Supply Lists

Don’t hate me too much for this, but in case anyone wants to get a jumpstart on gathering all of the school supplies students will need for this coming year here are supply lists for my classes. As much as most of us don’t want to think about school supplies in July, the reality is that they are cheaper (in some places) and more abundant now than they will be after the first day of school.

ENGLISH IV (12th grade)

Required supplies: Binder (at LEAST 1-1/2″) used EXCLUSIVELY for this class, loose leaf paper, and binder dividers; pens/ #2 pencils (you’ll need both) & a highlighter; a USB drive (may be used for multiple classes).

Recommended supplies: Folder to keep in your binder; sticky notes

Recommended mobile apps: CCPL Mobile and/or CLEVENET; Schoology; Socrative

 

AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION (12th grade)

Required supplies: Binder (at LEAST 2″; preferably 3″) used EXCLUSIVELY for this class, loose leaf paper, and binder dividers; pens/ #2 pencils (you’ll need both) & a highlighter; a USB drive (may be used for multiple classes).

Recommended supplies: Folder to keep in your binder; sticky notes

Recommended mobile apps: CCPL Mobile and/or CLEVENET; Schoology; Literary Analysis Guide II by Gatsby’s Light (this one costs $3.99)

 

HONORS/PRE-AP ENGLISH II (10th grade) 

Required supplies: Binder (at LEAST 1-1/2″) used EXCLUSIVELY for this class, loose leaf paper, and binder dividers; pens/ #2 pencils (you’ll need both) & a highlighter; a USB drive (may be used for multiple classes); composition book (these are 99¢ at Target right now!).

Recommended supplies: Folder to keep in your binder; sticky notes

Recommended mobile apps: CCPL Mobile and/or CLEVENET; Schoology; Socrative

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF LANGUAGE (8th grade)

Required supplies: A binder used EXCLUSIVELY for this class, loose leaf paper, and a folder.

Recommended supplies: highlighter

Recommended mobile apps: Schoology; Socrative

Mindfulness Workshop Series for Teens in NE Ohio

I don’t often do advertising or plug non-free events on this website, but I feel strongly enough about this one that I’m posting it. For full disclosure, I should say that I teach classes at the yoga studio where this series is being held (but I’m not directly involved in this workshop in any way). The mindfulness techniques Barb will be teaching are so important to all high school students and will help anyone who learns them for many years to come.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP SERIES

Dates: Tuesday & Thursday July 29 & 31 | August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, & 21

Investment : $200

Presented by: Barbara Marquardt, M.Ed., RYT, MCHES

Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher & Master Certified Health Education specialist

This 8-class workshop series will teach a mindfulness practice to teens (15-18 years old) who are seeking a natural way to reduce stress/anxiety, and cultivate a mental edge in school test-taking abilities and performance outcomes. We’ll explore engaging the senses and other techniques to immerse ourselves in the present moment.

Why mindfulness? We spend a lot of time developing our intelligence in school and strengthening our bodies through sports or exercise, but we give our mind very little attention. When we develop and strengthen our mind, we increase our ability to focus, recognize and manage our emotions so we may make better decisions.

Mindfulness is paying attention to our current experience in a way that allows us to respond rather than react. It is a quality of inner-stillness that is always available, even when we are feeling stress.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a journal/notebook, and a pen.

Space is limited. Pre-register online at www.oasisyogaspa.com by phone at 440-523-0099, or in person at Oasis, 3180 Station St., Solon, OH 44139.

Thanks for your patience as I wrap up this crazy year! 

I’ll have all grades posted in Progress Book before the day ends (Sunday, 6/8). At this point any assignment that is actually missing is recorded as such; a blank entry in PB simply means I haven’t entered the score yet for that assignment. I realize I’ve taken longer with assignment grading and grade entry than usual this year, but want to make sure I get it done right rather than rushing through it for the sake of posting things quicker.

Summer reading instructions were distributed in classes over the past two weeks, but will also be posted under the Summer Reading tab on this site sometime Monday morning (6/9). This applies to my classes only —  if you need Mr. D’s or Mrs. Siley’s, you’ll need to contact them.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their first few days of summer vacation (I know softball players have!). Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about your summer assignments or anything else that will help you be ready to go in August.

Pre-AP Writing Prompt for Essay Question

Here is the essay question you need to respond to TONIGHT and turn in with your objective test TOMORROW:

The setting of a novel or play is often more significant to the plot and characters than merely identifying the time and place of action. Write a well-organized essay (intro, body, and conclusion; 1-1/2 -2 pages typed & double spaced OR the front & back of a sheet of college-ruled notebook paper if written by hand) in which you analyze how World War II affects the novel. You may wish to examine character development, plot advancement, specific literary devices, or other elements typically addressed when analyzing literature. 

Remember, this is the essay question portion of your test over A Separate Peace. Please do your best! You may use your book, notes, study guide, etc. to inform your writing. 

 

* This question is adapted from the Applied Practice AP unit for the novel A Separate Peace. 

Pre-AP JC Character Analysis Assignment

Hello 8th period. I apologize for any stress the lack of directions for your essay may have caused you… they were supposed to have been posted around 3 PM on Friday, but I just checked and (as you’ve undoubtedly noticed) they weren’t. Unfortunately the document in on my school computer at school, so I can’t take care of it until I get there tomorrow morning. The due date will be extended, needless to say. I will update you in convo or during class if I don’t catch you then. 

 

 

English IV Pre-Reading Questions

Ninth period needs to do questions 1 & 2 for homework tonight. Second and third period will be assigned the questions after tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz.

Please give these honest effort — the more you put into your responses, the better class discussion we’ll be able to have when we connect these to the next piece of literature we read together.

Each response is worth five points (x3 questions = 15 points)

Hamlet Prereading Questions

Senior Project — Initial Proposal

Click here to find all of the paperwork you need for senior project. 

Some useful information:

* If you don’t normally use your school email address, try to log in NOW. Your address is firstname.lastname@cuyhtssd.org . Your password is at least eight characters long; IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN IT OR CAN’T LOG IN FOR ANY OTHER REASON, CONTACT MR. WALLIS (dwallis@cuyhts.org) IMMEDIATELY. If all of you wait until Thursday night to do this, you can’t expect him to help each and every one of you. Take care of this now.

* Remember that what is due on Friday the 28th is your INITIAL proposal. If you don’t have the contact information for the actual person you’ll be shadowing, at least fill out your general information and goals. If you don’t do this and turn it in on Friday, you won’t be doing Senior Project.

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