Monday, January 1

  • Happy New Year!
    • no school!

Tuesday, January 2

  • No School for students

Wednesday, January 3

  • vocab warm-up:

  • from the root LOGY: science, study, account
    1. anthropology, n. - study of culture of human beings
    2. genealogy, n. – account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
    3. geology, n. – study of the earth’s history as shown in rock (geo=earth)
    4. psychology, n. – science of the mind

  • infer, v. - to deduce from evidence and reason rather than from explicit statements

  • p. 5 - picture of Holden's hat

  • How's Holden doing?
    • What's Phoebe like?
    • What's his problem?
  • How far have you gotten in the Mammoth Reading Packet?

    • We will start writing soon.

    • The essay will be personal.
      • You will connect this reading to your own life
      • You will also connect this reading to the world around you.
  • Big Questions Page One - for Holden

    • due Friday, January 5

  • notes tomorrow

Thursday, January 4

  • vocab warm-up:

  • BIO: life

  • 5. amphibious, adj. – able to live both on land and water

  • 6. antibiotic, n. – a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria

  • 7. symbiosis, n. – the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism; a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups.



TOMY: cutting, operation involving an incision

  • 8. anatomy, n. – 1. dissection of plants or animals to study them. 2. structure of a plant or animal.


  • OED

  • Write like Holden

    • write 1 - 2 pages

    • due Tuesday, January 9

  • Catcher notes tomorrow


  • Plan:

    • Friday - symbol poster

    • Friday night - finish book

    • Monday - Socratic Seminar

    • Tuesday - discuss book & Big Questions Page Two

    • Wednesday - Big Test on Catcher

    • Thursday - Discuss Digital Life essay, brainstorm

    • Friday - outline your essay!

Friday, January 5

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 9. atom, n. – smallest particle of an element (literally, “not cut” or “indivisible”)

  • 10. atomizer, n. – instrument for reducing to a fine spray, esp. perfume

  • 11. dichotomy, n. – cutting or division into two; division

  • 12. tracheotomy, n. – surgical operation of cutting into the trachea (windpipe)


  • speaking of symbols:

    • Axemen vs. The Axe

  • more symbols notes

    • falling

    • Catcher in the Rye

  • characters

  • What does everything focus on?

    • What is Holden's problem?

    • What is it that's happening to him that he can't control?