The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II

The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II
"Producers, not Consumers"

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 23, 2010

What We Did This Week...

Romeo and Juliet! We watched Buz Larhman's Romeo and Juliet and the kids really enjoyed it. Even though they had a hard time with the dialog, the understood the characters and the story. (I did provide some translation). We even had a talk about Love vs. Infatuation and then discussed how hate keeps us apart but love brings us together.

On Our Way to Mars!
Extremem weather caused us to postpone our polling... AGAIN! But we had fun in the shade. We learned about what it would take to travel to mars and tried to think of way to pack enough entertainment for six people who will be in space for 3 years--- and it all had to fit in an 2x2x2 cube. So all of those things will have to be measured by area... hmmmm.

What Will Be Doing Next Week....

Scripts! Last week my students saw a home-made movie and thought they would like to try something like that in their video class. So next week we will learn about the elements of Narrative (Character, Setting, Conflict, Resolution) and then turning that into a working script.

Next week, we will be finishing our polls and publishing them. Keep your eyes on the wall.

Student of the Week
 Alexander Mason
Alexander is an enthusiastic student with a lot of smarts and a lot on his mind. He loves Math and knowing things. He helps the class by eating the chakras of any evil ninjas that attack our class. (Don't ask)

Snack Family of the Week

the Givens Family!

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