Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 3

Greetings campers,
Sorry to be a bit behind in posting for week 3. We've been very busy. Here's a little recap for those of you who were absent.
You should know about:

  • The poetry of Anne Bradstreet

  • The Examination of Sarah Good

  • Act 1 of The Crucible

  • And if all of that sounds really unfamiliar to you then I also recommend reading pages 134-136.

I want to thank my classes who had their writing groups today. The feedback I got from those of you who shared a paper was that the group really helped you to improve your draft. I personally sat in on some great conversations and I was very impressed by the suggestions you were offering to one another. I'm looking forward to reading your final drafts next week.

Yes, that's right Essay #1 is due in it's final form on Tuesday 10/2! If you need another copy of the assignment sheet check your weblocker! (See Links You Can Use at the top on the right!)

Any suggestions for our next poll? Leave me a comment about it.

And for those of you begging for baby pictures.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Week 3

Greetings young scholars,

Thank you all for the fabulous attention and effort you put into figuring out what William Bradford was saying about the early days of Plymouth Colony. I know that was a challenging read.

If you are interested in registering for the SAT the website to go to is As I said in class, I encourage you to take the SAT at least once during your junior year so you have time to take it again if you don't score as well as you hoped.

We will be sticking with the Puritans for the rest of this week. Keep bringing your textbooks everyday.

I am still grading your Where I'm From papers, but I have finished third and fourth period. I will be able to return them to you by the end of the week.

Thanks to all of you who have left comments. So far they have all been positive and I have been able to post all the comments you've left.
A few of you have asked me for pictures of my boys. On this computer I only have this one of my older son from a few years ago. I'll work on getting you some pictures of the baby too.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Week 2


Greetings students. Three cheers to those of you who have been tuning into this blog. Thought you'd appreciate something new to read. For those of you who were closely watching our favorite subject poll the results are in. With a whopping four votes tallied we have a tie between English and Math. Mr. Law will be pleased t0 hear it.

I'll be putting up a new poll shortly. Make sure you vote this time. If you voted last time let me know.

Once again I invite you to leave your comments and to scroll down to the previous entry and view the comments left about my previous post. I am (for the moment) choosing to moderate the comments left on this blog, so what you write gets e-mailed to me for approval before going live to the web.

Also keep in mind that I write these posts late at night after a long day spent enriching young minds and tending to the incessant needs of two small children. Okay well anything after eight counts as late for me and one of those small children is crying at this moment, so away I go.

See you in class.