For the ill and the absent-minded -

Here, you will find a very brief summary of class discussions and activities, lists of assigned readings and links to other resources. It should serve as a reminder of what we covered in class and/or of what you missed by being absent physically and/or mentally. Please read the posts and talk with your classmates before stopping me in the hallways to ask me if "we did anything important the other day". Feel free to make comments and if you're still confused, please email me!

(NB: I do not condone class absences - you must be present, in class, actively listening and participating whenever possible. Always communicate your absences with the school office as well as with me. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for missed work and/or quizzes. You MUST meet all assignment deadlines.)

26 May 2015

C - ...when you worked on finishing the Echo.

Learners used the period to work on their Poetry Echoes.

I apologize that I didn't get to your Explication Essay #2s - please wait for my feedback before you begin the last explication essay.

REMINDER:  Please be at the theatre by 1pm - check in with me BEFORE you request your tickets from Mr. Zahar!

NEXT CLASS: Poetry Echo Presentations

D & A - The ones with the crunch towards the deadline.

Learners worked on their redux versions of the scripts from Politics/Revenge/Community, and on the presentations for their Inquiry work.

22 May 2015

D & A - The ones that you missed.

ENTRANCE SLIP: Tell me what you did instead of being in class today!

C - ...when you made some more progress with essay explications.

Today was a work day - learners used the time to continue work on their Echoes.

  • Permission Forms are OVERDUE - please see the link to the left and ask your parents to forward me the permission forms electronically.
  • Poetry Echo - explication essay #2 due today
  • Arts Week Preparations - sign up for your recitation time!
NEXT CLASS: Poetry Echo, Recitation Prep

21 May 2015

E - ...when you had a work day.

Learners used the period to work on various stages of their Poetry Echo.

DUE: Today - Explication Essay #1

SIGN-UP: Please click this link to sign-up for a recitation time & place during Arts Week.

  • You must have two peers evaluate your recitation during Arts Week.  (See the links to the left for the rubric.)
  • In the Heights at The Stanley on May 27th - permission forms are due on May 22nd, remember my expectations regarding your behaviour at the theatre!
  • Explication Essay #2 DUE on Friday, May 29th.
  • Poetry Echo/Inquiry DUE on June 1st - you must present your echo/inquiry (Include bibliography and peer-evaluations of your recitation as HARD COPIES.)

H - The one with multi-disciplined work.

I played the last hour of Anonymous (2011) in the background.  A few learners watched to renew their inquiry, while others worked on missing assessments and exit projects.

NEXT CLASS:  Work day!

F - final projects, class twenty-eight

Writers put some finishing touches on their final projects.