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We are rapidly nearing the end of the first trimester. Since this is a full-year class, you won’t notice much of a shift in our daily activities. One reminder: you will need a copy of Jane Eyre for November. Continue reading Week of October 24
Parents and students:
I have just updated the ZAP list for next week. It is at three pages long. Many of these assignments are 10 questions long—don’t get d-hall for that!
All classes are up-to-date in the grade book. The only outstanding grades at this time are the grades for the feature articles, which will take about a week to grade and enter. I have received several questions about specific assignments and ZAP, so here are answers to the questions I’ve been asked so far:
We are rapidly approaching the close of the first trimester. Here are a few dates you may wish to add to your calendars:
Enhanced Learning/Study Skills – October 26 and November 1
Final Exams – SECOND PERIOD – November 2
Final Exams – FOURTH and SIXTH PERIODS – November 3
Final Exams – FIRST, THIRD, AND FIFTH PERIODS – November 4
*Take note: fifth and sixth periods will switch times on November 4* Continue reading Week of October 17
Hopefully everyone has had a restful and restorative Fall Break! We are jumping right back in to The Count of Monte Cristo by picking up where we left off with our feature articles. Continue reading Week of October 10
We’ve all heard the old saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Never is that statement more true than when speaking of a new mother’s affection for her infant. A mother is able to overlook even the most glaring imperfections while cherishing her offspring, even when others notice immediately. By the same token, many of us allow the mother’s enthusiasm to do the same for us, softening our objections and allowing us to say, “Oh, but look at those cute eyes/mouth/toes.” This week in my English classes, we’ll be doing a writing exercise that I call Ugly Babies. Continue reading Ugly Babies
We’re on Fall Break this week. After a morning outside at the park, I took my kids by GameStop and let them each pick out a “new” game for our Wii console. Carson chose Mario Super Sluggers. Cameron voted for Need for Speed Version 1,000,001, or whatever it is, and Colton selected an F1 racing game. I expected them to spend all day today in front of the television, and I’d resigned myself to it. After all, I told myself, they don’t get to do it that often. But then, I walked by my daughter’s door and got a little surprise. Continue reading The Power of Reading
I apologize for not posting this earlier; I had to swap out our modem. Never a dull moment with technology… Continue reading Reading Guide #4
One more week before Fall Break! 🙂