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Daily bell work, including thought for the day, quick write, and word play.

Daily bell work, including thought for the day, quick write, and word play.

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  • Journal entries – format is important and part of your journal gradeOne entry per page per day. – a new page everyday – dated on top right sideDate on top of page with WOW next to itThen ThoughtThen quick write – none todayThen Brain Teaser answer, if there is one.THOUGHT for today---talk about attitude and FCATMackerelShow classroom rules and procedures first day power pointHand-outSyllabusLibrary letterParent letterTextbookvacillate (v.) to fluctuate, hesitate (I prefer a definite answer, but my boss keptvacillating between the distinct options available to us.)
  • In each of these puzzles, a list of words is given. To solve the puzzle, think of a single word that goes with each to form a compound word (or word pair that functions as a compound word). For example, if the given words are volley, field, and bearing, then the answer would be ball, because the word ball can be added to each of the other words to form volleyball, ballfield, and ball bearing.STOPBeard - American historian and economistGive vocabulary placement testInterest inventory
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  • HANDinane (adj.) silly and meaningless (Some films are so inane that the psychology of thecharacters makes absolutely no sense.)
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    • 1. 08/22/11- vascillate
      Welcome! Everyday there will be a thought for the day.
      You are required to write the thought into a journal.
      Your journal is 20% of your final grade
      There will be a quick write under the thought which should be written in the journal under the daily thought.
      Additionally, there will be a “Brain Twister” or “Word Game”. You are also to write this into your journal.
      "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which more than anything else, will determine its outcome."  -William James (author of Turn of the Screw.)
      Unscramble the letters to form a word
      CREAM ELK
      vacillate (v.) to fluctuate, hesitate
      (I prefer a definite answer, but my boss kept
      vacillating between the distinct options available
      to us.)
    • 2. SAMPLE JOURNAL PAGE
      vacillate 8/22/11
      ________________________________________________
      to fluctuate, hesitate (I prefer a definite answer, but my boss kept
      vacillating between the distinct options available to us.)
      Mackerel
      "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which more than anything else, will determine its outcome."  -William James
      This is where you would write your essay on the quick write topic of the day.
    • 3. 8/23/11 - vascillate
      "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
      -- Charles Beard (author of political science books)
      In your journal, under the thought for the day, write a paragraph answering the following question:
      How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?
      Use complete sentences when you write.
      Associated Word:
      back
      short
      watch
    • 4. 8/24/11 - vascillate
      "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."
      -- Henry David Thoreau (author Walden’s Pond)
      Quick Write –
      Write about a time in your life when things weren’t the way you or others thought they should be.
      Associated Words
      blue
      cake
      cottage
    • 5. 08/25/11 - vascillate
      "When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness."
      -- Brian Swimme (author, expert on evolution)
      In your journal, under the thought for the day, write a paragraph answering the following question:
      How does the photograph represent the quote?
      Begin your paragraph with
      The photograph represents the quote…
      Associated Words
      stool
      powder
      ball
    • 6. 08/26/11 - vascillate
      "Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with conflict."
      -- Unknown Source
      What is the one thing you’d most
      like to change about the world?
      (Use the WOW in your answer)
      Associated Words
      big
      soil
      table
    • 7. 08/29/11 - inane
      —"You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness."
      —Mary Manin Morrissey
      (author, Building Your
      Field of Dreams)
      Write about a reason
      people lie.
      Associated Words
      made
      cuff
      left
    • 8. 08/31/11 - inane
      There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work.“
      Quick Write:
      Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Why?
      Associated Words
      motion
      poke
      down