Students have been sorted into houses by class, selecting a mascot drawn by themselves. Each class period will compete with the other "houses" by earning points for turning in homework on time and the like. The entire class must participate in order for their house to win a point!
This week we have been finishing our first research essay. Students are learning to use APA formatting which the English department recently made a switch to.
The upcoming week long break for Thanksgiving is R&R, which means students will not have homework. However, if a student is missing work, this is an opportunity to make up work. Students who wish to get ahead (or work on reading comprehension) in the text may read Tales from Shakespeare. We will be reading Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing after our break so this is a good place to start.
Break is a great time to complete make-up work, if needed, including missed journal entries. There will be a journal check in December as well as a final cutoff for late work before the end of the quarter.