Teacher Barb :)
Sorry, I have gotten behind due to my trip north for my Dad's funeral. So, I must rely on all of you to check your syllabus for the week's events for each course, OK?
Teacher Barb :)
What a wonderful night we had as guests of the Class of 2013 at A Night in Versailles, Prom 2013. The decorations and music were great, and the food was wonderful! If you missed it, you missed a fabulous party! Thank you, Lauren, John, Ben, Jenny, Dillon, Kourtney, Tyler, Josh, and Patrick!
American Literature: We will finish reading Eudora Welty’s “Petrified Man” [2323–2334] and then watch Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire [2334-2336] before turning to two final reading selections:
Art History: We continue with Art Since 1915 first finishing The Fine Art of Life with Daphne Maxwell Reid and then reading sections from our text:
Mystery Fiction: Continue reading Ellis Peters’ A Morbid Taste for Bones. The postcards and crime logs for this final novel will be due on Wednesday, May 22nd! We will finish the week by watching Derek Jacobi in a Mystery! production of A Morbid Taste for Bones.
Publications & Media: Please get the senior pages and any other pages that remain unfinished completed this week. We also need to get the DVD case cover designed and ready to print. To stay on schedule, we must be ready to “burn” the DVDs next week, and get the package [DVD, cover, and case] ready to distribute during our final exam period, Monday, June 3rd, from 12:30 to 3:00.
Shakespeare’s Comedies: We will continue reading The Tempest and then watch the Helen Mirren film of the same name, followed by an adaptation that puts Shakespeare into space in a 1950’s sci-fi film, Forbidden Planet. Don’t forget the character alphabet for The Taming of the Shrew is due on Friday, May 24th.
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: REMINDER: you are still supposed to be responding to my blog posts each week! Post once with an original post of your own, and [at least] once in response to someone else’s post! Continue to work on your websites—these will be due in only two more weeks! In the meantime, you might find the Skqueak app of interest [see the sidebar to the right], or you can check out two really fascinating virtual explorations in 3D—one of Paris and one of the Giza Plateau!
World Literature: This week we will finish the film Not One Less before moving on to “The Golden Age of Japanese Culture” with the “Evening Faces” chapter of Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji.
This is a B week, and I will have a substitute Wednesday through Friday as I will be away for my Dad’s funeral. Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, and there is no school that day!
T. Barb :)
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