Friday, November 6, 2009

November is here Already!!

I'm not sure where October disappeared to, or the fact that I was going to blog weekly. I can only guess though. Just to sum things up, over the last month we have been introduced to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee". We also compared and contrasted a Simpsons version and a film version of "The Raven". I think everyone for the most part enjoyed Poe and his crazy stories. He is one of my favorite poets.

This month we are working on Greek Mythology. Thus far, we have read about Icaraus and Daedulus, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Pandora. We are watching "The Storyteller" by Jim Henson which also includes the myths of Theseus and the Minotaur, and Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa.

I'm excited to get back into the New Century Lab this next upcoming week and do a Greek Mythology Webquest. The advanced students have been finishing up their Temple Posters which look super! I'm very impressed by their talents every day.

Before the month is out, we'll be starting "A Christmas Carol" and hopefully be turning in permission slips to go see the new Disney version of the play. I can't wait! The trip is set for December 17th and we'll be adventuring out with the rest of the seventh grade to the new Carmike Theater. How cool is that!

Otherwise, we're going to keep working hard and start gearing up for the New Year! :)

Mrs. G.