The Admissions Representatives from the College of Charleston, Methodist University, Seton Hall University, and Randolph College will be visiting with us this week in the US English classroom.
- College of Charleston, Monday, 11:15 AM
- Methodist University, Monday, 2:00 PM
- Seton Hall College, Tuesday, 10:00 AM
- Randolph College, Tuesday, 3:00 PM
Preparations are underway for this year's Halloween Carnival which will take place on Thursday, October 30th. Volunteers are needed to provide baked goodies and supervise any of several activities. Please speak with Teacher Eileen if you can donate your time or your baking results, and she will connect you with the appropriate people! To pre-order tickets for activities at the Halloween Carnival, please download the flyer to the right , fill it out, and return it with the money for tickets to the office.
The Class of 2015 and the Class of 2016 will be creating and escorting tours to the Haunted Cottage during the Halloween Carnival. The following have signed up from the Class of 2015:
- Setting up/Decorating: Sam, Sky, Thomas, and Walker
- Performing: Courtney, Nicholas, Sam, Sarah, Thomas, and Zoie
- Cleaning up: Lane, Thomas, and Walker
Advanced Composition: We will continue with our discussion of research methodologies and documenting sources this week, and we will be looking at Chapter 23: “Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations.” Have you come up with a question yet for your I-Search project? Don't forget, I moved the due date for your cause and effect essay; it is due on Monday, October 27th.
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 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 days when your class is scheduled with me!
Art History I: We got a little behind on our reading because of the Soccer and Volleyball tournaments last week, but we will easily catch up. This week we continue with Early Renaissance Art, reading several chapters:
- Italian Painting 2: Tuscany in Mid-Century
- Piero della Francesca: “The Flagellation”
- Italian Sculpture 2: New Modes and Types
- Italian Painting 3: Florence and Rome
- Botticelli: “Primavera”
- Renaissance Painting in North and Central Italy
- Renaissance Painting in Venice
- Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol, Episode Four: “The High Renaissance”
- The Sixteenth Century
- The High Renaissance 1: Florence and Rome
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Michaelangelo Buonarroti
- Michaelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Creative Writing: This week in Writing Down the Bones, we will be reading the following:
- “One Plus One Equals a Mercedes Benz”
- “Be an Animal”
- “Make Statements and Answer Questions”
- “The Action of a Sentence”
- “Writing in Restaurants”
- week 5: What's Your Obsession?
- Week 6: Take a line or a rhyme and make it thine!
- Week 7: What are YOUR dreams?
- Week 8: Observation from the Bagel Bakery and Four Picture Response
- Week 9: Story Starter piece
Film as Literature: For chapter 4: “Cinematography,” we will continue with Lawrence of Arabia. You should continue exploring this chapter through the take-home quiz which is due on or before Wednesday, November 5th. I will also review your final assignment for this class, A Recipe for a Film [due January 12th]. Don't forget that your film review is due on Wednesday, October 29th!
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we turn to Chapter 8: “Illustration: Making Yourself Clear.” The most difficult part of illustration is selecting an appropriate example, so we will spend some time on this as well as allowing time to peer edit the Descriptive Essay which is due on Thursday, October 30th.
Mystery Fiction: We will wrap up our reading of Shinjū with the final blog posts due by Monday at midnight. I moved the due date for the Postcards from Medieval Japan; they are now due on Tuesday, October 28th. This week we will begin a new book, The Salaryman's Wife. Remember, 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! Please be sure that you are posting to the correct blog entry and making your second post by Saturday at midnight for full credit! I AM deducting points for spelling and grammar mistakes, so be mindful of this as you post!
With Halloween coming up, here is a scary thought: the first quarter ends on Thursday, October 30th at the end of the day! Are your grades where they should be? If not, why not? If so, keep up the hard work!
This is a short week—we do not have school on Friday, and next Monday, November 4th, is a Teacher Work Day; there will be no classes for students.
Enjoy the short week and the Halloween Carnival!
Teacher Barb :)