Friday, September 30, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/30

Happy Friday!!

Today in Class:
  • Turn in Ch. 3.2 Cornell Notes
  • Flocabulary: French Revolution
  • Exit Ticket (10 questions based on the Flocabulary, see Google Classroom for questions and a copy of the lyrics)
  • Sign up for your Comic Strip Topic (1 of 5 options)
  • Work Period (work on Comic Strip or Ch. 3.3 Cornell Notes)
  • Homework
    • Complete a storyboard for your 6 cell comic strip.  Have a 1-2 sentence description of what you plan to draw for each of the 6 cells (10-12 sentences total, labeled by cell)
    • Ch. 3.3 Cornell Notes
    • Start reviewing for Chapter 3 Test on Friday, 10/7
Helpful websites for creating your Comic Strip digitally:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/29

Today in class:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/28

Today in class:
  • Test makeups today in Room 401 after school
    • Friday's Unit 1 Writing Exam
    • Monday's Unit 1 Multiple Choice Exam
  • Turn in Ch. 3.1 Cornell Notes
  • Lecture Notes: Cycles of a Revolution (Cornell Style)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/26

Unit 1 multiple choice exam!

Homework: Begin reading Ch. 3.1

Friday, September 23, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/23

Unit 1 Writing Exam Today!!

Homework: Study for the Unit 1 multiple choice test by reviewing the Study Guide

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/22

The Unit 1 Writing Exam is TOMORROW!  Please reference the links below to prepare.

Today in Class:

Homework: Finish the Practice paragraph on the form I handed out in class today and review the primary sources (start some basic SOAPSTone notes about them.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today's Recap 9/21

Period 2: Guilty on all counts!!
Period 3: Not Guilty on count 1, Guilty on counts 2 & 3!!
Period 5: Guilty on all counts!!

Nice work on closing statements, Lead counselors.

Today in Class:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/20

Tips on the Trial:
  • Louis: Be arrogant, taunting, and overall kind of obnoxious. Remember, you are the Sun King!  You are the state!
  • Attorneys: Make objections (leads) and make sure your questions are addressing the charges! React to the answers from your witnesses and follow up!  Repeat key points for emphasis.
  • Witnesses: Be animated! Make us believe!  Don't be intimidated by the questions.
  • Jury: Be taking good notes on the performances!

Today in Class:
  • Finish prosecution witnesses
  • Call defense witnesses
  • Homework
    • Lead attorneys: Prep for closing
    • Jury: Review your notes to prepare to fill out the Result of Trial worksheet (due Thursday)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/19

Mock trial opening statements began today!  Great job with the costumes to all of my Louis XIVs!

Today in Class:
  • Stamp hard copies of your mock trial essay (or questions for the attorneys)
  • Jury members: 
    • Take notes during trial (Who did a great job, who had room for improvement...)
    • Complete the Results of Trial worksheet (Due the day after the verdict, worth 50 points!)
  • Opening Statements
  • Call prosecution witnesses
  • Homework: Witnesses and attorneys who have not gone should continue preparing!
Something to keep in mind as we move on to day 2...

Speaking in public can be nerve wracking for some people.  I wanted to share a few tips to help you present your best self as prepare to testify or question witnesses in front of the class.  

Just remember your PVLEGS!

P= Poise (appear calm and confident and avoid distracting behaviors)
V= Voice (speak every word clearly and use the correct volume for the space)
L= Life (express emotion and enthusiasm with your voice)
E= Eye Contact (connect visually with the audience and look at each member)
G= Gestures (be aware of your hand motions, don't be stiff, and be expressive with your face)
S= Speed (talk with appropriate speed... not too slow, not too fast, use pauses for effect and emphasis)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/16

We are in the closing stretch of our research time for the Mock Trial of Louis XIV!  All papers are due to be submitted to before the start of school on Monday.

Today in Class:
  • Test Corrections in Room 403 today!
  • Trial Prep
  • Homework: Continue your research and paper writing.  Turn in your written assignments to this weekend and bring a printed copy to class on Monday.  All students who plan to dress up should come prepared to class.
I posted resources for how to format your citations on Google Classroom.  Please log in to Classroom and review those attachments.

ASB reminder:  Dress-up Days for next week!

Monday- NEON DAY

Tuesday- MUSIC DAY (example 90's band shirts)

Wednesday- CHARACTER DAY (characters from 90's TV, movies, etc.)

Thursday- 90's Style Day (clothing/fashion of the decade)

Friday- Homecoming Shirt or Orange Nation Shirt

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/15

Today in Class:
  • Chapter 2 test results and small slips
    • Test corrections Thursday and Friday after school in 403
    • Bring book and small slip
  • Review parenthetical citations (O.W.L. at Purdue)
  • Sign ups
    • Class Codes:
      Per. 2- 13089461
      Per. 3- 13089477
      Per. 5- 13089483
  • Review of trial expectations
  • Work time in class
  • Homework: Rough Draft of your trial writing assignment (varies by role, see project instructions for specifics.)
Announcement from ASB:

ALL students will be able to select court members using starting Thursday and ending Friday at 3 PM.  

How to vote on Tallyspace
  1. Got to:
  2. Enter: Valhalla
  3. Select: "Go!" by the name "Valhalla High School"
  4. Select: Homecoming Court Ballot (top left)
  5. Enter: ID, last name, birth date, and grade
  6. Vote!
  7. Select: Save My Vote 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/14

Today in Class:
  • HOW Elections (Per. 5)
    • Interested? Submit to GC tonight.
  • Research sources
    • Due to GC today
  • Test results/Test corrections
    • Scores in Infinite Campus tonight, small slips tomorrow in class
    • Make ups today after school in 401
    • Test Corrections Thu/Fri 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 403
      • TCs: bring book & small slip!
  • Homework: Submit 2 research sources to Google Classroom form. Continue your research!

P.S. The semester calendar has been updated through the end of this unit.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chapter 2 Test, 9/13

Today in Class:
  • Turn in Homework and Lecture Notes packets for Chapter 2
    • HW: Monarchs 1-5 and Ch. 2.1-2.3
    • Notes: Absolute Monarchy, England and France, Comic, Enlightenment Philosopher chart
  • Chapter 2 Test!
  • Homework: Look up two sources of information for your Mock Trial research.  Sources should be about Louis XIV (not XVI) and/or your personal character if you are a witness.  Remember that the sources should help you respond to the three charges against Louis.  See the Mock Trial assignment packet to remind you of the charges.

Today's Recap, 9/12

Mock Trial roles are now posted in Google Classroom.  Please start doing some internet research on Louis XIV as well as your specific character if you are a witness.  See the Project Directions for more details.  You will submit your first two information sources to Google Classroom on Tuesday night. (I'll explain tomorrow.)

Today in Class:
  • Chapter 2.3 HW Due (but not stamped or collected)
  • Review "Philosophe" Notes from yesterday
  • Continue with poster presentations (Make sure to complete this NOTES SHEET using info from HERE if you were absent or did not finish in class.)
  • Homework

  • Photo make ups are tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 301.
  • HOW is coming up.  If you are in Period 5 and interested in representing Room 211, please write a few sentences on why you think you would be the best person for the job.  A Google form application will be created soon.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/9

Today was the last day for Chapter 1 Test Corrections!  Points will be added to the grade book shortly!

Today in Class:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/8

Please note that the Mock Trial role sign ups will NOT take place tonight as discussed in class.  Too many students have practice and after school responsibilities and can not make it home in time to sign in.  INSTEAD we will have role sign ups first thing in class tomorrow, before our Objective Quiz

Today in Class:
  • Stamp Chapter 2.2 HW
  • Returned Absolute Monarch Comic
  • Test Corrections today and tomorrow
    • From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • You must bring a textbook!
  • Review Mock Trial Project
    • Role assignments will take place in Google Classroom tomorrow!
  • Homework
    • Study for Objectives Quiz (see earlier post for Week 4 Objectives!)
    • Start reading Ch. 2.3 and begin key terms and standards questions AB3 (DUE: Monday)

P.S. Nice job at Test Corrections today!  I was impressed with the way you all conducted yourselves in a very crowded and chaotic situation.  Test Corrections will happen again tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 403.  Please make sure you sign in for attending!!  The more participation, the more tutorial hours we are allowed to have.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/7

Today was a BUSY day!  It's back to school night tonight, so I'm looking forward to possibly meeting  some of your parents this evening.  We are now half way through our fourth week of school, and the year is already going by fast!

Today in Class:
  • D.O.G.G. 13 & 14 (All classes have now turned in all 14 entries)
  • Turn in Absolute Monarch Comic
  • Distribute small slips for Ch 1 Test (Test corrections are 9/8 and 9/9 in Room 403 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Please respond to the form in Google Classroom to let me know if you are planning to attend. **REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO TEST CORRECTIONS!!!**
  • Lecture Notes: Downfall of Spain (link coming soon)
  • Intro Mock Trial Project (See post in Google Classroom)
  • Homework: 
    • Finish Ch 2.2 KT/AB3 for tomorrow
    • Review the Mock Trial Project roles and make a list of your top 3 choices

Weekly Objectives
  • Explain the concept of "divine right."
  • List some of the strengths and weakness of democracy.
  • Describe the characteristics of an "absolute monarch."
  • What factors contributed to Spain's downfall?
  • How did Enlightenment ideas spread and how did authorities respond to those ideas?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/6

I can't wait to see your Absolute Monarch Super Villains tomorrow!!  If you need to see the directions or fill in the boxes of the comic from Friday, please see the link below.

Today in Class:
  • Turn in Ch. 2.1 KT/AB³
  • Finish Absolute Monarch Instruction Manual Comic
  • SOAPSTone: James I Speech to Parliament (Submit to Google Classroom)
  • Homework
    • Submit your completed SOAPSTone (started in class)
    • Finish your Absolute Monarch Super Villain sketch and comic (started in class)
    • Read Ch 2.2 (in the textbook) and begin KT/AB³ (DUE: Thursday)

To give those of you who regularly check the blog a bit of a jumpstart, here are the weekly objectives that I will introduce tomorrow: (Quiz on Friday!)
  • Explain the concept of "divine right."
  • List some of the strengths and weakness of democracy.
  • Describe the characteristics of an "absolute monarch."
  • What factors contributed to Spain's downfall?
  • How did Enlightenment ideas spread and how did authorities respond to those ideas?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day! 9/5

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe, fun three-day weekend!

A brief overview of the coming week: Week 4 At a Glance

Friday, September 2, 2016

Odin's March!! 9/2

I was super impressed with all of your ORANGE today!! I think the sophomores this year did a wonderful job welcoming the new freshmen into the Valhalla community!  As I mentioned, Odin's March is my FaVoRiTe day of the school year!  I hope you all had a very fun, festive, and memorable day!!

Today in Class:
  • Collect Monarchs 1-5
  • D.O.G.G. 11 & 12
  • Absolute Monarch Instruction Manual Comic
  • Homework: Read Ch 2.1 (in the textbook) and complete Key Terms & AB³
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today's Recap, 9/1

If you were absent, please be sure to see me about receiving your bathroom passes and getting your work stamped.

Today in Class:
  • D.O.G.G. 9 & 10
  • Stamp Monarchs 3-4/ Late Work
  • Bathroom Passes
  • Lecture Notes: Age of Absolutism, continued!!
  • Homework: Monarchs 5 (DUE: tomorrow)
    • Turn in Monarchs 1-5 as a packet tomorrow

Tomorrow is Odin's March!!  Please remember to support your school and your Valhalla family by proudly wearing your vibrant orange and sparkling white!!

Legend of Odin