Another work day is slowly being used up. Each group is trying to finish up their ShrinkLits and vocabulary that doesn’t take a whole lot of creativity. I mean, ShrinkLits take an enormous amount of thinking but it does not require making a video or any elaborate pictures. One thing that does require a great amount of creativity is literary terms. As the groups finish their ShrinkLits and vocabulary it seems a common consensus to start work on the literary terms. The group that we (Steffen and Cameron) are in just finished one of our words in video form. We were able to make a 30 second video about personification. Other groups have followed our suit. About three groups are planning on using video production to explain their literary terms. The other groups have to make posters or elaborate drawings that explain the term. The blogging team was able to take a picture of the video production team filming a metaphor. This gives a small glimpse of how hard groups are at work with their literary terms. Hopefully most of the groups will be able to finish the terms by next Monday so that they aren’t stressed about this huge creative project. -- Steffen and Cameron
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Filming metaphor.
 
As we are getting close to our deadline stress is getting higher. All the groups got their first review from our teacher and each other. Some groups got the best grade of a 20/20. Others however got 15/20 and even 10/20. I was able to talk to the group that got 10/20 today. They stated that they believe that they get easily distracted. Although they are not exactly up to their due dates for their work, the group feels that if they work hard they will easily be able to get back on track. As I speak I am looking over and seeing three of their group having an educational debate on a paper. I feel like more groups are along this group's line than they say. I can tell that groups are stressed because there is a lot less talking and joking and more silent working. Even though stress can be considered a bad thing I think that right now for Ms. Stifter's first period class it is an answer to our problems. It is getting us to work harder and will let us finish our project by the due date. -- Steffen and Cameron