Sunday, December 14, 2014

HW Questions for 3rd period

Respond to as many of these questions as you'd like in a minimum of one well-written paragraph on looseleaf:
-What was the strategy that made the most money?
-Which team made the least?
-What was your strategy and how did it work?
-Did it help to talk to other teams?  Why?  How did you decide how much to produce?

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Yale Glee Club at Grand Central Terminal

Members of the Yale Glee Club visited our school on Friday and did a vocal workshop with the cast of Once Upon a Mattress.  Everyone had a great time--Glee Clubbers and CCAA singers alike!  Then, that evening, the whole Glee Club performed their traditional Christmas concert at the Yale Club, a private club in Midtown Manhattan.  Around ten o'clock, before taking the train back to Yale's campus in New Haven, Connecticut, they sang Christmas carols in Grand Central Terminal.  It was beautiful, guys.  I wanted to share a little with you.  Here's a clip from Silent Night.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Perennial Extra Credit Assignments

If you are looking to boost your grade, you can always write a review of a social studies-related film or book.
To get started:
·         Watch a PBS American Experience documentary or an episode of the PBS show Frontline.  Watch the entire film and then write a film review.
·         Read a book about U.S. history and then write a book review.  Ask Mr. Toomajian for a book recommendation or suggest a book and ask Mr. Toomajian if he will approve it.
In your review, you must:
·         Summarize the events in the movie, show, or book.
·         Explain what you learned from the movie, show, or book and describe how it relates to the concepts that we've learned in class.
·         Give your opinion about the movie, show, or book: what surprised you, what feelings you had while watching it, etc.
The review must be in your own words and must be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font.  Use perfect grammar and spelling.  Indent paragraphs and organize your review logically with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.  Your grade on this review will help to boost your project and test grades.