I'd say that this week was our first official week of ELA 12B. We started out the week by listening to and sharing our Where I'm From poems. I really enjoyed listening to people shares there's because it allowed me to see a side to them I may have never seen before. Its kind of nice to see where everyone comes from. On tuesday we watched a video of our choice based on a conversation about race and views on it. I watched one the was about a conversation with their black son. It was very heart touching. I learned that no matter where you're from, if you're a black male you're going to get judged or looked at differently at some point in your life because of your race. The past couple of days we've been talking about the Power of Identity. While talking about this I've learned that when given a word everyone comes up with different connotations to that word. It's kind of neat to see what words some people come up with that never even came clost to crossing my mind. Just today we talked about the difference between school and learning and I've learned something from that as well. I go to school every day thinking "oh I'm just going to school and probably not going to do much". Little do I know, I learn something everyday that I come to school no matter how big and significant it is. It's been an interesting week trying to get back into the grove of things. I think it will be an interesting but fun trimester.