Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sophomore updates

The sophomores have finished Julius Caesar and we will be having the test on February 22, 2010, so be prepared.

Next we will be reading Dante's Inferno;former students have told me it's a blast.

Don't forget parent teacher conferences are next week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Juniors Honors Huck Finn due dates

Huck Finn in each chapter look for:
Figures of speech
Particularly potent passages

Due Dates:
Chapters 29-Epilogue and quiz: March 1 and 2
Huck Finn project: March 4

Remember to take a writing conference some time this quarter; available most days after school and 3rd lunch on B-days

Phillip Jones comes to visit

Local author Phillip Jones worked with our Science Fiction/Fantasy Class on February 10, 2010. He brought a copy of the third edition of his book Crystal Moon, World of Grayhamfor each student as well as posters. Some guests accompanied him, and shared with us the importance of following your dream. In this class, Jones led a writing practice with the students; as a class we formed an opening paragraph for a story about a frog which was posted on his blog. The students have been offered extra credit to go online and add to the story.

Once and Future King group projects are due on February 23rd.