Monday, December 4

  • No school!

Tuesday, December 5

  • Here we go!

  • Syllabus


  • Draw Puritans

    • (Capitalize when talking about them specifically,

    • referring to someone's strict habits, lower case)

    • How-to

    • practice on small sheet of paper

  • Puritan handout

    • Answer questions

  • 1st Day questionnaire

  • Drawing:

    • At least two Puritans having an adventure that involves

    • one mode of transportation

    • two other things

Wednesday, December 6

    • Vocabulary warm-up:

      • 2 parts!

      • Part 1: start a study list of these words

        • keep this list, add 4 words each day

        • This list is for you.

        • First List: Scarlet Letter vocab

      • Part 2: use a small warm-up sheet from a basket on your table

        • Use today's vocab words in sentences.

        • You may write 4 sentences or 1 sentence

          • but you must use all of today's words

        • Underline today's words on the little sheet

        • Turn the little sheet into the silver box on the wall by the door

      • The actual Words!
      • City on a Hill vocab list
      • 1. providence, n. - the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power
      • 2. eminent, adj. - well known (NOT imminent - about to happen)
      • 3. subjection, n. - in the power of, as the subject of a king
      • 4. knit, v. - interlock, come together; used for broken bones as they heal and yarn as the knitting needles make a sweater.
  • You'll need a planner or a calendar for this class to keep track of assignments and due dates.
  • Check out The Scarlet Letter

    • Reading starts tomorrow

  • City on a Hill

    • notes

    • questions

    • Homework: finish questions

  • examples of modern references to Winthrop's speech


Thursday, December 7

  • vocab warm-up:

  • Remember:

    • add words to your ongoing list

    • use words in sentences and turn in to silver box

    • 5. partake, v. - to join in, to share something

    • 6. infuse, v. - to fill completely, to soak in, as tea infuses its flavors in the hot water

    • 7. endeavor,
      • v. - to work hard to achieve a goal
      • n. - the attempt to achieve a goal
    • 8. precept, n. - a general rule to regulate behavior or thought; a warrant

  • SL reading sched
  • little bit of time to work on City on a Hill q&a

    • discuss City on a Hill q&a

    • due tomorrow
      • turn in today if you're done
  • The Custom House

    • what's Hawthorne doing?

    • story time - Surveyor Pue

  • Hawthorne notes

Friday, December 8

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • 9. covenant

    • n. - an agreement

    • v. - to agree, especially in a legal setting

  • 10. commission -

    • n. - an instruction given to a person or group of people; a group given a job.

    • v. - to give an order to create something special; to make something function

  • 11. articles, n. - 1) laws. 2) items or things

  • 12. profess, v. - to make a claim or affirm faith in something



  • Scarlet Letter discussion

    • What about the crowd when Hester comes out? What are those people like?

      • Does the author make them seem admirable?

    • What kind of youth does Hester remember as her life flashes before her eyes on the scaffold?

    • Who does Hester see in the crowd?

      • How do we know?

  • Puritan punishments

  • notes on Literary Movements

    • Write down names of movements

    • names of major proponents

    • major tenets of each school of thought

    • (tenant rents space in a building; tenet is one of the principles of a major complex idea)