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WEEK 19a:  June 8-June 9, 2009

To read a copy of Wally & Olson's final "ODE TO AP LIT," CLICK HERE!

CONGRATS CLASS OF 2010

GRADUATION  NORTHRUP AUDITORIUM

JUNE 10, 2009

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES FROM GRADUATION!!

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

    

MEETING OF THE MINDS     and

Time to say Goodbye

 to the

Oh! so fine CLASS of '09!

        

 

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

 

 

 

Buybacks!  If  buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  Read the blue BUYBACK section of the Survival Packet CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure.   For a copy of this blue section, click HERE  If you would like to use a template to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE.    For a STUDENT'S SAMPLE (not perfect, but close!) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (pdf.verson) or  HERE (WORD version).

 

Need something  to read or see? Click HERE for the OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES."  Click HERE for the WALLIES' LIST

 

 

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DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 86

That's all, folks!

 YOU DID IT!

MEETING OF THE MINDS day 3-- group

Things Fall Apart & Beowulf

 

 

 

  

    

 

FINAL QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson (Nelson Mandela's inaugural speech)

 

When Death Comes

by Mary Oliver

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps his purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle pox;

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering;
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth
tending as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

for more Mary Oliver poems, click here:

http://www.allspirit.co.uk/maryoliver.html

  

    

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
  2. M of M groups: Things Fall Apart & Beowulf
  3. Grand Finale: ODE TO AP CLASS OF 2009To read a copy of Rolf and Wally's final "ODE TO AP LIT," CLICK HERE!

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES and OLES:

  1. ALL BOOKS

  2. SURVIVAL PACKET!!!!

  3. AP LIT FINAL CC--must be typed.  Here's a copy of it--click HERE.

 

  1. Carpe Diem! Carpe Diem!

  2. Carpe Diem!

  3. Carpe Noctum, too!

  4. Wear Sunscreen! Click HERE for the full text!

  5. Click   HERE  to see pictures, poems, reflections from our journey together.  Click HERE to read our "I've learned" advice statements we did during our study of Hamlet.

  6. "Remember me"

    To read a copy of Rolf and Wally's final "ODE TO AP LIT," CLICK HERE!

    HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2009 CLASS PICTURES!

    The Summer Day

    by Mary Oliver

    Who made the world?
    Who made the swan, and the black bear?
    Who made the grasshopper?
    This grasshopper, I mean--
    the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
    the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
    who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down--
    who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
    Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
    Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
    I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
    I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
    into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
    how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
    which is what I have been doing all day.
    Tell me, what else should I have done?
    Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?

    for more Mary Oliver poems, click here:

    http://www.allspirit.co.uk/maryoliver.html

    Need something  to read or see? Click HERE for the OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES."  Click HERE for the WALLIES' LIST

    Wally and her student Conn AP English --1977