April 25/27, 2017

Hello there Grade 11s, Today we looked into our Chinese zodiac, Astrological zodiac and our First Nations Spirit Animal. We were able to distinguish whom we are based upon these beliefs. Following this, we learned of both our positive and negative attributes. We then compiled our three signs and created a visual representation of them….

April 21, 2017

Today in class we moved on from slam presentations and read Macbeth Act I scenes v-vii. We also read the biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar. We then read the poem, “We Wear the Mask,” and wrote a compare and contrast thesis statement relating the poem to Act I.v of Macbeth.   I hope you have a wonderful…

April 11/13/19, 2017

Hello Grade 11s, Today we had slam presentations and they were amazing. Be sure to finish all of the work for Macbeth by Wednesday, April 19th. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Easter long weekend. Sincerely, Miss Coleman

April 5, 2017

Good Morning Grade 11s, Today, we began class by determining our performance poetry order. Remember, performances will begin next class! I look forward to seeing all of the hard work you have put into them. We then moved on to either a) reading up to where we made it to last class (those of you…

April 2, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Today we began class by reading Act I.i and then watching Roman Polanski’s version of the play, Macbeth. Following this, we discussed how the play begins with two paradoxes and the mood that it sets. We then read Act I.ii – iii and answered some questions on Act I.iii. For homework, be…

March 30, 2017

Hello Grade 11s, Today we went to the choir room to work on some speaking techniques. Following this, we started an intro to Macbeth. Have a great weekend, Miss Coleman

March 28, 2017

Welcome back! Today we worked on our slams! We have decided that our presentation dates will be April 11 and 13, 2017. We then went to the library to work on our slams or worked in the class on our chromebooks. Have a great day, Miss Coleman

March 6/8, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Today we watched different slams in class that were associated with the documentary, Louder than a Bomb. We then started planning our slams for after the break. You can work on them if you feel up to it, we will be presenting shortly after we are back. Have a wonderful Spring Break,…

February 21, 2017

Hello there Grade 11s, Today in class we began by going over a quick overview of what you did last class with the substitute. We had different classmates share things from their lists of ten things they know to be true. We then discussed the importance of writing a slam poem about something which you…

February 17, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Today you had a substitute teacher in for me as I was at the Grade 10 Retreat. You began class by creating a list of things you are passionate about. You then expanded on two things from that list and presented it to your group members. Following this, you watched a…

February 15, 2017

Hello Grade 11s, Today we began class by concluding our snowball activity and having a discussion of which we truly believe to be more important: what’s being said or how it is said. We then talked about how spoken word poetry is so powerful because of the emotional connection you feel with the presenter. We…

February 8, 2017

Well hello there, In class today we began a new unit. We were prompted with the question: What is more important – what you say or how you say it? We then watched three different speakers: Donald Trump’s address of Black History Month. Justin Trudeau’s addressing of the Mosque Attack in Quebec and lastly, Michelle…