Miss Lamb will be coming around this morning while you study for your quiz and complete your warm-up to check your bellwork.  Make sure that they are clearly numbered 1-19!

1. jump, swim, three piece
2. Jupiter, Alaska, blue whale
3. pork, lamb, karate
4. leech, wood tick, mosquito
5. kangaroo, wombat, opossum
6. McDonald's, St. Louis, a foot
7.  life, suit, bullet proof
8. kid, nanny, billy
9. long, high, triple
10. killer, honey, bumble
Good morning!  We will start today with the quick write we didn't get to do yesterday.  Miss Lamb will hand you a list of controversial topics.  These topics are the options for your research paper!  Everybody will have a different topic, so it is best to have a first, second and third choice.  What we will do is write on each of your choices for 5, 4, and then 3 minutes.  During this time, you may begin to formulate your opinion.  What do you think of the topic?  Do you agree or disagree?  Why?

Ready, set, write!  (x3)

Similar to yesterday, reflect and write for a moment on the purposes of research.  Why do we perform research in every year?  What are the future implications (i.e. how can or will you use research in the future?)?

Ready, Set, WRITE!
Good morning!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I'd like for you to take a minute to think about the purpose of learning vocabulary words.  How is learning about word roots and their meanings beneficial?  How can you use this in the future? 

Ready, set, write!
You have 5 minutes to prepare your presentations over  Civil Disobedience.  After five minutes, we will begin our presentations. 

Your presentation should cover the following items:
1.  Go over your summary.
2.  Address any questions you were able to answer.
3.  Go over the most important or meaningful quote to your group.
Part One:
No matter how great the desire is to please another, let it be no greater than the desire to be yourself.

Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why? Describe a time in your life where working to please others turned out to be a detriment and working to please yourself had a positive result.

Part Two:
Yesterday we started talking about civil disobedience. Look at the definition you wrote and at the definition we worked on in class. After reading your section of Thoreau's essay, how has your understanding of civil disobedience changed? (Saying it hasn't is not an acceptable answer.) Think of instances of civil disobedience throughout history. List them!

Examine the words CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.  Using your understanding of root words and word parts, break this phrase into its parts and create a defintion based on the parts.

You do not have to be 100% correct.  The magic happens in the journey, not the outcome.  :-)
Learning Assessment:

For the last two weeks, we have studied transcendentalism. We explored some writings by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. We have discussed at length self-reliance, free thought, optimism, non-conformity, and the importance of nature. What did you learn from these readings? How is transcendentalism applicable to your own life? What ideas do you agree or disagree with? Why?

Spend the first five minutes of class writing.

Ready, set, write!
Love and hate are just three steps apart.  You can change hate to love in just three steps--that is, you can change the word hate into the word love by changing one letter at a time, where each change produces a new word:

     hate -- have -- hove -- love

See how many steps it takes you to make the following transformations:  dog to cat, jump to pool, and cool to warm.