Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24th, 2011


Happy Monday, and Happy Last-Three-Days-of-Class!

1.      Sign in, please.
2.     Make sure your homework rehearsals are clearly labeled (book # and rehearsal #), and put them in the drawer.
3.     Get all three of your books on your desk to take with you to your rehearsals.
4.     Get TWO blank pink ballots (circle table), and fill out the tops.
5.     After we go over the schedule, I’ll print a copy for everyone!

·      Papers back, and binders organized in date order   (You’re going to leave these with me WEDNESDAY.)
·      What good information did you get from your listener?
·      Review expectations for tomorrow, and look at the schedule.

Exit Interview
1.      Book Chat (if needed)
2.     Binder, correctly organized and in date order
3.     Total number of pages read
4.     Copy of grade printout, signed by you that it’s accurate (noted if it’s not)
5.     All books you have check out from my bookshelf, UNLESS you’re still reading
6.    All children’s books returned to the library on WEDNESDAY (on our way back from Stewart)
7.     Write and sign the thank-you cards.


Happy Monday, AP!
October 24th, 2011

When You Come In
1.      Please sign in!

·      Connections thus far? 
·      “Big Picture”?
·      Connecting Dots?

Journal (11:36-11:46)
·      “Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.” --Italo Calvino
·      “Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.” --D. H. Lawrence
·      “Myths which are believed in tend to become true.” --George Orwell
·      “Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.” --Hunter S. Thompson

·      We traded with a new-ish person, read each other’s entry, then left each other one meaningful comment and signature.

1.      Let’s review our most stunning use of vocabulary over the last week.
2.     Review your Greek Myth vocab sheet—have you used any of those?

Greek Mythology
1.      Discuss notes from Friday—motifs?  Important ideas?  Important people/figures?
2.     Continue/finish myth beast powerpoints.  People who were absent, copy the notes from someone.
3.     Upcoming
a.     View Barbie Powerpoints (tomorrow)
b.    Facebook pages (Wednesday and Thursday)
c.     Flashcards
d.    Who Am I?


  1. ·      Vocab Sushi—do your best work.  I want to see the highest performance of which you are capable when I look at your scores tomorrow.
  2. AS YOUR FACEBOOK MYTH PERSONA (not yourself), friend the other twenty PERSONAS of everyone in our class.  I handed out a list of what people's Facebook names are, so refer to that.  If you were absent, contact someone who was in class, and you can start there.

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