Sorry so late, but better late than never. Hope you enjoyed the weather this weekend and took the time to thank those serving to protect the rights and freedoms we have in our country! SO In honor of Memorial Day… if you comment on the blog in regards to the daily heading, I will give you e.c. so here we go. Also, if you look under your grade level, there are some other options for E.C. Take advantage of the opportunities! Please comment below-
For Memorial Day Monday, please comment or share, your favorite military moment. What do I mean, I’ve seen many movies and read many books that feature Military Moments. These moments can include the soldier who comes back after the war, the war epic, the female receiving correspondence from her man, or military training. My favorite military moment is pretty classic- Tom Cruise, “We want the truth!” Jack Nicholson, “You can’t handle the truth!” from A Few Good Men.That was some good script writing! Then there is this poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen which questions the heroic stigma that is associated with those who serve. Amazing imagery and really showcases the reality of war. Makes me even more grateful for those who fight the good fight. Now, it’s your turn!!!
Dulce et Decorum Est
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind. Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time; But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime... Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light, As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,— My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.
As we reach the END, please keep working diligently towards our end of the year goals! Please see me if there are any assignments you are missing or grades that you feel need improvement. Continue the hard work as we reach the final stretch towards SUMMER.
HOMEWORK ENGLISH I
Finish your FINAL Blog typed and ready to go due TOMORROW at the beginning of class!!!
Bring your Independent Read Book and To Kill A Mockingbird to class.
Don’t forget to turn in any LATE work!!!
Extra E.C. Best quote from TKAM!
HOMEWORK HONORS ENGLISH II
Click here for the In the Time of the Butterflies Calendar In the Time of the Butterflies Reading Calendar (1)
Begin Ch.12 Read to page 277.
Extra E.C. Best quote from ITTOTB!
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE!!!
- CHECK YOUR GRADES AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!! You can always raise your grade by going to lunch tutoring or Scholar Hour. See me for more details and a pass. Then, I will send you down during lunch or after school.
- Build On Meeting Tuesday!
- Build On Year End Celebration on May 31. 9-2
- Culinary Club Food Tour May 31. 12-4
- Culinary Club meeting on June 4 after school!!!