# Let’s Get it Started

First in Math

Central Tendency

## Science

Chapter 6 Study Guide

## Language Arts

Blog Challenge #2 – choose what you would like to do. Do as many this week as you can.

## Homework

Math WB 33-34

AR – 59 minutes

Science – Study Guide

LA – study vocab

Read “Back to the Drawing Board”

1. Greetings Mr. Ferreirae and students,

We have been greatly enjoying visiting your class and student blogs. The student blogs show a lot of ICT skills and are an inspiration for the Edublogs which we’ll be starting next month.

On another note, I wanted to let you all know that a discussion has started in our class about one of the posts on Edouardo’s site (Dora with a black eye). We left the following message on Edouardo’s blog post.
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Hello Edouardo,

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know the effect that this post is having in our classroom here in Montreal, Quebec.

I have been letting my students visit the blogs from your classroom, and a few days ago one of my students came across this post. He showed it to the other students in our class and everyone was quite amazed that you would have an image like this on your blog.

1. The first thing that came up was the violence in the image. You are showing someone with a black eye and your fellow students seem to think that is is funny.

2. The second thing some people were saying is since it mentions “illegal border crossing”, is this about the problem with Mexicans crossing the American border illegally? If so, does this image suggest that you think it would be alright for Mexicans to get black eyes for crossing the border? (We know about the illegals problem from watching American news on MSNBC).

3. The main questions of my students are – “Why is it funny for someone to have a black eye?” and “Why are you showing a LITTLE GIRL with blood on her face?”

Mrs. Theriault

2. like my puppy pic as my avatar.

3. Hi. Mrs. T.,
I showed our class your comment. It was a good teaching opportunity about the global reach of a single students post and the power of the Internet.

As for Dora, the students talked about how it was just a joke, and hadn’t put as much thought into it as your students. On the immigration issue, for us here, it’s a case of laughing it off as opposed to anger and rage. Our school is 40% Hispanic (Eduardo is part of that group), so we are very aware of that situation.

Thanks for reading our blogs and the great discussion!