Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24 journal


JOURNAL:  Answer the questions at the end of the article.

Weeks of April 24 & May 1 root words

centr=center
con=with
cre/cred=to trust or believe
mis=bad
court=refers to a royal court
demo/dema=people
divi=to separate into pieces or groups
sect=to cut
here=to stick
co=together
note=to mark
mune=gift
cite=to call
re=again

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Haiku summary

Based on posts from all six classes, here is a simple definition of Haiku:

A Japanese style of poetry.
The poem has three lines-
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables

They do not typically rhyme. They do not typically use similes or metaphors.
They are usually about nature and the seasons.
They often convey a mood or emotion.
They create an image in the reader's mind.

Today's assignment: 
1. Write a Haiku. Write it in your journal. Check the description above to see if you did it correctly. Write more than one if you want so you can choose the best one to enter in the contest. 
2. Meet with at least THREE other classmates. Read each other's poems and write a positive comment on the side of the page. If you have ideas for making the poem even better, TALK TO THEM. 

Examples:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.

Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.


Monday came and wept 
like rain falling from the roof 
my hands caught each tear 

I hear falling rain 
I hear my thoughts falling too 
all i want is you.

shut tight your eyes now 
hold fast the breath in your lungs 
be brave when I can't

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight—
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

Lightning flash—
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass.

moon in the cold -
only my own footsteps
on the bridge.

A firefly flitted by:
"Look!" I almost said
but I was alone.

Easter Bunny hides
Easter eggs are out of sight
kids look everywhere

A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands.

It seems to happen 
when people least expect it
death waits for no one

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

Trees leaf in springtime,
provides shade of summertime,
weather culminates 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Period 7- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Period 6- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Period 5- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?


Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Period 4- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Period 3- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

PERIOD 2- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 17 Journal

Read the following article:
How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?

Answer the first three questions at the end of the article in your journal. 

April 13 Journal

 What are the challenges of writing a haiku? How is it easier than other forms of poetry? How is it more difficult? 

Weeks of April 10 & 17 root words

gest=carry
tend=stretch
dis=apart
pass=step or go
en=in
com=with
act=to do
tribe=to give
at=to
miss=to send
archy=rule
olig=few
cover=cover
cip=take or seize