Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last B-Day of the Year! 24 May 2017

AP English III

I hope you all had fun today. I know that I did. Be aware that the final exams are coming as well as the final review sessions. If you are taking the exam then you should come to the review session. It will be very helpful for you. Quarter grades and semester grades close tomorrow - if there are any last assignments to turn in, please get them in ASAP.

English II

Today we did our final review for the EOC - I hope you liked playing Matchbox. I won't see you again until June 6th in the afternoon for our official review session. Our exam is on June 7, starting at 9:00 am, in the Media Center. Be ready!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homework for 23 May 2017 - A Day

Advanced Russian

Next class we will have our Russian talk show featuring the characters from Night Swallows getting together for a bit of a reunion. Remember to have costumes for the show. Have cue cards or notes written to prepare to speak. You'll be doing a lot of Russian speaking on Thursday as a means to show off all the things you've been learning. To prepare, here are the questions that the psychologist and host will be asking.

Questions from Psychologist Marhoul:

1. Do you miss any friends?
2. What were the types of the most stressful moments?
3. What were the good moments in the war?
4. Do you have any deceased family members?
5. Do you regret anything?
6. How do you feel?

1. Сучились каким друзям?
2. Какие у вас были стрессовы моменты?
3. Какие у вас были хороши моменты с войны?
4. Мертвая семья?
5. Что нибудь вы сожалите?
6. Как вы чувствете себя?

Questions from the Host

1. Did you like your Army group?
2. Did you miss your family?
3. Did you like your plane? (For pilots)
4. Did you like the political officer?
5. What was life like in the Soviet Army?

1. Вам нравится амейская группа?
2. Вам скучно без семьи?
3. Вам нравится самолет?
4. Вам нравится политический офицер?
5. Как жизнь была в советской армии?

Prepare answers to these questions. Be ready for Thursday. It'll be a fun class!

Russian I

Many of you have textbooks checked out. Please return these books to me ASAP. Next class we will finish our film on modern Russian culture and then continue to prepare for the final exam.

English II

Continue to study your EOC review sheet. Focus on learning your literary terms so that you are prepared to answer questions on them if these terms show up on the EOC. Next class we'll be doing our final EOC preparation. It'll be a good chance to earn any last extra credit for the year.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Homework for Monday - 22 May 2017 - B Day

AP English III

Remember that next class we will have our end of year party! Please be prepared with your item to share for the group, your costume, and your character sheet. Your sheet is due at the beginning of class, to start the party.

English II

If you did not finish your essay today on Google Classroom and hit "Turn In" then you will want to work hard to finish that tonight. Your essays are due by Thursday and are the final grade for the year in this class. Make sure that you are showing me everything you've learned about good writing this year.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Homework for the Weekend - 19 May 2017 - A Day

Advanced Russian

Over the weekend you should all be preparing for our final speaking assignment - our talk show called 20 Years Later. There are specific tasks based on your role in the show.

  • Host - You need to write a brief introduction to the show (introduce the topic, situation, guests). You will also need to write questions for each person during the individual interviews and a few questions for the group discussion.
  • Psychologist - You will need to write questions for each person during the individual interviews and a few questions for the group discussion.
  • Characters - You will want a brief introduction about yourself. You will also want to consider possible questions and how you will answer these - coming up with sentence starters in Russian would be helpful for this.
  • Viewers - Will you be asking questions or giving insights? If so, generate and write those. Will you be trying to create drama? How? Write what you will say to begin the conversations and anticipate possible responses.
On Tuesday we'll work together to prepare for Thursday's final speaking assignment. We'll be writing cue cards - it's important that everyone have work to be checked and developed on Tuesday.

Russian I

Over the weekend you should continue to study and review for your final examination in Russian I. You've been given the study guide which outlines the topics you will be asked to cover. Additionally, you may want to look over your grades on PowerSchool to consider any places you want to reassess or put rubles for extra credit. On Tuesday we will continue speaking and answering questions (which we started today) as well as continue our film.

English II

You should all be working on your essay assignment on Google Classroom over the weekend. You can also work on it on paper at home and type your work when we return. This essay is your final major grade of the year. You also have your study guide for the EOC - focus on learning terms and being able to recognize them so that if you see them on the exam then you are prepared!