Tuesday 1/20: *If you have not made up the Chinese/Japanese unit ID quiz yet, the LAST day to do that is this Thursday.* *Need to make up Vocab quiz 6? Do that by Friday*
-Discuss the HW poems: Jade Flower Palace and In the Mountains on a Summer Day [see last week’s entry for the poems themselves]
-Discuss part one of The Tao of Pooh. Continue your reading of ToP for the next discussion which will be next Wednesday 1/28. Tao of Pooh Study Guide
Tonight’s Assignment: Read “Sent to Li Po as a Gift” and “Addressed Humorously to Tu Fu” [again, see last week’s blog entry for the poems]. Complete the sections in your packet that I gave you last week [also found on last’s weeks entry!].
Wednesday 1/21: Intro new vocab words for lesson 7 [see your book or the whiteboard in the room]; Discuss last night’s poetry assignment;
Haikus from textbook, pages 300-302, Basho, Buson, Issa.
Haiku visual guide
Tonight’s Assignment: Please continue reading in the Tao of Pooh and bring your copy tomorrow or have access via your phone.
Thursday 1/22: I was out today so you worked on Cuckoo for Haiku and turned in! Cuckoo for Haiku
Friday 1/23: Hollywood Taoism! We are analyzing the beloved film Kung Fu Panda through the eyes of Taoist thought. Hollywood Taoism This IS a listening/speaking grade. We will continue on Tuesday, after we take the Student Learning Objective test on Monday.
Tuesday 1/20: Sign up for speech times. Bonus for going on the first day! Discuss chapter 1 of Wild. Quiz on Prologue-chapter 4 on Thursday. Intro vocab words for lesson 8.
Wednesday 1/21: In the lab for speech work. Tonight: finish up through chapter 4 in Wild. Quiz tomorrow.
Thursday 1/22: Quiz on prologue-ch4 of Wild. Read/speech work time.
Friday 1/23: Quick write about “Power” by Adrienne Rich and its meaning to Cheryl Strayed’s story. We watched some more PCT videos.
Here is a Cheryl Strayed TedTalk which is basically everything we are doing right now.
Here are some more Ted talks by teens which will hopefully be an inspiration to you!