Please pick up your schedule from me when you arrive Tuesday morning. Most of you have given me your course selections for the semester, but some of you still need to choose classes for some blocks.
A few schedule changes:
- Computer Competencies, Block 3, is full; no additions will be allowed.
- Computer Programming, Block 6, has been cancelled
- Picture This! A Digital Photography class has been added in Block 8. Teacher Nicola will be teaching this class.
- Quaker Studies: Mindfulness, Block 8, is full; no additions will be allowed.
In the Spring Semester, Art History II, Economics & Personal Finance, and The Word: The New Testament will be in different blocks, so if you still need to take these required classes, do not worry--I know what you need!
Don't forget, Advisory begins at 8:15.
- Class of 2016: T. Danny
- Class of 2017: T. Nicola & T. Jeff
- Class of 2018: T. Ebony & T. Ryan
- Class of 2019: T. Barb
Please note: due to the Virtual Virginia schedules, Advanced Placement and Online classes begin on September 8th, and these classes will be located in the US Computer Lab. You will join my classes this week, but some of you may be able to log in during this week. Do NOT forget to ask me for your log-in information before the weekend.
Advanced Composition: We begin with a review of the syllabus and the class structure:
- Sustained Silent Reading [SSR]: When The Emperor was Divine
- Strategies for Successful Writing
- Writing Workshop [WW]
We will be looking at the writing process this week as portrayed in the film The Wonder Boys.
American Short Stories: We begin our exploration of short fiction from American Authors of the 20th century with a discussion of why stories and storytelling are so integral to human society. Then we will be view How to Make an American Quilt, a frame story with a collection of stories as the basis for the main/frame story.
Art History I: What makes us "human"? That will be the focus of our introductory discussions!
Fundamentals of Composition: We will go over the syllabus and begin a film which focuses on the writing process: Finding Forrester.
Science Fiction and Fantasy: After we read and discuss an essay about speculative fiction, we will be watching a film adaptation of a classic fantasy: Tuck Everlasting.
The Word: The Old Testament: We will begin with an exploration of the geography which gave birth to the Bible by watching the documentary Walking the Bible.
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 1st, and this is an A week.
Teacher Barb :)