Welcome to my class. My name is Mrs. Martinez-Milis, but you may call me Mrs. Milis. I will be your English teacher this year. I am looking forward to a great semester, and I hope to get to know each of you as the school year progresses. I enjoy working with students to improve their communication skills so that they may become highly successful adults. I hope to help you this semester by encouraging you to become a self-motivated, independent thinker capable of working by yourself or with a team to accomplish and achieve your learning goals. Now, let me tell you a little more about myself.
I love teaching, but I have a number of other interests as well. In my free time, I love to watch movies, go dancing with my husband, buy new clothes, and read. I also frequently visit my friends and family in Palm Desert and Santa Barbara. I love to travel. I visited my extended family on the island country of Cyprus this summer. You’ll here all about it, during our Greek mythology unit. I took many pictures at ancient Greek ruins. We even visited a temple dedicated to Zeus-ruler of the Olympians. It’s great to get away sometimes.
My plans for the future are to continue doing what I love: teaching! I do have a few crazy dreams. I’d like to go skydiving. I’d like to own a big snake. I’d like to learn more about natural healing and hypnosis. However, right now my major dream is to help each and every one of you become successful. For now, I am enjoying life tremendously. I hope you will write back and tell me some things about yourself.
Mrs. Athena Martinez-Milis
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The purpose of this activity is to talk with people you don’t know to see if you share similar interests.
While the music is playing, you and a person you do not know will discuss your interests, curiosities, worries, favorite movies, etc;
When the music stops, find another person you do not know and have a conversation with them.
After three turns, we will debrief and those students that remember the most about their acquaintances will be treated.
Homework Journal Writing Today’s activity focused on communication as a key component in life and in the English-language arts curriculum. Reflect on today’s activity and discuss how the ability to communicate shapes our relationships with others. Provide examples to support your opinion.
Write down clues that help you guess at what writing, reading, speaking/listening, thinking, and homework will be like in this class (see example below)
It looks like we will be doing a lot of writing. The writing will probably be creative, because I saw poems in the classroom and the student letter I read said, “we played with words.” I don’t know what it means to “analyze everything down to the last punctuation mark,” but it sounds scary.
“ we analyzed everything down to the last punctuation mark”