Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Welcome back!

Today in class, we will begin with a short video called “Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer’s Odyssey.”

Since the Odyssey is a sequel, we need to talk about what happened before, during the Trojan War, so we’ll do that with a bit of story time (The Odyssey Schema Guide).

For homework tonight, you should do two things:

  1. Please be working on your Hero’s Journey Diagram for your fiction summer reading (due on Tuesday, September 4, and worth three grades!).
  2. Please complete this self-reflection using the Hero’s Journey.

A few other important things to keep in mind:

  1. Please make sure that you bring your charged laptop to class tomorrow (and every day from here on out).
  2. We are having an extra credit movie (worth 10 points on your quiz on Monday) Friday, after school — it will be an edited version of Troy. This should be a great way to make new friends, learn some background for the Odyssey, earn some extra credit, and relax after a long week! 🙂 There will be drinks and snacks for sale, benefiting Cardinals Take Flight.
  3. We will go over the syllabus later this week — I will give you a list of supplies before the weekend (but there’s nothing too strange or extravagant!).