Class of 2015: If you are planning to apply for the Charles Barker Automotive Scholarship, please remember that I MUST have your completed application by Tuesday, March 31st by noon! You do NOT need a reference of transcript, as I will take care of both of these for you.
The Class of 2017 is selling candy-filled Easter eggs as a fundraiser. Small plastic eggs filled with jelly beans are $1.00, and larger plastic eggs, filled with chocolate candies, are $2.00. See a member of the class to place an order!
Advanced Placement Art History: Please stay on track, even with the days off we have for the Easter Break!
Advanced Placement Calculus AB: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! You may want to use Khan Academy to reinforce any concepts you are having trouble with! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on A days when your class is scheduled with me!
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is LOTS of reading to do!
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on A days when your class is scheduled with me!
American Literature: NOTE: the Ralph Waldo Emerson Take Home/Open Book Quiz is due Monday, March 30th! Between the pictures and the band concert last week, we are behind again... So, we will do our best catch up what we missed last week on Monday, and then, HOPEFULLY, move on to this week's work on Wednesday.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life,” “The Slave's Dream,” “The Jewish Cemetery at Newport,” and “My Lost Youth” [645-652];
- Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee” [675-679], and The Fall of the House of Usher [689-701].
- Abraham Lincoln: “Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg” [732-735].
- Henry David Thoreau: Walden [825-829, 844-920].
- Walt Whitman: “Preface” to Leaves of Grass, “One's-Self I Sing,” “Shut Not Your Doors,” “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer,” and “Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson,” [991-1011, 1067, 1077-1087].
Contemporary Fiction: The Norton Anthology of Short Stories mid-term presentations are due on Monday, March 30th! You need to finish The Secret Life of Bees before making your first post to the blog by Thursday, midnight. Your follow-up post must be made by Saturday midnight, and then we will watch the film adaptation of the book after the Eater/Passover break!
Psychology [online]: Make sure that you stay on track with this class, following the pacing guide, as once you get behind in an online class, it is difficult to get caught up again!
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: We are watching A Midsummer Night's Dream—my favorite Shakespeare play! We will be focusing on the two filmed adaptations we have for this play—one from 1935 and the other from 1999. Your assignment for A Midsummer Night's Dream is to create a Shakesbook page for a character in the play.... Check the course page or Jupiter for specifics, but keep in mind that this is due on Thursday, April 9th.
World Literature: This week we will move on to a new unit, Home Invaded by Other as we look at The Bible, The Old Testament, “Psalm 137” and the poetry of Tu Fu from China's Middle Period. We will also be discussing Multimedia Project 2 as noted in your syllabus on pages 7-8.
Reminder: We WILL have classes on Thursday April 2nd to make up one of the snow days, so plan accordingly! However, we are off on Friday and Monday, so enjoy the long Easter/Passover weekend!
Hoppy Easter! Chag Sameach!
Teacher Barb :)