The Grapes of Wrath

All Pre-AP and Intro to Pre-AP classes will begin The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck) the week of April 18th. You'll need to procure a copy or have a parent email to request one before then. 

It's a meat-eater, so don't get behind. 

Agenda Change (Week of 1/25/16)

Due to my being out sick, I'm revising this week's Agenda for all classes. 

I'll check History Folders early next week, and we'll have some sort of cumulative quiz (over everything we've covered so far). I have a kind of unwritten rule that when I'm particularly behind with grading and returning and discussing and helping, I'll hit the brakes until we can all get back on the same page. I don't like to 'pile on' when I'm not caught up myself.

Don't get too comfortable - we'll be back to unnecessary pain and suffering soon, I promise. For the children.

New Semester Notes

(1) We begin True Grit (Charles Portis) on Thursday, January 7th. If you need a copy, have a parent call or email me sooner rather than later - otherwise it's up to you to secure a copy before then.

(2) Grades start over from scratch. The content will be mostly new, although we'll make a few connections along the way. Skills grades start over, but the skills themselves continue from where we left off.

December 14th

Just a reminder that the LAST day I'll accept any late work, redos, etc., is Monday (12/14/15) - even SKILLS stuff.

You have 24/7 access to the online gradebook with a detailed breakdown of every assignment. If you don't have internet at home, you are surrounded by student computers here at school.

You have 24/7 access to the class website which I regularly BEG you to use. If you don't have internet at home, you are surrounded by student computers here at school.

Animal Farm (George Orwell)

We'll begin Animal Farm very shortly after we return from Thanksgiving Break. You should secure a copy and have it with you in class no later than Wednesday, December 2nd. We'll be finished with it on December 14th, so we're moving quickly.

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