On Tuesday, the 8th, we have two college admissions representatives visiting with us. Brittany Matheson will be here at 10:00 to speak with us about Randolph College, and then at 2:00 Fran Bright will talk with interested students about George Mason University. So, if you are interested in either school, or if you want to get some experience with asking questions about the admissions process, come to either or both presentations!
Advanced Composition: This is the week you have been waiting for, or dreading, I am not sure which, but I know you have been talking about it: the I-Search Process begins! I will be introducing this project to you and giving out the I-Search binders with all of the information that you will need to get started on the culminating project for this course. On Wednesday we will be looking at the result of searches done by others which culminated in films--maybe you will have the same result! If we have additional time, you may have time to work on your Cause and Effect essay [which is due on Wednesday, October 23rd]. By the way, even though we have finished When the Emperor was Divine, you still need to be reading and keeping up with your journals, so do NOT forget to bring a book [your choice] to read during SSR every day!
Art History: The admissions representative from Randolph College will be here during class on Tuesday, but we are still trying to keep to our schedule of readings as much as possible. This week we continue with our study of Medieval and Early Renaissance Art, first with reading:
- Carolinian and Ottonian Art
- Romanesque Sculpture
- Giselbertus: the Sculpture at Autun
- Romanesque Painting
- Gothic Art in Northern Europe
- The Genesis of Italian Painting
- Italian Gothic Sculpture
- Giotto di Bondone
- Italian Gothic Painting
- Ambrogio Lorenzetti: The Good Commune
- International Gothic
Fundamentals of Composition: Please remember to bring a book of your choice to read each day for SSR! Some of you have lost daily participation points for this, so try to remember your books! We will be looking a another organizational pattern of expository writing—description. Bring your textbooks as we will be going over chapter 6: “Description—Presenting Impressions” and doing some of the exercises in the chapter. During Writing Workshop, you should be working on your narrative essay which will be due on Thursday, October 17th, so please bring whatever you need to class to work on that.
Science Fiction/Fantasy: Please try to remember to keep up with your blogging! We will be reading Ender's Game all week, and if you finish ahead of schedule, you might want to work on the Postcards from the Battle School which will be due on Wednesday, October 23rd.
The Word—The Old Testament: This week we will finish up Unit 4: Exodus and the Land of Promise:
- Chapter 8: The Wilderness and the Law
- Chapter 9: The Promised Land
- Unit Feature: Exodus and Emancipation
Thinking ahead—please do NOT make any appointments for Wednesday, October 16th as that is the morning that the freshmen take the ACT Explore test http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-explore/, the sophomores take the ACT Plan test http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-plan/, and the juniors take the PSAT-NMSQT http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html. The seniors will be off campus that morning. These tests are important indicators of student success on the ACT and SAT, and we do NOT have a make-up day available for testing, so please plan to be here!
Have a great week—see you at the Lock-in!
Teacher Barb :)