Chinatown Field Trip – Special Needs

If (and only if) you have a special dietary or medical need that we should take into account when preparing for our field trip, please complete the survey below. (This information will be kept confidential.) If you do not have a special dietary or medical need, you do NOT need to complete this form.

Field Trip Special Need Form


Wednesday, November 15

We had a brief chat about JLC, and then students had time to work on their group essays. Here is tonight’s reading: The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 15.

Please remember to be thinking about what you would like to do for your Count of Monte Cristo book. You can check one out from the school (but you can’t write in it), get one on your own (make sure that you get the correct edition!), or purchase one from the school for $7.

Tuesday, November 14

Sorry for the late post! WordPress was having some trouble last night and throughout the day, although it appears to be working now.

On Tuesday, after our JLC discussion, we introduced the group essay for this novel (The Joy Luck Club Essay on Theme – 2017). You’ll have time to work in class throughout this week, and your essay will be due at the end of class on Friday.

Homework was the 14th JLC reading guide (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 14).

Monday, November 13

Four days to go! We can make it!

After your quiz, I gave you some time for tonight’s reading guide, since the chapter is a bit longer that usual (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 13).

Also, if you have not already done so, please bring your field trip stuff tomorrow!!!

I asked you to bring headphones tomorrow, but I was looking at our schedule, and I think it would be better to use our time in a different way (I’ll explain tomorrow). So if you were going to go to a lot of trouble for the headphones, don’t worry about it!

Finally, when we return from Thanksgiving, we will begin our next book – The Count of Monte Cristo! You can check a book out from the school, purchase your own copy (here’s a link), or purchase one from the school (which is yours to write in and keep) for $7. If you acquire your own book, it must be the Bantam Classics abridged edition!

Joy Luck Club Movie Survey

Hi students:

I would like to show you the Joy Luck Club film next week (it’s a really outstanding adaptation – Amy Tan co-wrote the screenplay).

This film is rated R and will require parent permission, although I will be skipping over some of the more mature scenes.

I’m trying to figure out if it’s better to have it on Thursday or Friday of next week, though, given that we’ll be on Thanksgiving break the following week and people might have travel plans. Would you please help me decide by responding to this quick survey?

Friday, November 9

After our JLC discussion today, we looked at the last part of speech we need to cover (although we’ll circle back to some others later) – interjections! Those materials are under the “Grammar” section of the website.

Homework for the weekend is to complete the conjunction and preposition videos and exercises on Khan Academy. Your Monday quiz will focus on conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections, but will also contain some review material from previous grammar objectives. (Just to be clear, there will not be any vocabulary.)