Well I think we learned quite a bit after the absent first week. We really did hit the ground running by starting with a poem to kick off our first unit, identity.
Now what is identity? That is a very complex question to ask that we started to answer by telling the “Where I’m From” poems. Of course though, few people were actually finished on monday so we needed to spend monday finishing them up. But all in all it was pretty good, even though I had to improvise the last few lines of my poem on the spot. We also watched informative (if not slightly biased) videos on how different ethnicities and career people perceive race in America.
Another interesting thing we did was that we did a different form of creative writing. Instead if it being based on just going wild, Schoenborn
Wednesday got even weirder as we not only had a sub I forgot we were going to have, but I also had an orthodontics appointment so I missed the stuff we learned that day
Thursday was a different track though, we started off with a normal poem, but from there we started really working on our power of identity worksheet. And it seemed really big and confusing at first. But I think I understand and am getting much more focused after this
Friday we had an ssr time and time to write this cool blog, but at the end we read indian education which was an amazing story about the pain native americans go through just through public education and how broken the author's home was and how he pushed through it all