April 24, 2017

Hi West House!

Hope you all had a great day today, if you are interested in only the due dates for the coming assignments they will be listed at the bottom of the post.

History:

  • Watched CNN 10
  • Took a quiz on Supply & Demand and Cost
  • Don’t forget to continue keeping track of your stocks

Physics:

  • Took notes on the concept of waves

English:

  • SSW
  • The Inquiry tree rubric has seen a few changes so make sure to take it a look at it by clicking the word “rubric”.  One of the changes includes the inquiry tree questions must show questions of breadth or depth
    •  Breadth: valid questions that are separate from each other and only connected by your capstone topic;  Depth: questions that lead to answers that lead to new questions
    • We will be given class time to work on the tree so make sure to bring your questions for next rotation
  • Reviewed PVLEGS, the final capstone presentation grading method
    • Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed
  • Homework: Blog Assignment #31 due Thursday 9 pm and work on your inquiry tree questions & answers due Friday to Turnitin

ANOUNCEMENTS 

  • If you are interested in submitting pictures or music for the senior slideshow that will be showed at the last pep rally email them to Jessica Guevara at jesseguev1998@gmail.com
  • If you are interested in giving a commencement speech at graduation auditions will be held in Edward’s room on Wednesday May 10th during 4th block.  The speech must be between 3-5 minutes and you are not allowed to mention students or teachers by name
  • Here is the chart with the classes everyone will be doing there final presentations in

Blog Assignment #31

Hello West House, it’s Brayan, your scribe for this week.

For this week’s blog assignment I found an article that debunks the myth on the attention span of humans being shorter than that of a goldfish.  Please read the article as it explains how the myth came to existence as well as why it does not make sense and answer the prompt below.

PROMPT: During what tasks do you find yourself zoning out the quickest and which tasks do you feel you can concentrate on for hours?  Is there something in particular that helps you concentrate when doing a boring task?  Why do you think these people claimed that our attention spans were becoming shorter?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38896790

April 20, 2017

Hello West House!

Today is my last day of scribing, so let’s end it with some good news that you guys already probably know. Merry early Christmas, Blog Assignment is now optional! Since many of you are very stressed because of all the work that needs to be done, that will be my most generous gift to you all. So now for some of the things that happened today.

Economics:

  • CNN Student News
  • Finished final Informal Presentations
  • Watched “The Men Who Built America”

Physics:

  • Reviewed questions from quiz
  • Watched “The Endless Summer 2”

English:

  • We talked about what needs to be done for tomorrow, here’s an idea of what the questions need to be like for your Inquiry Tree.Inquiry Tree:
    • 7 essential questions = Branch questions
    • 3 extra = root questions/ F.A.Q questions
    • Trunk = topic
    • Answers are single line of info that lead to more questions
  • We continued to work on writing workshop, day 3
  • DO NOT WRITE YOUR ESSAY IN 1st OR 2nd PERSON!

REMINDER:

  • Essay is due TOMORROW AT 9:00 P.M. APRIL 21, 2017/ If you are using your I.O.U, make a word document that says you are using one, and turn it in at turnitin.com by 9:00 p.m.
  • INQUIRY TREE 3 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS DUE TOMORROW
  • 3 SOURCES FOR ANAYA DUE TOMORROW BEFORE 11:59 APRIl 21, 2017
  • Personal Expression tomorrow during House.

 

Here’s a funny we can all relate to

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April 19, 2017

Hello West House!

Hope you guys had a fun filled day, full of joy and excitement. Today started off as a Hub Day, so the schedule was a little messed up.

Physics:

  • Mechanical Energy Quiz
  • Turned in Notebooks

English:

  • No SSR
  • Writing workshop lesson (claim lesson below)

Here’s an outline for your essay:

  1. Intro
    • Hook
    • Background
    • Thesis
  2. Develop your argument
    • Make a claim 1
      • Evidence 1a + commentary
    • Make a claim 2
      • Evidence 2a + commentary
    • Make a claim 3
      • Evidence 3a + commentary

Or

a. Make a claim 1

  • Evidence 1a + commentary
  • Evidence 1b + commentary
  • Evidence 1c + commentary

Mathematics:

  • Precalculus Polar Coordinates Quiz
  • Turned in Polar Coordinates homework 

After these classes, Hub Time was commenced.

REMINDER:

  • DO YOUR ESSAYS AT HOME DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
  • HAVE THREE SOURCES FOR ANAYA BY FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
  • BUY 3 STOCKS AND SELL 3
  • BLOG ASSIGNMENT DUE TOMORROW AT 9:00 P.M. April 20, 2017

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April 17th, 2017

HELLO WEST HOUSE!!!

Today started off simple as every Monday does. Some things mentioned today that is not academic related were; Gradnite money due today, scholarship opportunities (I will post a photo of it on Wednesday) We did the following in each class:

Economics:

  • CNN Student News
  • Informal Presentations of your topic
  • Stocks

Physics

  • Mechanical Advantage Homework was due
  • We did some review on Mechanical Energy with the lab we did last week
  • Lastly we did some Kahoot review for the quiz that’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

English

  • SSR
  • We did a small activity that required our rough draft of the essay that needed to be done this weekend
  • Lastly we did writing workshop for the remainder of the class

Reminders:

  • Math Homework is due tomorrow April 18, 2017
  • You must buy 3 stocks and sell 3 stocks this week
  • 3 sources for Capstone due this Friday
  • Physics Quiz April 19, 2017
  • Work on essay for English
  • Blog Assignment due this Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blog #30

Hello West House!

Happy Easter/Monday (depending when you read this)! Hope you guys had an amazing and eventful weekend. Full of that chemical known as dopamine causing happiness. I will be your scribe for this week and I will also provide a short video for you people.

The reasons for choosing this video is because I have gone through an experience that has motivated me to peruse my dreams in Medicine. It also conjured up many thoughts of how certain occurrences in ones life can change a persons life dramatically.

For the prompt (you can choose one or all), I’d like to know:

1. Why do you think moments like this change someone’s perception in life? What would you have done if you were in this child’s position?

2. If you have ever thought about becoming a doctor, what would have been your reasons for doing so?

3. Have you ever had a life changing experience that has molded you to the person you are today? What has it made you decide to become?

Blog #30 Due at 9:00 p.m Thursday, April 20, 2017!

April 13, 2017

English

  • Continued watching Jane Eyre

Here are your prompts:

1.     Melanie, Manuel, Jacob, George – Which is more necessary for human progression, vision or disillusion?

2.     Ayah, Marisol, Elizabeth, Alexa- Which is more necessary for human enlightment, vision or disillusion?

3.     Maureen, Cassandra, Alyssa, Arty – Which is more necessary for human enlightenment, vision or disillusion?

4.     Scott, Sage, Thomas, Matt – Which is more necessary for human enlightenment, vision or disillusion?

5.     Mark, Brayan, Luana, Vince – What contributes more to progress, vision or disillusion?

6.     Clarissa, Fallon, Emilio, Sam – Is vision more necessary than disillusion when attempting to reach your goals?

7.     Andre, Sofia, Luke – Which is more necessary for success, vision or disillusion?

8.     Lexy, Melissa, James, Jennie – What contributes more to progress, vision or disillusion?

9.     Lori Eakman, Christian, Josh – What contributes more to an effective product, vision or disillusion?