Friday, December 12, 2008

Meet Mr. Ruggles

Next semester, you will have a student teacher for the first half of the semester. His name is Mr. Ruggles, and he'd like to know a little about you before he joins our class in January. Please take your time and respond to his questions thoughtfully and honestly (and remember to show off your writing and grammar skills).

1. I (Mr. Ruggles) have never lived in Colorado. What is your favorite thing about Colorado?

2. What do you like about English 10?

3. How do you learn best? In what concrete, specific ways?

4. What sorts of activities in the classroom have been really meaningful to you?

5. What sorts of activities outside of the classroom have been really meaningful to you?

6. What are you passionate about?

7. What sorts of things will you be participating in or doing second semester (Either inside or outside of AHS)?

8. Next semester we will be looking at the Shakespeare play “Macbeth.” What do you know about this play or about Shakespeare in general?

9. We will also be looking at Memoirs. What do you think a memoir is? Have you ever written one before?

10. What is one thing I (Mr. Ruggles) should know about this class?

11. If you were teaching the class, what is one thing you would change?

12. What is one thing you want to accomplish on the first day of class second semester?

13. What are you really motivated by (besides your parent/guardian and receiving good grades)?

14. What is one thing you want to know about me (Mr. Ruggles)?

15. Finally, what one character in a movie or a book are you most like at this point in your life? Why?

23 comments:

Jake H said...

My favorite part of Colorado is the mountains. I like that I am learning how to write good structured sentences. I learn best through visuals, like pictures or games. Volleyball! Next semester I will be playing volleyball for Colorado performance and also doing camps and open gym for school. I know that Shakespeare wrote plays that were usually performed in the Globe Theater. A memoir is a memory of one’s life written by them. My sister, she was a straight A student so in way she pushes me to do better. That you are good with technology. I am not sure what character I am like in a movie or a book.

JasonV said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the weather because it could be really sunny in the morning and there could be a blizzard at the end of the day.
2. I like the technology aspect and how we have more freedom than English 9.
3. I am a visual learner so I like learning when people show me how to do it first but I can also figure out how to do stuff orally if I get specific directions.
4. I liked the mockumentary and the privilege of having the laptops.
5. I like playing guitar, running track, and hanging out with my friends.
6. Guitar, creating a good basis for a good future for myself, and track.
7. I will be in DECA, FBLA, Link and Track.
8. I know he wrote a lot of things back in the day and I know the basic ideas of a lot of his plays but I'm not to sure about a lot of them because I haven't read a lot of them.
9. A memoir is a story about someones life or a reflection about a certain time in someones' life. I have written one for class before but not in my free time.
10. It's big
11. I would change the structure a little bit but I'm not sure how that would actually play out.
12. I don't want to come back and find out I don't know anything.
13. Being the b est I can be at whatever I'm doing, people who are better than me are the ones who motivate me most.
14. What are your parents names?
15. I have no idea I've never compared myself to someone in a book seriously... I guess I would say Jason Statham in Transporter because Transporter is awesome!

Nicole said...

1. My favorite thing is the crazy weather. You can never really expect what will happen.

2. What don't I like about it? Honestly, I enjoy writing with every fiber of my being, even though some things may be extremely frustrating or difficult.

3. Visuals. I am a very visual person, so examples and pictures really help me out.

4. There have been so many things that I like. When we were reading "Of Mice and Men," some people were chosen to act a scene in front of the class.
Though there is an activity that I highly suggest. Give the class a scene with a few characters, and then ask them to write the same or the next scene from one of their perspectives.

5. Well, I have really liked the mockumentary even though technology was being a huge pain.

6. Writing, definitley writing. Ever since I was little I've always wanted to be an author.

7. I'm in Concert Choir, so I will have those performances. But I also work in Theatre and am in Art Club.

8. I know that there is a huge controversey on whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote those plays. But, I also know that he has three genres "Tragedy," "Comedy," and "Historical Fiction." I've read quite a few of his works and really like them. I have never read McBeth, I just know that it is a curse to say it in the theatre.

9. Yes, in my Creative Writing Class. Memoirs are sort of like writing pieces that you write that in a way have something to do with you emotionally, physically, spiritually...

10. We're loud during announcements most of the time. That's really it.

11. I would try to get people more involved. But I would also do more creative writing type of things.

12. Get to know you, get to know what the schedule for the second semester is and such.

13. Competition. I am very competetive and honestly am a sore-loser. Really, I motivate myself.

14. What kind of a writer are you?

15. I know that in the past I've been like Ginny Weasley in the first few Harry Potter books; shy. Right now... I think I'm like Luna Lovegood, kind of crazy, but I'm not a main-character. I'm one of the people on the sidelines.

annies said...

I like that there are four seasons, rather than having it be hot all of the time or cold all of the time. But I feel like the winter is too long. I like how, in this class, we get to use laptops and share ideas over the web where people can see them rather than just a teacher seeing our work and grading it. I don't really know how I learn best. I like to do hands on projects. Some of the projects inside the classroom that have been fun were the mockumentarites and the semester playlist. I swim for Arapahoe, and that's really fun. I love the coaches because they are mostly pretty supportive and they’re good coaches, and I love the team. I don’t know what I’m passionate for, I’ve never really thought about it. Second semester, I will be finishing up swimming for Arapahoe and then starting with my club team. I like my team there too. I have only heard about Macbeth, I haven’t ever read it and I don’t know much about it. I think a memoir is kind of like an autobiography, where it’s a book about their life memories. One think you should know about this class is that one, we’re pretty creative, two we have a lot of different views on everything, and we like to have background music while we work. I don’t think I would change anything about this class. Maybe I would make the computers a little more reliable, so that they would always have internet and people’s documents wouldn’t disappear. I don’t really know what I want to accomplish on the first day of second semester. I guess I want to try to like my classes, even if I don’t. I’m motivated by the fact that I want to go to college and get a good education and make some-what good money and be able to support my family if I ever have one. I don’t want to mess up the rest of my life by the way my grades were/are in high school. Are you nice? Do you like teenagers? I know substitute teachers and some of the people who work in the school don’t like kids and I always question why they even work here. I don’t know a book but if there’s a character that it somewhat happy with her life, than that’s me.

jamieG said...

1.I (Mr. Ruggles) have never lived in Colorado. What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
There is a lot to like about Colorado, I personally like the seasons. Summers my favorite!

2. What do you like about English 10?
I like the challenge, and the use of books. I also enjoy how much we elaborate things and go into detail.

3. How do you learn best? In what concrete, specific ways?
I think I learn best when the project or assignment is independent. I am very good at getting my point across when I can have my own options and opinions.

4. What sorts of activities in the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
The projects that take a lot of digging and searching.

5. What sorts of activities outside of the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
Singing, writing, social life.

6. What are you passionate about?
Singing.

7. What sorts of things will you be participating in or doing second semester (Either inside or outside of AHS)?
I will be doing track and my job

8. Next semester we will be looking at the Shakespeare play “Macbeth.” What do you know about this play or about Shakespeare in general?
Honestly, nothing

9. We will also be looking at Memoirs. What do you think a memoir is? Have you ever written one before?
Yes, I have a long time ago from what I remember it is a story about yourself.

10. What is one thing I (Mr. Ruggles) should know about this class?
I think we are very unique. We all have our own views and we take a discussion way out of the box.

11. If you were teaching the class, what is one thing you would change?
Vocabulary!!

12. What is one thing you want to accomplish on the first day of class second semester?
I wish to accomplish anything that is handed to me.
13. What are you really motivated by (besides your parent/guardian and receiving good grades)?
If I get good grades at the end of the year, I get a tattoo.

14. What is one thing you want to know about me (Mr. Ruggles)?
What is your style of teaching? Do you give a lot of tests? Homework? What books would you have us read as a teacher?

15. Finally, what one character in a movie or a book are you most like at this point in your life? Why?
Evan Rachel Wood in Across the Universe, I’m very free spirited.

NowlanS said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado would have to be the mountains or the weather.
2. What I like about English 10 is the variety of studies we have and of all the fun activities we do in this class. I have enjoyed all the books we have read so far this year and I loved the study we had of The Truman Show.
3. I learn best by seeing examples and then trying it for myself.
4. The activities that have been meaningful to me that have been done in this class include all the vocab and grammar lessons as well as the writing lessons.
5. The activities meaningful to me outside of the classroom include football and track.
6. I am very passionate about sports and with some of my school work.
7. Second semester I will be participating in track and a few pre-season things for football
8. I do not know much of Macbeth but I do know a little of Shakespeare as I studied Romeo and Juliet last year.
9. I do not have a great understanding of memoirs. I am not exactly sure what they are. I believe they are an autobiography of one ’s self. I do not believe I have ever written one of these.
10. You should know that we are all an energetic bunch and have very good ideas for the most part.
11. I cannot think of one thing to change. I am completely content with the class the way it is.
12. I would like to get to know the expectations for second semester and a brief overview of what we will be doing.
13. I think I am motivated by a challenge. Whenever a challenge is put in front of me I strive to complete it with the upmost accuracy.
14. Where are you from? And where have you/do you go to school?
15. I believe I am a lot like Happy Gilmore in some ways. Not with the amazing golf abilities but with the athletic abilities and caring attitude towards most people I meet. I do not believe I am quite as angry as happy is though

Emma said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado would probably have to be the mountains.
2. I like that we do pretty fun projects and activities; it makes it more fun and not boring.
3. I learn better with examples, I’m more of a visual learner.
4. The think that most meaningful project would be the mockumentaries.
5. An activity that has been really meaningful to me outside the classroom would probably have to be my sports. They keep me busy so that I have to stay organized plus they are pretty fun.
6. I’m passionate about my sports and drawing. I always want to do better.
7. Next semester I will participate in diving and after that I will work after school every day at Goodson rec-center
8. I don’t really know very much about Shakespeare but I know that he wrote a lot of plays.
9. I know that a memoir is basically a story about someone’s life. Also I had to write one for class last year.
10. That there are a lot of people in this class and that it is a laptop class.
11. I can’t think of anything I would want to change.
12. I want to make sure to have a good start and get good grades throughout the semester.
13. I’m mostly motivated just by the fact that I want to get good grades. It bothers me when I don’t do well on something so doing well in class is important to me.
14. Where did you live before you moved to Colorado?
15. I can’t really think of a character that I’m like.

alenav said...

1. The bipolar weather is my favorite thing in Colorado because one day it could be 70 degrees and the next day it will be snowing. It’s different and interesting.
2. What I like about English 10 is that it’s challenging but meaningful. You don’t get a lot of busy work and every assignment has a purpose and room for improvement. You learn more than the basics and skills that we will be using throughout our lives.
3. I learn best by using new creative ways other than lecturing. Connecting to outside sources and using pictures and sounds to relate to what we are working on is essential for learning.
4. Being able to express what we believe and our opinions has been meaningful. We are able to discuss and learn more and more about each other every day.
5. Sports and my friends are a part of my life. They have taught me a lot about myself and even life in general.
6. I am passionate about traveling and seeing the world, and not taking life for granted.
7. Second semester I imagine will be a time for even more growth in learning and as a person.
8. I do not know a lot about Macbeth but Shakespeare’s writing may seem complicated but when you break it down you can understand it a lot better.
9. A memoir is something that happened in your past, an experience you have had. Yes I have written one before.
10. We like to do different and exciting things every day and we get very into assignments that we are passionate about.
11. I cannot think of anything that I would change, this is my favorite class and I like the way everything runs.
12. Learning about what new things we will be doing over the course of the semester.
13. I am very motivated when I think about my future and all the dreams that I have, this motivates me to do well in school and not slack because it will impact my future.
14. Why did you pick English 10 to teach?
15. I have no idea.

Pye said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the mountains. I love to snowboard so I try to go up there as much as I can

2. I like the fact that in English 10 we get to work with novels and movies that I actually find interesting. So far this year my favorite unit was Fahrenheit 451.

3. I learn best when I get to read and interact with other people’s opinions without having to work in a group. So class blogs like this one really help me.

4. The most meaningful assignment to me was the semester playlist. I love music so anytime I can incorporate some of my favorite songs into my learning is good for me.

5. the most meaningful homework assignment was the Mockumentary. Some technical difficulties and some personal issues didn't allow me to finish it but I loved that project and I wish I could have gotten it done.

6. I am passionate about music and my beliefs. I am an avowed atheist and I stand by my lack of religion strongly. I am also extremely passionate about music. I don’t always listen to the most popular music but when I find a band I like I worship them.

7. I don't really participate in many school activities; I don't participate in much at all. So I guess all you need to know is that I'm going to be getting a job next semester.

8. I don't know anything about Macbeth but I know a decent amount about Shakespeare because in 8th grade I had an English teacher who tested us on Shakespeare's entire life.

9. A memoir is a story or collection of stories remembering someone’s life. I haven't written a memoir mostly because I haven't done anything important to write about.

10. This class works well in small groups but only if you let us pick our own groups.

11. If I were teaching the class I would supply everyone with a pair of headphones so when we are working on the laptops we can all listen to our own music, because as I said before I have an obscure taste in music.

12. I want to get off to a good start next semester. I don’t want to have another semester where I'm hanging in-between a C and a D all year.

13. I'm not motivated by anything. My parents don't motivate me and I don't have an inner drive to succeed. I have an inner drive not to fail but I'm happy with any passing grade.

14. I want to know if you can be serious when you need to be but you can be sarcastic and funny. Sarcasm is the first quality I look at when I judge my teachers on the first day of class.

15. I see myself a lot like the guy from fight club before he starts the fight club. He is an insomniac who really doesn't know his purpose in this world and doesn't seem to value anything. He is a cynic like me and he needed a place to stay just like me.

allison t said...

1. My favorite thing about living in Colorado is living close to the mountains. There is always a great view and it's easy to go skiing.
2. I like English 10 because of all of the different kinds of projects and assignments we do.
3. I learn best by doing. I get bored when I just watch someone else do something or just listen to them talk about something and I don't learn as well that way.
4. The kinds of activities in class that I have liked the most are group work because you get different ideas about whatever you are doing.
5. I like to run and cheer.
7. I am on the varsity cheer team and I will be running track in the spring.
8. I don't know anything really about macbeth, but I know that shakespeare was a play writer and a poet.
9. I wrote a memoir a while back in middle school for an english assignment and I think it's kind of like an autobiography.
10. This class is a laptop class and we use them all the time.
12. The first day of class next semester I would like to get to know all of the new people in our class, including you!
13. I'm motivated by rewards :)
14. One thing I would like to know about you... Why do you want to become a teacher?

meghank said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the weather, although it can get annoying how random it is its nice to know that no two days will ever be the same temperature. Also, I love the mountains, both going on little trips there and looking at them every day on my way to school.

2. I like the amount of reading and writing that we do in this class as well as how much we have discussions about what we read.
3. I learn best in a situation where there is lots of conversation so that I can make connections to real life things as we learn about new things.

4. We did one activity at the beginning of the year when we were reading Of Mice and Men that connected to the depression. We looked at pictures of what it was like during that time and I will never forget how sad some of those pictures looked and it helped with understanding how life was in the book as well.

5. Outside of school I hang out with friends and do Color Guard

6. I am passionate about Color Guard, all of my spare time is spent working on our show with the rest of my team and I love every second I spend doing it.

7. Mostly I will just be doing Color Guard, it is a year round sport that goes up until the last few weeks of school.

8. I don’t know that much about Shakespeare, I did read Romeo and Juliet my freshman year so I have an idea of what his writings are like.

9. I have not ever written on before but I do know what it is, a memoir is a type of autobiographical writing, it is writing about something you have experienced.

10. This class loves music and connecting things back to music that we listen to everyday, we also like discussions.

11. I honestly don’t think I would change anything, I like the activities that we do in class it is always something different every day.

12. On the first day of class second semester I would like to accomplish finding out what is in store for the next semester of class.

13. I am motivated by Guard because I know that if I don’t do well in school I am not going to be allowed to continue doing this activity, it also teaches me time management.

14. What made you want to become a teacher?

15. I think I am most like Piper from the show Charmed because she worries a lot and she loves family but at the same time she is strong and can take care of herself.

Macy said...

Mr. Ruggles, I was born and raised in Colorado and love it. I enjoy going to the mountains and skiing during the winter. It's a great place. English 10 has been good so far, I really like my tracher Ms. Leclaire. Our class also uses laptops for all of our assignments, so it's that's nice. I am a visual learner, therefor I can remember things better if there is a picture to go along with it. I love swimming. I am on the Varsity swim team at Arapahoe. I don't know very much about Shakespeare, I have only read Romeo and Juliet during Freshman year. I am not sure what a memoir is, I have only heard in in the terms of the movie, Memoirs of a Geisha. I try to do the best I can at everything. I don't like losing, and I can be competitive. I am not sure what character I can relate to.

AprilH said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the weather!
2.What I like about English 10 is my teacher and I like the books we read. Also I like how we can work on labtops.
3. How I learn best is when the teacher gives examples and shows how to do it and listening to music.
4. Activities in the classroom that are meaningful to me are when we did fishbowls and when we had discussions on the book we were reading.
5. I love to dance and just hang out with my friends and do things.
6. I am passionate about dance and helping others.
7. I am on the Toms team at Arapahoe and that is year round.
8. I know that Shakespeare was a really good poet and he had many plays on his poems.
9. I think a memoir is like an autobiography. I have never written one before though.
10. One thing Mr. Ruggles should know about this class is that we are focussed but like to have fun.
11. I don't think I'd change anything.
12. I'd like to get used to the new class.
13. I'm motivated by my friends and myself.
14. What is your teaching style? and What is your favorite thing to do?
15. I'm not sure what character I am in a movie or book.

Shay N said...

My favorite thing about Colorado is the snow because I recently moved here from Texas and it’s pretty new to me. One thing I like about English 10 is how it is a lot more interactive than other English classes I have taken and not everything is so uptight. I learn the best by repetition and interactive activities. I enjoyed the mockumentary that we did in class because it allowed our group to show our creativity and our personality. Outside of school I play soccer for a club team. We travel a lot so I end up missing a lot of school because of it. I have always loved soccer and played it since I was 3. I will be helping with the Special Olympics soccer next semester with my brother and his friend. I don’t really know much about “Macbeth” but if it was even close to as good as “Romeo and Juliet” then I am looking forward to it. I think a memoir is a story about yourself; I have never written a memoir before. One thing you should know about this class is that we like to joke around but enjoy a teacher than can have fun back. If I were teaching the class I would have some days where we could just look at song lyrics and interpret what they mean. On the first day next semester I want you to begin learning names and to realize that our class isn’t all work and that it isn’t a “dead silence” class. Well grades are important but I am really motivated by being able to play soccer and to travel with the team. Are you into any sports? Did you play any in High School? I don’t really know what character I would be.

RachelK said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the beautiful mountains and the crazy weather.

2.In English 10, I like the fact that we can use laptops,new friends, and it's a step up in our way of thinking.

3. I learn best visually. I think it's easy to learn things hands-on as well.

4. The playlist activity we recently did was fun. Also,the mockumentaries were fun, but kind of hard and blogging has been fun too.

5. I love being in choir, hanging out with my church friends (and others from school), youth group, family gatherings, etc.

6. I am very passionate about singing and Jesus.

7. I might be going to D.C with my mom over Spring Break. Also, hopefully I can go to Canada again with my youth group on a 29-32 hour bus ride. :) Other than that, I'm not sure yet.

8. Back in 8th grade, I was in a Classical Lit. class, which had everything to do with the Odyssey and Shakespeare. I really enjoyed the shakespeare unit becasue we got to act and do projects, however sometimes, I didn't want to act.

9. I have heard of a memoir before. It's like a essay sort of thing on a memory that we had or something like that. I've written a memoir before, but it was more like a memory in a poem.

10. One thing you should know about our class is we are hard-working. Sometimes we get distracted, but it seems like everyone has a great sense of humor.

11. If I were teaching the class, I would change the way we learned vocabulary. Since I'm more of a visual person, it would be easier to learn them by drawing or acting for every single one.

12. One thing I want to accomplish on the first day back is getting to my classes ok.

13. I am really motivated by my friends, and Jesus. :D

14. One thing I want to know about you is where is your dream vacation spot?

15. Right now, I am most like Ariel because I love to sing, have fun, and have a kind heart. <3

nilec said...

1. My favorrite things about Colorado are the mountains, the weather, and Arapahoe High School.
2. In English I enjoy the discussions and high expctations Mrs. Leclaire has for us. It pushes us to be that much better.
3. I learn best with hands on work and visual references.
4. The mockumentary and wikispace has probably meant the most to me.
5. Track and Football are basically my life so they have been meaningful to me.
6. I am passionate about sports and music.
7. Second semester I run indoor and outdoor track. That alone takes up most of my time.
8. I actually read Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet in my honors english class last year so I am comfortable with those plays.
9. I have never wtitten a memoir. I think it is a short story about an experience in a persons life.
10. This class can be very focused one day and be completely off task the next.
11. I would change the size of the class. I think such an intelligent laptop class requires more individual teacher attention.
12. On the first day of class i want to make it to all my classes on time with all the materials i need.
13. I am very motivated by competition.
14. You said that you've never lived in Colorado. Where have you lived?
15. I think I am like Ralph in Lord of the Flies bacause we both are controlling and have leadership qualities.

Aaron H. said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the weather because it isn't anything extreme, but we still get all types of weather.
2. I enjoy English 10 because I have a great teacher and because I have friends in this class.
3. I learn best by practicing and relating what I learn to other things I enjoy.
4. The class in general has been meaningful.
5. Getting to hang out with my friends and running cross country.
6. I am really passionate about my faith in Jesus Christ, hanging out with friends and family, sports, and school.
7. In second semester I will be throwing the shot put and the discus in the spring.
8. I think that Shakespeare was a great contributor to the English language.
9. Well I think a memoir is an autobiography about a certain event that happened in the past; however I have never written one before.
10. This class can be really good workers.
11. No seating assignment.
12. To pay attention.
13. My faith in Jesus Christ and my friends and working hard.
14. Why do you like teaching?
15. Well my friends say Forest Gump but I think my dad because he is my role model.
Aaron Harder

elizabeth k said...

1. My favorite part of Colorado is the Mountains.
2. I really like Mrs. Leclaire and I also like the computer classrowiom.
3. I learn best with music playing and maybe working with another person and when the activity is in some way interactive.
4. I like when we did the fishbowl discussions for our books.
5. I love dancing, singing, playing guitar. I also play tennis and lacrosse.
6. I am really passionate about music. (singing and playing guitar and dancing).
7. I will be playing Tennis hopefully and i will most likely be dancing.
8. I dont know anything about the play "Macbeth".
9. A memoir is autobiographical writing. Yes I wrote one Freshman year.
10. We like to talk but we always get things done.
11. If I was teaching this class I wouldnt really change very much. I like the way the class is.
12. I would like to get used to the new class.
13. I am motivated by myself and my friends.
14. What is your teaching style?
15. ummmmm..... ummm................................. i dont know!!

adamc said...

1. My Favorite part of Colorado is the snow and the chance to have snow days.
2. Because I have friends in this class and you get do something different with the laptops.
3. I learn best by visual things it is easy to learn stuff when you have experience doing it.
4. I think that the activities with song lyrics have really helped because it helps analyze things.
5. Being in choir.
6. I am really passionate about my faith.
7. I will be in concert choir.
8. I think that Shakespeare should take English so people can understand what he is saying.
9. A memoir is an autobiography that is trying to tell a specific story.
10. We can work well.
11. We get off task to shiny objects.
12. Paying attention.
13. My older brother.
14. What made you want to be a teacher?

JeniC said...

1. My favorite thing about living in Colorado is the variety of living styles that exist. While some people enjoy living in mountainous areas with a lower population, others prefer to live in the city. There are contrasting types of people, but they all seem to get along.
2. I love the environment of this classroom. Because it is a laptop class room having access to many different resources is easily. The idea of being able to take notes on a laptop verses traditional notes on paper is exciting and shows that the school has an interest in technological advancement. Ms. Leclaire is a teacher who realizes the interest of modern high school, making the class always interesting. There is a great mood set in the class room.
3. I am a very visual/auditory learner. If I can have a visual representation of what we are learning, as well as hearing it, I will retain it a lot better.
4. The activity that has been the most meaningful to me was when we watched each other’s mockumentarys. It gave me opportunity to learn about many subjects, instead of just one that we may have been studying. It was a lot of fun to make and to watch.
5. A lot of times I’ll be sitting with my friends and we’ll end up talking about things were reading in English. It’s very meaningful to me when I get to hear other’s opinions, especially when it’s one of my close friends.
6. I am very passionate about animals. I love my pets with all my heart and would be devastated if anything happened to them. I am a vegetarian due to my morals about the treatment of animal and will not back down about my opinions.
7. I am on the school’s color guard, along with Meagan Kamps (another student in this class!). It takes up a lot of my free time but it’s really worth it! Our schools band, and color guard, will be going to London over the holiday break to march in the London New Year’s Day Parade!
8. I really don’t know anything about that play. I know Shakespeare was a writer and I’ve read a few things that he’s written, but that’s about it.
9. Isn’t a memoir like an autobiography? I’m not really sure what exactly it is so I doubt I’ve written one.
10. You should make sure that you are familiar with the technology in our class and how to troubleshoot with it.
11. I would probably change the seating chart, letting us pick our seats. We’ve had the same seats all year so far and I know a lot of people would love to sit near new friends.
12. I want to make sure I know everyone’s names, since there will probably be new students in the class. I also would love to know as much about you as possible.
13. I get really motivated when I share my work with my friends. I love their encouragement.
14. I want to know why you chose to teach in our class, instead of any other.
15. I’m not sure there’s anyone else like me…

BrianW said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the mountains because I like to ski a lot.
2. I like about English ten is the blogging with the fish bowels we do in here and the annotating our work
3. I learn best with a lot of active visual learning
4. Fish bowels, writing time in class and computer activities
5. Outside of school I golf a lot, hangout with my friends, and swimming
6. Im passionate about golf and skiing I’m doing both constantly
7. In school I do the ski and ride club and I’m on the wrestling team
8. I know about shake sphere but nothing about "Macbeth"
9. No I have not written memoirs
10. Very fun but also hard working
11. Nothing but if I had to I would change the amount of reading because I think it’s too much
12. I would learn how it’s going to be different for next semester
13. Imp motivated by lance Armstrong
14. What made you want to teach?
15. I would be one of the twins from lord of the flies.

Allie~J said...

Allie Jones :-D

1) I love the seasons... all of them. Also I love the mountains I think they are the second most beautiful things in the world and there are just so many things to do like jeeping, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, and even though the lakes aren’t that great here I still scuba dive in them.
2) I love English just in general, but I like English 10 because of Ms. Leclaire. She’s an awesome teacher and I’m not just saying that so I seem like the most perfect student ever, because I’m not. But I love English 10 because I love reading and writing and putting my opinion in my writing and expressing myself through it too.
3) I learn by doing and seeing also it helps if you make it interesting to me. Like if you’re just saying it like the teacher in Charlie Brown does I will immediately tune you out. I can’t help it sometimes, it’s just I NEED to be interested in it for me to do well. Also just so you know I have ADHD without out the H (why not just call it ADD I don’t know but whatever). Ms. Leclaire may say that it doesn’t seem like I do but that’s cause I love English and I take medicine.
4) Writing just randomly about anything and discussing books are my favorite. If you hadn’t noticed I love to talk and to argue.
5) Well I love to run and play volleyball; I’m actually on a club team. I also love to do anything active it’s hard for me not to move. I scuba dive and I want to be a dive master then a marine biologist later in life. I love my friends and family but also I love to go on road trips.
6) My most favorite thing to do in the whole world is read. I love to read, it’s like my oxygen. My problem though is that I don’t like relating my real life to any books, unless I don’t like them, it’s because books are my free ticket to a whole new world that’s all mine and in that world there is no drama no crud I have to deal with it’s a place where I can make anything something.
7) I play club volleyball and I ‘m trying to learn to play guitar again. But also I’m going to try to do volleyball and track but I don’t know how well that’s going to work.
8) All I know about Macbeth is that there is a donkey, I think, and it’s by Shakespeare. I don’t know a whole lot about either it’s kind of sad.
9) I have no idea what a memoire is and obviously I’ve never written one either.
10) We are hard workers but we also love to have fun and listen to music, though we don’t have the same taste in it.
11) I wouldn’t change anything except I would have more random writing.
12) I won’t be here the first day of class second semester, I will be at the Fiesta Bowl cheering on my Longhorns.
13) I’m motivated by my future
14) What do you want to learn how to do later on in life and what are your top 3 things you think you have to do before you die?
15) I don’t think I ‘m like anybody else even in a book or movie, because I change every day and I ‘m never the same.

michellev said...

1.My favorite thing about Colorado is the mountains. I love, love, love visiting them, and hope to start snowboarding and skiing this season.

2.I like the laptops in this class especially because I feel its more hands on, and I’m more involved in the class. I also enjoy the neat projects we are able to do in here.

3.I learn best in hands on situations, instead of just sitting back and learning. It tends to stick in my brain more when I actually do something, instead of just trying to remember what someone said.

4.I think that what we did at the beginning, called critical boot camp was pretty meaningful. I loved looking deeper into the meanings of songs and pictures.

5.The activity that I do outside of class that is meaningful to me is my photography.

6.I’m passionate about my photography. Like a great deal.

7.I will be doing photography classes outside of AHS, and I think I’m going to do track for AHS.

8.I know he wrote Romeo and Juliet, and I studied that in ninth grade.

9.It’s about maybe about part of someone’s life. Then I think I have.

10.Umm. It’s a fun class?

11.I really love this class, I wouldn’t change anything.

12.Having a good day in class.

13.Living a good life, and being happy, not living in stress. Than being able to visit anywhere.

14.What are you passionate about?

15.That is a hard question, I feel I can’t really be described by one character, I think I am my own character, and I am just trying to find myself, and create myself right now.