Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30- Period 1

Today we finished reading scene three aloud, we also discussed important points we read prior to today;
·      Hamlet as director
o   We find Hamlet is obsessed with re-enacting the death of the king in order to see if Claudius is guilty. We find he is, but Hamlet is unable to kill him when he prays because then Claudius would go to heaven.
·      Hamlet’s relationship with Horatio
o   Horatio the only person Hamlet can now trust? Hamlet now finds his friends side with the king, and Horatio is now the only person Hamlet can trust to help him.
·      Hamlet’s treatment of his mother and Ophilia, and Shakespeare’s view of women
o   Hamlet’s derogatory comments towards both Ophilia and his mother suggests he thinks women make monster’s of men, and are two-faced. Shakespeare’s views of women reflect the time period he lived in as women were not highly regarded or trusted with information.

We also read, and discussed key points in today’s reading including the following:
·      The play        
o   Reactions?
·      Man of action or inaction?
·      Is Hamlet actually crazy?
Homework is the to review act three; people who are signed up for the fishbowl on Monday should be preparing a syllabus and critical review. For those people who are redoing their Life of Pi essay, all redo’s are due on November 8th, and they should try to meet with Smith before then.

Jenevieve Wiegman

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28 - Period 1

Today we read Act 3 out loud. We got through scene one and most of scene two. Before we read, we went over the key points of Act 3.

Scene One:

  • Hamlet's true colors
  • Hamlet's "To be or  not to be" monologue
  • Hamlet's treatment of Ophelia
  • Hamlet's opinion of women - how does this connect to Shakespeare's views?
  • The King's plan
  • Polonius' request
Scene Two:
  • Hamlet is very specific director of the play - what does this reveal? 
  • Talks to Horatio - what does this reveal about their relationship?
  • Treatment of mother and Ophelia during play - connects to Shakespeare's view of women?
  • The play
  • Man of action or inaction
  • Is Hamlet crazy? 
Homework is to review Act 3. The quiz for this act will be combined with Act 4. The fishbowl for this act will be on Monday. If you are redoing your paper, it is due on November 18th. You need to meet with Smith first, so it would be best to try and meet this week. 

Colleen Hanson

Monday October 28 Period 4

Today in Class we began to read and discuss Act III of Hamlet; we completed reading scenes one and two. Characters were assigned and the Act was read aloud. The points that were discussed are listed below.
               Scene 1:
  1. King's true colors shine through
  • The king revealed that the truth of his actions are weighing heavily on him, however, is not yet willing to act upon his guilt
     2. Hamlet's to be or not to be soliloquy
  • Hamlet ponders life after death, as well as committing suicide, but decides against it.
     3. Hamlet's treatment of Ophelia
  • Hamlet disgraces Ophelia in multiple ways. He denies having given Ophelia any letters or gifts. The then denies ever loving her. Hamlet goes on to call Ophelia a whore and to return to the place where whores belong.
    4. Hamlet's treatment of women
  • Hamlet states that it is women who turn men into monsters
    5. King's plan
  • The king wishes to send Hamlet to England
    6. Polonius' request
  • Polonius requests sending Hamlet in to speak to his mother so that Polonius will be able to spy/listen in on their conversation
           Scene 2
  1. Hamlet director
  • Hamlet orders the actors to do it well, to make sure not to over or under act, so that the play might be as real and believable as possible
    2. Hamlet talks to Horatio- their relationship
  • The conversation reveals that Hamlet trusts Horatio, views him as an equal (by which Horatio is honored) and shares that Horatio is the only one who remained faithful.
    3. Hamlet's treatment of Ophelia and his mother
  • He embarrasses both of them, first by mocking his mother's beauty and then by questioning Ophelia's chastity
    4. The Play
  • The Queen does not show much reaction toward the play however Claudius reacts obviously by standing up suddenly.
     5. Hamlet a man of action or inaction?
     6. Is Hamlet crazy?
We did not discuss the last two topics in much detail. The essential question of this unit remains the same- Who are we? Men of action or inaction? Revenge or compassion?

Homework: Because of the Supreme Court being at Arapahoe on Wednesday, we have no homework due on that day. However, continue reviewing your notes for Act 3 because this act and Act 4's quiz will be combined. Also, the group presenting in the next fishbowl should begin preparations. Lastly, if you wish to redo your Life of Pi essay be sure to meet with Smith as early as possible (this week preferably), this redo will be due on Friday 8th.

That's all!
Michelle Sosnowski

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday October 25 Period 4

Fishbowl for Hamlet Act II
  • Some things discussed in the inner circle:
    • morals vs religion, (revenging) family vs religion: both conflicts occurring in Hamlet
    • If the ghost is fictional, how it represents Hamlet's inner want (for revenge and to have a purpose to live)
    • How Hamlet and Fortinbras are foils
    • How Hamlet, Fortinbras, and Laertes are 3 different versions of sons and show 3 different types of relationships between father and sons
    • Though women characters are weak/conniving in Hamlet, showing Shakespeare's disdain for the female sex, he doesn't convey men as any better what with all of the scheming, murdering, and spying in the castle
      • Women: people of action psychologically
      • Men: people of action physically
    • Betrayal: Rozencratz and Gildenstern spying and how this hurt Hamlet, how Hamlet feels alone and trapped with no one to trust
    • Power: is it the only way to get things done?
      • internal vs external power

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013 Period 1

Today in English Lit Period 1 we had our fishbowl on act 2 of Hamlet. This took up most of the period.
In the beginning of class, Mrs. Smith talked to us about Life of Pi Essay redos. In order to redo your essay, you must first come and talk with Mrs. Smith. After that is done, you can redo your essay. This was our only homework for the weekend so you only have homework if you want to redo your Life of Pi Essay.

The rest of the class time was used for the fishbowl discussion. Some key topic issues that were covered were:

- Ophelia and Hamlet's relationship.
- What is Hamlet's plan to test the ghost's story for truth.
- Will Hamlet try to kill Claudius and if so, will he try to set him up.
- Norway's plan to "invade Poland".
- Since this is a tragedy, how will Hamlet's journey end in tragedy.
- What is the point of Laertes in the play.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Andrei Williams

Hamlet Act 2 Fishbowl-Period 4


Hamlet Act 2 Fishbowl-Period 1


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday October 23, 2013 Period 1

Today class began on a slightly more enthusiastic note than usual, being a late start. We started off by discussing and dissecting Hamlet's monologue at the end of Act II. The key points we discussed from the monologue were:

  • Hamlet desires the emotions of the player, which he encountered right before the monologue.
  • Hamlet is frustrated at his own inaction to carry out his revenge on Claudius.
  • Hamlet realizes his own vulnerability to the ghost and how the ghost could be lying to him.
  • Hamlet describes his plot to act on Claudius, which involves the players acting out a play very similar to the murder of his father. Hamlet hopes to get a reaction from Claudius; perhaps of guilt. This would provide him a motive for action.
After discussing the monologues, we moved into groups and took our Act II quiz. While taking the quiz, scenes from the Hamlet movie were playing for us to better understand the act. 

Homework: Review Act II reading, Prepare for the fishbowl on Friday if you are a Presenter or Discusser

Have a great Day!
Colin Brown

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday October 21, 2013 Period 1

Today in class we discussed what we read in act two so far and discussed some of the questions that we had. Then we continued reading the rest of act two where the players come in and Hamlet discusses what he wants to add to the play to put blame on Claudius. At the end of act two Hamlet has an extremely long part and we divided into groups and dissected the part trying to decipher is Hamlet a man of inaction or action? The day consisted mostly of reading Hamlet.

On Wednesday we have a quiz on act two and here are some of the questions that will help to review for the quiz:
Polonius’ relationship with his son, Laertes?Polonius’ assumptions re: Hamlet and Ophelia?Cause of Hamlet’s madnessVoltemand’s message from NorwayClaudius and Polonius’ planRoles of R and G?Hamlet’s suspicions of his friends?Acting troupe v. child actorsPlayer’s speechHamlet: man of action or inaction?Hamlet’s plan
Dissect Hamlet's Dialogue

Be prepared for the quiz. 
There is no other homework so there are no excuses. Everybody have a great day!

Justin Morrall

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today we read more of Hamlet. 
  • We started by discussing what happened in act II scene I.
    • Polonius sent Reynaldo to give Laertes money.
    • Reynaldo also had to start rumors that Laertes was into gambling, drinking, swearing, fist-fighting, and other things that would would make him react but not ruin his reputation.
      • He is doing so to see if Laertes actually does these things
    • Hamlet came up to Ophelia and grabbed her and shook her. 
      • Ophelia and Polonius think he's in love with Ophelia, which is why he has gone mad.
  • What we read today: act II scene II. 
    • Claudius and Gertrude are going to pay Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlet's friends) to spy on Hamlet because he is going crazy
      • Gertrude thinks it is because of his dad's death and her quick marriage.
    • Polonius then goes to the king and queen thinking that he knows why and brags that he has more obedient children than them
    • Volteman said that Old Norway caught Fortinbras trying to attack Denmark when he was supposed to attack Poland. Fortinbras was arrested until he expressed remorse then was sent to attack Poland. 
      • Old Norway is peace with Denmark but Fortinbras doesn't. 
    • Then Polonius tells the king and queen that Ophelia broke up with Hamlet and that is why he is so depressed. 
      • Polonius and Claudius are going to send Ophelia in to talk to Hamlet and see Hamlets reaction.
    • Hamlet runs into Polonius and starts talking to him like he doesn't recognize him
    • After, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern run into Hamlet and try to figure out why he is acting strange. 
      • Hamlet expresses that he feels like he is in a prison
      • Hamlet realizes that his stepfather and his mother are paying them and they feel shamed.
        • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern change the subject by mentioning the actors are in the castle.
          • The actor did a monologue about ancient Greece but focusing on the price of revenge
We will finish reading act II scene II on Wednesday before the quiz.
If we can answer the fallowing questions, we should be well prepared.
·       Polonius’ relationship with his son, Laertes?
·       Polonius’ assumptions re: Hamlet and Ophelia?
·       Cause of Hamlet’s madness
·       Voltemand’s message from Norway
·       Claudius and Polonius’ plan
·       Roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
·       Hamlet’s suspicions of his friends?
·       Acting troupe v. child actors
·       Player’s speech
·       Hamlet: man of action or inaction?

            Prepare for quiz on Wednesday

            Prepare for fishbowl on Friday

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday October 16

Being all hyped up and ready to go Smith greeted us with the usual and we came back with a "Good afternoon Smith." The computer was being nasty so we had no power point, but we still got our homework for the weekend! Review Hamlet. After all our essays were turned in we jumped into Hamlet. We read Scene 1, Act 2 and part of Act 2. Annotations:

  • Polonius asked Reynaldo to go to France to make sure Laertes is on the right track, but he also goes way beyond the acceptable laws of parenting and tells Reynaldo to start nasty rumors about Laertes to keep people away from him.
  • Hamlet found Ophelia in her room. Hes a mess. his stockings or out of place, his shirt is untucked and falling off his shoulder. He grabs her arms and stroke it and her face and stares into her eyes and runs out. Ophelia goes to Poloneus and tells him abour her encounter with Hamlet. Polonus decides to go to the King to tell him that his loss of Ophelia is contributing his mental instability. This is all feeding into Hamlet's plan of making people believe he's crazy.
  • *Hint hint nudge nudge* She told us to be sure to know Reynaldo's name.

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, Period 1 Review of the Day

First things first, homework. Go onto the power point for this week and there are instructions for a parent/teacher conference letter that is due Wednesday. You must PRINT a hard copy, SHARE it on a Google doc with Ms. Smith AND EMAIL it to your parent/guardian! It isn't that hard, just do it :-)
Today we had our fishbowl for Hamlet Act 1. To see the outer circle's comments go to the cover-it-live blog below. I took a few notes on the inner circle's discussion. Have fun reading!
Summary of Act 1

  1. Bernardo, Marcellus, and Horatio see a ghost that resembles the late king. They decide to tell Prince Hamlet.
  2. Claudius, Laertes, Polonius, Hamlet, the Queen, and others are meeting. Claudius tells Laertes he may return to school in France but refuses to grant Hamlet's request to do so.
  3. Hamlet decides to meet with the ghost.
  4. Ophelia receives advice from her brother and father about her relationship with Hamlet.
  5. Hamlet talks with his father and learns of the latter's murder at Claudius' hands.
  • Hamlet needs to choose whether he will be a man of action or inaction-internal conflict
    • He might be a man of action only be sneaky and take revenge on Claudius but leave no connection to himself
  • Tension between Laertes and Hamlet
    • Laertes was granted permission to return to school; he has no reason to turn on Claudius
    • Polonius and Leartes are protective of Ophelia-otherwise Hamlet and Laertes would enjoy each others' company
    • Polonius-is he still loyal to the original king? Would he turn on Claudius if he knew of the circumstances of King Hamlet's death? 
  • What is the purpose of the ghost's armor?
    • Symbol of impending threat of Norway/Fortinbras
    • Warning to Hamlet to not soil Denmark's image
    • Symbol of a battle with Claudius-the ghost never mentions Norway
    • Set the young Hamlet into a state of urgency
    • Foreshadowing that Hamlet will be unsuccessful in his first attempt to kill Claudius
      • This long of a story needs mishap and climax--defenition of a tragic hero
  • Marcellus/Horation-loyal to Hamlet, backbone character to the plot
  • King Claudius--Queen Gertrude
    • Any prior love? 
      • Yes. Gertrude married him because they knew each other and she had no one so...why not?
    • Does she know of the plot to kill King Hamlet?
      • There are no hints leading to that conclusion
      • She loved Hamlet-he talked of her as innocent and in love--Claudius was a weed that took her over
      • She was a "seemingly virtuous queen" -- this could show concern from the ghost as to why she so quickly married Claudius
      • Does she want power? But she already had power as the wife of Hamlet, her station didn't change at all
      • The late king can't know for sure
        • He tells Hamlet to leave her be because she has guilt that only she can deal with-God is her judge
    • Why does the ghost tell Hamlet to take revenge on Claudius but not Gertrude?
      • Claudius had more devious motives
      • Getting revenge on him gets revenge on her
      • The ghost only needs Claudius to die so he can be free from his torture-do not destroy life needlessly
  • How do we know we can believe the ghost?
    • There's no evidence it really happened except Bernardo, Horation, and Marcellus
      • Is this power enough to keep them loyal to Hamlet?
  • Who would take revenge if Hamlet succeeded in killing Claudius?
    • Brink of war, unsettling times, state of turmoil
  • War
    • If Fortinbras kills Claudius, he is just a casulty of war
  • What if Hamlet doesn't kill the king?
    • Could witnesses be used?
    • Servants, guards--there had to be someone watching the king sleep or at least be nearby
    • Yet Claudius is smart enough to be alone with the king
    • A nap is the king's normal routine
  • Did Claudius have help?
    • Polonius-motive to keep family and self image
    • Ophelia-lead to Hamlet's demise-she is his confidant
      • She will be his downfall
      • She must obey her father, even if she doesn't want to betray Hamlet
    • Hamlet is set up for the perfect oppurtunity to fail
    • When Hamlet learns of Ophelia's forced distance will he be hurt or driven to action?
      • Depends on how he finds out
  • Why wouldn't Claudius let Hamlet go to school? Keep him at a distance
    • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
  • Does Claudius want to kill Hamlet too?
    • What is his motive? He already had power and wealth
    • Will he make an alliance with Fortinbras? But why would he ally with Claudius?
    • The sons inherited the same issues
      • People hold grudges throughout history
  • Why doesn't Hamlet value his life? 
    • He has a future
    • Social aspects hurt his heart
    • Does he really have everything?
      • All of his privileges are taken away - love, college
    • Innocent phase - tragic hero
      • Moving to knowledge phase - lost his father and mother and is learning of the evil of Claudius
      • Hamlet starts to question the world
    • Next is intimate awakening between him and Ophelia ---- ACT 2
      • We might learn that something has already happened between them
      • We have no background knowledge at this point-not connection to reader
      • Will Ophelia rebel against her family and the social place of a daughter in her family? - but this story is a tragedy...
      • May have been the reason Polonius could be assisting Claudius -- can Laertes take the throne?
        • Polonius is selfish
          • Heirs are everything
        • Claudius needs an heir
          • Send Laertes to obtain a college education
        • Is Polonius framing Claudius to get power? -- same as in Norway
    • War might be Claudius' downfall, but it would be Hamlet's too. He is just as much a part of Denmark as Claudius

Monday Ocober 14, 2013

Hi. How are you? I'm sorry if you missed today, but allow me to fill you in on what we did in class today.
First our homework: We are to write a letter to our parents for parent teacher conferences about how this semester is going (see Ms. Smith's website for more details). To turn it in, you must send it to Ms. Smith in google docs, print out a copy to bring to class, and email it to your parents. This is due Wednesday.
Today was our first fishbowl for Hamlet, Act 1. The inner circle discusses, the outer people blogged. You can find and read the blog on the class blog site, so you probably saw it if you are reading this blog.
Here are some of the points that were discussed in the inner circle:
~Do you think the ghost is real or just imagination? Most thought that the ghost was real, but there is doubt that the ghost actually talked to Hamlet, instead he just imagined it.
~What does the disparity between Fortinbras and Hamlet reveal about human nature? Both men are driven by revenge, suggesting that humans are driven by revenge.
~Considering Gertrude and Ophelia, how does Shakespeare feel about women? The women are mischievous and devious, doing what they can to get their way.
The fishbowl lasted the entire class period, and on Wednesday we will start Act 2.

That was our day, sorry you missed it.

Hamlet Act 1 Fishbowl-Period 1


Hamlet Act 1 Fishbowl-Period 4


Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11th Period 4

Ms. Smith started off our class period by collecting our college essays if students still needed to turn them in. We then received our in class Life of Pi essays; if students need to re-write their essays Smith will be going over how to re-do them the Monday after our long weekend. After our discussion on essays we broke up into groups of 3 or 4 and took our act I quiz on Hamlet. As soon as we were all done with our quiz we moved back to our assigned seats and watched both the Mel Gibson and the Kenneth Branagh versions of act I scene 4 of Hamlet. In each version we discussed the differences in each ghost and in each of Hamlet's reaction to the ghost of his father. The Mel Gibson version of the ghost was vulnerable and very emotional when talking to his son, and after he vanished Hamlet sits there and cries. Where in the Kenneth Branagh version the ghost is shown as a scary, vengeful spirit that instills fear in Hamlet and creates a jittery, more excited response from Hamlet about avenging his father's death. Class ended here and we will watch Olivier's version on Monday.
Homework: Prepare for fishbowl on act I and share a syllabus with Smith ONLY IF you are the presenters. Also work on revising Life of Pi essay.

Have a great weekend!

-Hannah Eddy

Friday Period 1 (10-11-13)

The day started of with the usual greeting from Ms. Smith.
We jumped right into it with Ms. Smith saying that today we would be doing ghosts & quizzes. The class split off into groups of three's and four's and the quiz on act 1 was handed out. The quiz took up most of the period and after handing it in we moved on to watching the other two movies ghost scenes. We were instructed to look for differences in the movies. On Wednesday we watched the older movie scene, with the ghost hidden behind a cloud of smoke and speaking eerily. The first scene we watched today was the Mel Gibson ghost scene. The differences the class found in this one compared to the first were:

  • Ghost seems more remorseful
  • Ghost is NOT in battle armor
  • It is a more personal, fatherly scene
We then proceeded to watch the most accurate film, but ran out of time to even start the discussion. From what I saw:
  • The scene was higher stress
  • It gave a sense of urgency
  • The ghost of the king WAS in battle armor
  • All the lines from the actual story seemed to be used
  • Scene took place in the forest
The homework for today was to prepare for the fishbowl. The presenters need to make and share a syllabus with each other and Ms. Smith and come prepared on Monday. The agenda for the day can be found here.

-Calvin Lewis 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Period 4

  • Today in class, we finished Act 1 of Hamlet. 
    • We looked at the family tree of Polonius, the father of Laertes and Ophelia. While talking about Polonius' family, we also discussed the father/son and father/daughter relationships that Polonius has. Polonius treats Laertes like a human being, giving him good advice for his travels to France; when Polonius talks to Ophelia about Hamlet, he talks down to her and tells her that she needs to stop giving her body to Hamlet.
    • We furthered our discussion from Monday about Hamlet's desire to die. After his soliloquy where he states that he would commit suicide if not for suicide being a sin, Hamlet also compares his life to a pin, saying it is worth no more than "a pin's fee" (1.4 ln 67). The class decided that if it were not for God, Hamlet would no longer be living.
    • We find out how King Hamlet died. He was murdered by Claudius, his brother, while napping. The ghost of King Hamlet tells young Hamlet to seek revenge on Claudius, but warns him to leave his mother to Heaven. After the ghost tells Hamlet, Horatio and Marcellus enter to hear the story. The ghost then makes all three boys swear to not tell anybody what had happened.
  • For Friday
    • We should review Act 1 of Hamlet for the quiz on Friday. There will be quotes that we have to analyze, so be sure to pay attention to who said what and why the quotes were said. It will be a partner quiz.
    • The remaining college essays are all due on Friday, regardless of if you made it to your conference with Mrs. Smith or not.
    • The fishbowl group for Act 1 should continue to prepare for their fishbowl, which will happen on Monday.
    • If you have not yet turned in your Life of Pi book, be sure to bring it in on Friday.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday 10-7 Period 1

In class-
Today we turned in anything that was not formerly turned into Mrs. Smith.
We then discussed what we pulled away from the first clip of the movie we watched on Friday. The main ideas we pulled from this clip was that the apparition was in the form of an old king. We then watched two more clips. The second was from a movie that had not followed the original play very well. In this we pulled away that there was another man that took power instead of Hamlet. The third movie clip was the most useful. We discovered that there was tension between Hamlet and his uncle because his uncle had taken power and married Hamlet's mother.

Next, we read the actual play. We found that everything we discussed from the movie clips were in the play. We read past the movie clips where we discovered the true root of the tension between Hamlet and his uncle. We also read through Hamlet's first monologue where we discussed the fact that there is a hate for his uncle and Hamlet also seems to be a man of inaction.

Homework: Finish any meeting that were missed with Mrs. Smith. Prepare for the first Fishbowl on Act 1.

Mrs. Smith's Agenda can be found here

Monday 10/07 Per 4

Main Idea/Summary:
  • We began Hamlet today. Mrs. Smith stressed the importance of reviewing the text for our quizzes (the first of which will be Friday). Also while we read, we kept our guiding questions in mind: "Who are we? Men of action or men of inaction? Revenge or compassion?" 
  • We read/acted out Hamlet from the start to the beginning of Hamlet's first soliloquy which is on page 29 of the school copy or to the line "O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,"
  • Note the parallels between Hamlet's and Fortinbra's lives (juxtaposition):
    • Fathers murdered
    • What's rightfully theirs was taken away (throne/land)
    • Both have uncles, both named after father
Details(And specific help with reading):
  • First we discussed the movie that we watched on friday (the old black and white version) with the guards changing shift on the castle wall and the ghost that appeared in the likeness of King Hamlet.
  • Then we watched clips of the other two versions to see different interpretations:
    1. King Hamlet has just died, and his wife (Gertrude), his son ("young" Hamlet), and the King's brother/Hamlet's uncle (Claudius) stand in a tomb weeping over the grave. Claudius has become King even though Hamlet should have, and Claudius tells Hamlet to think of him as a father. We can see though that both Hamlet and Gertrude are suspicious of Claudius. The next scene, it is day and Claudius announces that he has married Gerturde.
    2. Francisco (a guard) is patrolling the castle gate when Bernardo, Horatio, and Marcellus come to relieve him of his post and to see the ghost that has been appearing the last two nights. When the ghost appears, the men take it as a bad omen. We also see workers making weapons, and learn that the country (Denmark) is getting ready for war with Norway.
  •  Finally we chose roles and acted out Hamlet
    • Setting: Elsinore Castle, Christmas time
    • Preparing for war with Norway: King Hamlet (deceased) killed King Fortinbras of Norway and took his lands. Now his son, also named Fortinbras, wants revenge and is planning to attack Claudius, the new king of Denmark.
    • Claudius publicly admonishes Hamlet, and sends two people to go talk the the uncle of King Fortinbras to talk him out of attacking them.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday the 2nd was the first day Mrs. Smith is back!!!

Today we got computers and kept working on our Life of Pi in class essay which is now due FRIDAY because of the PLC day.  You need to bring in an outline and your final copy.


Finish Final Life of Pi essay and outline for Friday.

And enjoy the rest of  AHS HOMECOMING WEEK!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Today Mrs. Smith is BACK!! Woop woop! (she was unhappy with our enthusiasm)

We dove right into what our homework is for FRIDAY!

-Final copy of college essay
-Final copy of Life of Pi essay, with your outline PRINTED OUT!
-Also if you want to get your own copy of Hamlet, get that by Friday!

Afterwards we began writing our Life of Pi essays in class.

The sound of keyboards being typed upon was prominent in the classroom, as Mrs. Smith made her way around the classroom answering a multitude of questions.

Eventually the bell rang and we all went on to enjoy our Wacky Tacky, PLC, wednesday!