Hopeless Romantic ~ The Bouncing Souls

LOVE IT!

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When Mags called me a Hopeless Romantic the other day, I started thinking of the classic song by the 2nd best thing to come out of Asbury Park 🙂

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College Prep English ~ periods 4/5, 6/7 and 11

Our FINAL lit circle discussion on Great Expectations will take place on Tuesday, June 4th

Our FINAL Socratic Seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 5th

On Thursday, June 6th, you will have a test on the novel which you will have the opportunity to complete with your group in preparation for FINAL EXAM

PLEASE be prepared as these grades will be the last for the marking period…

**have a great weekend, and be safe…

Day (442) – The Loser Wins

…to my students…some inspiration for you…

The Better Man Project ™

The day you realize that you are really the only one who can determine and create your personal value is a very important day. Too often I have allowed myself to crumble because of the lack of character of others. This is a monumental realization for me for a few reasons. The first is that I have come to realize that “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” William Shakespeare was a pretty smart man I would venture to say. I believe fully that instead of living a life where you have incredibly high expectations for those around you (sometimes unachievable ones) and living a life where you are constantly disappointed – you should go a different route.

What does that route look like? Demand a lot from yourself, and simply ask for honesty and respect from others. I know that even those two expectations for some may be hard…

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College Prep ~ English 9 ASSIGNMENT due 5/14

Great Expectations  character/setting 

One of the first things Pip sees after his arrival in London is the terrible gallows of Newgate Prison, which gives Pip “a sickening idea of London”.

  • what might this scene represent as far as a theme of the novel is concerned?
  • what might this setting be a reminder of for Pip?
  • do you think Pip is initially “disappointed” with this first impression of London?

please answer each of the three parts of this question in complete sentences and make sure to cite evidence from the text.

this assignment is due Tuesday, May 14th

90’s Day!

Springsteen released “Human Touch” in ’92, his 9th studio album and on the same day, co-released “Lucky Town” his 10th album… I’d say that was pretty risky…it turns out that “HT” was the more popular of the two peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200…

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Today is a very exciting day! It’s ’90s day!!

It’s an entire day of postings dedicated to arguably the greatest decade of music EVER!!

EVER! Not even exaggerating!!

For real dude.

So… yeah. 90’s day!

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