Your backpack just got lighter!

Each of my students is now registered to use an online edition his or her new textbook (…and the crowd goes wild…). Tomorrow in class I will give you your usernames and passwords and do a quick tutorial.


The first student to post a comment stating (1) the NAME of this sort of mistake and (2) what the person who created this sign more likely intended to say  will receive three bonus points.

(Hmmm. I can’t get the photo to upload… until I get it to work, here’s what it says: “THIS DOOR FOR ENTERING AND EXITING ONLY!”)

There are so many good things we will all remember about Mr. Kulwicki: his sense of humor, the annual Physics Party, the amazing sense of community he fostered in his classes.

The thing I will remember most about him is that he was a true gentleman. On many mornings we pulled into the parking lot at about the same time, before the sun was up. If he got to the school door while I was still getting my things together and getting out of my car in the dark, he would stand and hold the door for me until I got there. How many people do that sort of thing?

This character trait is merely one of the countless valuable lessons he taught thousands of students during his long career.

What did I miss? 11/9 – 11/12

Pre-AP — Vocabulary creative writing assignment for F451 #2; completion of study guide for Burning Bright; ten AP- Style multiple choice questions, lots of discussion about Burning Bright. Please see me if you need more information about any of these activities.

Eng. IV — Two “Survival English” assignments: one involved reading and analyzing offers from banks and credit card companies, the other (which is due TOMORROW) consisted of reading a sample lease agreement and answering some questions about its content. ALSO, Mrs. Hanratty came in to pass out Career Portfolios and give you information about NEXT WEDNESDAY’S MOCK INTERVIEWS. Finally,  if you have not completed BOTH the essay and objective portions of your Middle Ages (Part 2) test, you must make it/them up by Wednesday of next week.

Eng. II — No absences. 🙂

Spectator writers — Articles are still due on the 17th! Please come see me with drafts if you need advice.

11/4 Assignments

Pre-AP: the pages you need to read and respond to (2-3 paragraphs will be fine) are 1-6 (5 is omitted from the preview; that’s fine), 9-13, 16-20, and 23-25.   Scroll down to the 10/29 for the link to the book excerpt.

English II: YES, you have a vocabulary creative writing assignment due tomorrow for your new words! Use five from your new list.

English IV: You should be STUDYING for your test! Remember that your short answer questions will be given during the second half of class tomorrow, and the objective portion of the test will be given on Friday.