It is great to be your teacher! I pray that you all have a great vacation and a very Merry Christmas!
I think everyone either has a headache today or is very tired. What a perfect day for a MOVIE!! Yes - we get to watch Wynonna Ryder as Abigail and Daniel Day Lewis as John Proctor. They are good, too.
See you in class.
Congratulations!!!! Today we FINISHED The Crucible!!!!! Yes. It's sad. That means that tomorrow we will begin watching the movie, and we will have a test on Tuesday of next week.
You need to know:
This week we have been working on filling in a character chart, answering questions on Act III of The Crucible, and reading Act IV of The Crucible. Today, however, is designed for those who have taken the PSATs. Mr. Hayden is coming to show you your scores and give suggestions for improving them.
Have a great weekend! (Keep looking on mygradebook.com.)
Today we set up the classroom to look like the Salem Witch Trials. The judges were on the step; John Proctor, who dragged Mary Warren into court to testify against Abigail, was in the room with his friends, Giles and Francis. Abby and the girls were up by the chalkboard, getting away with murder. And Putnam watched the whole thing as he tried to make the situation work to his advantage.
Do you get it now? If you have questions, PLEASE come see me. I can help you.
We will be fixing our quizzes tomorrow - they were not good. Not good....
Until then, have a good sleep.
Today we have periods 1, 3, 4, and 9. Bring your ORBs. Enjoy!
Yesterday we began reading Act III in The Crucible. This is set in the courtroom where John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse are trying to convince the Judge Hawthorne that their wives are not witches. Read it if you haven't already.
Today you had a quiz on Act II. But, don't worry; I am still concerned with the brush strokes. So you had to answer questions in brush stroke form.
As a reminder:
ABSOLUTE - Noun __ing, noun __ing
**Sample: Teeth chattering, fingers freezing, Miss White came in from the cold.
APPOSITIVE - Rename noun
**Miss White, the greatest teacher in room 235, came in from the cold.
PARTICIPLE - __ing phrase OR __ing, __ing, __ing,
**Thinking about hot chocolate, Miss White came in from the cold.
ADJECTIVES-OUT-OF-ORDER - Noun, adjective and adjective
**Miss White, frozen and weak, came in from the cold.
ACTIVE VERB - Use action!
**Miss White stomped in from the cold.
STUDY THEM!!!!! USE THEM!!!! YOU WILL SEE THEM ALL YEAR LONG!!!!!