Monday, July 27, 2009

Information for the Beginning of the 2009-2010 School

If you're looking at this because you'll be in seventh grade next year, here's some information for you. Back to School Night will be held August 18th from 5 to 7 p.m.

On August 19 we will hold seventh grade day, when only seventh graders come to school all day.

August 20 will be 8th-9th grade day, so seventh graders do not need to come!
All grades will come on August 21st, a B-day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Texting (and Other Writing) is Weaving

Texting (and Other Writing -- Creating of Texts) is Weaving

1300–50; ME < class="ital-inline">textus text, terms, L: text, structure, orig., pattern of weaving, texture (of cloth), equiv. to tex(ere) to weave + -tus suffix of v. action

"An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur* is a spinner of yarns -- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth." [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style"]

* A raconteur is a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sentence Games

Find some games to play with sentences here: