Religion: This week's Chosen lesson focused on marriage, and what it means to say, "I Do." Students defined and reflected on their understanding of the qualities of a healthy relationship, as well as wrote about a Bible verse that relates to marriage or love. We also discussed, through the chapter videos, the importance of trust, faithfulness, respect and selflessness in relationships.
We'll conclude the lesson on marriage next week, before moving on to Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment.
Homework: Handwriting lessons Q to S due Monday, Nov. 11.
Literature 7: In continuing with The Sword in the Stone, we've started working deeper into the novel, using passage studies and literary analysis to better understand the characters of Merlin and Wart, their character archetypes, and author T.H. White's criticism of culture at the time (and even how it still relates to modern times). The classes responded to guided questions that required textual evidence for support.
Next week, we'll continue reading and analyzing the novel, as well as conduct the classroom-level spelling bees.
Homework: Adventure Game due in its entirety, Friday, Nov. 15.
English 7: In grammar, we continued in the adjective unit, focusing this week on demonstrative, indefinite and interrogative adjectives. We also further discussed the Hero's Journey/adventure game and reviewed denotation and connotation in the vocabulary workbooks.
For next week, we'll work on grammar lesson 2.3 on comparative and superlative adjectives, as well as take the vocabulary cumulative review 1-6 test.
Homework: Vocabulary Cumulative Review 1-6 WB due Thursday, Nov. 14. Test is Friday, Nov. 15.
English 8: In class this week, we started a grammar unit on verbs, first learning about the four principle parts of a verb and their importance to understanding the 12 verb tenses. We also finished the My Michigan Hero essays, of which up to 10 essays will be chosen to advance beyond the school into the competition, and completed an impromptu expository essay.
For next week, we'll move into transitive and intransitive verbs.
Homework: None for this weekend
Thank you, and have a great weekend!