Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Homework for A Day - 31 August 2016

Russian II-IV

Tonight keep working on your five verbs.  Tonight you should be able to find the stem for each of your five verbs.  Practice writing out the process by which the stem joins with the ending to create the infinitive.  Show if it is addition or truncation.  Use your glossaries to find the stems and the verbs.

Russian I

Make sure that you are continuing to work through your handwriting packets.  You should complete the second and third pages tonight.  Keep reading!

English II

If you haven't turned in your forms, try to get them in to me on Friday.  Be sure that you think about our key vocabulary for the unit - you'll see it again on Friday.  Keep in mind ideas like inhumanity, genocide, prefixes, suffixes, and morphemes.  We'll keep learning more on Friday and start our film study.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Homework for 30 August - B Day Kids

Hello B-Day Students!  Welcome back!  It was great getting to know you and to start working with you for the year.  Please see the reminders below for your work tonight.

AP English III

Tonight we have two things to complete to prepare for our next class.  First, make sure that you have reviewed In Cold Blood - section one "The Last to See Them Alive".  As you are reviewing, consider your annotations.  You may see something that you missed before, mark it now.  Secondly, we have our article by Joan Didion called "On Keeping a Notebook" which is found at this link.

Please read the article. Take notes on paper or print the article and annotate it. Be sure to organize your notes by paragraph numbers. As you read, consider the questions we discussed at the end of class today:
1. Why does Didon write? Why does Capote write? Are their goals similar or different? How?

2. Does art have to be true? Can there be numerous kinds of truths?

Outside of this - have your parent contact form and your honor code pledge.

English II

Don't forget to complete your parent contact form and to get your supplies for this class.  After that, remember our key question from today:  What happens when there is no respect in the world?  Try to consider this as a jumping off point for Thursday's class.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Homework for 29 August - A Day - First Day of School

Welcome back everyone!  I'm very glad to get to know you or to get to know you better as the case may be.  Please read below for reminders about class and to prepare for next class.

Russian II-IV

Tonight you need to start learning STRUCTURAL TRANSCRIPTION of the Cyrillic alphabet.  Take five verbs that you remember and write them in ST.  Account for hardness and softness.  Try to identify the root and the ending.  What is the meaning of the verb?  What cases are associated with this verb?  Pull out all that you remember!  Have this on paper for us to work from next time.

Russian I

Tonight begin to work on your handwriting.  Please complete page one of your handwriting packet.

English II

Remember our key question from today:  What happens when there is no respect in the world?  Try to consider this as a jumping off point for Wednesday's class.

For All Classes:  Please remember to complete your parent communication forms (online version below) and to get your school supplies!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Our Online Presence! 2016/2017

Hello Parents and Students!

In this class I like to maintain a large online presence.  So, I've got a few online resources for you this year and I'll put them here.  These are for all classes in the 2016-2017 school year.

All Classes

Parent Contact Form - This is the same as the paper form, so if you'd rather fill this out here, go ahead.  Please return the paper form to me and write the word ONLINE at the top.  All of the classes also have a REMIND code and a Google classroom page.

Russian I

Remind:  Text @hde6hd to 81010
Google Classroom:  Please use the code:  pk3iyno

Advanced Russian

Remind:  Text @6ebaead to 81010
Google Classroom:  Please use the code:  uybgwsg

AP English III

Remind:  Text @43e9aa to 81010
Google Classroom:  If you're in 2B, use the code:  d6xa5qr.  If you're in 3B, use the code:  ovf1nt. 

English II

Remind:  Text @bkek8 to 81010
Google Classroom:  If you're in 4B, please use the code: ymhzby.  If you're in 4A, please use the code:  mmiee2.

Special Note - For Google Classroom you need to be logged in to your DPS gmail account.  Please familiarize yourself with how to access this.  You can go to - and use your school login and password to access this. 

Be aware that I regularly update PowerSchool with grades and progress updates.  Please stay regularly checked in with PowerSchool and let me know if you have questions about grades.