This is a busy week for the Upper School. On Monday, Bobbi i Carroll, an admissions representative from Hampton University, will be here to speak with interested students at 10:30 in the US English classroom.
On Wednesday, the ninth through eleventh grade students will be testing from 8:30 until lunch. PLEASE be on time so that we can start on time; it's not fair when an entire class has to wait for one person as the entire class must use the same starting time. The seniors are planning their own activity for Wednesday morning and will be off campus that morning.
On Thursday morning school pictures will be taken, and the US is scheduled to have pictures taken as soon as the photographer is ready or at 9:00, whichever comes first! Please be on time and dress nicely!
Friday is Grandparents' Day and Open House. Grandparents and other friends of the community will be visiting, so please have your cubbies [all of them!] cleaned. Some visitors may be sitting in on classes, so please welcome them!
Advanced Composition: This week we will focus on Chapter 21: “The Research Paper” which may be helpful in the completion of your I-Search project. We will also talk about using an online storage solution, such as Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/, for accessing your I-Search project regardless of your location and an online bookmarking system, like PortaPortal http://www.portaportal.com/, which allows you to access your bookmarked sites regardless of what computer you are using. During Writing Workshop time you will have an opportunity to work on your cause and effect essays which are due on Friday, October 25th!
Art History: I hope you had a great time visiting the Chrysler Museum of Art [and Doumar's]! This week we begin our exploration of the Early Renaissance with Michael Wood's third episode from Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol. In our textbook we will read the following sections:
- Netherlandish Art 1: Sluter and the van Eycks;
- Jan van Eyck: the Arnolfi Marriage;
- Netherlandish Art 2: Rogier van der Weyden;
- Netherlandinsh Art 3 and its Diffusion; and,
- Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Creative Writing: This week in Wild Mind you should read and do the writing prompts covered in:
- “What I Really Want to Say”;
- “Emergency Case”;
- “A Reading”; and,
- “Reading Aloud"
Film as Literature: We will finish Chapter 3: “Mise-en-Scène” on Tuesday with the quiz scheduled for that chapter on Thursday, October 18th before we begin watching a classic film that perfectly illustrates the concepts covered in the chapter, Doctor Zhivago. Reminder, don't forget to go to the movies, if you have done so already; your Film Review is due on Thursday, October 25th!
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we will finish Chapter 6: “Description--Presenting Impressions,” covering Planing and drafting the essay, topics for writing, and critical edge. We will also read and discuss two examples of descriptive essays included in our textbook: “When the Full Moon Shines its Magic over Monument Valley” and “Assembly Line Adventures.” During Writing Workshop you will be given time to work on the narrative essay which is due on Friday, October 19th! Please remember to bring a book to read for SSR, and keep up with your journals!
Publications and Media: Although we have extended our deadline for the 2011-2012 Yearbook, you need to stay on track--we need to have this completed by November 15th! Additionally, we need to start planning out the 2012-2013 Yearbook and getting pictures taken for that “book.”
This is an A week, and the quarter ends NEXT WEEK [October 26th], so make certain that you know what is due when and get all of your work completed and turned in! I would LOVE to see everyone with passing grades for this first quarter!
Teacher Barb :)