Day 120: February 21, 2017
After a long President’s Day weekend I entered my room with energy and excitement for the week ahead. In English, we read “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. As we read, we paid particular attention to the author’s use of theme and symbol. This is one of my favorite short stories to teach as the lessons are deep and important.
In Honors World History my students prepared for debates later in the week with a class period devoted to online research and collaboration with debate partners.
I wore a black and white dress from Francesca’s, black OS leggings from Lula Roe and Toms.
Day 121: February 22, 2017
It was a beautiful Wednesday with sunshine and sixty degree temperatures. I opened my windows during class and allowed the fresh air to circulate the room. It’s amazing what a bit of sunshine can motivate students to do. In English, my classes further analyzed “The Scarlet Ibis.” They reviewed the text with a partner and focused on new vocabulary as well.
In Honors World History we quickly discussed the use of poison gases in World War I before returning to debate research.
I wore a black sweater and khakis from Old Navy.
Day 122: February 23, 2017
Just when I thought Ohio weather couldn’t get weirder it hit seventy-five degrees today. This time last year we were on Snow Day #4 in my district. For the second day in a row I had my windows cracked during class and we worked with the background noise of the great outdoors.
In English we reviewed the Scarlet Ibis today with a game of Kahoot! and a written activity. In Honors World History, my students began their group debates on which country was to blame for the start of World War I.
I wore OS leggings from Lula Roe, a navy tunic from The Limited, and red Toms from Stitch Fix.
Day 123: February 24, 2017
The short week came to a close today. It was another beautiful day with sunshine and warm temperatures. My English students took an online assessment over The Scarlet Ibis short story. I wrote the quiz to model the format of the AIR test (Ohio’s standardized test.) In Honors World History, my students completed their debates. Some groups did a great job with the debates going above and beyond expectations.
Today I wore an olive knit top from Primark in England, jeans from Charlotte Russe, and Sperrys.
Which look was your favorite this week?
The Ameri Brit Mom
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