Tuesday, January 18, 2011

YAY! WE'RE DOOMED! Tuesday the 18th

The ever- ominous, suspicious Tuesday the 18th. It was terrible! I enjoyed it, personally.
We received our new sentence of the week to dissect: jeb likes cars but he cant drive yet    .  We labeled the parts of speech,  sentence parts, and phrases. This also introduced our first compound sentence, with both independent and dependent clauses. We also had a truly fascinating discussion for Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, on chapters 1 through 5. The arguments on both sides were truly fascinating. How much freedom is too much, how much security is too much, what we can sacrifice in terms of security, etc.  were all argued very well. To see the full conversation of the outer circle, click on the live discussion for Smith 5 shown below this post.
Our Homework assignments are simply to study our grammar, think about the loggel for Little Brother, and to read chapters 6 and 7 for tomorrow.
But I also have an interesting idea for this class. It will provide us with a great class project and should be fun. I want anyone who wants to learn a programming language. I want to do something in which we create something that will benefit someone, and I want us to do it together. I am currently learning Java, but Python is also excellent for first-timers. Look up a language comparison (There are also C++, basic, all kinds of things) or quiz to figure out the best fit for you. Most have at least 1 free processor.  For those of you that are interested, contact me at school or on the phone.

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