Monday, September 4

  • Labor Day!
    • no school in honor of American workers!

Tuesday, September 5

  • Freshman Day

Wednesday, September 6

  • Here we go!

  • Seating chart

  • Planner - or your own calendar

    • You need to keep track of your assignments!

  • Syllabus

    • 3 pts.

    • Due Tuesday, September 12

  • How has the breathing been?

    • AQI improving (Air Quality Index)

    • has the smoke changed your plans?

  • Let's draw Puritans! (using Ed Emberley's technique)

    • man & woman

    • branch out:
      • mode of transport
      • animal
      • other . . .
    • Turn in a scene that includes:

      • Puritan man

      • Puritan woman

      • transportation

      • animal

      • other

      • doesn't need to be logical

        • e.g. (for example), Puritans being abducted by aliens

  • First Day Questionnaire

    • 3 pts.

    • Due Tuesday, September 12

Thursday, September 7

  • Tomorrow:

    • bring ID card to check out The Scarlet Letter

  • 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
    • 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.

  • Puritan hand out
    • answer questions
    • individual work
  • start Nathaniel Hawthorne notes

Friday, September 8

  • Student tutoring will start soon

      • Could you be a tutor?

      • Are you confident in a subject?

      • Can you help someone else with patience and kindness?

      • Organizational meeting next Wednesday after school, room 409

  • vocab warm-up:

    • Remember: two parts

      • add words to your list

      • on a little piece of paper practice the words in sentences

        • turn in warm-up to silver box

    • 5. partake, v. - to take in, to eat

    • 6. infuse, v. - to fill or pervade; to soak in liquid to extract flavor or healing properties

    • 7. endeavor, v. - to try or attempt

    • 8. precept, n. - a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought

  • Check out the Scarlet Letter

    • p. 3 - 11:12

    • p. 4 - 1:19

    • p. 5 - 2:35

  • reading schedule won't start until Monday

  • we'll have lots of reading quizzes

    • based on the reading schedule

    • you can use handwritten notes on the quiz

  • read aloud Chapter 1

  • finish Hawthorne notes

  • start notes on Literary Movements