Purim begins on Wednesday night; if you will not be here Thursday due to family obligations, please let your teachers know!
Attention, Seniors and Juniors: Elizabeth from Josten's will be here Friday [March 6th] to help you with cap and gown orders [Class of 2015] and class rings [Class of 2014]. If you want to get an idea of what is available, check out the Friends School section on the Josten's website:
Class of 2015: Our monthly Advisory Breakfast has been moved to Friday, May 20th due to the number of people who will be absent, the involvement of several seniors in Peace and Social Justice Day preparations, and the time we need to order Caps an Gowns.
American Literature: Presentations for 1700-1820: An Expanding World Leads to an Enlightenment, a Great Awakening, and a National Identity are due on Monday, March 2nd. Your choices were:
- Bailey G.: Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
- Morgan and Nina: John Woolman, “Journal”
- Amy, Kim, and Emily: Benjamin Franklin, “The Way of Wealth”
- Miodrag and Bailey S.: John and Abigail Adams, Letters
- Isabella and Michael: Thomas Paine, from “Common Sense” and “The Crisis”
- Elizabeth and Hannah: Thomas Jefferson, from The Autobiography
- Jentry and Mere: Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African
Advanced Placement Calculus AB: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! You may want to use Khan Academy to reinforce any concepts you are having trouble with! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on the days when your class is scheduled with me!
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is LOTS of reading to do!
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on days when your class is scheduled with me!
Contemporary Fiction: Your assessment for David Baldacci's Wish You Well will be due on Wednesday, March 4th. We are going to have to read/blog during the Spring Break in order to stay on track with David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars, a novel that explores the effects of the Japanese-American internment experience on a small Washington state community. You will need to have read through chapter 15 [page 232] for the blog this week. I will have the new blog post up for you by Monday night. Don't forget that you need to make an original post in response to my prompt by midnight Thursday and a response to a classmate by Saturday at midnight to meet the requirements for this class component. Additionally, remember that spelling/mechanics/grammar count! This is, after all, and English class! If you have a story choice for the midterm project, please let me know!
Psychology [online]: Make sure that you stay on track with this class, following the pacing guide, as once you get behind in an online class, it is difficult to get caught up again!
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: We will continue reading Love's Labor's Lost this week and move on to the film AFTER the break, so that we do not have a week off in the middle! Your newspaper page for Love's Labor's Lost [as detailed in the handout] is now due on Thursday, March 19th. Don't forget that you need to let me know what you are doing for the midterm and whether you are pairing/grouping up with anyone else to do the project!
World Literature: We will finish with Beowulf and then look at “The Formation of a Western Literature” and Dante's Inferno—with a virtual field trip to Hell.... The schedule for this class will definitely need to be adjusted, and I will have that done by the time we return from Spring Break!
This is an A week, but Peace and Social Justice Day has been rescheduled for this Friday; a schedule for the day will be available on Friday.
Spring Break does NOT begin until the end of the day on Friday, so you need to be here—don't get an early start as you have already had several snow days to “rest up....”
Teacher Barb :)