Monday, December 4

  • No School!

Tuesday, December 5

    • We're back!

    • Vocab warm-up: Greek Roots II


    • MACRO: large or long

    • MICRO: small

      1. macrocosm, n. – universe (great world)

      2. microcosm, n. – little world

      3. macroscopic, adj. – large enough to be visible to the naked eye

      4. microscopic, adj. – invisible to the naked eye

    • Bring ID cards on Wednesday

    • Trials of being a teenager

      • not a child

      • but society doesn't acknowledge you as an adult

    • Sticky notes on growing up - 4 stickies

      • What is the best part of being a child?

      • What is the worst part of being a child?

      • What will be the best part of full-fledged adulthood?

      • What will be the scariest part of full-fledged adulthood?

    • Look at posters!

      • What do you see?
    • How do we connect with other people?

      • What are all the reasons we connect with other people?
        • Does it work?
    • Smart Phone article

      • what is confirmation bias?

      • notes in margins, underlining:

      • Does this relate to you?

      • Is this affecting your friends?

      • How about ALL of us?

        • what does this mean for us all as a society?

    • For tomorrow:

      • Mark the three statements in the article you would most like to discuss

Wednesday, December 6

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 5. microbe, n. – very minute organism; a microorganism

  • 6. micrometer, n. – instrument for measuring very short distances

  • A or AN: not or without

  • 7. amoral, adj. – without sense of moral responsibility

  • 8. amorphous, adj. – without definite form or shape


  • Check out Catcher

    • p. 3 - 11:39

    • p. 5 - 2:25

  • reading schedule
    • reading starts tomorrow
  • Salinger notes

  • 1st page of book handout

  • Homework: Write three good discussion questions you have about the smart phone article or the same topic


Thursday, December 7

  • Reading schedule for Catcher

  • Group discussion -
    • Sit where you find your name
    • Have the text with you and paper to take notes
    • One representative from each group at a time
      • Everyone will be in the discussion once
  • Each person write three questions based on the issues in the text

    • First circle starts discussion - 15 minutes

    • Everyone takes notes
      • to help if you're in discussion
      • to help when it's your turn to discuss
      • (to help in case someone asks you to write on this topic)
    • First round ends

      • confer with your group about topics that should be addressed next

    • Second group discusses - 15 minutes

      • Everyone takes notes

    • Second round ends
      • confer with your group - what should the last group really talk about that hasn't been mentioned?
    • Third round - 15 minutes

      • Everyone takes notes
    • Third group discussion

      • How did it go?

      • Which topics were missed?

Friday, December 8

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 9. anesthesia, n. – loss of feeling or sensation from medical procedure

  • 10. anomaly, n. – deviation from the common pattern

  • 11. anonymous, adj. – nameless; of unknown origin

  • 12. aseptic, adj. – free of disease causing microorganisms


  • //My Foolish Heart// trailer

  • show Dad's old copy of Catcher

  • notes on habits of Holden