Because of an adjusted schedule last week, Advisories will be having their monthly breakfasts on Friday.
On Saturday, most classes will be going out to dinner as groups before the prom. I hope you have your tickets; it's going to be a wonderful evening in a Secret Garden! Class of 2019, we are meeting at 4:30 for pictures at the Beach Garden Park off of Laskin Road before coming back to Otani for 5:00 for dinner. After the prom, we will be at PinBoys for a few games of after-prom bowling—this is always a lot of fun, so I hope to see you there!
The Class of 2017 is selling lunch from Taste Unlimited on Tuesdays--orders must be in by the end of Meeting for Business! Check with Teacher Jeff or a member of the Class of 2017 to order.
The Class of 2018 is selling lunch from Firehouse Subs on Thursdays--orders must be in by Advisory on Thursday. Check with Teacher Ebony or a member of the Class of 2018 to order.
The Class of 2019 is selling lunch from the Daily Grind on Fridays—orders must be in by Thursday at 3:00 PM. Check with Sophie, Sharon, Briella, or Makayla to order.
American Literature: Reminder: Writing Assignment 2 is due on Friday, May 12th! This week we continue with American Literature from 1914-1945: American Modernism with several short selections:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Winter Dreams” [2184-2201]
- William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily” [2216-2224]
- Ernest Hemingway: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” [2241-2259]
- John Steinbeck: “The Leader of the People” [2272-2283]
Art History II: We continue with our unit: The Twentieth Century. We will be looking at:
- Pollock [DVD]
- Abstract expressionism: The New York School
- Abstract Developments 1: Colour-Field
- Abstract Developments 2: Hard-Edge and Minimal
- Informal Abstraction in Europe
- After 1945: Old Masters of the New
- Post-War Sculpture 1
- Simon Schama's Power of Art: Rothko [DVD]
Contemporary Fiction: We will be watching the film adaptation of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. Then we will turn to our last novel, The Lovely Bones.
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: This week Block 4 will finish reading The Tempest and then watch the two film adaptations. Block 6 will finish watching the Globe production of The Tempest before turning to the Helen Mirren version. Next we will move on to The Winter's Tale... Block 4: your character alphabet for The Taming of the Shrew is due on Wednesday, May 19th. Block 6: your character alphabet for The Taming of the Shrew is due on Thursday, May 11th.
World Literature: We are running behind due to project presentations and the tornado alert last week, but we will get caught up.... This week we continue with our final unit, “Trying to Discern the Thoughts of the Other” as we explore Korean culture and literature:
- “Cranes” by Hwang Sunwon
- The Way Home [DVD]
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is a B week.
Teacher Barb :)