The Class of 2015 is once again selling pink carnations for Valentine’s Day [well, actually for February 13th!]. We need the orders in by Tuesday, February 11th so that we can get our final order in. Each long-stemmed carnation can be ordered with a personalized message and red and white ribbons for delivery on Thursday, February 13th for $2.00 each. If you need an order form, you may download one from the sidebar on the right.
The Class of 2016 welcomes Luke back to VBFS!
Advisory: Don’t forget, our carnations will be delivered on Thursday, February 13th, so we will need everyone to be here by 8:00 on Thursday morning so that we can get the flowers delivered around campus.
American Literature: Because of the additional snow days, the due date for Multi-Media Project 1 has been moved to Wednesday, February 12th. For this project, you were supposed to create a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of 15 slides [not including the title slide, “The end” slide, or the sources slide(s)] or 5-7 minute video or other electronic presentation for the writer you selected from the “Beginnings to 1700 Unit.” Include background information on the author and a few quotations from his/her work to help us understand why this selection was included as “American” literature. Include pictures, maps, video clips, and any other media that will help you to help us understand the selection(s). “Technical difficulties” are not an excuse for not being ready or for stalling in presentation, so test your “delivery” feasibility ahead of time! We will have some time to work on these on Monday. Additionally, you may work on your reading for the Obituaries and Tombstones assignment [due February 21st].
Art History II: We continue with our exploration of East Asian Art with two documentaries and several reading selections.
- Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Ancient China—A Journey Back in Time [DVD]
- Korean Art
- Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: Samurai Japan--A Journey Back in Time [DVD]
- Japanese Art 1: Art of the Buddhist Temples
- Japanese Art 2: Zen Ink-Painting
- Japanese Art 3: Yamato-e
- Japanese Art 4: Ukiyo-e
- the making of woodblock prints...
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will look poetry terms we will use all throughout the semester before looking at the website for our textbook and the website for the Favorite Poem Project:
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will finish reading of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and then watch the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet by Franco Zefferelli and then Baz Luhrman’s much more modern Romeo + Juliet.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: We will finish watching Ben Hur and then move on to Unit 8: Another Covenant
- Chapter 21: Living Tradition
- Chapter 22: Other Jewish Texts in the Christian Bible
- Chapter 23: New Testament
- Unit Feature: A Summary of Literary Genres in the Bible
- Chapter 24: Mark
- Chapter 25: Matthew
- Chapter 26: Luke
- Chapter 27: John
- Unit Feature: Parables of Mercy
World Literature: We continue with our exploration of the Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other unit, finishing Troy and then moving on to The Odyssey. Just a reminder, your God/Goddess project is due on Tuesday, February 18th!
Valentine’s Day is coming, and Teacher Carrie has picked up the supplies for us to make bags for collecting Valentines! We will be putting these together during Advisory this week. Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)