Quarter 2 Daily Summaries

1/31/19
We had time to revise our tests and time to finish our models. We also gave our memorial presentations today.

1/30/19
We took part two of the test for Fallen Angels and then had time to work on our models and/or revise part one. Models are due tomorrow.

1/29/19
We took part one of the test for Fallen Angels and then had time to work on our models.

1/28/19
We finished Fallen Angels , reviewed the paragraph practice from last class, and then had time to work on our models.

1/25/19

We read Ch. 22 from Fallen Angels and continued working on the clay models. We also did a practice paragraph, which is similar to part of the test we'll be taking next week on the book.
Fallen Angels Paragraph Practice

1/24/19
We read Ch. 21 from Fallen Angels and continued working on the clay models.


1/23/19

We read Ch. 19-20 from Fallen Angels and continued working on the clay models.

1/22/19
We read Ch. 18 from Fallen Angels and then started working on the clay model of the memorial.

1/18/19
We read Ch. 17 from Fallen Angels and then worked on the final version of the placard (on Google docs). See below for how it should be formatted.
Final Placard Sample

1/17/19
We read Ch. 16 from Fallen Angels and then worked on the placard for our memorial.
Memorial Placard Planning

1/16/19
We read Ch. 15 from Fallen Angels and then had time to sketch the design of the scale model of the memorial.

1/15/19
1st period: We read the second half of Ch. 14 and then read "The Man I Killed" from The Things They Carried and completed a comparison chart.
"The Man I Killed"
Comparison Chart

2nd period: We had a catch up day.

1/14/19
1st period: We reviewed our proposal grades and then watched two sections of Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

2nd period: We read the second half of Ch. 14 and then read "The Man I Killed" from The Things They Carried and completed a comparison chart.
"The Man I Killed"
Comparison Chart

1/11/19
We watched two sections of Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. We then worked on our Memorial Proposals and everyone shared their drafts with me.

1/10/19
We started Ch. 14 in Fallen Angels. We then had time to work on the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.

1/9/19

We finished Ch. 13 in Fallen Angels. We then had time to work on the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.

1/8/19

We read Ch. 12 and a bit of Ch. 13 of Fallen Angels. We then had time to work on the book assignment (see 12/18 for link to worksheet) or the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.

1/7/19
We read Ch. 11 of Fallen Angels . We then had time to work on the book assignment (see 12/18 for link to worksheet) or the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.


12/21/18
We read Ch. 10 of Fallen Angels. We then had time to work on the book assignment (see 12/18 for link to worksheet) or the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.

12/20/18
We read Ch. 9 of Fallen Angels. We then had time to work on the book assignment (see 12/18 for link to worksheet) or the drafts of our Memorial Proposal.
Ch. 9-11 Fallen Angels Audio

12/19/18
We read Ch. 8 of Fallen Angels Then we had time to work on an assignment for the book or the drafts of our Memorial Proposals.

12/18/18
We read Ch. 7 of Fallen Angels. Then we had time to work on an assignment for the book or the drafts of our Memorial Proposals.
Fallen Angels Assignment #1

12/17/18

We read Ch. 6 of Fallen Angels. Then, we looked at the outline for the Memorial Proposal and a sample proposal.
Outline and Rubric
Sample Proposal
Ch. 6-8 Fallen Angels Audio

12/14/18
We read  Ch. 5 of Fallen Angels (see post on 12/12 for link to audio). Then, we started preparing and taking  notes/brainstorming for the memorial we're going to create.
Memorial Project Initial Notes

12/13/18
We finished Chapters 3 and 4 (see yesterday's update for link to audio) and then had time to work on our Vietnam Memorial essays or start thinking about who we want to create a memorial for.

12/12/18

We read through page 35 in Chapter 3, and then discussed how to start thinking about planning for the memorial we will create (individually).
Ch. 3-5 Fallen Angels Audio

12/11/18
We did a bit more research on the Vietnam war to prepare to read our new book: Fallen AngelsI by Walter Dean Myers. Then, we read Chapters 1 and 2 and kept track of characters that came up in those two sections. 
Ch. 1-2 Fallen Angels Audio

12/10/18
Today students had time to look at the comments I made on their Vietnam Memorial essay. We reviewed the sample essay and then students had time to revise. This is the last day we'll work on the essay in class, but it won't be graded until this weekend.

12/6/18
We reviewed the opposition paragraph and the conclusion and had time to finish the rough draft of the essay. The rough draft will be evaluated this weekend.

12/5/18
We talked more about integrating quotes and had time to work on the body paragraphs of the essay.

12/4/18
We reviewed the sample essay (see 12/3) and the methods for integrating quotes and ideas from research template packet. Then we had time to work on the introduction of the essay.
Integrating Quotes

12/3/18
We brainstormed for our final paragraph for Farewell to Manzanar and then had time to write. We also reviewed a sample essay as a model for the Vietnam Memorial design essay.
Sample Memorial Controversy Essay

11/30/18
We read Ch. 21-22 of Farewell to Manzanar, added opposition evidence to our essay planning sheet, and started creating the essay outline in Google docs.

11/29/18
We read Ch. 20 in Farewell to Manzanar and then found evidence for the essay we'll be writing about the Vietnam Memorial controversy.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 20-21
Vietnam Memorial Controversy Essay Planning

11/28/18
We read Ch. 18-19 in Farewell to Manzanar and then read articles about the Vietnam Memorial design controversy. We underlined "pro" design information and "anti" design information.
Vietnam Memorial Controversy Articles
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 18-19

11/27/18
We wrote a paragraph about Ch. 10-17 in Farewell to Manzanar about how Papa has become a more round character (we skipped the other prompt because there wasn't enough evidence for it). See link to paragraph packet on 11/1.

Then, we watched a Vietnam overview video and took notes on this timeline worksheet:
Vietnam video
Timeline Worksheet

11/26/18
We read Ch. 16-17 in Farewell to Manzanar. Then we had our final day to work on our brochures.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 16-17

11/21/2018
We read Ch. 13-15 in Farewell to Manzanar. Then we had time to work on our brochures. I am adding an additional work day on Monday. After that, all work for brochures will need to happen at home.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 12-15 

11/20/2018
We reviewed lead-ins. See below activity. Then, we read Ch. 12 of Farewell to Manzanar.  We also had more time to work on our brochures.
Lead-ins Practice

11/19/2018
We read Ch. 10-11 of Farewell to Manzanar. We also had time to work on our brochures.

11/16/2018
We read Ch. 9 of Farewell to Manzanar, and then we wrote the second paragraph in the paragraph packet (see link on 11/13). We had more time to work on our memorial brochures.
Farewell to Manzanar Ch. 9-11

11/15/2018
We finished Ch. 6-8 of Farewell to Manzanar,  (see yesterday's post for link to audio book) and then worked more on our memorial brochures. We created accounts at canva.com to use their free brochure software.

11/14/2018
We read Ch. 5 and part of Ch. 6 of Farewell to Manzanar, reviewed the paragraphs we wrote yesterday, and then started researching for our monument brochure.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 5-8
Memorial Brochure Research

11/13/2018
We chose memorials for our memorial brochure today, and then we wrote a paragraph about Farewell to Manzanar Ch. 1-4. 
Farewell to Manzanar Paragraph Packet

11/9/2018
We took  a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. When we came back, we presented our hero's journeys.
*NOTE: If you haven't read through chapter four in ​Farewell to Manzanar​, please be sure you are caught up by Tuesday.

11/8/2018
We had time to work on the final drafts of our original hero's journeys.

11/7/2018
We finished the film and then started working on our creating our own original hero's journey. We completed the rough draft today and some people started working on the final.

11/6/2018
We did a brief review of the Hero's Journey stages and then started watching the film Spirited Away and applying the stages to the movie.

11/5/2018
Because of testing, we're doing a mini-unit this week on the Hero's Journey. We started by watching a TED Talk on the concept of the hero's journey, took notes on the 12 stages, and then watched an animated short and tried to apply our knowledge.
Note Sheet
TED Talk
Hero's Journey Stages

11/2/2018
We finished up the Japanese Internment timeline and then watched a government video produced in 1943 about the internment camps. See the "Japanses Internment Links" document below for the link to the video.

Then, we read the end of chapter 2 and all of chapters 3 and 4 from Farewell to Manzanar. If you'd like to listen, see the link at the bottom of  the page or in the menu on the left.

11/1/2018
Today we learned about our unit for this quarter in which we will be ultimately designing a memorial for a person, group of people, or event that deserves to be honored.
Memorial Unit Overview

We will be reading the nonfiction book Farewell to Manzanar to learn about the Japanese internment during WWII. We'll be taking a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial as a way to bring our learning to life.

To better understand the historical context of the novel, we started to take notes on the events that occurred in 1941 and 1942 as many Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans found themselves suddenly an enemy of the U.S. through no fault of their own. We completed part of the background notes today.
Japanese Internment Background Notes
Japanese Internment Links

We then started listening to the book on audio, trying to keep in mind the first paragraph we'll be writing about the book, which is detailed in the packet below.
Farewell to Manzanar Paragraph Packet

The link below will lead you to Ch. 1-4 of the book.
Farewell to Manzanar Audio Ch. 1-4
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