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“On The Rainy River”

by Tim O’Brien

This short story has been posted on Discord and Headrush. The questions for the assignment are in Headrush. Enjoy!


Thank You For the Rain

Check Discord or Headrush for today’s assignment.


Thank You for the Rain

See Headrush or Discord for day one learning.


The Catcher in the Rye

We are up to chapter 21, so let’s just finish the book. We will discuss it on Discord (voice channel) on Monday, April 6th at 11:00.

Optional: If you would like to earn extra writing credit, I will post a writing assignment in Headrush.

Some overall things to consider: Themes from the book

  • Alienation as a form of self-protection
  • The painfulness of growing up
  • The phoniness of the adult world
  • Religion
  • Inaction

Last but not least – What does the title “The Catcher in the Rye” mean?

Optional: For extra writing credit:


“The Sound of Thunder”

Read  “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury and answer these 5 questions in evidence. 

Look up and tell me what these are:

a Paradox

The Butterfly Effect

Cause and Effect in Literature

How do these to things relate to the short story?

What was your opinion of this story?

We will discuss this story via voice or text on Discord -Friday at 11:00

*This is also posted in Headrush for your evidence and Discord.


5K Training for the Week of March 30

Week two

Mon: Rest

Tue: Run 3 mins, walk 3 mins. Repeat 4 times.

Wed: Rest

Thur: Run 3 mins, walk 3 mins. Repeat 4 times.

Fri: Rest

Sat: Rest

Sun: Run 5 mins, walk 3 mins. Repeat 3 times.


Bird Watching

The class is up and running on Headrush and Discord. It’s a fun one!


Couch to 5K

The training plan starts today and is posted on Headrush.


Poetry and Short Stories

Go to Headrush to see the first assignment – a poem named “Alone”.


The Catcher in the Rye

Chapter 17-20, Week of March 23rd – answer these question in Headrush.

  • What crazy idea does Holden propose to Sally?
  • How does the botched date with Sally represent Holdens’s entire character and behavior?
  • Describe D.B.’s army experience. What does he say about the army?
  • How do Holden’s comments about war and the atomic bomb show his immaturity?
  • What does Carl Luce think of Holden?
  • Who does Holden call from the bar? What does this reveal about him?