After faculty meeting this week, my colleague Sergeant Williams told me that one of our mutual students chose to do her presentation on leadership about me. This review made my week.
Today, I asked students to compose a toast for Thanksgiving dinner. Nakhia Gates wrote the following toast, which was one of my favorites. Bravo dear, I am thankful to have you in my class.
I am thankful for the clothes on my back, the shoes on my feet, the roof over my head, and the food I eat. I am thankful for my family that loves me, my friends who hang with me, my brothers and sisters who annoy me, my aunts and uncles who love me, my grandparents who spoil me, and my mom and dad who made me.
The learners participated in a Chalk Talk about the Huck Finn today. This was a great opportunity for all learners to share their thoughts on an important turning point in the novel. Ironically, in complete silence more voices were heard than in normal conversation.
Apples are awarded to learners who say or do something brilliant: something that sheds a light on a subject, so we can all see more clearly. It is rare that I award an apple, rarer that I award two, and I have never awarded more than two in one class period--until today. Congratulations sixth period, you had a great day!
“Well I should reckon! it started thirty years ago, or som’ers along there. There was trouble bout something and then a lawsuit to settle it; and the suit went agin one of the men, and so he up and shot the man that won the suit—which he would naturally do, of course. Anybody would.”
~Buck Grangerford from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Use the text to support a inference about how Buck Grangerford feels about the rule of law in society. Arguments should be written in complete sentences.
Buck believes that the Grangerfords are above the law. He thinks it's right to murder someone. Buck says, "so he up and shot the man that won the suit--which he would naturally do, of course. Anybody would." The way Buck has been brought up has made him believe that it's acceptable to shoot people. In reality, he only thinks this because of how he grew up; he might have a different opinion if he was raised differently. He is so casual about murder claiming that he would have killed the man too that it seems like he whole-heartedly believes that it's okay to ignore the law. ~Zoey
I am in fact a large, strong person, fifty-one years old, who did a lot of farm work as a boy, who is good with tools. ~Kurt Vonnegut
You are in fact a small, weak young man, thirteen years old, who plays a lot of video games as a kid, who is eager for food, and who gets no sleep. ~Msemaji