We hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation. We also hope that you never stopped learning during the summer months – one should never let a day go by without something new learnt. Vacations offer us many and varied opportunities to learn but in different ways.
On September 3rd, however, we will resume the standard method of acquiring new knowledge, understanding, and skills. Regular school sessions resume on September 3rd at 8:20 AM.
September 2nd is a mandatory orientation for all students.
2 page essay due on the day of the final, as per instructions given in class. MLA format; https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/. Topic: If you could ask your principal for a change to the school, what would it be? Use examples, stories, and facts to support your proposal.
The final will be a short story followed up with two short essay questions. Refer to your notes from class on character archetypes, perspective, and literary devices.
Read the short story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”.
Brainstorm for 10 minutes, a good couple paragraphs worth on the following prompt; Why would someone like Smiley be so easily swindeled, he is apparently someone who would bet on anything? Then read your brainstorm and write down two topic sentences. Due Tues.
Finish the book by May 7th. There will be a review session that day, and a study guide handed out.
Due May 6th, write a half page describing any object, place, or creature. You may not use adjectives such as, small, big, large, or use the phrases like this or that, something like, and finally, do not use pronouns or the “to be” verb saying things like, “It was large.”
All make up work for Jules Verne will be due the day of the test.
To all students: I hope your vacation was enjoyable and restful. I expect to be back in school tomorrow. Yesterday and today R. Silber received cw/hw assignments for my classes. BE SURE THAT THEY ARE DONE!