#Friday already? Woah – Where did the #StudioTime go?

If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinseki

Drawing: This is IT folks – Last day of DRAWING for the STILL LIFE

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Last day in class – do you need to make photographs of your objects to help you work over the weekend? How many drawings have you got going? We are critiquing them on Monday – Get ready to TALK.

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Coffee, Spoon, Tomato – Fred Bell: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/15/50/fd/1550fd03f1720b49da4353aea07e2fa5–coffee-spoon-tomatoes.jpg

What do you need to do in order to wrap things up for Monday? Excellent job with your Observational skills. Let’s take one more day to polish up the ideas. You’ll talk about 3 of the drawings (maybe 4)… How many have you drawn?

Studio Art 360: Let the PAINTING continue! CLEAN UP THOSE BRUSHES!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environment.

How much of your drawing have you got covered? What GOALS do you have for the drawing today? DO NOT RUSH – Keep an EYE on the LINES and EDGES. I suggest taking it home to finish the lines for MONDAY.

Andy Warhol and HIMSELF: http://artknowledgenews.com/files2009b/Andy_Warhol_Strangulation.jpg
Andy Warhol and HIMSELF: http://artknowledgenews.com/files2009b/Andy_Warhol_Strangulation.jpg

Thick and Thin – How are the lines covering the canvas as an underdrawing of the the painting?

AP Studio Art: What can I do to HELP you with your WEBSITES / PHOTOGRAPHS?

Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

What problems are you having with the BLOG / WordPress program – uploading? Writing? Maneuvering around the site?

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Frank Gehry in the Studio LOOKING and THINKING about the work in front of him… how are you doing with that? https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/55e7/004d/4d8d/5d0b/c000/1305/large_jpg/facebook-new-campus-frank-gehry_04everett-katigbak-facebook.jpg?1441202245

What do you need to do in order to have ALL your work (made so far this year) photographed, edited, and uploaded to the website?

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective, Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at Frank Gehry’s work of architecture. http://www.google.com/about/locations/los-angeles/images/binoculars.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing. Please look over your neighbor’s drawing to see if there are ANYTHING that you feel are not using the 2 point perspective rules.

Advanced Drawing: Hallways – Last Day? Probably not, but not much longer – Wednesday of Next Week – CRIT!

Interior drawing of a great space. What is similar to yours? What is different? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/138ec-hallway_lg.jpg

Goals:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas (Huge End Of Class Reflection!)

What’s been your biggest success in the halls this week? What have you REALLY learned about SPACE, COLOR, PASTELS,  BLENDING, SCALE, WORKING? Give yourself some thought in the REFLECTION / JOURNALING section of the Goals page. The weekend for take home? Monday and Tuesday to work (and get your CRITIQUE up and BEGUN…) Oral Critique on WEDNESDAY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration #4, Breadth, Photography and Editing

What’s going on in your still life set up? Giorgio Morandi had it all figured out. http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/giorgio-morandi-1.jpg

Goals:

  1. Create multiple solutions for visual problems. (Still Life… What are you doing to CHALLENG yourself? What ELEMENT or PRINCIPLE are you focusing on? Transparency like Fish? Superrealism like Flack? Colors and Space like Cezanne? “Simple” relationships like Morandi?
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What is your still life? What is your idea for your next concentration work? SHARE YOUR IDEAS with your neighbor and MAKE A NOTE in your notebook as to where you are and where you are going. Big opportunity for reflection.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

“May the force be with you!”

l hour 7:25 – 8:05
2 hour 8:10 – 8:50
3 hour 8:55 – 9:30
4 hour 9:35 – 10:15
6 hour 10:20 -11:00
5A Lunch 11:00 – 11:30
5B Lunch 11:30 – 12:00
5C Lunch 12:05 – 12:35
7 hour 12:40- 1:20
8 hour 1:25 – 2:00
2:00pm Assembly in big gym

Art Foundations

Oldenburg and Gehry, together at last. Click on the image to see more of Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s work!

Goals

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrate an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process.
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes in creating 2 point perspective / Values.

7th Hour – Same Goals – Different Activity:

  1. Consider the images of the city / neighborhood / Interior of Room that you looked at yesterday in class. The images are available HERE also.
  2. What ideas can you develop for the THEME of your city? How can you incorporate it into the drawing? Work in your sketchbook if you have to.
  3. How are you going to include all of the images / ideas that are required into your drawing?
  4. What is the FOCAL POINT of your drawing? What is the main focus you are going to focus on and how will it relate to the other aspects in the city / neighborhood / interior room?
  5. TODAY – work to get at least the 5 required buildings / large shapes into the space provided. NOT THE DETAILS but rather the basics, the walls, the height, the depth… how does one building relate to the buildings around it?
  6. If you can, begin to work in the SIDEWALKS or its comparison in the interior drawing. How does it fill the space? How does it interact with your buildings? How BIG or SMALL are they int he space provided?
  7. LINK TO REQUIREMENTS: HERE as well as the handouts that have been provided.

END OF CLASS: Review with neighbors the progress of the chiaroscuro and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing

What colors has Bonnard used in his artwork? Real? Imagined? Emotional?

Goals

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

Day two in the hallways with oil pastels for sure… what is the challenge NOT working in the space of the studio?

AP Studio Art

What’s Your Story?

Goals

  1. 1.2 Evaluate and defend the validity of the sources for content (D)
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems

What do you need to do over the weekend to be successful in the process of making quality art? SELF – EVALUATION – write up Execution Evaluation, Composition Evaluation, Character Evaluation. Consider the work you have done and EVALUATE progress.

Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima. Click on the image for the wikipedia story behind it all.

Great, strange, curious RadioLab article on Runners and Perseverance: HERE

Art Foundations: Build your Building, consider TEAMWORK

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What are you doing to make your work unique and Frank Gehryesque

GOALS

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you?)

On TEAMWORK:  Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: HALLWAY with your paper

Get your BIG SHAPES drawn out first. Then onto the oils… but not today!

GOALS

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?

AP Studio Art: Concentration – Adventure Story

Knock Knock Knock…

GOALS

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork (how do your ideas compare as similar or different to those of your classmates?)

What is your plan for accomplishing this amount of work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

Veteran’s Day Schedule

l hour

7:25 – 8:02

2 hour

8:07-  8:46

3 hour

8:51 – 9:28

4 hour

9:33 – 10:10

Assembly

10:15- 11:10

5A Lunch

11:10- 11:40

5B Lunch

11:40 – 12:10

5C Lunch

12:10 – 12:40

6 hour

12:45 – 1:22

7 hour

1:27 –   2:04

8 hour

2:09 –   2:46

CRASH! The trip is over… not really, now the adventure begins!

“In not stating the goal to the students, they are like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.” – Lori Wildeman

And the end of the trip… make sure you have plans… goals… know where you were headed in the first place.

Art Foundations: Frank Gehry – LA Philharmonic Disney Concert Hall

Disney Concert Hall – LA Philharmonic Orchestra

GOALS

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as though you were an architect or city planner.
Frank Gehry as Featured in the Simpsons: HERE
Frank Gehry’s Response / Reflections: HERE

Review with neighbors the process of 2 point perspective as well as the ideas behind your architectural idea.

Advanced Drawing: Final Day on Oil Pastel PRACTICE exercise

A bit more toned down for Bonnard.. but… his work is still his own vision based on reality.

GOALS

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished?

AP Studio Art: PRIDE… I am really happy with your beginnings

What ADVENTURE are you going on? Is there a knocking on your boat?

GOALS

  1. 1.2 Create works of visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems

Step back… what are you trying to communicate? Know that you have 1 more week to get 2 works DONE… what do you need to TAKE HOME? What do you need to do over the weekend to be successful in the process of making quality art? SELF – EVALUATION – write up Execution Evaluation, Composition Evaluation, Character Evaluation. Consider the work you have done and EVALUATE progress.

It’s a beauty… and I am talking about your art, not the car.

“In not stating the goal to the students, they are like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.” – Lori Wildeman

How much does it cost and what is the gas mileage?

Art Foundations 2D

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Guggenheim Bilbao Spain by: Rosa Cobos – Guess what were going to do? Seriously, guess!

GOALS

  1. 1.2 create 2 point perspective cityscape that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use
  2. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as a city planner, or architect might.

What part of the two point perspective CITYSCAPE, NEIGHBORHOOD, or INTERIOR did you begin to struggle with? What came easy? What are you going to be incorporating into it that will make it your own?

Advanced Drawing

Pierre Bonnard – What was his COLOR SCHEME? How did he change the idea of the OBSERVATION and make it his own?

GOALS

  1. 1.1 apply media (Oil Pastels), techniques (6 of them), and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
Finger Blend, Paper Towel, Tortillion, Pastel over Pastel, Solvent (with Q-Tip and Brush)
Finger Blend, Paper Towel, Tortillion, Pastel over Pastel, Solvent (with Q-Tip and Brush)

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  Looking ahead, what are you hoping to accomplish in the remaining 2 days before we hit the halls?

AP Studio Art

Let’s go to the HELLHOLE and see what we can see!

GOALS

  1. 1.2 Create works of visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use. (What is the message, the materials and what you need to do to get you there?)
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems. COMPOSITION! Planning!

Where are you with the ADVENTURES illustration? Where are you with your CONCENTRATION work? I am hoping you are making STRONG progress in the development of the CONCENTRATION. Where are you in Chapter 6 of Art and Fear? What is your plan for accomplishing this amount of work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past 2 weeks? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule?

April 19, 2013 – Friday – Welcome to Community Day!

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”

~ Neil Gaiman

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Art Foundations: Final day to wrap up the cityscape drawings. Use your time wisely!

Where are you? Where is the horizon line? How does this relate to you? How do you, as the viewer, relate to the city?

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about 2 point perspective drawings that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. 5.3 Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques of linear perspective.

Cityscape Instructions HERE.

COLOR WHEEL:

Here is the color wheel I promised…
In your journal section of the Goals Sheets… What is the one area that you are the most proud as you look at and explore your city? What do you need to review for yourself when it comes time for the final drawing at exam time? Color is coming up next… we will get to know this color wheel well.
~~~Drawing: How did your eyes and mouth go yesterday? Today we will be drawing Daryl’s favorite facial feature… the ear!

Yum!

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of ears, the ideas behind drawing them, and explain why the skill of observation is of value
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges of the ears (from various angles) using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What was the most difficult part of your drawing today? What have you SEEN as being different that you though it would have been? What is different in drawing the ear than you found in drawing the MOUTH and EYES? What was it that made it so different?

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AP Studio Art: Today we are in the computer lab working on uploading and getting our accounts all set and ready to ROCK and ROLL!

How proud of your work are you? How much fun are you having with the body of work you have produced? What did you GAIN from all the reflection yesterday?

GOALS:

  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What else have you got to do with the body of work you have produced? How many works have you in each of the 3 categories? What do you need to continue working on? MONDAY… prepare yourself for a work that will test your CHARACTER!

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Study Hall: What is it to have a strong sense of Honor?

GOALS:

  1. Know about the core concepts of HONOR.
  2. Identify an individual in your life and explain why you feel they are HONORABLE.

On your goals sheet, write out your definition of HONOR. What components do you feel best define someone of high character?

April 18, 2013 – Thursday

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.”

~ Neil Gaiman

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Art Foundations: Work on your cityscapes. What do you need to do to make it even more AWESOME? You are working with VALUE and COLOR! Make sure that you are NOT SHARING the colored pencils that are out on the BLACK BOX. DO NOT SHARE!

What can you do to make the cityscape REALLY outstanding. Do not outline… work with the color and the shading to ELIMINATE the ideas of the outline. Please.

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about 2 point perspective drawings that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. 5.3 Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques of linear perspective.

Cityscape Instructions HERE.

COLOR WHEEL:

Here is the color wheel I promised…

10 minutes before the end of class – Self – evaluation of the writing for the day, in the JOURNAL SECTION of the week today. What did you find NEW in your work that you forgot you did well or struggled with? How are you working with the new ideas of color in your drawing? What is a specific place in your drawing that you are REALLY pleased with? Give a SPECIFIC AREA! We will be sharing  your ideas QUICKLY on Friday!

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Drawing: Today you are going to be working on the MOUTH (that is also on the CHALKBOARD). What can you do to make your drawing even more successful? Look at the shapes – REALLY carefully! Check out these Eyelashes!

How big are YOUR eyelashes? As big as these? Thanks Joanna!
How big are YOUR eyelashes? As big as these? Thanks Joanna!

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of mouths, the ideas behind drawing them, and explain why the skill is of value
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges of the mouth using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What was the most difficult part of your drawing today? What have you SEEN as being different that you though it would have been? What is NEW in the MOUTH, DIFFERENT, UNIQUE, UNUSUAL… WHY?

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AP Studio Art: Great critiques yesterday – grades will be in the book shortly…

It is THINKING time… So Sorry!

GOAL:

  1. 5.2 Stand behind your evaluation of art as you answer the 2 questions from the AP Poster.
  2. 4.5 Look at the qualities of art from various times to judge works of art and explain the GROWTH of your work

In addition to having written and reflected on your work, you are going to be needing to continue to PRESENT and EDIT your works. TODAY should have been a PERFECT opportunity to do just that. What was your biggest accomplishment today in the tasks you chose to work on today? Please share your ideas and thoughts with a classmate.

April 17, 2013 – Wednesday, Waffle Wednesday

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

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Art Foundations: FINAL DAY to work on your cityscapes. What do you need to do to make it more AWESOME? Do it today!

What might this architect have been thinking when he designed this structure? What is ONE thing that you did that you see in this drawing – ONE THING?

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about 2 point perspective drawings that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. 5.3 Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques of linear perspective.

10 minutes before the end of class – Self – evaluation of the writing for the day – What did you find NEW in your work that you forgot you did well or struggled with? PREZI Self – Evaluation

 

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Drawing: How’d your eyes turn  out yesterday? How about drawing a set of lips? A Mouth? Let’s give it a shot.

What is the GROUND of your image going to be? Let’s try to find something that relates to YOU and is a NEW ground for you to work on.

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of facial features and ideas behind them and explain why they are of value
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges of facial features using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What successes did YOU have in the drawings of the EYES and MOUTH? What is one area that you really felt were unsuccessful when it came to the areas you struggled? Be explicit and specific – PLEASE!

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AP Studio Art: Critique

Deborah Butterfield – Early work…
Late Work…

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of your concentration and ideas and explain why they are of value.
  2. 4.5 look at the qualities of art from the rest of your classmates / cultures to judge works of art – What is similar in the qualities and successes?

What did you go through mentally in building your concentration? What is the earliest memory of the decision? What were the stumbling blocks that you REMEMBER as being in front of you? Where were the support systems that helped you out of the pits of self-doubt etc…?

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Study Hall: What was the ONE thing you learned or struggled with or wrote down at the end of yesterday’s class? What is your response to it today?

 

GOALS:

  1. Work to accomplish the current homework or missing work you have in your classes.
  2. Understand that the responsibility lies with you – but that you have a lot of people willing and working to help you.

How much time are you putting into your schoolwork OUTSIDE of school? What is the biggest challenge for you at home? What are you doing to hold yourself accountable for the work you need to accomplish?

April 16, 2013 – Tuesday

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Make Mistakes… Mkae Mjoar Misktes…

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Art Foundations: 2 more days to work on the city scape. What is your plan of action for the last 2 days? Value? Perspective? ACCURACY?

Oldenburg / van Bruggen and Gehry works together!

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures

What have you done today to move your drawing forward toward completion? What is the STRONGEST aspect of your drawing? The thing you are most proud of? What are you in need of working on STILL? It is ok… but what still needs work?

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Drawing: Today – Eyes, Nose, Mouth, and Ears – Find 4 examples of each – larger than OR about the same size as REAL eyes from MAGAZINES that we have in the classroom – Slightly smaller if necessary, but… try to go large. Cut them out and GLUE them into your sketchbook. We are looking at the face this week…

Lovely No?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?

Homework: Collect images from the newspaper or magazines that represent you or that you feel are important to you in today’s social environment. The images MUST be in your sketchbook at the beginning of class tomorrow!

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE of the Works you have accomplished SO FAR… ALMOST DONE!!! Bring out one of your EARLIEST concentration works and set it along side of the 3 most recent works we are looking at today.

Early Stuart Davis
Mid Career Stuart Davis
Late Career Stuart Davis

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.
  2. 4.5 look at the qualities of art from various times and cultures to judge works of art.

Ok… By Wednesday – You will have your 2 questions worked out for the upload of the projects to AP College Board… WE NEED TO SHARE THESE ALOUD and HELP ONE ANOTHER. What do you feel about the work you have created here?

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Study Hall: What are the classes you KNOW – before we meet with you – that you have missing work in?

What have you got in your backpack? What should be in your teachers’ hands?

GOALS:

  1.  Bring everything you need, nothing you don’t
  2. What do you need to accomplish today? Write BOTH of these goals down and BE AWARE OF THEM AS YOU WORK TODAY!

What was ONE NEW THING you learned today in ONE of your classes – be particular about the facts and information. How does it tie into what you will be able to use tomorrow? What is one thing you heard about today that you are not 100% sure on? Why might it be important tomorrow or in the future for your classes?