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Friday, May 14, 2010

Now it's your turn


At the beginning of the semester, you read the advice that my first semester students gave you. Now it's your turn. What advice do you give my students for next year? What can they do to succeed in my classes?

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37 comments:

'Til I Die said...

Dear Students,
I would like to tell you to just have fun and do what you're told when you're supposed to do it. That is pretty much all that it takes to succeed in any class of Sims'. Trust me, I have taken 3 of them in the past two years.

Dexter said...

Well if your not teaching this next year then I wouldn't worry about it. But I really liked it I wouldn't tell you to change your class at all

Lucky said...

Sims class is really easy to do well in. All you have to do is just pay attention and do what your told to do. Sims is an easy going teacher and you will have a lot of fun with her in class. If you ever have any trouble in class all you have to do is tell her to slow it down or explain more and she will that simple. So just have fun and listen.

Donatello said...

Don't be shy and have fun with it and do your journals.

Derek 125 lbs. said...

Hey everyone! At first I had no idea what this class would be like. Honestly I would dread coming to this class. After the first month or so I started to get use to the flow of things. Like I said at first I didn't like to read the stories we were suppose to read. If it were not for Mrs. Sims I would still to this day not like this class. Now this is probably my favorite class of the day. I enjoy walking in and having a good time! I wish more classes would be like this. So to all incoming students I say give it a chance. If you don't at least give it a try you are missing out!!

Emma said...

I think all students have to do is try their hardest and work hard. This class is a fun and interesting class and isnt too terribly hard

paige7nicole said...

In dramatic literature, just do your best. If you stay awake and pay attention to the plays you read the class is much more fun. If you can, volunteer to read a part! It makes the story a lot more fun if you get to be a character! And it's easier to keep up with whats going on and stay focused. Take notes when you need to. It helps a lot on tests.

KoDa said...

Drama Lit:
Don't miss school. Do your journals, and don't go too far out of the box, but if you do, make sure to answer the journal question completely.

Justin said...

In Dramatic Lit my advice to the students of next year is, just do all of your work. If you do your work and try your best at it you will succeed in this class. Also you will want to study for all of your test.

jess said...

I think that everyone should take Sims class. Her classes are super easy!!! If you have not had her as a teacher your missing out, she is crazy awesome. This year I was in her Dramatic Lit class, I think it was the best class I have had with her. The stories are interesting and fun to act out. I would recommend everyone to take Sims class. Your awesome Sims!!!!!!

Shanique said...

For you students coming into this class I would recommend that you have a good imagination and like to have fun. The work is really easy if you just put a little effort in it. I think this class is really fun and there is never a dull moment. Just do your work and make sure not to forget about journals!

musicmajor10 said...

For Dramatic Literature, my advice for students would be to do your work. If you do your work and study for tests, you will surely pass. You need to be quiet when Mrs. Sims says to be quiet, especially when you read the plays. One last thing, have fun! Mrs. Sims has got to be one of the coolest teachers I have right now. She will usually joke around with you about almost anything, unless it gets too inappropriate. Good Luck next year!

aNiTa said...

I am in dramatic literature, and if you come to school, listen to what is said, and do your homework, then it is really easy to pass the class. She doesn't ask much of you, just do your work. Study a little and try your hardest and you will have a great time in her class. I LOVE HER CLASSES!!!!!

Brendini said...

In period 5 Dram. Lit. about the best thing you can do is pay attention and read along. I know if you don't read the play then you can't understand it. Oh and don't sleep. I learned that one too. But this is a fun class especially when you act out goofy parts in a play and is a class I enjoyed a lot.

tjchaching said...

In Dramatic literature the easy thing to do is just pay attention. If you zone out and don't care about the play then you will end up failing tests. Also Sims is right and it is her class so do not argue.

Natalie said...

Dear students,
I was in speech with Mrs.Sims first semester and this semester I was in here for Dramatic Lit. Well lets see here first thing when you walk in the door make sure you are sitting in your seat when the bell rings and start on your journals. Try not to talk because she really hates it when people talk specially during journals. She will go crazy if you are not quiet. lol She is a really awsome teacher and I think it is a wonderful thing that I got to meet her and think god for showing me a new and awsome friend. She is so funny you will love her class if not there is something wrong with you honestly. Just do your work and keep quiet and turn in your homework. You'll pass this class if you do this I promise. Thanks Mrs.Sims for everything :)

@uBrEy said...

I'm in Mrs Sims 6th period dramatic lit class. Mrs sims has a very simple and effective way of teaching.You read the play out loud and sometimes act them out.That keeps things really interesting. After the play is done you review and take the test. She gives you notes and answers any other questions. This class was so much fun. I'm really going to miss it and all the people in it. Participation is the key to passing!!

tyler said...

In dramatic lit, basically just pay attention. Being a character in the plays really really helps you out a lot. The one thing that I can suggest is to just do your work. As long you do it, you'll be perfectly fine.

MechSkull said...

Apart from the same things over and over again like pay attention do your work and all those things. Don't be shy simple as that be yourself. If you have a problem or anything talk to her about it. She will try and help you. Sims is a great teacher and I really hope you enjoy her class as much as I did.

P.S. Capitalize all of your I's in Moodle.

Maeflower said...

I think that all students that plan on taking one of Sims' classes should plan on actually doing all of their work. You cannot pass Sims' class if you don't do what you are supposed to. Also just have fun and be creative in her class. Make sure that you always pay attention to her when she is talking. Finally, expect the unexpected in her class. That is all!

Kacy said...

Dear students,
Well, I didn't know what Dramatic literature class was at first, but now I'm glad I got put in here. I didn't like to read and I was scared it would be hard. But, It really isn't. Its actually a lot of fun. To succeed in this class you just need to do your best, always participate, and do your daily journals.

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Anonymous said...

I think the main key to surviving any of Sims' classes it to care. If you start out caring about your grade and whatnot, it will make it easier to achieve the grade you want at the end of the semester. Also, in the speech classes, practice and don't stress. It really isn't as bad as what people make it out to be. Just do your homework knowing that it will help you in the future.

Lora's blog said...

To survive in Mrs. Sims speech class all you have to do is study. Study a lot. Her class really isn't that hard unless you don't do what your told. There's no reason to be afraid. Mrs. Sims is a great teacher and will help you through anything.

Chelsea's Blog said...

In speech class, the best advice to give someone is to practice, practice, practice. As soon as you are done writing your speech, you should begin memorizing it. Don't wait until the day before. Mrs. Sims Knows! It will just make your life harder and you will not do as well.

Josh said...

In speech class there is one thing you need to remember. MEMORIZE YOUR SPEECH! Ugh! I was so stupid when I though "I don't need to study, I wrote it so I will remember it." Man, was I wrong. Also you need to pick a subject that you actually enjoy. If you care more about the subject then you will be happier to talk about it and also have material for filler when you need it.

Michelle 2010 said...

In speech class you need to make sure you study study study...... Make sure you get your stuff done and turned in on time. Try your best at everything you do. Mrs. Sims is a great teacher and she will get you through it somehow....

Love Life said...

In speech class, honestly, you just need to memorize your speech as soon as its printed. It always helps me to laugh beforehand to get rid of all the extra nervous energy. Mrs. Sims is really nice about speech anxieties and helps you as much as possible, so you don't need to worry.

michael said...

Your students next year will be well off if they listen in class, and follow dead lines. Also they need to be prepared to work hard at their speeches to learn them on time.

Becky said...

In speech class the best advice I could give you is PRACTICE your speech. Write the speech how you would talk, if you do not then it will very hard to remember. Don't wait until a few days before you give your speech because Sims will know>

The Life and Times of Stieney said...

In Speech class I've found out that you are the person that makes speech hard. All you have to do is know your speech and have the confidence that you will do fine.

Tate said...

All right new speech people!!! Listen up!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE SURE TO STUDY YOUR SPEECH MORE THEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOU GIVE IT. I thought that this class was going to be horrible and that I would never make it through but I was horribly wrong. This class actually turned out to be one of my favorite ones all semester. You will also notice that Sims makes you feel very comfortable and she will help you in any way she can. Good luck and STUDY YOUR DARN SPEECH!!!

luv_child said...

I thought I would never get through the first few weeks of speech. I was nervous and just wanted to drop the class because I was so nervous about giving speeches. I thought to myself that I would never be able to give a speech longer than a minute. Each time I have given a speech I have gotten less nervous. The first one is scary but then you realize that everyone feels what you are feeling. It has helped me feel comfortable in front of people. Just make sure you do your work and practice as much as possible. I used my phone to record myself speaking. This way I could get used to hearing my own voice and I could also time it. If you are wondering how long your speech should be, it all depends on how fast you talk. For my 2-4 minute speech, I wrote 1 page and it was a good time. Then I just went off that and realized that 1 page would be about 2 minutes. Make sure your speech is long enough or you will have to do imprompt to make it longer. Good luck, you can make it through the class. I promise!

luv_child said...

Oh, and volunteer on the first day always!! Because if you don't you will have to take words off your notecard and it is a huge inconvenience.

fishing said...

In speech class my advice to you is to get your assignments done on time, and volunteer to be first to do your speeches it works better at least for me. At least try to get them in asap. The speeches I mean.

Simsbumponablog said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments (except Marcus! LOL!) I will miss all of you. Juniors - I hope you take one of my classes next year. Seniors - Good luck in the future.

All of you: Don't forget... If you stand up at the end of the period, you know what will happen! Ugh.

Hollywood said...

Fist of all, try not to procrastinate when working on speech. You will have deadlines and if you do not meet those, you will not be allowed to give your speech. Set goals for yourself when working too. Secondly, always practice your speech. It's harder to give one when you don't know it! And lastly, just have fun when you are giving a speech. Sometimes it can be a little scary standing in front of people, but these people are all your peers and friends.