Monday, May 22, 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday, May 23/24, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:
Turn in any unused hall passes if you haven't already done so.

Take home your posters/photos, if you wish.  -- Take them down, please. 

Pick up your composition books. Please take your composition books.  

You may bring treats on this day.  

There will be only first lunch on Wednesday, the 24th.

  • Let me know if you have revised or finished and improved your score on your short story on MyAccess.

  • If you have not received the results of your SAGE Test, let me know, and I will print them out for you to take home to share with your parents.

  • If you have a D or an F -- 
    • If you have missed taking Mastery Connect Tests, come take them Tuesday, May 23.  
    • Have you finished and handed in your
    • comma packet,
    • short story assignments, 
    • figurative language poster?
Locker Clean-up
Here are some guidelines:
1-If a student does not have a locker they should stay in class and not be allowed in the halls during cavetime.
2-As soon as a student has finished cleaning out their locker they should go back to their B2 class.
3-Cleaning supplies can be found on tables across from Monica Earl's room and upstairs across from the old elevator.
4-If a student has forgotten their combination they can come to the commons area.
5-If a student cannot get their locker open they need to find an administrator, janitor, or come to the office.

Targets for Today:

I can identify the qualities of a genre, and qualities of characters and how they affect each other. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Watch The Princess Bride.
Fill out our pink paper.
Here is the handout for Princess Bride -- the film. 
B6 to 21:54
B5 today to 1:28

You will decide whether the video we watch is a fairy tale. (See post for last time.)
What elements of the story seem to be possible, and which seem to be something out of a fairy tale? Cite specific examples.

What qualities does each character possess?  How does he or she affect other characters? 
(See post for last time.)

Consider the roles of men and women within the story. 
Are men portrayed more positively than women? Is the man’s role in the story stronger than the woman’s role? Explain.

Location -- the tumble down the hill --
Cave Dale, running south from the town of Castleton --England

If You Were Absent:

See above. 


Interesting and Cool:

From A Mighty Girl on Facebook --
Amazing photo of Australian-New Zealand sword-fighter Samantha Swords who won the longsword competition at the Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament. Samantha trains in Historic European Martial Arts; you can learn more about her on her website at