Notes from the Nook
Happenings and Homework -- Mrs. Noble's class -- 9/15/16
Trying new activities
Emphatic gesturing to help the rebuttal.
Debate prep. To be loved or feared?
Students worked to take stands with which they didn't necessarily agree to expand their thinking.
When studying Velasquez' "Old Lady Frying Eggs" we worked to describe the piece "as if to a blind person."
We used "view frames" to focus better on parts of the picture.
For fun, at the end, we made up a story about the picture in a round robin, word or two at a time fashion. A pretty hilarious challenge. Made the learning to observe and enjoy art even more of a pleasure.
Countries of South America
Students quizzed each other in pairs.
Then we played the fly-swatter game!
Round two coming next week to be ready for the test.
And a few other new things . . .
Also, new was a week without Mrs. Guthmann. Her detailed plans were well carried out by Mrs. Alexander. We're grateful for them!
Homework & Friday Lessons
Assignments from Mrs. Guthmann's classes
** Complete your "favorite room" story for writing if you did not already; most students did finished this in class. Class A due Monday, Class B on Tuesday.