Tomorrow, I would like to have a WHOLE class Google Meet.
The meeting will be at 4:00, and I will send out the link on Google Classroom and Dojo.
I also thought it would be wise to have some guidelines for our Google meet:
1. Try to find a quiet place to participate in the meet. 2. Do not forget that Google meet uses video, so I expect you to be dressed casually but appropriately. 2. Make sure you “mute” your microphone when you first join the meet. 3. I will call on each participant, one at a time, to talk. When it is your turn, you can unmute your microphone and talk to the other students. When you are finished, you should mute your microphone again. 4. It will take a bit of practice for us to participate in a way so that we are not talking over each other. 5. If this works, I would like to try to “meet” at a predetermined time each week.
Today we had a wonderful experience talking to Felix from Google. He talked about his job at Google and how he decided to pursue a career in computer science. The students learned a lot and it was a really meaningful experience. Thank you Judy Keller for setting all of it up and making it possible.
Our class just completed reading, “The Lightning Thief”, by
Rick Riordan. To culminate our unit on
mythology, we will have a Greek Feast on Friday, May 24th. During the feast, students are allowed to
dress as their favorite mythological character (including ones they created
through their own writings). However, they certainly do not have to dress up
for the event if they prefer not to.
At the feast, students will be allowed to try Mediterranean
food and other treats that correspond with our reading, as we watch Disney’s
Hercules (rated G). Students will
compare and contrast how characters and myths were portrayed in “The Lightning
Thief” with how the same characters are represented in “Hercules”.
Students do not need to bring anything for the Greek Feast.