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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Everyone


I walk winners.

That's the truth.Votes or not, I walk winners.

The rally on Friday brought some interesting things to the forefront. One of them, possibly the most interesting of them all, was the Sophomores (yes, that's you...well, most of you) being thrust (literally) to the forefront of the competition. Although I could have done without "Ken's Fantasy," the dance (it wasn't a skit) was well choreographed, and the costumes all matched. That's somewhat unusual, especially given the ho-ho-horrendous performance you put on last year as Freshman. It was a vast improvement. You'll have some tough competition next year when the defending champs (Juniors) try to back-to-back. Second place is good, but you can beat them. It will just take something more that hip thrusts and shirtless male dancers.... and that weird arm thing.

Very NICE!
High five, guys (and girls)!


Resources for you:


Modern World History


Quick-write #13:




Objectives:
  • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
  • Explain the contributions of various Enlightenment thinkers.

    AP World History


    Quick-write #:


    Objectives:
    • Identify the major changes and continuities of Period 3.
    • Analyze the consequences of Periodization.

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Everyone


    Well, I'm back and you are in for a treat. We are going to have a visitor today. My super hot wife is coming to see what you guys and girls have to put up with all day. So, don't embarrass yourselves, she remembers pretty much everything.

    Weird facts for today:
    I've only ever walked two homecoming queen candidates.
    They both took my class as sophomores.
    They were both named Jasmine.
     One of them won... we'll see about the other.


    Modern World History


    Quick-write #10:



    Objectives:
    • Analyze the impact of the Enlightenment.
    • Explain the contributions of various Enlightenment thinkers.

      AP World History


      Quick-write #:

      Objectives:
      • Understand "Structured" Note taking.
      • Analyze the consequences of Periodization.

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014

      Everyone


      No funny videos or good stories today... just this. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Love it. Live it.
      Modern World History


      Quick-write #10:



      Objectives:
      • Evaluate the celebration of Columbus day in America.
      • Analyze the creation of Columbus day in America.

        AP World History


        Quick-write #:
        No warm-up today. You are taking your Era 2 MC Exam.

        Objectives:
        • Show me what you know.

        Thursday, October 9, 2014

        Thursday, October 9, 2014

        Everyone



        So, things have been crazy busy and, like usual, writing here is the first thing to take a back seat. It really sucks. I like writing stuff that no one really reads. It's pretty cool.

        Good news for today, my wife wants to see what school is like. She is a member of the larger school community, so I invited her to come observe class. She should be in #SMHSROOM639 most of the day today.

        Also, one of our School Board members, Adriana Perez (also goes by Diana Perez) will be on campus today from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the staff lounge. I'm pretty sure students are not supposed to go in there (in fact, I know you're not), but you have just as much of a right to talk to her as anyone else. SO, if you have a comment (be it good or bad) go tell her. The only way she can change anything is if she knows about it.

        Resources for you:
        Modern World History

        Quick-write #9:


        Objectives:
        • Write seven (7) complete, correct sentences using content vocabulary from unit 1.

          AP World History


          Quick-write #:
          No warm-up today. Present Doing World History, Key Concept 2.3.
          You should watch this.. the whole thing.


          Meet Jared Diamond. He's kinda a big deal.


          Objectives:
          • Identify the impact of the expansion of networks of connection and communication during the Classical Era.
          • Compare the causes and effects of decline in the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty.

          Monday, October 6, 2014

          Monday, October 6, 2014

          Everyone

          A blowout can refer to a lot of things.... a terrible haircut (thanks, Pauly D), a flat tire on a car, a lop-sided victory in a game, like the Jets losing to the Chargers 31-0 on Sunday, or the Vikings getting smashed by Packers 42-10 last Thursday night. All of these things are terrible, and very rarely are blowouts ever a good thing. As bad as all of these things are, they are nothing compared to the blowout I suffered late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

          I worked a pretty standard 12 hour shift on a catering on Saturday (yes it was indeed 104 degrees when the bride and groom said "I do."). One part of my job is to carry heavy stuff around and put it wherever my wife tells me to (she's the boss on these things). So, I was carrying three cases of wine and putting them back in the garage towards the end of the event. When I squatted down to put them on the ground, there was an extremely loud pop....almost like a gunshot. My brother-in-law was in the next room and yelled at me as if there was no doubt in his mind what had happened.... he said "hey, I hope your wearing black underwear." I was indeed, but, seriously, did this have to happen? This is how I am rewarded for lifting with my legs and not my back? Proper squatting and lifting got me this...

          I'm pretty sure they are not supposed to do that. And don't even think about making a joke about these being my #prisonpants... It's already been done. Thanks, #thunderthighs, for making my butt the center of attention and a great conversation piece.

          Resources for you:
          Modern World History



          Quick-write #6:





          Objectives:
          • Use evidence to support a claim.
          • Identify and locate the countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean on a map.

            AP World History


            Quick-write #22:




            We're just going to do some world history. <--- Click to access the key concept we'll be working with.


            Objectives:
            • Identify the common and unique features of civilizations classical era civilizations, including the development and establishment of empire, methods of administration, and the causes of decline.

            Friday, October 3, 2014

            Friday, October 3, 2014

            Everyone

            So, my brother got the iPhone 6. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. Best thing about it, at least so far, is the slow-motion camera (that stupid song by Juvenile keeps popping into my head). My brother and I have been trying everything we can think of to try to make a cool video in slow motion. He's been punched in the stomach with no shirt on, we've thrown our kids into the air, tried skateboard tricks and played around on our kids' motorized toys and that was all fine and good... the thing we are best at (really, the only thing either of us were any good at, ever) though, is baseball. So, naturally, we decided to capture some baseball type activities in slow motion... my brother was a pitcher, and his swing looks like it, but I wasn't. My swing isn't much better, but by default I'm the one who has to swing the bat... and yes, it's a pink bat, but it's breast cancer awareness month so shut it, will you?

            Check it out... never mind the trashy backyard. I don't have grass because I don't water it. A dirt lot is totally cool, by the way.

            Make sure the sound is on...
            Best six seconds of my life.

            Well, I got him. This is two-parts luck, one part stupidity, one part well-timed swing, and it all adds up to awesomeness. 

            Resources for you:
            Modern World History

            No warm-up today. We have a geography quiz on the countries of Europe.


            Objectives:
            • Analyze Aristotle's Politics.
            • Extract evidence from a text.
            • Use evidence to support a claim.

              AP World History


              Quick-write #:
              No warm-up today. We're just going to do some world history. <--- Click to access the key concept we'll be working with.



              Objectives:
              • Identify the common and unique features of civilizations classical era civilizations, including the development and establishment of empire, methods of administration, and the causes of decline.