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General Membership

General Membership Meeting is this Friday at 6:00 p.m.

A general membership meeting is scheduled for 2/24, 6:00 p.m. at u.school.  All u.school parents/guardians and students are invited to attend. See e-mail for discussion particulars.

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Global Citizenship League of Nations

League of Nations: U.S. Something to Watch

First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.

The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.

“Bumblebees are among the most important pollinators of crops such as blueberries, cranberries, and clover and almost the only insect pollinators of tomatoes,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s rusty patched bumblebee profile. “The economic value of pollination services provided by native insects (mostly bees) is estimated at $3 billion per year in the United States.” (See seven intimate pictures that reveal the beauty of bees.)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/bumblebees-endangered-species-rusty-patched/

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English

Creative Thinking Class

Here is the link to the Process essay I talked about in class.  It can get pretty dry but some of the writing process ideas are helpful if you are stuck with how to start and/or how to structure your writing.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/01/14/structure

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English

For those who just finished “Slapstick” here are some additional book choices:

The Vegetarian Read about it here

Version Control  Read about it here

Speak  Read about it here

Fight Club (9th+) Read about it here

Dune Read about it here

Cat’s Cradle Read about it here

Feel free to make other suggestions.  You need to decide on a book by Wednesday.

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Art

Crystal Bridges Field Trip, March 30th

Please sign up to go via the Google form which was sent to your e-mail Monday morning.

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English

Advanced English: Habits of the Creative Mind

Assignment for the week of Feb. 12th.

Read the essay “On Self-Curation” and answer the practice session questions (I have marked the ones I think are most important) in Google Docs. I will also set up a classroom assignment (you don’t have to use it, but it helps some).

Watch this TED Talk as a companion to the reading: https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history

We will discuss your work on this reading on Friday.

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English

Put Your Eight Word Story Here (in comments)

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Life

Picture Day is March 31st

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Math

Roller Coster Friday

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English

Visual Quick Writes for Meta

Pick one visual prompt and write on paper or a shared (with S.Frye) Google doc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lEzwQ88f3Exknf0l6Hx61Gb4OXyyVRY0tqJQj0w6ubk/edit