Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Until summer...

Sadly, the Blogger interface is not compatible with the internet servers at school. This has made linking work to the blog a challenge, at best, over the last month. Please feel free to contact me via email to receive digital copies of future assignments. It is my goal that in my second year at Lakeside High I will resume blog posts.

Look forward to the summertime when I plan to update the blog to include full Common Core lesson plans, Unit Teaching Guides, and other useful classroom tools.

Thank you for your dedicated readership and understanding. Until summer, then.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:" Homer Edition

Books 10, 11, and 12 of The Odyssey are like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in The Odyssey. We will be meeting some very interesting and very dangerous creatures and humans. Get ready for the most interesting part of the story! Be sure that you are following along with the Travel Log assignments and questions. You should be writing these answers in your Daily Composition Notebooks.

Today, we have presentations for Circe, Aeolus, the Laestrygones, and Apollo. The remaining presentations will occur next week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Odysseus vs. The Cyclopes

Halfway done with the adventures of Odysseus! Too bad he is no closer to home, though. :( Perhaps one day... For now, make sure that you have completed all of the Travel Logs up through Book 9 in your Daily Composition Notebooks. Hold onto the Book 1, Book 5, and Odyssey Notes pages that you turned in Friday and received back today. You will need them for The Odyssey Part I Test coming up after we finish Book 12!

Tomorrow's presentations are Circe, Aeolus, the Laestrygones, and Apollo. Remember your visual aid!

Statue found in Sperlonga, Italy

Steampunk Re-imagining of the Cyclops