Mr. Met

Mr. Met

Monday, April 20, 2015

Field Trip

Just a reminder- if you are taking the bus you should be in the SAC first thing on Wed. morning.  We will be leaving promptly at 7:30.  If you are meeting us at the theater you should be there no later then 7:45.

Please bring your AFI packets with you.  If you are bringing snacks make sure they are appropriate and you clean up after yourself.

For those staying behind you will receive an email with a link to the make up film.

Please email me with any questions AND keep working on your Slaughterhouse Five essays.

FINAL FILM PROJECT- text choices:--- there are synopsis on the link

1. The Body
2. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
3. The Trial
4. Picasso at the Lapin Agile
5. No Exit
6. Einstein's Dreams
7. The Namesake (if you didn't do it for summer reading)
8. Cat's Cradle

*9.  Waiting for Godot (only if you did not read it last semester)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Slaughterhouse Five

Hey all- make sure when you return from break the text is completed.  You should also begin to draft outlines for your SH 5 essay.  The question is posted on the website as is an interview with Heller and Vonnegut from 1992 that you might want to use.  Even if you don't use it, the interview is a great read and shows the relationship that these two men had

email with any questions and enjoy the break!  (let's go mets!)


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Final Catch 22 papers and READING!

Please remember that although you have a major major major major paper due this week that you should still be completing your reading at home!  As usual you should be emailing me or coming in with any questions or concerns you have PRIOR to long term deadlines.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Catch 22 essay

I have adjusted the deadline for the Catch 22 essay once again.  The new deadline for period 3 is Wed. March 25th and the new deadline for periods 2 & 4 is Thursday March 26th.  We will be starting our new book Slaughterhouse Five on March 23rd so please do not leave this essay until the last minute!

I have also added a link on the handouts section of the website that will take you to a group of about 10-15 scholarly articles.  Between these outside sources, the essays in the back of your texts and the articles in your packet you should not have too much trouble connecting the outside source material to your thesis.

Please communicate any concerns you may have


Friday, March 6, 2015

Oh no! Another Snow Day

Ok so we find ourselves in a similar spot-  Please KEEP READING and sending those emails with your questions.

It looks like period 3 will meet on Monday- Make sure you have gotten through page 368!  We will cover this section in full.  (you will need to be done with the book by Friday)

PERIOD 2: Will meet on Tuesday.  Make sure you have gotten through page 368! We will cover that section in full.  (you should finish the book by class on Thurs)

Period 4:  Please stick to our schedule from class.  Make sure you've finished the text by Wed!
(and work on your essay!)

Email me with any questions


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Satire Videos and What to do!!!

Ok so another snow day is upon us!  I will not get into my feelings on the matter as I think you are all aware.  But, take an opportunity to use this day to 'Catch' up on some of your class reading.

Here are the upcoming dates and deadlines you need to be aware of:

PERIOD 2:  Read up to page 368 for Monday's super long class (this is about 20 pages a night)

PERIOD 4:  Read up to page 368 for Wednesday's super long class

*MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKING CAREFUL NOTES--- if you have any questions on the readings email me ASAP so I can answer them before you move on

PERIOD 3:  Complete your assigned HW reading as planned- you should be through chapter 19 by tomorrow

*I have also started posting some of your Satire Videos on the website (look under media; satire videos)



Monday, February 23, 2015

On the fly

Hey everyone

  Between the snow day, the shortened classes due to 2 hour delays and the PARCC testing next week please make sure that you are paying attention to the adjusted Homework calendars.  I have been updating your calendars a few times a day because of all of the changes.  I will be trying to get a handle on a more concrete timeline by the end of the week.

  I have also posted the final Catch 22 essay prompt so you can see where your focus should be while reading.

 As usual please email me with any questions that you might have.