PLEASE NOTE: Next week is listed incorrectly on the A/B schedule; it is NOT an A week—it will be a B week!
This is a short but important week—the next to the last week of the first semester! I am working on scheduling, and I should have something for you to choose from for second semester by next Tuesday [the 10th]. I will pass materials out during the regular Meeting for Business, and then I should be able to put it all together for the start of the second semester on Wednesday, January 18th.
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 2020 is selling lunch from Panera on Wednesdays--orders must be placed by Tuesday morning. Check with Teacher Danny or a member of the Class of 2020 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.
Advanced Composition: This week will continue working on Chapter 14: “Mixing the Writing Strategies.” We will read “Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty” and “Gender Gap in Cyberspace” before turning to Chapter 20 and looking at the differences between a memo and a business letter. You have a memo to me regarding your I-Search projects due on Tuesday, January 10th. There will be NO journal entries due this week; your FINAL journal entry is due next week, and it will require you to respond to a prompt I have put on Jupiter for that assignment. Don’t forget that your I-Search projects are due on THURSDAY, January 12th!
Art History I: This week we will continue with our study of the 18th century, The Baroque era, with a few chapters from our textbook:
- Tiepolo: The Residence at Würzburg
- Watteau: “The Embarkation for Cythera”
- French and German Rococo
- French Rococo 2: Portraiture and Sculpture
- Genre and Still-Life Painting
- Chardin: “The House of Cards”
- William Hogarth
- British Portraiture and Genre.
Film as Literature: Reminder: Your response for chapter 8 and Citizen Kane is due on Friday, January 6th! This week we will watch Schindler’s List; it will probably take us until next Monday or even into Wednesday to finish it. In the meantime, you need to work on finishing up your final project, A Recipe for a Film, as this is due on Wednesday, January 11th.
Fundamentals of Composition: We will move on to chapter 18: “The Essay Examination.” You will also have time to work on your final projects. There will be NO journal entries due this week; your FINAL journal entry is due next week, and it will require you to respond to a prompt I have put on Jupiter for that assignment. Don’t forget your final Literature Projects are due on Wednesday, January 11th!
Mystery Fiction: The postcards and Crime Notes for A Morbid Taste for Bones are due on Friday, January 6th! Hopefully you will have finished reading the book by then…. We will watch a film adaptation of this novel starting Friday, and we should finish that by next Monday. Next week you will be presenting your final projects, A Recipe for Death, so please be prepared to do this on time! There will be NO blog due this week—the final blog will be posted by NEXT Monday with your original responses due by Thursday, January 12th, and your follow-up responses are due by Saturday, January 14th.
ONLINE CLASSES: Please make sure you are following the pacing guide for the class; remember, regardless of whether or not WE have class/school, Virtual Virginia is available, and you may have assignments due!
This is an A week, and we have monthly Advisory breakfast on Friday, but don’t forget, you have an opportunity to come and see some classmates on stage as Teacher Tracy presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday, January 7th, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)