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September 29, 2011

English 12 – Mrs. Floyd came in today to talk about your Yearbook package – Baby Grad Ad and Grad Bio – and your Grad weekend options.  Please be sure you get these forms in ASAP!

Today we continued working on our Connections Assignment in the computer lab.  (a copy of the assignment is on the handouts page)  This assignment is due Monday.  Be sure that you write about your connections as one cohesive piece of writing – not a separate page for each piece of literature.

On Monday we are going to be reading two versions of the same story – The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy.

June 6, 2011

Block E – English 12 – So weird….. only had 2 students show up for class this morning…. hmmm….. I wonder if there is something up with that? 🙂


Block F – Literature 12 – Wow… no one for this class either….


As a side note, I am getting lots of marking done today.  Thanks for that grade 12’s!


Block G – English 11 – Yeah!  Some students!  Today we did our final Literature Circle meeting.  You met with your group and discussed some final elements of your novel.  You needed to hand in your notes from today’s session.  You have a final writing reflection due next class.  The agenda from today’s Lit Circle is on the Handouts page.


Block H – English 12 – Back to marking!

Graduation Day!

So proud of all of you today!  Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

June 2, 2011

Blocks E & H – English 12 – Today was your final Lit Circle meeting.  A copy of the agenda is available on the Handouts page.  You handed in any notes you took during your group discussion and then began working on your final novel writing assignment.

There will be a final activity that involves Finding Forrester.  I hope you all enjoyed this movie – definitely one of my favourites.

This is the last class before your big graduation weekend.  I hope you enjoy every minute of this important right of passage.  I still remember my graduation – yep, I can remember that far back – and it was an amazing experience and still gives me a feeling of pride.  Have fun, and be safe!

Block G – English 11 – We began with some silent reading and then began going over our sentence errors booklet.  Today we went over “quizzes” 7, 8, & 9.  We then looked at an example of the poetry section on a grade 12 government exam.  This will relate to some of the poems we are going to look at over the next few classes.  You need to finish your paragraph for next class.

Block F – Literature 12 – Today we read Dolce et Decorum est, The Second Coming, and The Hollow Men.  We only have 3 poems left to read!  You received some review worksheets to finish for next class.  Be sure to pre-read the poems for next day.

May 31, 2011

Block F – Literature 12 – We are moving at a rapid pace through the Victorian Era.  Today we read Song, Dover Beach, The Darkling Thrush, and Because I Could Not Stop for Death.  You worked on the worksheet/review package that I handed out last day and your exam review sheets.

Blocks E & H – English 12 – After a brief visit from Mrs. Floyd with some reminders for appropriate Commencement behaviour we finished watching Finding Forrester, arguably one of the best movies out there.  I hope you enjoyed the movie but also learned something from the process.  Your final Lit Circle is next class and be prepared to write “William Forrester style.”

Block G – English 11 – Today we began with some silent reading – and a little “Leadership” task for those who are finished their novels.  We also worked on finishing the sentence structure booklet – run-ons and fragments – that you began working on last class.  This booklet should be finished for next class.