Friday, March 21, 2014

English 1st Period March 21, 2014

Today we came into class with a substitute sitting at Smith's desk. Her name was Ms. Boldman and as usual with every substitute they first take attendance and then explained what the rest of class had in store for us. Reading from her sheet she said to work on the essential questions and portraits. Today is essentially a work day for class.

The homework for over spring break is to finish your portrait, it is due 3/31 which is the Monday when we come back.
Have a fun and safe Spring Break everybody!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Period 4, Wednesday March 19th

Class started off as normal where we all say hello to Smith and then she has us get our assignment notebooks out to write down our homework. We then got into an inner and outer circle for our last fishbowl on The Picture of Dorian Gray. We discussed and blogged about chapters seventeen through twenty (the end of the book). The discussion went smoothly and great questions were asked and talked about. If you need to make up the fishbowl, go to the blog discussion called Dorian Gray 17-end Period 4 and read through our live blog comments. Once you have done that email your comments to Smith to receive credit.

- Make up fishbowl if needed
- Respond to essential question and attach to self portrait(s). Smith recommends being completely done by Friday that way you have a homework free spring break. The final self portrait(s) is due the Monday after spring break, March 31st. 
- Work on LL part two, Lasting Legacy to Arapahoe. If you have not had a conference with Smith yet, make sure to do that as soon as possible!

Period 1, Wednesday March 19

Today we began class and everyone came to the realization that we once again did not have donuts. Mrs. Smith had us get out our assignment notebooks and we wrote down the homework. (which is listed below) We then jumped right into the fishbowl over 17-20, which seemed to be lacking members. Nonetheless, it went very smoothly and we spent the rest of the hour live-blogging and having a fishbowl discussion over the ending of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Friday we will work on finishing up our portrait projects, however remember that it is a slightly short period due to the assembly, so take this into account.

For Friday:

  • Work more on your portrait- Add essential question connections (The entire thing is due the Monday we get back from Spring break, but try to get it done by Friday)
  • Keep working on LL2, Lasting Legacies (Due the Friday we get back from break)

English Literature: Monday, March 17, 2014

Today was a fairly simple day in class. Ms. Smith checked our vices and virtues pieces for our self portraits and we worked on the portraits for the rest of class.

Dorian Gray 17-end Period 4


Dorian Gray 17-end Period 1


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday March 14, 1st period Scribe

Class started with a quick check over our vices and virtues as well as a run threw of what the rest of the Dorian Grey project will look like:
  • Monday will be a work day for the regrets portion of the project 
  • Presentations will begin the week after spring break
The rest of the class consisted of a fish bowl for  chapters 13-16

  • prepare regrets for Monday's work day
  • read chapters 17-18 (fish bowl will be on Wednesday)
  • Work on LL 2 (Schedule LL conference if needed)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dorian Gray 13-16 Period 4


Dorian Gray 13-16 Period 1


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Class Blog 3/10/2014 Tyler Ryan

     Today we started our class period off the normal way, we first went over our homework whats coming up in class stuff like that.

     Next Mrs. Smith went around the room checking people objects of influence home work and explanations that were due

    After that we watched a video of Gratitude and it was a very interesting video and it teaches you to do nice things for people because it makes you feel better.

    Another thing we did was have a fishbowl on Dorian Grey Chapters 9-12 

    After our fishbowl we only had a couple minutes left in class so we were allowed to talk with one another until the bell rang.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dorian Gray 9-12 Period 4


Dorian Gray 9-12 Period 1


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday March 5, Period 4

               Mrs. Smith was gone today, so we did not begin class with the traditional hellos.  Instead, Ms. Davidson welcomed us into fourth hour!

               In the beginning of class, Ms. Davidson said that she was thankful she can substitute for us because she was anxious to see what we were doing with our projects.  After this brief talk about our projects, we talked about parent teacher conferences.  We were instructed to write a parent teacher conference letter (Click on the highlighted portion for the link).  We are writing the letters because Smith wants us to lead our conversations at conferences.  The letters give our conversations an outline to follow. 

               After we spent about 15 minutes writing the letter we changed our focus to our Dorian Gray projects.  Everyone went about their separate ways to work on attaching their objects of influence HOW OTHERS SEE IT.  We also attached explanations of those object to the back of our canvases.  Some people did not remember that the explanations for HOW OTHERS SEE those objects need to be written BY THOSE OTHER PEOPLE. 

Homework includes:
-        Finish reading Chapters 9-12
o   Fishbowl on these chapters on MONDAY
-        Work on Part 2 of Last Lecture: Lasting Legacy to AHS
-        Last Lecture Conference
-        Adding in People, Places and Things HOW OTHERS SEE IT
o   Explanations for those as well
             §  DUE MONDAY

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Period 1

Today class started not as usual, with Ms. Davidson greeting us and introducing herself as the sub. We went over the homework, which is mainly just to read (11-12) and staying up to date on the self-portrait project. Details to that can be found here.
If you have not gone in to see Smith about the first part of the Last Lecture, schedule and do that right away.

In class we worked on our parent teacher conference letters, and it's details can be found here. We then proceeded to work on our projects, attaching pictures and explanations.

If you have any questions feel free to email Smith at

And remember!! Today is National Discover What Your Name Means Day!

                                                     Keep cool and Warrior Strong!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3 Period 4

Today class started with it's usual greeting "hello class!", "Hello Smith1" and then the discussed the homework for Wednesday was discussed. We were then instructed to create a new folder on our Google Docs titled with our name and share it with Mrs. Smith through her email; a

  •  Read chapters 9-10 of " Picture of Dorian Gray"
  • Don't forget to meet with Smith About your LL and begin LL 2: Lasting Legacy at AHS
  •  Bring in people, places and things of influence- as others see it; with explanations
  • And objects of influence and as you see it with their explanations.

Dorian Gray 5-8 Period 4


Dorian Gray 5-8 Period 1