Class of 2015: We have our monthly breakfast on Friday, and we had decided to go out… So, where are we going? We also need to get going on creating a floor/decorating plan for Prom 2015. We have about six weeks before the big night!
Advanced Placement Art History: Hopefully you are on track—about a month to go until the AP exam!
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: This week we will continue with the 1820-1865 period. First we will examine the poetry of Emily Dickinson, and then we will be looking at Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. So, an easy week for you! If we have a chance, we will jump ahead to look at Writing Assignment 2 on Friday.
Contemporary Fiction: You should have posted twice to the class blog on our wrap-up discussion of The Secret Life of Bees. We will move on to the movie adaptation before beginning our next book, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, a novel about China’s “Great Leap Forward” under Mao.
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! If you have tests to take, these MUST be taken on A days when I have you in class!
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: Reminder: your Shakesbook page for A Midsummer Night's Dream is due on Thursday, April 9th. The directions and a template you can use are available on Jupiter as well as on my website. This week we will begin reading out Much Ado About Nothing. It is a pretty funny play, and we have two films to watch once we have finished our reading.
World Literature: Reminder: Writing Assignment 1 is due on Thursday, April 9th! This week we return for a week to our Encounter with the Supernatural and Spirit Worlds unit with a discussion of Islamic literature and two selections from the Middle East [Western Asia]:
- Naguib Mahfouz: Zaabalawi [2881-2893]
- “The Rise of Islamic Literature” [861-867]
- The Thousand and One Nights [923-948]
This is an A week as we did not have school on Monday.
Grades for the third quarter should be ready by the end of the week. We are beginning the fourth quarter, and it will be difficult to stay focused with the nicer weather, but you need to keep on track to finish the year where you want to be academically—final exams will be here before you know it!
Teacher Barb :)