The VAIS visiting team will be with us Sunday through Wednesday, so we will have Meeting for Worship on MONDAY; we will follow a Friday time schedule on Monday.
Advanced Composition: We will continue discussing Chapter 13: “Argument” and work in groups to craft arguments based on one of each of the three appeals [rational, ethical, or emotional], additionally, we will be reading several selections from our reader:
- “Yes, Don't Impede Medical Progress”;
- “A Journalist's View of Black Economics”;
- “Crossing Lines”;
- “The Misguided Zeal of the Privacy Lobby”; and,
- “Halt and Show Your Papers.”
Art History: First we will finish watching Simon Schama's Power of Art: Caravaggio and then we will log on to the Glogster website and learn/relearn how to use Glogster to create the Glogs for the Virtual Curator: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century assignment [due January 17th!]. We will also read the following selections:
- Caravaggio: The Conversion of Saint Paul
- The Carracci and their Pupils
- The High Baroque in Rome
- French Art I
- Landscape Painting in Italy
- French Art 2: The Sun King
- Art in Flanders
- Art in England
Creative Writing: Don’t forget to keep up with the reading and practice assignments in Wild Mind for this week:
- “Pleasure” and its related “Try This”
- “Horse Racing” and its related “Try This”
Film as Literature: We will look at Chapter 6: “Editing” once we finish Edward Scissorhands. The quiz for Chapter 6 is now scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th. To catch up, we have to drop Baz Luhrmann's films--Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge, but I can show these after school for those who might be interested. We still have to get through Vertigo, North by Northwest , Citizen Kane, Some Like it Hot, and It's A Wonderful Life along with Chapter 7: “Sound” before the break! Yikes!
Fundamentals of Composition: The Illustration paper is due on Monday, December 3rd. Start looking for a book that you would like to read for the final assignment, if you have not already chosen one. We will begin Chapter 17: “Diction, Tone, Style” in our textbook on Monday.
Publications and Media: We need to finish the yearbook for 2011-2012, and then burn this to DVD-ROM for Thursday, December 6th, if at all possible! We also need to start thinking about a theme for the 2012-2013 yearbook!
Now that we have reached December, the three weeks leading up to the holiday break will rush by. We kick off our holiday celebrations in the Upper School on Tuesday—at Meeting for Business this week we will discuss the guidelines for this year's Secret Santa / Hanukkah Harry / Kwanzaa Kevin / Bodhi Ben / Ramadan Ralphie / Yule Yorick / Divali Dennis [the handout is available on the right]. Those who would like to participate will draw names on Friday during our annual All Upper School Advisory Breakfast! Also on Friday, during our usual Meeting for Worship time, we will be wrapping the gifts we have purchased/collected for our Mattaponi adoptees.
Have a great week! For those of you celebrating Hanukkah at the end of the week, may the Festival of Lights bring you eight nights of love, laughter and endless joy!
Teacher Barb :)