The Admissions Representative from Virginia Wesleyan College will be visiting with us on Tuesday, September 30th at 10:10 in the US English classroom. Interested Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the presentation—with permission from their instructors!
Class of 2015: our monthly breakfast for October is Friday, October 3rd, and we have some things to celebrate!
- Congratulations, Thomas, on your acceptance to Ferrum College!
- Congratulations, Kaleigh, on your acceptance and scholarship offer to Mary Baldwin College!
Advanced Composition: This week we will continue with Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect—Explaining Why” by looking at some examples:
- "Why We Keep Stuff: If You Want to Understand People, Take a Look at What They Hang On To,”
- “Why Marriages Fail,” and,
- “Black Men and Public Space.”
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!
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class!
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class!
Art History I: This week we continue with Medieval and Early Renaissance Art, beginning with a documentary on The Book of Kells. If you thought Nigel's music was annoying, I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the music in this one! We have a few chapters to read as well:
- Carolingian and Ottonian Art
- Romanesque Sculpture
- Giselbertus: the Sculpture at Autun
- Romanesque Painting
- Gothic Art in Northern Europe
Creative Writing: This week we will continue with Writing Down the Bones, reading several selections:
- “Original Detail”
- “The Power of Detail”
- “Baking a Cake'
- “Living Twice”
- “Writers Have Good Figures”
Film as Literature: We will finish Pride and Prejudice and then begin Master and Commander, for which there will be a screening worksheet, due the class period AFTER we finish the film. The quiz for Chapter 2: “Narration” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st, so please be sure that you know the vocabulary!
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we will be working on Chapter: “Narration: Relating Events” in our Strategies for Successful Writing textbook. In addition, we will read two examples of narration: “Momma's Encounter” and “The Scholarship Jacket.” Your typed rough draft of your critique of The Alchemist should be brought to class on Tuesday for peer review. You will receive a grade for having this available on Tuesday, so please do not forget to bring it! Finally, please do not forget to bring a book [your choice of novel] to class each day for SSR. The finished critique for The Alchemist, with the peer response for your rough draft stapled to it, is due on Thursday, October 2nd.
Mystery Fiction: You should finish Death on the Nile by the end of class on Tuesday; your postcards for this book are due on Thursday, October 2nd!. As you are reading, don't forget to place your guess for “who done it” in the back of the book or in some other safe place before you finish. We will talk about this when we do our wrap up discussion on Thursday. Don't forget that our class discussion takes place on our class blog and that each of you must post one original comment in response to my prompt by Thursday, and then each of you should respond to someone else's post by Saturday midnight if you are to earn full credit for this course requirement! Several of you are skimping or even ignoring this requirement, and your grade reflects this. The blog posts are worth FIFTY PERCENT of your grade for this course!
This is an A week, so Friday is an A day.
Teacher Barb :)