Monday, May 10, 2010

Agenda: Week of Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, 2010

Quote of the Week:  "The principal goal of education is to create people who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done."

Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist.

May 10, 1992 - Mr. Duez graduated from Juniata College.  Beside July 4th, 1995 (My wedding) and October 27th, 2004 (Aidan's birth) it was one of my best days as a human.  I hope every one of my students experiences the same feeling of accomplishment that I was able to have that day.

Monday - 
1.  Goal of the Week
2.  Timed Writing Essay for Aerie Yearbook:

From Guy Anderson, our Journalism teacher.  Here is the prompt . . .
From 2010 forward, all classes will have attended AHS for all four years. All students are welcomed to submit an essay, and all faculty are also welcome to submit an essay, not just those who have been here all four years.
Describe what it means to you to be Red, White & TRUE, to yourself, to your friends, to your teammates, to your school and community. Basically, what's it mean to be PURE EAGLE.
Two winning essays will be published in the opening pages of this year's Aerie Yearbook - the first thing readers will see and read when they open the annual.
Be creative. Let it flow. Good luck.
3.  After students complete their essay:  Students will work on completing their 4 year plan and also the reading of "The Gatekeepers" if they did not complete it for the sub last week.
4.  (if time remains) We will do a couple of team building activities:
First, Mr. Duez will pull up this website:
We'll read and discuss how geese use teamwork and what we can learn from them.

Directions, Directions

Students work in groups of 4-6. One person starts, identifying and performing a small task (i.e. “Clap hands three times”). The next person repeats and performs the same tasks, then adds on one of their own (i.e. “Clap hands three time, stick out tongue”). Play continues around the group, with each person performing and adding a new task to the mix. Students who cannot complete the sequence correctly are out until the next round. This game requires students to follow directions, focus, listen carefully, and utilize memory skills.


Wed/Thu: TUTORING & then students will work on their second draft of their Life Goals.  

Guest speaker  
OR Socratic Seminar over College Tips.
We'll divide into our tutoring groups and each group will have one article:
Each group will read and discuss the article and annotate the text.  They will summarize it and then present it to the whole class at the end of the period.  Then we will discuss each groups findings.

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