The End Is Near

May 7, 2014

      To quote the great philosophers, The Doors, "Beautiful friend this is the end. My only friend, the end, It hurts to set you free but you'll never follow me."  The quote is a great summary of how all teachers and students must feel at this point in the year.  In English, the end of the year means projects, novels, and research papers!  You can only imagine how students react to those three things at the same time...

            In Mr. Mac's English, the students are fully engaged in finishing the timeless novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird.  The readings have led to great discussion and the students have really enjoyed the characters and themes.  As part of the reading, the students are also in the process of creating their research projects.  They were allowed to choose a topic from the 1930s (topics include: the Hoover Dam, the death penalty, FDR, Jesse Owens, The Scottsboro Boys, and prohibition) and then have the task of connecting it to our reading.  The task seems overwhelming, but the grit and hard work of the students is proving to prevail.

            Another philosopher, 2-Pac once rapped, "Even the genius asks questions."  So in parting, the greatest question of all remains, "When is summer?"  As we near the end, please encourage all students to continue to work hard and finish strong!

 

JM

 

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