Week 16 – May 25th – Superhero

Hi class!

These are the things we are going to do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Go here or here to make your own superhero. After you have made your hero, post your picture, and answer the following questions:

a) What is the name of your superhero?

b) What are its super powers?

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe

16. Superhero (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 15 – May 19th, 2015 – Making a Recipe

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing.

2. Write a recipe for something you know how to make. In the recipe, write down the ingredients and the steps on how to make the dish.

3. Remember that you write a recipe on something you know how to make. Do not copy and paste! It has to be in your own words. If you copy and paste, it will not count as a post!

4. Include a picture of the food with your recipe.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing

15. Recipe (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 13 – May 7th, 2015 – ESL Unit 10 Writing and Catch Up

Hello class!

Here are the things we will do today:

1. Practice typing. (Typeracer, AST, BBC)

2. Type your ESL Unit 10 writing.

3. Catch up on all unfinished work.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics

14. ESL Unit 10 Writing (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 12 – April 30th, 2015 – Song and Lyrics

Hi class!

Today we are going to finish our typing test. So first practice typing lessons today.

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

These are the things we will do today:

1. Finish your country report from last time. Remember that you need to have 9 pictures and 1 map.

2. Today we are going to post your favorite music video and its lyrics.

a. Find the music video you want to embed. It shouldn’t have any bad words in the song, and it should be ok for school. The video doesn’t have to be in English.

b. Find the lyrics for the video and post them in your blog. If you are using a non-English song, you need to translate the lyrics into English.

c. Write a short paragraph and answer these questions:

1) How do you feel when you listen to this song?

2) How do the lyrics make you feel?

3) Why do you like this song?

Here is an example:

Lyrics:

“One Last Time”

I was a liar
I gave in to the fire
I know I should’ve fought it
At least I’m being honest
Feel like a failure
‘Cause I know that I failed you
I should’ve done you better
‘Cause you don’t want a liarAnd I know, and I know, and I know
She gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know
That you got everything
But I got nothing here without youSo one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
I don’t deserve it
I know I don’t deserve it
But stay with me a minute
I swear I’ll make it worth it
Can’t you forgive me?
At least just temporarily
I know that this is my fault
I should’ve been more carefulAnd I know, and I know, and I know
She gives you everything
But, boy, I couldn’t give it to you
And I know, and I know, and I know
That you got everything
But I got nothing here without you, babySo one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (la li he)I know I should’ve fought it
At least I’m being honest (yeah)
But stay with me a minute
I swear I’ll make it worth it, babe
‘Cause I don’t want to be without you
So one last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
One more time
I promise, after that I’ll let you go
Baby, I don’t care if you got her in your heart
All I really care is you wake up in my arms
One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home (yeah)One last time
I need to be the one who takes you home
The name of this song is “One Last Time” by Ariana Grande. I think this song is about having another chance with someone you love, but have lost. It is about trying to go back to the person you loved before giving it one more try. The music video doesn’t really match the lyrics, but I still like the video because I think it is touching and interesting. The lyrics make me feel a little sad, because it feels like the singer doesn’t think she can stay with the person she loves forever. She only wants one chance with that person. One last time. I like this song because it sounds beautiful even if it’s a little sad. I like Ariana Grande’s voice, and this is one of my favorite songs from her.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing

12. Country Report

13. Music and Lyrics (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Country Report

My favorite country to visit is Thailand. This is a map of Thailand:

ThailandMap_0003 cultural things you can do in Thailand are:

1. Join in the Songkran Festival. Have fun by splashing people with water and welcome the new year.

songkran+thailand

2. Join another festival called Loy Krathong. Light a candle and make a wish. Launch your candle in the river and watch it float away.

LoiKrathongSai2

3. You can also go to the theater to watch a traditional Thai dance. The costumes and the music will really surprise you.

thai-cultural-dance

Week 11 – April 23rd, 2015 – Country Report

Hello class!

Today we will be doing our typing test. Practice your typing lessons first today.

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

These are the things we will do today:

1. Type your ESL Unit 9 Quiz Writing and post it.

2. Make sure all of your work is done. If you have not posted your song from last week, you need to do that now.

3. Today you are going to write a post about your favorite country. Your blog post should have:

A. A map of your favorite country.

B. Pictures of at least 3 famous sights, and a description of each sight.

C. Pictures of 3 cultural things you can see or do in that country, and a description for each thing.

D. Pictures of 3 famous food dishes from that country and a description for each thing.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

 9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song

11. ESL Unit 9 Writing (today)

12. Country Report (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

Week 10 – April 16th, 2015 – Soundation Song

Hello class!

Next week we will start our typing test. So, practice AST during your typing time today. 

This is the score scale based on Raw (wpm):

5-10 words = 70

11-20 words = 75

21-30 words = 80

31-35 words = 85

36-40 words = 90

41-45 words = 95

More than 45 words = 100

Today we are going to make a song and upload the song to your blog.

1. Go here to sign up for an account. After you have signed up, login with your email and password.

2. Make your own song. Your song should be more than 2 minutes (2:00) long.

3. After you are happy with your song, you need to click “export .wav file”. Then click “save”.

4. Give your song a name and save it to the desktop.

5. On your blog, click “Add Media”. Find your music file and insert it into your post. It should look like this:

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

 9. Current Events

10. Soundation Song (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

Week 9 – April 9th, 2015 – Current Events

Hi class!

Today we are going to do a blog post about current events.

1. Go here to choose an article.

2. Put the link to the article on your blog.

3. Answer the following questions about the article you chose on your blog.

a. Who wrote the article?

b. What is the article about?

c. Where does the article take place?

d. When does the event happen?

e. What did you learn from this article?

f. Link to the article.

Make sure you have finished all of your work and showed me your blog before you do other things.

Here are the things we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game

9. Current Events (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

 

Week 8 – April 2nd, 2015 – Online Games

Hello Class,

Today, we are going to start on an assignment on reviewing online games. Write about your favorite online game. If you do not have a favorite online game, or you do not play online games, take some time to do some research today, and choose a game that you would like to try. Then in your review, do the following things:

a) DESCRIBE the game – include details about how you felt while you played it or good and bad things about the game

b) Give your OPINION about it, saying whether you liked it or not, and also whether you feel other people should play it or not.

c) Find a video and picture about the game and embed it in your post.

Here’s an example:

 Sunny’s Review of League of Legends

This is a review of the on-line game, “League of Legends (LOL). I used to play this game a lot when I was younger. In League of Legends, players are a character called a “champion” The “champion” has unique abilities. In this game, champions battle with a team against other player or computer-controlled champions. Each team’s goal is to destroy the other team’s nexus. A nexus is a building at the center of a base protected by defensive structures. When I started the game, I was very weak. But, after practicing and getting experience, my champion got stronger and I got much better in the game.

The bad thing about this game is that you need to take a lot of time to practice and build up your character. I spent too much time on this game and didn’t study when I was supposed to. As a result, my grades slipped, and I wasn’t allowed to play the game anymore.

The good thing about this game was that I could play with my friends online. We would always set times to meet online to play together. I also met a lot of friends through this game. I would still like to play this game during vacation time. Give this game a try, and I think you might like it.

This is a picture of the game:

 

Here are some videos of the game that I like:

 

Another game I like is called “Call of Duty”. It’s a first-person shooter game. I can go on many missions and also play with my friends. I found this video and thought it was funny. Hope you like it too.

d) After you have finished the game review go here to watch the videos and answer the questions.

These are the posts we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing

7. Tumblebooks Story

8. Online Game (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.

Week 7 – March 24th, 2015 – Unit 8 Writing

Hello class,

Today you are going to make 2 posts:

a) ESL Unit 8 Writing

b) Tumblebooks Story

These are the things you will do:

1. Practice typing

2. Type your Unit 8 writing and post on your blog.

3. Go here and choose a story to read. Answer these questions on your blog:

a. What is the name of the book?

b. What is the story about? Give a short summary of the story.

c. Did you like the story? Why or why not?

3. Please make sure that all of work is your finished. Go back to your blog and check that all the things on the list are done.

These are the posts we have done so far:

1. Vacation Plans

2. Create a Menu

3. ESL Unit 7 Writing

4. Cartoon movie

5. Graffiti Art and comic

6. ESL Unit 8 Writing (today)

7. Tumblebooks Story (today)

*After you have finished all of your work, you can play the games from the CALL website, or from my blog.