Friday, September 4, 2015

Tuesday, September 8th

DUE today: 
 - signed syllabus, ipad pledge
Today's plan:
~ Class connections: What was the best part of your 3 day weekend??
~ Announcements
     - Personal Management grade
     - "Typical day's schedule" reminder

INC -- Welcome to Debate class!

Today's plan:
1. What to expect in this class
2. Introductions
3. WGOITP (huh?)

What to expect in Debate:
~ News
~ Controversial topics
~ Debate (of course!)
~ Discussion
-- You will need every day: 
planner, pencil pouch, folder or binder (for handouts, brainstorms)

Welcome to Language Arts!
1. Take a seat and open to today's date in your planner
  Due tomorrow: LA supplies 
                         You will need:
- 3 ring binder, 3 dividers, paper, notebook (to keep in class), pencil pouch, IR* book, planner
    IR = Independent Reading - 1st check out next Monday

2. Table questions
3. Syllabus
4. Poem


Little paper cuds we made
by ripping the corners or edges
from homework and class notes
then ruminating them into balls
we’d flick from our fingertips
or catapult with pencils
or (sometimes after lunch)
launch through striped straws
like deadly projectiles
toward the necks of enemies
and any other target where they’d
stick with the tiniest splat,
I hope you’re still there,
stuck to unreachable ceilings
like the beginnings of nests
by generations of wasps
too ignorant to finish them
or under desktops with blunt
stalactites of chewing gum,
little white words we learned
to shape and hold in our mouths
while waiting to let them fly,
our most tenacious utterance.

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