Nov 13-17

Monday/Tuesday

Continue watching Into the Wild. Take notes for compare/contrast essay.

Wednesday

Working on Body Bios.. please bring some art supplies to finish up!

Thursday/Friday

Thursday- SUB DAY BE YOUR BEST PRODUCTIVE SELVES!

Laptops both days for working on Into the Wild essays. Due Friday at end of class.

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November 6-10

Monday

Siddhartha packet: Siddhartha and the Eightfold Path; Character names as allegory

Practice Quiz, take and go over. Study packet and practice quiz for TEST Thursday.

Remaining time: work on body bios. Bring in some better markers! Mine are AWFUL.

Turn in Into the Wild permission form!!!

Tuesday

STUDENTS OFF!!!!

Wednesday

Zen Parables from forever ago. Review Siddhartha.

Thursday

Siddhartha Test

Friday

Into the Wild film or alternative activity.

October 30- November 3

Monday

Vocab List 1 for Siddhartha is due tonight by 11:59 pm.

We will have a quiz tomorrow on the words.

Turn in your museum document [printed or emailed please!].

In groups:

Discuss the following chapters of Siddhartha

“Kamala”

“Amongst the People”

“Samsara”

“By The River”

HW: for Thursday, please finish the book!

Tuesday

Vocab Quiz!

Siddhartha Body Biography: today we will group up and begin planning a body biography of our main character, Siddhartha.

Wednesday

Siddhartha Body Biography: today we will group up and begin planning a body biography of our main character, Siddhartha.

Thursday/Friday

Work on Body Bios. We will present these on Wed 11/8.

HW: work on the rest of your Siddhartha packet. We will go over on Monday. Practice quiz on Monday to preview for TEST over Siddhartha on Thursday 11/9.

Get Into The Wild permission form signed.

The week ahead looks like this:

Monday- Practice quiz/go over packet/last touches to body bio

Tuesday- off

Wed- Go over prac quiz/ last review of Sidd/ go over Zen Parables/Body Bios

Thurs- Siddhartha test/Body Bios if needed

Friday- Into the Wild

 

Oct 23- 27

 

Monday

Guidance lesson part 2 in lab 307. Finish “With The Samanas”, “Gotama”, and ” Awakening” in Siddhartha if you have not already done so.

Tuesday

Carlos Museum Field Trip Assignment: Do the preliminary work before Thursday. Bring this sheet with you, plus a notebook and PENCIL [not pen], plus your cell phone to take non-flash photos on trip. No backpacks etc.   Carlos Museum at Emory University

I need your shirt size for your Globalization shirt!

Literary Discussion groups over “With The Samanas”, “Gotama”, and ” Awakening” in Siddhartha.

HW: Read “Kamala” and “Amongst the People” for Friday.

Wednesday

Haikus! Prep for X block meeting with KSU.

Haiku visual guide

Cuckoo for Haiku

HW: Do your pre-work for the museum trip. Also make sure to read “Kamala” and “Amongst the People” for Friday.

Thursday

You will be returning from the field trip during 6th period as scheduled. When you come to class, please

A. Be great for the sub 🙂

B. Get a laptop and begin working on your document. You will be creating a document report from the notes that you jotted. Integrate your photos where needed and appropriate. Your document is due by Monday 10/30.

Friday

Siddhartha Groups “Kamala” and “Amongst the People”.

Heard you guys didn’t work well yesterday. So here’s today’s new plan. This will all be done quietly. I SAID QUIETLY.

  1. Grab a textbook and open to page 318.
  2. Read the sheet and info in the text and fill in the notes.
  3. Turn in when done.
  4. If time, grab a laptop and begin working on your museum document. This is due Monday for everyone and yes it’s a grade.

Zen Parables

HW: work on your field trip document, due Monday. Read “Samsara” and “By The River” for Monday as well. You will discuss the following four chapters on Monday:

“Kamala”

“Amongst the People”

“Samsara”

“By The River”

October 16-20

Monday

Go over Aphorisms of Confucious and your own Pope aphorisms; Vocab for Siddhartha (quiz on 10/31); Buddhism 101

HW: Read the following articles in your packet

“Buddhism: In the Footsteps of Siddhartha” and next article about correlation of the novel to the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

Tuesday

Little Buddha… a film from the 90s with Keanu Reeves as Prince Siddhartha! We are going to look only at the flashbacks to Siddhartha’s life. Beautiful cinematography and a great retelling of the historical figure’s legendary life.

HW: read chapter 1 of Siddhartha “The Brahmin’s Son”. Be prepared to discuss in lit groups.

Wednesday

Finished “Little Buddha” and discussed the origins of Buddhism.

Thursday

Discussion groups over chapter 1 of Siddhartha. Convene as a class to clear up any questions.

HW: read chapters 2-4 by Tuesday

Friday

Guidance lessons with counselor today AND Monday! Keep up with Siddhartha reading and questions.

Back on Track! October 9-13

Monday/Tuesday

Today and tomorrow you will be working on Chinese poetry packets. Use your textbook! You may, of course, work with your groups but BE PRODUCTIVE.

Tuesday- Chinese/Japanese intro notes quiz; then finish poetry packet. Sub today so be on your best behavior! I’m at a professional learning meeting today 🙂

PLEASE bring your Carlos Museum forms and money by Friday. $40 includes transportation, lunch from Panera, and expert guidance from the guru of world history, Mrs. Strydom!!!!! You’ve never seen someone get nerdy about cuneiform until you’ve seen her do it.

Get a copy of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse by next Monday.

Image result for siddhartha     Image result for siddhartha  There are several cover variations! Doesn’t matter which!

Wednesday

Sub again! I know! This time I’m working on the Senior Shut Down morning. You guys are going to be SPENT from taking the PSAT all morning so all we are doing is going over the answers to the packet from the past two days.

Thursday

We aren’t meeting because of the half day! Please make sure you get your field trip form in by tomorrow!!!! Also get a copy of Siddhartha for Monday!!

Friday

Tao Te Ching and Analects

  1. Field Trip forms/$
  2. Finish poetry sheets and discussion.
  3. Aphorisms Analects and Tao Te Ching
  4. Translate Confucian Analects/Create your own aphorism… HW if we don’t get to these today. Due Monday.
  5. Have a copy of Siddhartha for Monday.

October 2-6

Tuesday

For the first assignment, please go to the link below. To access the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s database of oral history interviews, they should click on “Collections Search” under the Search the Interviews heading.

https://www.ushmm.org/collections/the-museums-collections/about/oral-history

They should consider the following questions while writing their one-page response to the oral history interview of their choice:

  1. Who is the narrator and what topics do they address?
  2. How does the narrator express him or herself?
  3. Identify moments of great emotion or awkwardness.
  4. Describe the relationship between the narrator and the interviewer.
  5. Provide “notes” of improvement to the interviewer.

Sept 18-22

Monday

Tao of Pooh Common Formative Assessment… must take this first before you do the test tomorrow [it determines which form of the assessment you have].

If everyone is done, we will start looking at Egyptian poetry!

Tuesday

Tao of Pooh Common Summative Assessment.

Wednesday

KSU Professor Newberry will be working with you on the  museum project during class. We will meet in the professional learning lab in the learning commons [media center]. It’s the room on the left when you enter. He will have the complete project syllabus and information!

Please give him your complete attention and respect… I know I don’t have to say that but I’m such a mom sometimes.

Thursday/Friday

Thursday I will be out so please give you sub every courtesy!

Hollywood Taoism…finding ancient spirituality in pop culture 🙂

September 13-15

Wednesday

Together we will read Ruth narrative from textbook.  Take special care to read the intro on page 58 and take note of parallelism on p 59. Ruth begins on 60.

If we are done with some class time to spare, we will do our Ruth reading quiz. If not, tomorrow!

VOCAB LIST #1: please go to vocabulary.com and work on list #1. Your practice percentage will count as HALF of your vocab list #1 grade and the quiz [October 3] will be the other half 🙂