CTS 10 Graphic Magicians

Thanks to those helping/experimenting with graphics for shop.snowotherway.org. Progress is slow, but carefully done. What works? 5-6 images of each garment with hardwood background, adjust==>image size 320x240px and 72 dpi, and adjust==>auto levels so white balance looks better. Be certain to name each image according to corresponding “product code.”

Check out T-Shirts, others a piece at a time.

Thanks Braden, Deena, Michael M., Adam M.

English 30 Hamlet Act 2 Done?

Before the weekend let’s be done Act 2, write whatever you need in your blogs, moderate at least three comments from anyone on your posts, help others by cross-posting comments as well.

I need to have Assessment data before the long weekend for EVERYONE! Grumble, I have only three sheets from last week, jeesh!

I will enter zeros if no data is received.

out.

D. S.

English 10 Mages

Get a magic wand, silk hankie, a coin, pin, string/thread, rubberbands, and a deck of cards. You’ll want to wear a sport coat/blazer (to help hide hands/stuff in big pockets).

NO FIRE. NO SWORDS. NO DECAPITATING the teacher tricks. You may not saw a kid in half.

I’ve got a dvd that is just awesome. Co-op has a few tricks in their birthday party stuff.

Find a “magician’s oath” from google/wikipedia. Take it seriously.

We need a table and a fancy-shmancy cloth.

Someone find a trick were you have a hand puppet as your assistant.

Let’s put on a good show. Rehearsal Thursday AM, PM, too if needed.

Expect to stay out of the Lab and in my room until your trick is mastered. Grrr.

Performance and public presentation is very much a Language Art, everyone will step up and deliver.

Out.

Anti-Bullying Song Research Assignment

Blog an online research about a song that relates to Heather’s workshop(s) about:

  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence
  • Peace
  • Getting Along

Requirements:

  1. Lyrics, portions cut’pasted with hyperlink to source.
  2. 250-words:
  • What is going on in the song?
  • What is the message the artist is trying to send?
  • How do you feel about this message?
  • How does it focus on the workshop topics?

3. Composer, performer, dates, album art, awards.

4. History, background, items/ideas of interest

5. Hyperlink all sources.

6. Add to Assessment Data Spreadsheet and apply Critical Thinking rubric (1-4)

7. Moderate three comments on your own. Leave plenty of comments, at least three, on other iblog.stjschool.org blogs.

Translations: Idea to Image

Write as quickly as you can and as much as you can using the following list of 4 words in addition to a few spontaneously selected words.
Rage
Order
Justice
Common
Pollute
Addiction
Challenge
Fantastic
Binder

Then remove the listed words from your writing and leave a set of () behind.

Next to each listed word add an “==>”

Idea==>Image

Shut your eyes, think about a word from the list, let the mind “translate” the idea into an image. Write down an image corresponding to each word.

Reinsert these translated images into your ().

Restructure the piece into poetry. Remove words, add line breaks and spacing.

Do not add rhyme.

Ten Minute Spill

Write a ten-line poem. Find a proverb, adage, familiar phrase, or brainy quote that you have changed in some way as well as five of the following words: cliff, blackberry, needle, cloud, voice, mother, whir, lick.

You have ten minutes.

No rhyming.

P.S.
We will be practising poetry posting permanently. Please create categories in your sidebars to begin sorting it all into manageable hierarchies. (Dashboard=>Manage=> Links=>Link Categories).