Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 16th

In class today we split up into our two groups. The people that were writing the paper worked on finalizing them. They then turned in their papers at the end of class.

The other group did the fishbowl all final period long.
Fishbowl discussions:

  1. How does Pi, Hamlet, and Oedipus display heroism? What did they do to show heroism?
    1. They all show heroism in their own way
    2. How is Oedipus shown as a hero. He killed his father and married is mother.
  2. Can we blame Jokasta for Oedipus’s mistakes?
    1. Everyone is at fault for their own actions.
    2. At the same time she was the one who sent him away and she was part of the dissbanning.
  3. Do you think the people are in charge of their own faiths?
    1. A lot of life is out of your control. A lot of things just happen and that’s what makes you who you are.
  4. Who do you think is the antagonist in Oedipus?
    1. It’s Oedipus himself.
  5. Why doesn't Oedipus just kill himself instead of stabbing his eyes?
    1. Oedipus wants to be able to “see better” so killing himself wouldn’t show him better.
  6. What is saffer? Pursuing truth or staying in the darkness?
    1. Truth is scary. The truth can hurt you.
    2. If everyone told the truth in the beginning then nothing would have happened the way it happened in Oedipus.
    3. Would everything have still happened? If the truth was told?
  7. Can Oedipus really be blamed for the situation he was in?
    1. He didn't know. He shouldn't be blamed because he didn't know that he was adopted. He didn't know that he killed his father and married his mother. He thought his “adopted parents” were his actual parents.
    2. He is to blame for killing his father. He was very arrogant.
    3. His downfall is arrogance.
  8. How do they all show leadership?  And do they all show positive forms of leadership? Or are some negative?
    1. He does everything he can do to help his people and help his land.
    2. He also asked to be banished from his land once he found out about the prophecy and it was him.
    3. He always uses I. We is what true leadership is run off of.
  9. IS Oedipus a man of action or inaction?
    1. He is a man of action. He did everything he could in his power.
    2. He stuck to his word.
    3. Hamlet is a man of inaction because he waited the entire book.
    4. Does it matter how long it takes to do your action?
    5. Yeah because it caused more deaths that way.
  10. Should Oedipus call himself the worst of men?
    1. No because what happened to him could have happened to anyone.
    2. Where do these prophecies even come from? Why do they happen?
    3. If he was truly bad then he would have just stayed there and let everyone suffer. He puts the people ahead of him.
  11. Is the ending of Hamlet or Oedipus more tragic?
    1. Hamlet because because it was drawn out. It took its time. Oedipus was so quick and so fast that it wasn't really interesting.
    2. Oedipus because it was more interesting. He didn't know who killed the previous king and he was certain to find out who did.
  12. How do all three texts display being lost?
    1. They all feel helpless.
  13. Out of all three who do you have more sympathy for?
    1. Oedipus because he never knew what was going on.
  14. Which character showed the most strength?
    1. Pi because he literally survived off of nothing and survived living with a tiger.
  15. Which shows the most religious values?
    1. Pi because what got him through was praying and believing that he could.
    2. Their beliefs change when they are put into situations.
  16. In all three texts what is the importance of fatherly figures? Does it play a big role throughout the scripts?
    1. It plays a huge role because I believe that we are a product of our parents. As fathers go, every guy has a spot in their hearts for their dads because we see part of ourselves in our fathers.
  17. If pi had the tiger and hamlet have the ghost what is the figure in Oedipus?
    1. Apollo because we never really see him but he’s one of their gods that has a big impact throughout the book.
  18. Can we blame the gods for all of Oedipus’s problems?
    1. They are definitely to blame because they are the reason why he ended up killing his father and having children with his mother.
  19. How does the Oedipus complex play into hamlet?
    1. I thought it was weird because for some reason hamlet felt he needed to have a strong relationship with his mother while all that was happening.
  20. Why do bad things happen to good people?
    1. Since Oedipus didn't die he probably learned from it and became one of the wisest people out there.
    2. Does he learn from it?
  21. Do you think the characters happened to them in the end?
    1. I don’t think that anyone deserved that. It just happened but none of them deserve it.
    2. Why do you think it is a common thing to have misfortune in these stories?
    3. It tells a better story this way. If all these bad things never happened it would have been an ongoing story and not very interesting.
  22. What do you think happened to Oedipus's children?
  23. Why is there a theme of incest in Oedipus and Hamlet?
    1. There is a lot of incest in Oedipus but in Hamlet it is a thought about incest.
  24. Why are women shown as the weaknesses?
    1. I don’t feel that they are shown as weaknesses because …..
  25. IS there any similarities between hamlet and Oedipus moms?
    1. They are not really the same because they all have different themes going on.
    2. Don’t the mothers of hamlet and Oedipus know something but never say anything?
  26. In Hamlet and Life of PI their themes are full of death and suffering. What do you think is their mindsets? Are they similar? Are they completely different?
    1. Hamlets thoughts are revenge. Pi is just thinking he needs to survive and he may feel guilty because he is the only one to survive.
    2. They both have a goal but they are different. They have different weights being pressed upon them.
  27. Is Pi the only one who had to deal with survival?
    1. Oedipus had to deal with survival because he is now living with the guilt.
    2. Pi in more struck with trying to survive but Oedipus also survives.
  28. How does Oedipus’s views of himself change throughout the book?
    1. he thinks of himself so highly but then it changes and now hes not so high up and he sucks.
  29. In the end of Oedipus is he a hero or a villain?
    1. He is still portrayed as a hero. He still saved the land. He has saved it twice.
This discussion lead to a great fishbowl and really brought out key points towards Oedipus.

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15th

Jessie Sloan

Work day in class.

Essay people worked on finishing up their conclusions and whatever else was left of their outline.

Fishbowl people worked on coming up with their 15-20 questions about parallels between Hamlet, Oedipus and Life of Pi.

Essay people will write their essays in class tomorrow and have them printed out and turned in by the end of class along with their outline.

Fishbowl people with turn in their questions and have their discussion tomorrow.

Monday Dec 15th

Angelo Garcia
DEC. 15th

Essay people : Must work on concluding paragraph..
Oedipus the king : We finished reading on friday. Start to come up with 15-20 questions for final Fishbowl. Find parallels between Hamlet, Life of Pi, and Oedipus.

And ...

the class is silent well everyone works :)
Well Smith uses her Iphone 6 + ( Ipad ) too text and put in grades.

and beep...beep...beep. as the librarian .. Mrs. Smith checks in Hamlet books LOLOLOL so please bring in Hamlet books if you haven’t.  
Shane almost slips and falls to his death after Justine’s backpack trips him .. 10:42
TYLER GOES TO NURSES OFFICE after feeling sick and looking fine

Christmas music pours out from Smith's class "La, la,la,la"
Mariah Carey singing Christmas music = another layer of hell

Short day + donut day = probably the best day ever! 

Today we are doing the fishbowl on act 2
Some questions to think about
-What does Shakespeare think about fathers in general? Look at the father child relationships throughout the book, ex. Polonius protecting his image by checking in with Laertes to make sure he's staying out of trouble. 
-Who can Hamlet trust/ rely on? Or is he currently on his own?
-What about the theater troupe does Hamlet find so interesting? Why is it significant? 
-What gave Hamlet the idea to test Claudius though the acting troupe? Are there any flaws in his plan?
-if Claudius is found not guilty, what problems would Hamlet face? (Keep in mind that he has convinced people that he's crazy, etc.)

Monday, December 15

Monday, December 15, 2014

Today in class we worked on our final. The essay or the Oedipus fishbowl questions. Mrs. Smith helped students with writing the essay as the fishbowl group worked together. You have to have your OWN questions to bring on the final day for those doing the fishbowl.  We also turned in our Hamlet books. Today was a simple day getting class time and preparing for the final.

15-20 questions:
- Solo questions about Oedipus
- Questions about Life of Pi, and Hamlet together
- Questions about all three readings and how they tie in together

Homework for essay people:
- Outline conclusion and an entire outline ready to write

Click on "homework" for the link of concluding paragraph expectations
EWL Week 17: Monday. We did the same as friday. Group 1 worked on their essays for Hamlet. Due tomorrow. And Group 2 worked on their questions for the final fishbowl.

  • Option 1:
    • FInish reading/acting out
  • HW: bring 15-20 questions that discuss parallels between Hamlet, Life of Pi, and Oedipus.

  • Option 2:
    • Outline Conclusion
    • HW: bring entire outline and be ready to write.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 12, 2014 Friday

Class is still separated into two groups to work on the final of choice.

1st group- essay:
  • Worked on their essays and second body paragraph.
2nd group- Oedipus:
  • Worked on writing 15-20 questions either relating to Oedipus, Oedipus and Hamlet, Oedipus and Pi, and all three texts.


Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014, Week 16

EWL Week 16: Friday
We separated into two separate groups. The first group worked on coming up with questions for the fishbowl next Tuesday. The other group is working on their final Hamlet essays.

  • Option One:
    • Assign parts and begin reading/ acting out
    • Read through 90
    • Work on questions that connect all three texts, two texts or just Oedipus
    • Questions due at Final: at least 15-20
  • Option 2
    • Check over first first body: lead ins, citations, explanations.
    • Outline second body

Wednesday, December 10th 1st Period Scribe

Option One:

    • Assign parts and begin reading/ acting out- through page 60
    • Questions and connections between Pi/ Hamlet/Oedipus

Homework: Work on questions for fishbowl on final
In Class we finished reading Oedipus and started working on the questions for the final fishbowl.

Option Two:
  • Outline first body
  • Need three quotations to support
  • Work on lead ins and citations
    • explain quote
    • connect to paragraph
    • connect to thesis

Homework: Finish Intro and First Paragraph
In class work for Option Two:
For the whole class we worked on the outline and finding quotes for our body paragraphs. Be ready for proofreading on the day of the final.

Body Paragraph (1,2) Outline:
  • Topic sentence: point from thesis:
  • Set-up first example-
  • Lead-in, "quote" (Shakespeare,     ).
  • Explanation:
    • what does the quote say
    • connect to the point of the paragraph-
    • connect to the thesis-
  • Transition to next example
  • Lead-in, "quote" (Shakespeare,     ).
  • Explanation:
    • what does the quote say
    • connect to the point of the paragraph- topic sentence point
    • connect to the thesis-
  • Transition to next example-
  • Lead-in, "quote" (Shakespeare,     ).
  • Explanation:
    • what does the quote say
    • connect to the point of the paragraph- topic sentence point
    • connect to the thesis-
  • Concluding sentence

~Christine Maybee period 1

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12/10/2014 5th hour. Sciber: IBS KAROUSSA


Link to slide:

Fishbowl Reading from Pg 31-80 :
Dec 10, 2014 11:01:45 AM.jpg
HW: Think about the big picture and the points listed below and start comingup with questions

Look for:  
  • Elements of tragic hero flows
  • Blindness/Truth
  • Sickness/Disease/Suffering
  • Comparison between Pi/Hamlet/Oedipus

Hw: Intro and First body paragraph need to be formated by Friday the 12th  
  • How to do notations correctly
  • Need to have a topic sentence for each paragraph
  • Find a quote to support the topic sentence
  • Describe the quote DO NOT USE “this quote means” or “this quote says.”
  • Need 3 quotes overall
  • Work on lead ins and citations
  • Connect quotes to the thesis and the paragraph
  • Be Creative
  • Use Ms Smith as a resource
The End

Monday, December 8, 2014

1st Hour Scribe (December 8, 2014)

The class separated into two groups. One group worked on their essay while the other read the book Oedipus. 

  • The group reading Oedipus got to page 49.
                            Thebes                                                                 Corinth

                                 /\                                                                             /\
                               /    \                                                                         /    \
                             /        \                                                                     /        \
                     Laius  ---> Jocasta                                                Polybus -->Merope
                  Oedipus                                                                                  |
    Oedipus runs into Laius and kills him.        <---------------- Oedipus "Swollen Foot"

    • Laius and Jocasta are married 
    • Proficey that said their baby would grow up and kill his father (Laius) and marry his mother (Jocasta) 
    • Once the baby is born a shephard took the child to the mountains to kill him. But the shepard wouldn't follow through with the plan to kill the baby.
    • The Queen of Corinth (Merope) and King (Polybus) took in the baby and named him Oedipus.
    • Oedipus travels to Thebes.
    • He runs into King Laius and kills him without knowing who he is.
    • He then marries Queen Jocasta and has four kids with her.
    • Oedipus is on a mission to find out who killed the King of Thebes.
  • People working on the essay just worked on the outline today. (There is an outline on the webpage.)
    • Homework is to do the first introduction paragraph and to start working on the first body paragraph of the essay. 

12/07/2014 Scribe (Ibs Karoussa)

We divided into 2 groups. One discussing Oedipus and the Other is working on their essay

Oedipus Discussion:
  • We took a picture of the book
  • Every greek play has a story behind it that the audience know
Oedipus Introduction:
  1. Proficy said that the child born in the city of thebes will marry his mother and kill his father
  2. so the people’s plan was taking the child to the mountains and leave him there to die
  3. A shepard took the child to the mountains to leave him to die, but he couldn’t do it
  4. A Queen decided to take the child and name him Oedipus and consider him her own
  5. Oedipus ends up in Thebes after a long time, only to find a terrible plague at Thebes
  6. When Oedipus tried getting to Thebes some guy tried to stop him, so Oedipus killed him to get to Thebes. (That guy was the King)
  7. The plague would end if someone solved the riddle “Something that walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night.”
  8. Oedipus solved the riddle(a person), he also got rewarded by marrying the queen(His mum), as her husband(The king) was killed awhile ago.
  9. They had 4 children.
  10. Thebes had another plague a while after, the only way to end the plague was to find out who killed the Old king of Thebes.
  11. Oedipus decided to go look for the killer of the king to end the plague, not knowing that he was looking for himself.

  • We started reading the book and assigned readers
  • We read till page 30

HW: Read and make connections, Prepare questions for final (Final Discussion)

The Essay:
  • Working on the outline
  • Make a copy of Smith’s outline online on her week 15 agenda
HW: first intro paragraph, begin working of first body
The End