Monday, January 26, 2009

A little bit of effort

I'm noticing a drop in test scores and work habits.  I think it has been difficult to mesh 2nd period and 3rd period.  Both classes had distinct personalities and attributes.  But the bottom line is I'd like to try to maximize learning coupled with enjoyable activities.   Now the next unit will be President/Executive Branch.  I know some students like the fishbowl and debating, while some kids prefer lecture.  I don't care, however, everyone could do a little better job reading the text.   I also would like to go watch the Nixon movie in the next two weeks.   It is showing at the new theater north of the mall.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WATCH MR Smith goes to Washington- 1 Hour AP! Class

Today, we went over how a bill becomes a law.  It is rather complicated so make sure you study.  Know your congressman of Colorado.  BTW, Bennett wants to be on the agricultural committee.  Make sure you have watched one hour of "Mr. Smith goes to Washington".  It is an excellent movie.  Read about 'pork' and write a short blog.  Remember blogging is worth 5 points per blog.  I will give you 3 points for one day late blogging.  When you write your bills consider your party and constituency.  How many greenies are elected in place like..... western Colorado.   Make sure you are caught up on the text reading.  Great Cnn student news today.  Should cell phones be banned while driving. (YES!)  I'm off to run-literally.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year

Welcome back to second semester.  I think this is a rather exciting time in our history and government.  I would like you guys to follow current events and other government happenings. This quarter we will have several blogging assignment, so keep up and enjoy blogging.  Keep the blogs short and sweet.