Please note that Advisory and morning class times have been adjusted to allow us a little more time for lunch. Check the schedule to make sure that you are arriving for classes in a timely manner!
Advanced Composition: Keep up with your reading of When the Emperor was Divine as you have a critiques due for this on Friday, September 28th. Additionally, please read chapter 9: "Classification," in the Reinking text as we will cover that this week. You will be writing a classification essay which is due on Thursday, October 4th, so be thinking about a subject for that as we look at the documentary Rabbit in the Moon about the Japanese-American internment experience during WWII.
Art History: We will continue to explore the art of the ancient world through reading and view the documentary How Art Made the World.
Creative Writing: This week's sections in Wild Mind include:
- "Stalker and Dreamer"
- "The Quiet Place"
- "Wild Mind"
Film as Literature: Read chapter 1: "What is a Movie." I will review this on Thursday and Friday in preparation for next week's chapter 1 quiz on Thursday, September 20th. Films this week include Jurassic Park III, Stagecoach, and finally, The Wizard of Oz!
Fundamentals of Composition: We will work on reading comprehension activities this week in conjunction with our reading of chapter 2: "Strategies for Successful Reading." Additionally, you need to continue reading The Alchemist during SSR and keeping up with your journal entries. Remember, the critique for The Alchemist is due on Friday, October 5th! Please read chapter 3: "Planning and Drafting your Paper" in your Reinking text in preparation for next week!
Publications and Media: Our goal is to get the 2010-2011 yearbook set up and burned to DVD this week for distribution at the picnic. We also need to get the 2011-2012 book finished and set up to burn to DVD for distribution on Grandparents' Day, October 19th. For the 2012-2013 book, we need to set up folders and determine our picture naming conventions; that will make it easier once we get into compiling this book. We already have a few pictures in our folder for this year which need some work!
The College Counseling workshop will be presented on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00, ending at noon, so mark your calendars and check the College Counseling page for updates about school visits by college admissions reps!
Hope to see you at the picnic on Thursday night!
Teacher Barb :)