Color your Thursday!

Standard: RL.9-10.3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

Learning Target: Students will continue working on their mandala project. Students who finish early will write a descriptive paragraph about their mandala, and potentially move on to writing a Li Bo inspired poem.

Activator: Daily video! I love sitcoms, and this scene from Friends makes me giggle every time I watch it: Joey and his thesaurus

Today in class we continued working on our mandalas . What’s that? You want some inspirational bullet points? Well OK then!

  • You might color using more than one medium, meaning you might use markers and crayons, or colored pencils and sharpie, or something like that.
  • Consider using only one color, but shading it in with different strengths (so your mandala might range from pink to red, for example…)
  • Use only a pencil and make the whole thing a pencil sketch!
  • Use only a sharpie and do the whole thing in black and white!
  • When you get up to share, show off the most important things on your mandala.
  • You don’t have to read the whole thing aloud; if you’re more comfortable doing so, you can just paraphrase the important bits.
  • If you’d rather, though, you can just read aloud :)

Try to have fun and get to know your classmates better! We’re stuck together until the end of the semester, after all!

… and most importantly, guys, be proud to show off who you are! Each and every one of you is rockin’ awesome…so show that off in your mandala and letter sharing. And hey….relish the art project and get-to-know-you week, because soon, the REAL fun starts!

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