Important reminder: please be ready to turn in your second summer reading essay tomorrow!
Today in class we talked about the Odyssey Vocabulary List 2, which will be on your quiz on Monday. Afterwards, students had about 25 minutes to read Book 11 (7-book-11) and work on the reading guide (book-11-reading-guide), which is due tomorrow.
We have a few extra credit opportunities that I wanted to mention:
Friday, September 9: Come see the second half of the film version of The Odyssey! We’ll start watching the film at 3:30 PM in my room and should be finished by 5:00 PM. I would recommend coming if it’s possible because we’ll be reading the second half of the Odyssey next week. This opportunity is worth an extra 10 points on your upcoming quiz.
Friday, September 16: We’ll be watching O Brother, Where Art Thou?, a retelling of the Odyssey story. It’s also a very funny musical that students typically enjoy. We’ll start watching the film at 3:30 and be finished by 5:15 PM. This opportunity is worth an extra 10 points on the following week’s quiz.
Saturday, September 17: Come take a mock PSAT to prepare for the real thing. Students must register ahead of time at this link and arrive at the Bellaire MPR by 7:45 AM (you should be finished around 11:30 or so). This opportunity is worth an extra 10 points on your Odyssey exam (which is a major grade).