Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oakdale High Schools Writin' Wrimos!

Yes boys and girls, it is that lovely time of year when once again Mr. Perez and his band of over exuberant, over caffeinated, and way to pepped up to even consider sitting down, Creative Writing class under takes the mountain of writing that is...wait for it...wait forrr it...
NaNo WriMo  What is NaNo WriMo exactly you say?  It's the equivalent to running the New York Marathon but doing it barefoot.  Nano is "National Novel Writing Month" where all of the participants attempt to write a 50,000 word book in one slim month.  Yeah,...I kind though you might say that.  Well, the event is not just limited to adults.  The Creative Writing class is a whole room full of nut-job writers who are all going to attempt the same thing, with a small condition that they do get to pick there word count based on their grade level.  At the Freshmen level, 9,000 words and the Senior level, 12,000 word minimum, but several of the students have set the bar super high at 25,000 and even more at 50,000 words.  This is my third year as a participant and I think that I have finally figured out my angle and how to crank out 1,677 words a day.  If you want to know, you have to join my class.  I have one of the strongest groups of writers that I have ever had and I fully expect them to blow the doors of off their word amounts within the alloted time of one month.  Check back in every few days or so to see which writer from class I will be profiling and sharing what amazing thing that they are writing about.  So with out any more fanfare (for today at least!), Let's light this candle.....Woo-Haa!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Age of Reason... reasonably speaking....

These are the notes that no one could find, because I didn't update the link!  And that is your technology tip for the day...always update the link.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Speak Open Mind Activity

For all of you budding artists, take the project and work on it at home if you are willing to do something cool and  artsy with it (water color, pastels, chalk, etc...).  You still have to bring it every day though!
Due on Thursday at the end of the period.