We have the November Advisory Breakfast this Friday, Class of 2015, and I have posted a new schedule for the second quarter stewardship responsibilities. Please make sure that you are doing your “jobs,” as it is not fair that Teacher Cat is taking out the trash and recycling for you.
Basketball drills begin this week, so if you plan to play, you need to get to the gym after school on Monday/Tuesday and get practicing!
Advanced Composition: You should be bringing a book of your choice to class for SSR each day, AND you should be writing in your journals. This week, in your textbook, we will look at Chapter 12: “ Definition: Establishing Boundaries.” We will also read two selections from our reader that illustrate this compositional method:
- “The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet” and
- “The Blended Economy”
- Leonardo da Vinci;
- Michelangelo Buonarroti;
- Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceilin; and,
Creative Writing: Don’t forget to keep up with the reading and practice assignments in Wild Mind for this week:
- “Lake Heron”
- “Try This”
- “The Mink”
Film as Literature: We should finish Lawrence of Arabia this week, and I am going to do something different about Chapter 4: “Cinematography” and its quiz.... I am going to give you a take-home assignment for this chapter which will be due in lieu of the quiz; you will need to turn this in on the quiz for Chapter 4 has been pushed back to Tuesday, November 13th. I will reschedule the other chapter quizzes and post these dates later this week.
Fundamentals of Composition: We have fallen a little behind, but I think we can easily get caught up in a week or two. So, if you have already read chapter 10, good for you—we will begin that chapter NEXT Monday, November 12th! Please note, the Process Analysis paper will still be due on Friday, November 16th. This week we will focus on Chapter 8: “Illustration—Making Yourself Clear.” Because some of you are still having some trouble with punctuation, on Monday we will do a little exercise on punctuation that clearly demonstrates the changes that punctuation can make in meaning. The same letter can be both positive and loving as well as negative and snarky [with NO change in the words themselves], just by changing the punctuation! Reminder, your Descriptive essays are due on Wednesday, November 7th! Don’t forget to bring a book for SSR each day and continue writing in your journals.
Publications and Media: We need to get the 2011-2012 book finished. Our deadline for this is Wednesday, November 14th, so decide who is responsible for what and let’s get this done!
I can't believe that we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Feast in just two weeks! Where has the time gone?
Teacher Barb :)