AP exams are scheduled for the first two weeks in May, and MUST be taken at specified times. There are NO make-ups for these, and NO late testing is allowed. For those of you taking the AP US History exam, this is scheduled for Friday, May 8th at 8:00 AM in the basement of the Meeting House. The AP Comparative Government and Politics exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 AM in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement Art History: Hopefully you are on track! The AP Art History exam is scheduled for noon on Thursday, May 7th in the Meeting House library.
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! The AP Calculus AB exam is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 5th in the Meeting House library.
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is a LOT of reading to do! The AP English Language and Composition exam is scheduled for 8:00 AM on Wednesday, May 13th in the Meeting House library.
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! The AP Psychology exam is scheduled for noon on Monday, May 4th in the Meeting House library.
American Literature: This week we will continue with American Realism, finishing with Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn before moving on to three other selections:
- Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat” [1777-1795]
- Jack London: “To Build a Fire” [1825-1836]
- Jane Addams: from Twenty Years at Hull House [1873-1880]
Contemporary Fiction: We will continue reading Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, our novel about China’s “Great Leap Forward” under Mao; you need to finish reading this before posting your original response to the blog by Thursday at midnight and a response to a classmate by Saturday midnight. KEEP READING!!!!
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: This week we begin a new play, The Merchant of Venice. This is one of those plays that fits the definition of a “comedy” in Shakespeare's time as we have disguises and weddings, but this play also has a darker side that will make you think. REMINDER: your Much Ado About Nothing acrostic is due on Thursday, April 23rd—Shakespeare's 451st birthday!
World Literature: This week we will finish with our unit Home Invaded by Other. Our selections this week focus on the effects of World War II on the Japanese who are first bombed and defeated in war and then “occupied” by their former enemies:
- Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
- Kojima Nobuo, “The American School” [2896-2919]
This is an A week, and the weather is supposed to be warmer, but that doesn't mean that you should slack off—we still have several weeks to go before the semester ends, so stay on track!
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)