act III quiz
review antonyms / synonyms Lesson #10 - prepare for vocab test 4/29
Review Act III quiz,
Complete ActIII [read what we do not complete in class]
HW: Complete Postreading Activity - questions #1-6
Write up focus question as 4-29 Journal:
"To what extent do you think Macbeth's corruption is due to his weaknesses within his character and to what extent do you think his corruption is due to external forces"
Study for Vocabulary test #6 on 4/29

___April 29__________
Vocabulary test #6 4/29
Hand-in Journal 4/29: Discuss exploration questions
Start Act IV - complete Close read on Act IV
Review essays: in-class writing editing [writing tutorial sign-up]
HW: Complete at home close read in Act IV [15-20 min]

___May 1__________
Review vocab test
Final essay assignment
Complete Act IV, start Act V

HW: Complete close read in Act V [15-20 min]

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Macbeth agenda 4-16, 4-17

4/16___________Act3 Macbeth _____
=Read& perform ACT III: review questions #1-5
=Cornell notes reviewing characterization
=what is a foil?
=in-class essay - sentence outline required.

HW: Proofread essay and rewrite if necessary /
vocabulary lesson completed

4/17___________Act3 Macbeth _____
=Complete ActIII: review questions #6-end
=class discussion in topics of essays
=groups to sign-up to perform scene from play

HW: Outside reading - decide on assessment [ppt, poster]

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Macbeth Agenda 3-23, 3-25, 3-27

-Read Act2, sc i-ii in-class: discuss quotes on 4 page hand-out.
-Group work to translate the quotes in groups of 9.
-Quiz - Lesson#6 Great Source vocabulary [review same]

HW: Complete reading Act2, sc iii-iv, describe #18 quote "what is he saying about sleep?" <-what does sleep do for us? What has Macbeth imagined he heard about his sleep?

Agenda 3-25:
-Review/Complete Act2 - quiz over Macbeth's hallucination over sleep #18
-Review 4 parts of Macbeth's Guilt soliloquy, LadyM's reason for not killing the King herself.
-Assign character posters
**Return any ESLR you have not turned in.
HW: Make sure to come to class with your selected novel

Agenda 3-27:
-Group work on character sheets
-Vocabulary Lesson #12
-Select Outside reading.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3-18 agenda

__________Macbeth Act II_________________
-Review ActII, sc 1-2 in class.
-In-class journal #4 [writing 20 min]
-Review & collect ESLRs
-Quotes & themes: Group work

**Bring your journals to class!

HW: Complete Act2, take notes on
STUDY- Lesson#6 vocabulary quiz Monday

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Agenda 3/13 reminder CAHSEE Tuesday 3/17 & Wednesday 3/18

Agenda 3/13/09
I. Quiz #1 Macbeth [38 questions] See sample Q's below. No vocabulary.
II. Review Vocabulary packet- commonly mistaken words
III. Review ESLR assignment

HW: None this weekend.
In preparation for CAHSEE, you will turn in your homework #2 sentence outline and complete one more in class.

________Macbeth themes & lit terms__________
**keep track of paradoxes: they foretell the future

Nothing is / But what is not... <- have we seen this theme? where, when? KEEP TRACK.
the corruption of power,
blind ambition,
superstition and its effects on human behavior.

Sample quiz Questions's:
-What do the witches predict for Banquo? (they give him three predictions …give at least two)
-Macbeth gives four reasons for not killing Duncan. Name at least three of them.
-What happened to the first Thane of Cawdor? Why?
-What is Lady Macbeth’s plan for killing Duncan? Explain in as much detail as you can.
-Explain dramatic irony. Define it and give one example from Act I.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Agenda 3-9-09 Macbeth I, i-v

HW due 3/9: 1) Complete Lesson #6 vocabulary [entire packet]

Agenda: 3/9 Discuss ActI, sci-v
[please note the scene summaries in the book for each scene as well as particular "word" explanations under the summaries]

Act1, sciii: Banquo describes the "instruments of darkness" what is he referring and what does he say?

Act1, sciii: The Witches are creating a supernatural, dark tone & appear to be powerful...but are they? Fear is only as powerful as the scared person gives the fear power. As Elanor Roosevelt said, "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Be prepared to discuss this in class.

HW due 3/11: (Act1, sc 5 - sc7) Read completely through scene 7 - be prepared to discuss. QUIZ on Act 1 Wednesday 3/11 after completing the reading in class.

Lesson 5 vocabulary QUIZ

CONGRATS to the top (2) scoring students. Please make sure you are prepared for the "tie breaker" vocabulary question to win the PRIZE!

S. Ochoa
G. Ruiz
**E. Martinson came in 3rd!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journal #4

Homework Blog [due on-line before 3/2/09 11pm]:
Journal #4 “Is Lady Macbeth evil or just a very ambitious person?”

Describe what constitutes an evil person before answering this question...are really ambitious people often misunderstood as evil? Feel free to support your Journal with quotations. [no shorter than 8 sentences - this may be a future essay prompt]

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Week 2-23 through 2-27-09

Agenda 2/23:
**edited essays DUE BACK
-Lesson #5 prepare for Vocabulary quiz [review mini lesson 3 & 4]
-Macbeth /Shakespeare INTRO
-Review characters, Macbeth Vocabulary & Groupwork quotes #1-8
[Valley Girl, Rap, Teen speak, Jive/Slang, Nerdy-square, preppy, Jock-talk]
HW:___ActI Quote translation and post to Journal #3: Your reflection on AQWF

Agenda 2/25:
-View documentary "Invisible Children" - write reflection
HW:_Complete quotes assigned [group work], post to AQWF reflection to blog
*Ambitious students can study for lesson #5 vocabulary + Macbeth vocab#1 quiz 3/3/09

Blog: [A] Do you believe AQWF was beneficial to your study of WW1 in MEH and what was something specifically useful/enjoyable about the novel. Post your thoughts to others' posts. DUE 2/27/09 [B] Film viewing, "Invisible Children": write personal reflection.

Friday, February 20, 2009

2-19-09 agenda - homework due 2/23

Class agenda 2-19:
-Review Vocabulary Lesson#5 [brief]
-Review edits of paper #1-2 [complete 3 &4 on Monday]
-Review recent AQWF essays and

1) edit your last essay -bring clean copy + edits on MONDAY 2/23/09
2) Respond to Macbeth Journal #2
"What is something you have wanted so bad that you may have been willing to do harm to others if you didn't get it?" Ask your family if you can't recall anything. Explain the situation [no shorter than 5 sentences].

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Week of 2/18- 2/20 Shakespeare's Macbeth Intro

2-18 **BRING BACK Parent Permission Slips
-Google Account letters due - sign-up for your email nickname
-CAHSEE practice exam /-practice essay
-[IF TIME] pick-up Macbeth textbook

HW:1. Edit papers #1-3 [2 +comments, make edits]
Post on BLOG to answer Macbeth Journal #1:
"Have you ever done something ON PURPOSE that could be considered 'evil' and you enjoyed it?" What was it and how did you feel?

Directions on HOW to post: Go down to the comment box and write your response and POST it. It should work, otherwise, email me asap [].

Post your response and review others' posts for a discussion. [Use your nickname]. Be ready for a discussion on "being evil".

Writing tutorial notes...2/9/09

During 7th period and after school a few of us met and here are the NOTES::

Thesis Essay prompt#2
CHANGE: Paul and the other soldiers change throughout the novel. [While these are incomplete notes, they are a draft of Topic sentences & potential quotes you can use for a strong essay]. Remember, you must have 2 quotes per body.

BODY #1 - TS Young soldiers believe propaganda & enlist
1. War will make them heroes - Kantorek quote
2. Soldiers are naive about the war [Kat quote-he teaches them to survive] Transition sentence could be about "learning how to" survive...]

BODY #2 - TS: Paul & others are becoming wise about the ways of killing, possibly pessimistic, as well as alienated...
1. Thoughts on how they could die everyday [change quote - use journal]
2. war is futile [they are learning skills to become keen killers, sense of self- preservation...but what does this do other than help them STAY alive?] How does it make them feel -it this different than how they feel in the beginning?
**Tie transitional sentence back into thesis.

BODY #3 - TS: Paul develops empathy, moves away from self-preservation (although this skill is ingrained]
1. Russian soldiers
2. General Duval

Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 2-09 through 2-11

We will complete AQWF this week. Your novel is DUE BACK on 2/11 - Your essay due date.

Monday 2-9:
Review vocabulary quiz. Discuss grades & upcoming essays.
Review CAHSEE homework, lessons 35, 36
Take mini CAHSEE Writing Conventions quiz
-Discuss Contrast groupwork - peer edits. Essays due 2/11, no late papers accepted

Wednesday 2-11:
-Laptop cart available
-Peer editing available
-Discuss expository writing prompts
*Lesson 30, p 112 in CAHSEE books

Have a great Valentines/President's weekend!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Essay Drafts/Outlines due 2/9 [25 pts]
In order to complete a peer review/ask editing questions - you will need to show a draft of your paper on MONDAY 2/9.

Qtr grades go in on 2/9; grades will be posted in E2 / A4.
The following is a list of journal assignments:

Journal 2: 1/13/09 [p. 110] Paul's discussion of Chance
Journal 3: 1/15/09 "War is Futile"
Journal 4: 1/21/09 How do the soldiers change, what makes Paul angry when he goes home? [you may chose mention Post-war Trauma]
Journal 5: 2/3/09 quotes from Ch4,7,9: Vocabulary & AQWF quiz

LINK TO PODCAST for Journal 4:

Check here for the Final essay assignment/rubric tomorrow.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

AQWF Week 1-26 through 1-30-09

-CAHSEE prep/Cornell notes + practice - Diction + Alliteration
-Review Lesson #4 vocabulary
-Discuss chapter 9/10

-Subject-verb notes + worksheet [practice quiz - how much do you know?]
-CAHSEE prep/Cornell notes + practice
-Poem, "The Dreamers"
Does this poem explain the way the men felt? At what point?

-Listen to NPR PODCAST on Veteran suicide rate doubling
-CAHSEE quiz
-Write AQWF Journal #3
-Discuss Chapter 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

AQWF Week 1-20 through 1-22-09

Tuesday 1-20-09:
-review CAHSEE Literary Analysis all week - quiz Thursday 1/22.
-BIG Reading quiz Ch 1-8,
-Journal #3 "War is Futile"
-Chance journal #2 returned,
NOTES: if directions ask you to use quotes, REMEMBER to do so.
HW: Complete lesson 4 "vocabulary" card
-ALL QUIET: Complete reading through chapter 9 [DO summaries!]
-CAHSEE essay: Lesson #_27_, Pg,__
compare newspapers to on-line news [pros/cons of each]

Thursday 1-22-09
a point you are trying to make using evidence
-Hand-in CAHSEE prep essay _and_ we will check Vocabulary Lesson 4.
1) Take CAHSEE Lit. Analysis quiz / review Cornell notes of lessons.
2) Review portions of AQWF chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 [watch movie]
Complete Ch 9-11 [take notes on: "how have the men have changed?"