Monday, October 31, 2005
Jena was becoming increasingly puzzled so we moved on.
We read and discussed Act I Scene VI of Macbeth, in which Duncan arrives at Macbeth's and admires how lovely everything is outside -- Ms. Schoene pointed out that his discussion of the birds contrasts with Lady Macbeth's earlier discussion of a raven. I suggest if anyone missed that day that they ask Ms. Schoene to explain what a raven sounds like, because I thought that was pretty fun.
We also read scene VII, which is apparently a very important scene, and one with which Ms. Schoene suggested we should become very familiar. In this scene, Macbeth considers all the reasons he should not kill the king. He points out that he has a duty to defend the king as one of his subjects, and also he considers it a bit gauche to kill his own guest. Lady Macbeth chastises him for his cowardice and says graphic things about killing babies. We left off with Ms. Schoene's suggestion that perhaps the Macbeths simply have a severe case of empty nest syndrome.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Congrats to Neil and the rest of the amazing football team. My life is now complete and I can die happily.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Memo for Psych kids
- remeber to do the poem project
- Consilience/Sophie's worl quiz tomorrow
- Bio worksheet is due tomorrow (HL)
- NO Calc quiz tomorrow
- reading Macbeth & other plays aloud in class is fun :-) (if you actually read... performances can become entertaining)
- other than that, we don't really have any homework (it happens when most of IB is gone on a field trip anyway :-)
- Have a Nice weekend & Happy Halloween (I'm looking forward to doing stage makeup for a couple of haunted houses :-) Anyone else (besides Mead) planning to wear geeky costumes to school Mon.? (no, a resounding negative answer will NOT deter me :-)
addendum to Teri's post
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
10/2_/05 -Wed. 2nd
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
2nd Period, Tuesday, At a Glance
We now have a poem to analyze, its due Friday. Our's I believe is Sonnet 30 ? Not sure about that, but its definately Shakespeare.
- Macbeth can be understood through political means
- James 1, was in power at the time of Shakespeare, He is the cousin of the (virginal) Elizabeth, the son of Mary Queen of Scots (who was killed), and his Dad was assassinated.
- Due to his lineage he is a little paranoid about being killed (rightfully so).
- He likes witchcraft and wrote a book Deamonology?
- Gunpowder incident
- attempted plan to blow up Parliament and King
- GUY FOX, GUY FOX is really important, he is found in the basement with a fuse
- Guy Fox is tortured to give up the names of his accomplices, he gives out several names, they are subsequently tried While James 1 watches secretly, and then hung, and then gutted, and then decapitated and their heads go upon the London Bridge.
- Guy Fox also names a priest, who says this is all occurring because James was not completely with the Catholic cause
- THIS INCIDENT occurs somewhere in this and many other plays,
- THIS INCIDENT scares the people, though they are happy the plan is thwarted
- THIS INCIDENT is well known to the people of the time
James 1 is possible descendent of Banquo as is seen in Act 1 when Weird Sisters proclaim to Banquo that he will have descendents that are kings, but he will not be a king.
Then, switch to actual Macbeth
Act1 Scene 1
witches foreshadow events
Fair is foul and foul is fair (depending on P>O>V>) or what seems to be good isn't really good.
Act 1 Scene 2
Fortune is fickle, favors no one
description of the battle
shows Macbeth's valor, King (Duncan) decides to take the Thane of Cawdor who was a traitor in the battle, and give that title to the brave Macbeth (He doesn't know he has this title until end of Scene 3)
Act 1 Scene 3
witches again, since the wife of a sailor won't let her have some chestnuts she decides to punish the husband who is at sea. She calls upon tempests and lets him have no rest, as well as kills off one of his shipmates in vengeance.
Okay, so then Macbeth and Banquo run into the 3 witches. They address Macbeth with the extra title of Cawdor and future king which he is very surprised about. Banquo finds out he will have descendents that will be kings. 2 attendants appears and tell Macbeth he's received the new title of Thane of Cawdor! Hence he believes the rest of what the witches said may come true, but he is very cautious in believing that they have impure intentions.
That's pretty much it, I think.
5th period 10/25/05
6th Period- 10/25/05
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Whether you like it or not...
Tropical Depression Alpha Advisory Number 5
Issued at: 10:36 AM EDT 10/23/05 (gateway). Alpha weakens over the mountains of hispaniola, torrential rains will continue,At 11 am, 1500z, the tropical storm warning for the entire coastlines of the dominican republic and haiti has been discontinued.A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the turks and caicos and for the southeastern bahamas.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Today in 6th period we took an Anglo-Saxon/Renaissance test. Then, Ms.Schoene passed out Macbeth books, assigned some parts to be performed, and told us to have Act I read by Tuesday. I think that's about it. Have a good weeked guys..i'm off to bed,
And one more thing...
It's 6:45 on Friday and I am still at school. Gotta go or my husband will send out a search party.
Have a good weekend.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
6tH pErIoD (The Evil Sequel) bY aMaR
its only amar
(thats an iamb) stress on the second, not the first
Understand that Burt?
i walk into class and am not suprised to see polina eyeing michelle's muffin. i think michelle noticed too, becuase she offered it to polina who, with the help of LT(laurel), ate that muffin quicker than a fat kid eats cake. then unfortunately michelle showed me her crotch sticker that sam gave her. sam gave me one later on that was the profile of a puritan lady. mrs. schoene told the asian kids not to play musical chairs with the sub on monday. then we took out our stress worsheet and polina couldn't find hers so i said she probably ate it. she found it after a couple minutes put michelle didn't so i had to share mine with her, just like when we were reading scarlet letter. when we finished with that, we took out our lit books and were rudely interuptted by some enviro kids: emily d., katie cro. and carolyn knabel (you know her mom does the art work for the front cover of the sports page in the sentinel!) all came in. they said they went to wekiva/wekiwa springs park, thats literally in my back yard and mrs. bell's too...mrs. schoene asked if we had read any of the sonnets in the lit book...we said no...she said, like usual, we were behind the other classes. we read sonnet 16 and emily completely shut down matt mickalizyzianakanya's interpretation. mead also thought he knew what was goin on, but then said he pulled an andrew levin, apparently he eats lunch with him. so then some people remenisced about the kid and his mouth that never closed...then we moved on...em keller decided to pop in...we read the next sonnet, and i think matt was tryin to redeem himself because he said he read this one in terri's shakespeare book during calc and said it was his fav. suuuuure...the sonnet was cool, em k said she thought bill shakespeare was weird for writing like this, then mrs. schoene described snow ball boobies and how the dresses back then pushed them up so they stuck out...aaaaah..."common amar not at school!"..."sorry everybody"...he he...back to reality...matt said he probably wouldve been hot back then since being pastey white was the fashion. i think i would have been popular too...after being locked in a scaffold and burned at the stake...by now everyone was laughing at matt so he was more red than white...see, i can't do that either...we related the sonnet to the friends episode when ross was marrying some chic but said rachels name instead...and also to some soap opera that has been around since the fifties...i would elaborate more but my memory is a little shady, i was on a roll with my doodling...jus messin, of course, mrs.schoene...then we read sonnet 1,498 in the sound 'n sense book. after class i checked out a lit book...some other kids came in, namely, david "the traitor" irvin who didnt come to school yesterday which was the day we were goin to do our bio exp. but he didnt dissappoint the juniors in our gruop b/c they don like him, in fact they made fun of him the whole time. they definately had no gangsta love for d-money....kellie cross crossed the line by tryin to swipe my book...but i was to quick for her...
(warning: mrs. schoene and those of you who get offended easily do NOT continue skip to last two lines :)
then i thought i smelt a fart...
my bad, just joseph hart
and his girlfriend frank
that he bought at the skank-bank
hey koosh, call me A-mar one more time
i'll diss you in a nastier rhyme
sorry if you didnt find this funny
anyway, if you want to bet some money
i got the chi-sox in six
so u betta bet me quick
study hard everybody, ye-hah!
10/20 period 1 stuff
So Tuesday, we started off with a brief discussion of the Renaissance. From there, we led into a few English Renaissance rulers, Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and finally (but definitely not least), Elizabeth.
We then went over the sonnet forms. The Italian (Petrarchan) Sonnet is ABBAABBACDECDE (or CCDDEE). The Shakespearean Sonnet is ABABCDCDEFEFGG.
Ms. Schoene discussed the competing theories as to whether Shakespeare actually existed or not, but noted that it really doesn't matter to her.
Finally, we read Shakespeare's Sonnets 18 and 29.
And as Chris said... Come to the band concert tonight :)
"Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness."
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Wednesday - 2nd period
Shaye Reportin In
we were given a scansion worksheet to practice identifying accented and unaccented syllables. after practicing adams, susans, my name. we moved onto the worksheet. from class i learned of all the possible ways of identifying the syllables: first by sounding it out and making best of what you hear, and then there was the put your hand under your chin but that doesnt work for me cuz then my chin hits my hand for every syllable, and finally the most method we had fun with was saying the words in a spooooky voice. how do we sound, 16 17 year olds saying words in a spooky way? lol. well anyways that is all that we did all class period, dont forget to finish the worksheet and if you didnt turn in your WL2 paper, dont forget to do that tomorrow as well. honestly todays class was fun, there was student-teacher interaction. hope we have more activities that require our interaction. well gotta go do pysch. peace out. hopefully yall liked my blog, if not too bad, j/k!!!! i luv yall!
6th Period- Wednesday
here we go..
first period spent the majority of class doing senior superlatives so there's not much to report.
we did some scanning with poetry and our names and such to see where the accents were and talked about all the different types like iamb, and i honestly can't remember the rest. Ms. Schoene gave us a handout, it's all pretty straightfoward and in there so if you weren't here today my world lit 2 skipping friends, just ask for the packet. you'll be good to go.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
2nd period 10/18 by ASHLEY
anyways...today's class was pretty sweet. mrs. schoene talked about the difference in the rhyme schemes of shakespearean and plutarchian/italian sonnets. the plutarchian/italian sonnet rhyme scheme was abbaabbacd or something like that. the basic structure of the italian sonnet is an octet followed by a quatrain. there's usually a turn in the focus of the sonnet after the octet. in shakespearean sonnets, the rhyme sceme is something like ababcdcdefef??? or maybe i don't know...my notes are confusing. anyways, shakespearean sonnets are usually 3 quatrains followed by a couplet. there is usually a turn in the focus of the sonnet after the second quatrain and after the third quatrain. in class today we read two sonnets written by shakespeare. the first sonnet that we read was comparing a woman to a summer's day, and shakespeare wrote that the woman was immortalized through the poem. the second sonnet was self-loathing and depressing. the speaker of the sonnet wanted everything that others had.
world lit 2 papers are due tomorrow. wheee i know that all of you guys are going to have such a wonderful time finishing up your papers :)
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We talked about Chaucer's descriptions of:
good link to read the Canterbury Tales...
We talked about the Renaissance era... 1485 - 1660 or something 'round there.
We went over Shakespeare's form of the sonnet, different from the original Italian sonnet because of the rhyme scheme.
Usually the sonnet begins with a few paragraphs about something, then has a turn, a change in what he was talking about, usually indicated by a conjunction such as "but", "yet", etc.
Check out the wikipedia article for more info on this stuff
I'm not in an especially creative mood today, so I apologize for the dry nature of today's blog... and I sincerely hope I didn't forget anything important.
Monday, October 17, 2005
10/17/2005- Period 1
Let met start off with due dates first:
World Lit II Paper: 10/19/2005
The test is on the everything from the Lit Book that we have done, meaning the Anglo Saxons (including Beowulf and the Ballads), the Middle Ages (Caterbury Tales), and I'm not sure, but I think what we do with Renaissance is also going to be on the test too.
On to the summary.
We started off class with an Invitation to Write. The topic was "The seeds you have planted this weekend." Then Joseph and Mrs. Schoene shared, informing us that out invitations to write will be minimal because of the enormous work load this nine weeks. This is my plea to Mrs. Schoene and I hope the rest of you will make one too.
Mrs. Schoene, please do not take away our invitation to write. I enjoy having this time for reflection and I always learn something new about my peers everyday (like today I learned about Joseph's interest in the art of filmmaking.)
Moving on, we then finished our discussion on the Canterbury Tales and the Middle Ages and moved on to the Renaissance. If you would like notes, I'm sure one of the very friendly people in our class will help resolve that issue.
As for me, the World Lit II paper is calling.
10/17/05 Period 2
Next we talked about what was going to be on the tests. We are going to have to the chronological order of certain events of the middle ages, and we need to know some basic information about the general history and some Anglo-saxton stuff of the time period. We also need to remember what Beowolf was about, what kind of character he is, and that loyalty is a major theme (especially with that one character at the end who stands by him when he's fighting the dragon... drawing a blank for the name though...). Uhh more stuff for the test... the prologue to the Canterbury story, basically he is being critical of some characters and praising others... he makes it kind of hard to tell sometimes. Today we talked abotu the Miller... hes ugly, strong, and dishonest... (author was critical) and then the pardoner... he is basically being criticized too. and finally the summoner who is easily paid off, and abuses his power as a legal authority.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Did you make good choices?
But seriously, thanks to those who made it extra special for me *cough David, Mead, Ryan, Ashley, Joseph, Jessel, Grace, Leonore, Laura, Whitney, Vaish, Matt, Christine, Shanine, Tiffany, Shareen, Terri cough*.
Hope you all had an excellent time. Except you, Mudge. I hope your time was simply mediocre.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
The Broadway musical of Monty Python and the Holy Grail...
Some of their songs actually remind me of the style of VeggieTales...