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Monday, November 11, 2013

Where has the time gone?!?!

Hey y'all!

I've been meaning to update my blog for so long - it's like I turn around and it's November already and the holidays are creeping up on us! Where has the time gone!?

I have been super busy with planning awesome lesson plans, going through my first observation of the year and working to incorporate the Chromebooks in the best way possible.

We are about to dive into the wonderful world of Shakespeare and read the classic play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.  I am pretty excited about this unit and the unit projects in particular.  The unit projects will be assigned to students according to level of ability and thanks to the Chromebooks, students will be able to collaborate with other classes to create an awesome final project.

My higher level students will collaborate with higher level students in my other classes to develop and shoot a script of a post-apocalypse version of Romeo and Juliet.  My medium level students will work with one another to create a Sundays Verona Times Newspaper.  My lower level students will work to create an advertisement of Romeo and Juliet. My medium and lower level students will work with students at their levels in my other classes on their project - theirs will be cross-class collaboration as well :)  I am super excited about this and super nervous since I've never done cross-class collaboration and want this to be a success!  If you have had success with this type of project, Please let me know what works best for you!

I have also become somewhat obsessed with Google Plus lately - I think I'm going to retire from Facebook pretty soon and just use Google Plus - it's so much better!  If you haven't had a chance to explore Google Plus, I urge you to just explore it!

Happy Veteran's Day to all who served!

Ms. Bergin