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English

10 Tips from TED for better Slides

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

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English

Last “All The Light We Cannot See” Book Discussion

Our last book discussion will be on Thursday the 27th. Here are some things I would like you to think about for that conversation:

    1. The narration moves back and forth both in time and between different characters. How did this affect your reading experience? How do you think the experience would have been different if the story had been told entirely in chronological order?
        2. When Werner and Jutta first hear the Frenchman on the radio, he concludes his broadcast by saying

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever”

              (pages 48–49), and Werner recalls these words throughout the book (pages 86, 264, and 409). How do you think this phrase relates to the overall message of the story? How does it relate to Madame Manec’s question: “Don’t you want to be alive before you die?” (page 270)?
                3. Reread Madame Manec’s boiling frog analogy on page 284. Etienne later asks Marie-Laure, “Who was supposed to be the frog? Her? Or the Germans?” (page 328) Who did you think Madame Manec meant? Could it have been someone other than herself or the Germans? What does it say about Etienne that he doesn’t consider himself to be the frog?
                  4. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian writer,
                once wrote that “the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”

All the Light We Cannot See

                is filled with examples of human nature at its best and worst. Discuss the themes of good versus evil throughout the story. How do they drive each other? What do you think are the ultimate lessons that these characters and the resolution of their stories teach us?
                5. What do you think are the themes of this book? Who was your favorite character?

 

 

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Life Science

Meowwww! Time to present feline internal anatomy slides!

Image result for cat speech bubble clipartWe will meet to do your science presentation on Wednesday morning this week. Please schedule time for practice into your daily plan.

 

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English

Quick Write – Eng. 1

bluebird

or

house-quickwrite

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Math

Algebra II Project suggestions

Here is a collection of projects that incorporate Algebra II.

https://sites.google.com/a/freedomarea.org/pbl/home/mathematics-projects/algebra-ii-projects

If applicable, please look through them and see if any look interesting and/or spark any new ideas.  Come and see me if you’d like to take any on!

 

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English Uncategorized

Book Group Sign-up

Sign-up for your next book group on the shared Google Doc.

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Next All The Light We Cannot See Book Group

Read to part eight (pg. 373) for Monday’s discussion.

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English

Final “The Giver” Book Club Meeting

It’s been fun and interesting. We will wrap-up “The Giver” on Monday and watch the movie version on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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English for Thursday (B and C)

BTW, I do realize this is challenging work, but I know you can do it. Practice reading and writing is the key to getting better – even if it is painful and lousy at first.

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Communitas

Communitas 6: Agenda

Please add any agenda items for Communitas 6 in the comments to this post.