American Literature: This week we will need to catch up since we have gotten a bit behind due to several other priorities. Writing Assignment 2, which was due on Friday May 11th [see page 7 of your syllabus] MUST be presented this week! After that we will be watching A Streetcar Named Desire.
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie, covering the sections from “The Eleventh Tuesday” to “The Conclusion.” You need to have this book finished this week!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies: We will continue with our reading of Hamlet this week. Don't forget that our trip to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton is next Thursday, May 24th. We will need to leave school by 6:00 AM! We will be seeing A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The Word: We will finish up with our textbook, reading Chapter 40: “The Bible and Literacy” and the Unit Feature: “Freedom and Faith in America.” Afternoon with an Apostle/Disciple presentations are due on Thursday, May 17th! Once we finish with the presentations, we will watch The Song of Bernadette.
World Literature: We will continue exploring Korea through the film The Way Home. After that, we will turn to The Old Testament for the story of Job and then to Heian Japan for a look at a chapter from Murasaki Shikibu's monumental work, The Tale of Genji. If you have not already done so, you will also be selecting a poet or collection of poetry to present to the class in lieu of a final exam. [See pages 8-9 of the syllabus for more information and the list of poets.]
Amnesty: As you know, I deduct points each day for late work until there are no points left to earn. However, I am offering an amnesty period from May 15th through May 25th for late work. I will deduct only 50 points off of the grade you earn for any late work turned in during this time, and believe me, SOME points are better than NO points when I calculate your final grade. I will NOT accept any late work after May 25th, so take advantage of this opportunity NOW.
We are down to the last four weeks of school, so stay focused and on track. There are projects and other assignments for so many classes that it is easy to forget one, and that could have a negative impact on your grade—make sure you know what is due when, complete it on time, and TURN IT IN/PRESENT IT ON TIME!!!!
T. Barb :)