Hey there my people,
I just wanted to say how great everyone’s introduction presentations were this week. I know some of you were nervous about speaking in class, but I was happy with the effort that each of you showed to do a good job and to give me some interesting information about who you are.
Also– I need to give a extra special shout out to Ann in my G/7 Block class for being the most skilled assistant. You were really in good form and made the process run extra smoothly. Here is a video of people doing things like a boss– just like you did today!
Hello all, and welcome to my new home: AIS.
I say “my new home” as you all have been living here for some time now and I have only just arrived here in VietNam and AIS.
Honestly, I’m pretty impressed with the place and i look forward to getting to know each and every one of my new students.
I also am looking forward to getting involved in other ways! I’ve already volunteered to coach the cheer squad– Cheering was only a major passion of my life between 14 and 20, so I hope to share that with my new squad members. If there are any surfers in the mix, please give me some pointers as to your favorite beaches in the area… I would love to go as soon as the surf is up.
If you scroll down from here, you will see many, many photos of my life. Please feel free to look and ask questions that you may have in the comments box below or in the hallway between classes. I’m happy to answer your questions.
Do you feel it? That’s stress. It’s only going to get more intense.
Here is something to make you forget about it for a moment. Friday is a special day. It is the day, WAAAYYYYYYY back fourteen years ago in 2001, that Mr. Harris and I went on our first date. This is a big day for us!
Here are some snapshots from the more recent past. Can you tell which is from the day we got married?
Well… We didn’t see each other a whole lot this week.
Monday– Opening ceremony took our first two classes, so nothing to talk about for that
Tuesday– We had one period and you got the outline for the song parody project. Here is a link if you lost it: Project 0– Song Parody The Bluest Eye
I have made a YouTube playlist that will help you get some social context so that you can better understand the issues of race that color the themes of the text.
Friday– We were in the library “working” on your EE’s.
Next steps– Work on your song parody this weekend… Read the book!
Some of you may be interested in the article I mentioned today.
Here is a little video to help you relax. I mean really, who doesn’t like baby animals?
NaNoWriMo is coming! If you can write 667 words a day for a month you will have a 20,000 word novel and EXTRA CREDIT for English.
This video talks about the 50,000 word goal for adults, but as students we will let you get away with 20,000…