Blog Assignment #9

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Hello West House! It’s Diego and since we are focusing on universities on our BABS project I thought I would choose an article that is related to universities, more specifically the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As most of you probably are aware of players in the NCAA are not allowed to profit. The NCAA defines a player who profits from a sport as a “professional,” and see it as unfair for a “professional” to play against the amateurs in the NCAA. “One thing that sets the fundamental tone is there’s very few members and, virtually no university president, that thinks it’s a good idea to convert student-athletes into paid employees. Literally into professionals,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said at Marquette University when addressing an issue with paying NCAA players. This article relates to Manny’s blog assignment because Lamelo Ball is committed to UCLA, but because of his signature shoes he might not be allowed to play in the NCAA. Lavar Ball is now going to sue the NCAA, and for the first time he seems to be getting support. Lavar’s argument is based on the fact that Big Baller Brand is a family company and not a public company, which means that Lamelo is not directly profiting from the sale of his shoes. Although the Ball family is receiving support on this issue because many believe that the NCAA is controlling the lives of the athletes by not allowing them to profit.

Prompt: What is you view on the situation? Should the NCAA disallow Lamelo from taking part in sports in college or should the NCAA change their regulation and start to allow players to profit? Do you feel that the NCAA should have a say in the profit of their athletes or do you think that the NCAA should not have a say in the profits of their players?

 

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October 19, 2017

Hey West House! Here is a reminder of what happened in our classes today.


Today’s Agenda: Edwards (3rd Rotation)

+ No SSW today.

Housekeeping: Before submitting your Beowulf essay you must…

  • Write your EQ at the top of the page
  • Only upload your final draft you Turnitin

Mini-Lesson: Rubric presentations

Groups F, G, and H went today.

To view the final rubric, click here.

+ Independent Work: At this time you could either work on your BaBS Research paper of your Beowulf essay.

Writing Workshop Protocol for both essays are…

  1. Open your BaBS or Beowulf document
  2. Copy what you worked on from the previous day
  3. Paste it at the top of your document and label it “Day #__” It would be Day #3.
  4. Start writing, revising, editing your BaBS or Beowulf essay. Make sure to highlight ALL edits you did today.
  5. Go to File > Click on “Email as attachment…” > Email it to: english12ipoly@gmail.com Subject line should have your Name/House/Assignment

+ No share out today.

+ Homework: Blog Assignment #8. Due tonight at 8 PM.

Beowulf essay must be submitted to Turnitin on Monday @ 8 AM.


Today’s Agenda: Anaya (3rd Rotation)

+ CNN 10.

+ Finished the “Basics of the Stock Market” powerpoint

+ We chose our groups for the stock market game

Roles were also assigned for each member of the group: Director, Head Researcher, Portfolio Coordinator, Data Entry Coordinator, Lead Reporter

Once the roles were assigned, Anaya gave the groups their ID and Password

This weeks stock market assignment is: Buy shares from 5 different companies with a minimum of 10k for each stock.


Today’s Agenda: Schiller (3rd Rotation)

Our class was a little thrown off due to the Shake Out.

+ Since we had limited time we dove right into the discussions.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How common is psychopathy?
  2. Is there a difference between a psychopath and a sociopath? If so, what is it?
  3. Can you make a psychopath?
  4. What are the neurological foundations to psychopathic behavior?
  5. Should psychopaths be treated differently in court?

+ Schiller gave 2 people a name of a serial killer and our job was to do some research on them.

+ The Shake Out happened and we had to evacuate to the field.

+ When we came back we were given the opportunity to share who our serial killer was and what they did.

+ We took the quiz

+ Homework: N/A

If you did not talk in this discussion, do not worry, there will be another discussion next week.


Today’s Agenda: Thinnes (3rd Rotation)

+ Work block

Work on your BaBS, Beowulf, anything.

+ Homework: N/A


Reminders

+ The due date for BaBS changed to Friday night at 11:59 PM. Remember to turn it in at Turnitin.

+ Turn in your $20 to any ASB rep. to reserve your spot for Grad  Nite at Disneyland.

+ Bring in items for our West House Basket! Last day is Monday!!

+ ALL teachers are now helping anyone who wants help for their personal statements. Sign up sheets are located at the front of their classroom.

+ BaBS research paper specifications:

  • 12 point font
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman
  • 1″ margins all around

WORK CITED PAGE DOES NOT COUNT FOR THE PAGE COUNT!!

 


This is my last post! Hopefully I helped some of you, bye West House!!

October 18, 2017

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Here is what happened in class today.


Today’s Agenda: Edwards (2ᶮᵈ Rotation)

+ Started the class off with SSR. 20 minutes.

Mini-Lesson: We continued with the rubric presentations.

Group E went. 8 mintutes.

Group F started, but ran out of time. 7 minutes.

West House rubric.

Independent Work: Edwards gave us 2 choices for independent work; work on Beowulf essay OR the BaBS research paper.

If you decided to work on BaBS, you must follow the Writing Workshop Protocol

  1. Open up a new google document and name is “BaBS Research Paper”
  2. Before you begin writing your essay, write “Day #__” on the very top. You put whatever day it is on the blank. In this case it would be Day #2. If you already started on your BaBS paper, then just copy and paste what you have on top of your paper.
  3. Start writing or editing/revising your BaBS paper.
  4. Highlight all the edits and additions you made on your paper.
  5. Go to File > Click on “Email as attachment…” > Email it to: english12ipoly@gmail.com Subject line should have your Name/House/Assignment

If you continued to work on your Beowulf, follow this protocol

  1. Open up the google doc and rename it “Writing Workshop”
  2. Copy the ENTIRE essay
  3. Paste it ON THE SAME DOCUMENT
  4. On the very top of the copy you just made, write “Day #__”. You put whatever day it is on the blank. Label the bottom copy “Original”. In this case it would be Day #2.
  5. Edit/revise your essay OR peer review someone else’s essay. Make sure to highlight ALL edits and revisions.
  6. Go to File > Click on “Email as attachment…” > Email it to: english12ipoly@gmail.com Subject line should have your Name/House/Assignment

No share out this block.

Homework: Blog #8. Due Thursday at 8 PM.

Beowulf essay. Due October 23 at 8 AM to Turnitin.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR WRITING WORKSHOP!


Today’s Agenda: Anaya (2ᶮᵈ Rotation)

+ Started off with CNN 10.

+ Brief powerpoint presentation about the history of the stock market.

Second powerpoint talked about the basics of the stock market.

+ We were supposed to create accounts for our stock market game but we ran out of time.

Homework: N/A

Anaya told us that IF he lets us use notes for the next quiz it can ONLY BE  HANDWRITTEN NOTES.


Today’s Agenda: Schiller (2ᶮᵈ Rotation)

+We worked on an in class project involving the different parts of the brain.

+Homework: Sheep Dissection Lab Worksheet. Due Thursday.

Read both articles for the discussion on Thursday. This is the first article which talks about the brains of psychopaths, and this is the second article which talks about sociopaths.

QUIZ ON THURSDAY!

Remember that you need to talk AT LEAST once to get credit for the monthly discussions.


Today’s Agenda: Thinnes (2ᶮᵈ Rotation)

+Math test

+Homework: MathXL. Due Sunday at 11:59 PM.


Reminders

+ Research paper for BaBS is due Thursday, October 19, 2017. Remember to turn it in to Turnitin before or at midnight.

+ Turn in your $20 to any ASB rep. to reserve your spot for Grad  Nite at Disneyland.

+ Bring in items for our West House Basket before November 5th!

+ ALL teachers are now helping anyone who wants help for their personal statements. Sign up sheets are located at the front of their classroom.

+ BaBS research paper specifications:

  • 12 point font
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman
  • 1″ margins all around

WORK CITED PAGE DOES NOT COUNT FOR THE PAGE COUNT!!

October 16, 2017

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Hi West House! This is for anyone who needs a quick reminder of what happened today.


Today’s Agenda: Edwards (1st Rotation)

+ We started the class off with SSR as always. 20 minutes. Remember to tell Edwards whenever you start a new book and if it is a challenge book!

+ Housekeeping: 36 minutes. Edwards went over the Writing Workshop process which has 6 steps to it

  1. Open up the google doc that has your timed essay from last Monday and rename it “Writing Workshop”
  2. Copy the ENTIRE essay
  3. Paste it ON THE SAME DOCUMENT
  4. On the very top of the copy you just made, write “Day #__”. You put whatever day it is on the blank. In this case it would be Day #1.
  5. Edit/revise your essay OR peer review someone else’s essay. You must do something during this time pertaining to English/Writing.
  6. Go to File > Click on “Email as attachment…” > Email it to: english12ipoly@gmail.com Subject line should have your Name/House/Assignment 

+ Mini-Lesson: 15 minutes. Instead of getting an actual lesson from Edwards, like we normally would before the independent work, we continued presenting the rubrics. We tried to get through at least two groups, but since we only had 15 minutes, only one group went Group D. If you want to see the West House rubric, click here.

TO ALL THE GROUPS THAT ALREADY PRESENTED: Remember to go back to your slide and make the changes that the class talked about!!

+ Independent Work: 25 minutes. During this time you had a variety of things you could do

  • Edit your essay.
  • Revise your essay.
  • Peer review another student’s essay.
  • Ask another to peer review your essay. Remember to take notes of what they say so you can show Edward’s proof that you worked during this time.
  • If you are confident with your essay, go to the rubric and check to see if your essay has the criteria needed for a 4.
  • If you are done with Beowulf, work on your Research Paper for BaBS OR Personal Statements.

+ Share Out: We were not able to get to this because we ran out of time.

+ Homework: Blog Assignment #8. Due Thursday at 8:00 pm.


Today’s Agenda: Anaya (1st Rotation)

+ We started off with CNN 10. If you want to watch it again, click here!

+ After CNN 10, we spent the rest of the class taking the test. If you were absent, make sure to see Anaya and ask when you can take it.

+ Homework: N/A


Today’s Agenda: Schiller (1st Rotation)

+ For the entire block we just worked on a nearpod with Schiller.

Click here to find all of the nearpods we have had. The nearpod we had today is called Neurons, Neural Signal, and Neurotransmitters.

Schiller now puts in the nearpods on her website before she presents to us for anyone who wants to take notes beforehand.

+ Homework: Sheep Dissection Lab Worksheet. Due Thursday.

Read both articles for the discussion on Thursday. This is the first article which talks about the brains of psychopaths, and this is the second article which talks about sociopaths.

QUIZ ON THURSDAY!

Remember that you need to talk AT LEAST once to get credit for the monthly discussions.


Today’s Agenda: Thinnes (1st Rotation)

+SAT Week 8 (5 Questions)

+Jeopardy. Click here for the link. You can use this as a study guide for the test.

Homework: A#12 due on the day of the test. Test is on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.


Reminders

+ Research paper for BaBS is due Thursday, October 19, 2017. Remember to turn it in to Turnitin before or at midnight. Research paper should be 5-7 pages and it should be double spaced.

+ Turn in your $20 to any ASB Rep. to reserve your spot for Grad  Nite at Disneyland.

+ Bring in items for our West House Basket before November 5th!

+ ALL teachers are now helping anyone who wants help for their personal statements. Sign up sheets are located at the front of their classroom.


 

Blog Assignment #8

Overview: Yellow West House! It’s Sephia and I’m the scribe for the week. In the spirit of all the ~SpOoKiNeSs~ from October, I decided to pick a topic that I know scares me the most: exorcisms. There is a lot of controversy and debate about whether or not exorcisms and demonic possessions are real. Just in case you didn’t know, an exorcism is the religious or spiritual practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person, or an area, they are believed to have possessed. If you want more clarification, this article will give you a brief overview of what it actually is and how dangerous it can be. There are so many movies and books that talk about demonic possessions such as Annabelle, The Conjuring, The Exorcist, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose and yes they are very exaggerated, but some of them are based off of real events. There was a documented case called The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel, and if you want to find out more about it you can watch this video. There are many people who do not believe in demonic possessions and say that all the written cases are baloney, but then I think about how difficult it is to even get an exorcism to happen. Just so we’re clear, NOT everyone can perform an exorcism. Let’s use the Catholic church as an example, every bishop is qualified to perform an exorcism, but that bishop can also other priests who are delegated by their bishop to perform an exorcism. Also, when you go to a priest and ask them to perform an exorcism, you need to be able to show proof that this person is showing symptoms of a demonic possession. Once that happens, your case will have to go through a process and be approved by a local ordinary, which can be a bishop from the diocese, and then you can finally begin the exorcism one it gets approved. Now when you take all of this into consideration, it doesn’t really make sense for people to really create this big lie when there is so much you have to do to even get an exorcist into your home. This article has Isaac Kramer who has been performing exorcisms since 2005. He talks about how he got into performing these rituals, his first case, and the process of what he has to do before an exorcism. Now that we’ve talked about and read about what an exorcism is, the process of it, and how dangerous it is for the exorcist and for the one being possessed, I want to know what you guys think about the whole topic.

 

Prompt: Do you think demonic possessions are real or fake? Why or why not? If you think it is all fake, how do you think people created the videos that shows an exorcism being done? For the people who do believe in demonic possessions and exorcisms, how can you explain your reasoning to someone who is a non-believer? In the article from Live Science, it says that people of strong religious faith are the ones who typically get possessed, why is that?

 

10/11/17 – What Happened Today?

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Hello West House, today we had a mini lesson from Mrs. Edwards about the following

 

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Here is the board from today with a few housekeeping items and our agenda.

RESEARCH INFO: We have our research paper check tomorrow during house rotations so be sure to start that tonight or tomorrow, however, 1st block on Friday will be dedicated to researching in the computer lab. The research check requirements are on the right-hand side and will be due on turnitin.com by the end of the day tomorrow. Target 100 points are postponed until January, then you will have to turn in 30 points total (subject to change) so keep working on the BACON project too.

WORDPRESS INFO: West house seems to have the issue that our blog assignments are deleted or put in spam. So if you notice your blog missing email ME or Mrs. Edwards and we can try to retrieve it if it is spam. However, if it is deleted then it is unsalvageable. To avoid these hassles until we can fix the issue or move to a different software please use a google doc to timestamp your responses and Mrs. Edwards can check you off for completeness.

HOUSE COMPETITION: Tomorrow we will be having our 1st rotation either playing Guitine, Scrabble, Uno, or Hockey. The group that you are in and the first house/game you will go to is as follows. Just look for your name. 

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Here is what has been happening in the other class:

SCHILLER:

  • sheep dissections

ANAYA:

  • Test 1st rotation next week
  • requirements listed below
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    THINNES:
  • We did a group assignment where we had to create 10-15 valid test questions about CHAPTER 8.
  • Test is Oct. 18th
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Miscellaneous:

– sign up for club fair tonight with the pink paper given by Mr. West

– look at the calendar for October to see upcoming dates.

Shoutout to Ashley for being the true scribe and making this beautiful board for us, as well as the whiteboard!!!

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