Wisdom Wednesday… 12 Days and Counting… :)

Hello Lovelies! If you didn’t notice, a very important woman in Literature passed away today who often left us many Words of Wisdom.  Here is a quote from her: “How important is it for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.”

In honor of this Wise Woman, 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 Wisdom Wednesday, please comment or share, who this woman is and look up a quote by her that you feel is wise.

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.


Complete your TKAM Literary Analysis Chart and the outline for the Literary Analysis Paper.

Blogs are now LATE!!! Please turn THEM in ASAP!!!

Bring your Independent Read Book and To Kill A Mockingbird to class.

Don’t forget to turn in any LATE work!!!

 Extra E.C. Share the Wisest words from one of the TKAM characters.


Click here for the In the Time of the Butterflies Calendar In the Time of the Butterflies Reading Calendar (1)

Finish Ch. 12 and complete the Literature Roles.

Extra E.C. Share the wisest words from the wisest sister.


  • 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. 9-2:30
  • Culinary Club Food Tour May 31. 12-4
  • Culinary Club meeting on June 4 after school!!!

About jvpilar

Here's a little info about your teacher. I worked really hard to become your teacher. I went to UIC to get a degree in English, but decided to work as a writer in California. While I was there I realized I would rather work with kids than work in an office all day, so I decided to come back to Chicago and become a licensed, fully certified teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Dominican University and got my first job at Hancock. During my 4 years at Hancock, I have taught English at every grade level. I started the Culinary Club and also sponsor BuildOn, both clubs do community service projects all over the city. I also have a cat named Duke that I rescued during one of our BuildOn service learning projects and a dog named Duchess.

21 responses to “Wisdom Wednesday… 12 Days and Counting… :)

  1. Liliann Rosas

    The woman who died today is Maya Angelou. I found this quote and thought it was very wise and inspiring. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

  2. Linda Martinez

    Maya Angelou is an author. One quote I think is wise from her is ” Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”

  3. salina

    Maya Angelou “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”

  4. Gabriel Martinez

    Gabriel Martinez Period 5 5/28/14
    “The square root of soon is never”
    -Albert Einstein

  5. Paulina Gomez

    Maya Angelou
    A quote that stood out to me was “The race of man is suffering And I can hear the moan ‘Cause nobody,But nobody Can make it out here alone” from her poem “Alone”

  6. gerardo

    “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou

  7. Susana Ortega

    Maya Angelou “Nothing will work unless you do.”

  8. Bianca

    Maya Angelou passed away. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

  9. Yasmin

    Maya Angelou , “If you dont like something change it. If you cant change it, change your attitude.”

  10. Alondra Alcazar

    Maya Angelou died . One of her quotes that motivated me was, “we may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

  11. Sandra Rojas

    “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen,heard,eaten,smelled,been told,forgot,-it’s all there. Everything influences each of us,and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”-Maya Angelou

  12. Melissa Barrera

    “each person must live their lives as model for others.” Rosa Parks

    “Maybe these aren’t losses. Maybe that’s a wrong way to think of them. The men, the children, me. We went our ways, we became ourselves. Just that. And maybe that is what it means to be a free people, and I should be glad.” Dede

  13. Jesus Nuno

    Maya Angelou “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

  14. Carlos Hernandez

    “I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory.” – Maya Angelou

  15. leslie

    “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – M.A

  16. Alondra Pulido

    Maya Angelou ” If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it , change your attitude”

  17. Lexxss

    That courage doesn’t come from a guy with a gun.

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