The Admissions Representative from George Mason University will be with us this week in the US English classroom on Tuesday at 10:10 AM. Interested Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the presentations—with permission from their instructors!
Advanced Composition: This week we will start on chapter 12: “Definition—Establishing Boundaries” in your textbook. During writing workshop time, you will have an opportunity to work on the definition essay [due December 3rd] and/or your I-Search project. Have you come up with a question for your I-Search project yet? Remember, your I-Search Project Topic and Executive Summary [parts 1—what I already know about my topic, and part 2—what I want to find out] are due on Wednesday, November 12th.
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 will finish the documentary we started last week and then do a little reading before turning to an assignment based on the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We will finish with a film about Michaelangelo.
- 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
- The Agony and the Ecstasy [DVD]
Creative Writing: This week in Writing Down the Bones, we will be reading the following:
- “”The Writing Studio”
- “A Big Topic: Eroticism
- “A Tourist in Your Own Town”
- “Write Anyplace”
Film as Literature: For chapter 4: “Cinematography,” we will finish Lawrence of Arabia. Remember, your take-home quiz for this chapter 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]. We will move on by the end of the week to Chapter 5: Acting, and we will be looking at the work of Johnny Depp, as an accompaniment to this chapter, in Edward Scissorhands and Finding Neverland.
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we will continue with Chapter 8: “Illustration: Making Yourself Clear.” We will read two examples of Illustration that are included in your textbook:
- “Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer”
- “Rambos of the Road”
Mystery Fiction: We will continue our reading of The Salaryman's Wife. The postcards for this book are due on Friday, November 14th, so some of you REALLY need to get some reading done! 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!
I hope you had a nice long weekend and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep! We begin the second quarter this week, and from here through the beginning of the holiday break in December, time will fly, so please stay on track with assignments!
This is an A week as there were no classes on Monday.
Teacher Barb :)