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November 30, 2012 Journal Write an acrostic poem for the word: THINK Quote “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” –Lewis Carroll Word of the Day Since people continued to talk over Miss Salisbury yesterday, not listen, not follow directions, and generally misbehave, Miss Salisbury found their behavior to be odious.
Odious (adjective) • Deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable; highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting
Announcements/Reminders • Journals due today! • Change to Writing Conferences… • Totally Ten Rubrics on the back counter.
Privileges That Have Been Lost… • No more food will be allowed in class. • Don’t move the desks. • No open windows. • The privilege to work in groups or with partners during class. • Listening to I-pods/playing on I-pods. From now on, you have to bring a book. You will have to earn these privileges back as individual classes!
Privileges That You Are Close to Losing… • Choosing your own seats. • Playing games (Epic Win passes also go with this privilege). • Doing activities of any kind. • Just a note: If you continue to bring toys to class/distraction items, I will take these. Leave them in your lockers.
If You Lose All of Your Privileges… • We will begin to work out of the textbook. • Review days will be taken away. • There will be quiz at the beginning of each hour instead of a journal.
Rhymes (Nursery Rhymes) • Types of poems which have the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words most often at the ends of lines. • Based on historical events, usually tell something about what has happened in the past, but in a way that makes it easy to remember.
Where Do Nursery Rhymes Come From? Ring around the rosies, Pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, We all fall down!
Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Jack Be Nimble Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick!
Limerick • Limericks are short sometimes rude, humorous poems of consisting of five lines. (They originated in taverns as drinking songs). • Lines 1, 2, and 5 of a Limerick have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. • Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other. • The rhyme scheme is described as: • A A B B A
The Spongebob Limerick “There was an old man from Peru Who dreamt he was eating his shoe. He awoke in a fright In the middle of the night And found it was perfectly true.”
A Young Fellow of Wheeling There was a young fellow of Wheeling, Endowed with such delicate feeling. When he read on the door, "Don't spit on the floor." He jumped up and spat on the ceiling!
Why Are Limericks Popular? • You can be rude and get a point across. • They are quick way to write things. • They are easy to write. • They have a lilt to them that make them popular.
Epitaph • A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written in praise, or reflecting the life, of a deceased person. • Often humorous. • Frequently rhymes.
Epitaphs • "I told you I was sick!"In a Georgia cemetery • The children of Israel wanted breadAnd the Lord sent them manna,Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,And the Devil sent him Anna.In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery
Epitaphs • Here lies the bodyof Jonathan BlakeStepped on the gasInstead of the brake.Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery • Here lies the body of our AnnaDone to death by a bananaIt wasn't the fruit that laid her lowBut the skin of the thing that made her go.Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Epitaphs • Here liesEzekial AikleAge 102The GoodDie Young • "Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last."Martin Luther King, Jr. • "I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."Winston Churchill
Epitaphs • On an Auctioneer’s Tomb Jedediah Goodwin Auctioneer Born 1828 Going! Going!! Gone!!! 1876 • He got a fish-bone in his throat and then he sang an angel note. Schenectady, New York