Coming Up This Week in High School

English II-Comer

We are watching the The Great Gatsby and have started our comparison of the two movies. Students are watching to decide who was the better Gatsby and Daisy.  They are also writing about which movie was a better portrayal of the novel.

 

English IV-Comer

We are working on our poetry analysis and writing summaries about the poem we chose from Dead Poets Society. Essays are due Friday, March 16.

 

Digital Arts-Comer  

Students working on creating their very own album label.

 

Math Lab-Comer

We will be learning about probability in class. On Thursday we will be putting our bowling score keeping knowledge to work at Woodland Bowl!

 

L/A Lab I & II - Sheehy

We continue to label and diagram sentences which now include Direct Objects.  Next week, we will discover how to diagram compound subjects. Thursday will be test day.  If your student will NOT be here next Thursday (March 22), they need to make arrangements with me to take their test early.

 

Eng I- Sheehy

Upon completion of watching West Side Story and comparing it to Romeo & Juliet, we began our focus on the American Short Story with a reading of James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”  We will be reading from F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ray Bradbury, and the student’s will be choosing their own short story to read and choose a special project as a form of book report.



 

Biology--Tulbert

Students are working in Chapter 11 on Heredity.  We are using the text information to have them practice taking notes on their own from the book.  We will have a quiz next week on the first part of Chapter 11

 

Anatomy and Physiology--Tulbert

Students are working in Chapter 12 about the Lymphatic and Immune Systems.  We are using the text information to have them practice taking notes on their own from the book.  We will have a quiz next week on the first part of Chapter 12.

 

Independent Bioogy--Tulbert

Student is finishing Chapter 6 about Bacterias and will have test the beginning of next week.  We will be selecting our next chapter together.

 

Psychology--Tulbert

Students are working on an independent research project. That will be due on Monday.

 

Speech and Communication - Dust

Launching into Exploration #5- Mastering the Story Arc - Beginning - Middle -End

As a class we are watching examples of TED speakers and discussing the ‘tools’ used by each speaker  

  • great openings

  • great methods for sustaining an audience

  • great closings (e.g.: “Aha!” moments, props, passionate one-liners)

and discussing how they could potentially use these tools in their TED style talk. We are also of course practicing public speaking.  The students will be talking about their ideas for a beginning, middle and end, in small groups and then with the entire class.

 

Health-Simon

 

We are researching patterns in messages about sexuality.  We are looking at print media, music videos, and advertising and discussing how these messages shape our thoughts and behaviors.