We talked about some ways to focus during class when you are getting bored: bouncing the leg, and other techniques that do not infer with learning. They seemed to enjoy the new ideas and ways to help them stay focused. As class finished I asked them to write a few lines about what rules they will have trouble following: first being organized, second being perpared, and third listening (not hearing). We will work on these during the year...new techniques and ways to achieve these skills.
We should finish the rules and procedures up by the end of the day Tuesday and begin a look at Culture that will lead us into editorial cartooning. Many students have really enjoy the cartoon mini unit in the past--BUT they have to keep an eye on current events. Start those discussions at home. Have a good night.