These are some of the videos we saw in class. Andrew’s is updated and expanded. (I’m uploading them haphazardly, so if yours is not on, it’s not a reflection at all on its quality).
Debesh’s fantastic song (I hope it works with this link):
Joanna was absent on Monday, but she sent me a link to her short clip. Here it is:
Here is Jason’s comic take on the story. Ha-hahaha–haha!
First of all, I ask for your forgiveness if you ever felt my class was asking you to do too much. I’ve only assigned work out of love and care. You see, I believe in your potential to grow as human beings and scholars.
We’ve been together for a year. I can say with no exaggeration that most of you have come a long way since September. Clearly, your talents came to the fore the most in the last unit. I was simply blown away by the dedication and the amazing talent that most of you demonstrated in the classroom. And even the more habitually shy amongst you found the right voice to communicate something personal about your understanding of the Master and Margarita. Thank you for being in class every day and doing all the work. I hope you wave at me whenever you see me in the hallways. I’m looking forward to having some of you back as seniors! It’s always a surprise to see who returns. Don’t worry: my senior class feels very different from sophomore class.
If you did not submit the Artist Statement along with your presentation, you MUST email it to me in the next couple of days (Dmandler@schools.nyc.gov) and put it on turnitin.com. Without it, your presentation is incomplete.
Period 4: Please go to room 601 (the English Department’s office) to pick up your Master and Margarita project.
Since presentations continued up to the last minute, I didn’t get to sing to you. Here’s a recording from a few years ago to give you a taste.
Thanks for everything! Good luck on your exams and have a wonderful summer.
Finally! You’re done with classes and can put your Stuyvesant High School experience into the appropriate memory slot. I’d like to acknowledge the hard work many of you continued to show during this term. I know it has not been easy to keep your mind focused on this (or any other) subject as you have mentally prepared to leave high school behind and enter college. I hope that some of the units we have done this year–and more specifically, some lessons, ideas or skills–will stay with you and be useful in years to come.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege for me to have been your English teacher this year. May you find success (or success find you) in whatever you choose to do in your life. After you get your diploma, feel free to find me on Facebook if you’d like to stay in touch.
If you have not returned any of the books, please do so by putting your name on a slip of paper into the book and placing the book in my mailbox.
- Check your grade and comments on turnitin.com before the class becomes inactive!
Psychology and Literature Class
Go to room 638 right after Graduation Rehearsal to pick up your letter from me. I’ll be in the building the whole day (I think). I didn’t get to sing to you this year. Here’s a song I did for my students in the past. Yes, do not go gentle into that good night!
If you recognize this drawing and the blue binder senior portrait, please let me know via email. It’s missing a name!
For both classes, we will be reflecting on the course and take your recommendations for next year. What was really interesting? What was less than interesting? What works of literature ought to be kept for next year? What works of literature could be cut? Any suggestions for what else to include? Your input is very important. I’d like to have this from you before the course ends. Jot down your thoughts.
If you owe any books, please put your name on a slip of paper, place it inside the book, and put the book in my mailbox.
Enjoy your weekend. Enjoy prom (if you’re attending) or just plain old enjoy yourself if you’re not attending it.
Psych and Lit Class: Pick up the senior portrait letters in our room right after graduation dressed rehearsal.
- Presentations continue. Work on it (if you still have to go).
2. Continue reflecting on each unit of the course from September to now (Allegory of the Cave, Theban plays, Mythology, The Odyssey, The Clouds, The Essay on Man, Candide, Siddhartha, Macbeth, Dracula, Master and Margarita. Which unit or book did you like? What did you forget almost immediately? What have you retained? Why? What concepts have you learned that you can transfer from one course to the next? What theme do you now see that connects almost all of these works of literature? Jot down your thoughts. We’ll share these out on Monday.
Thank you, Farhana, for this spectacular painting.
British Literature Class
1. Finish reading Kazohinia.
2. Write a one-paragraph reflection in which you discuss what you believe to be the overall message of the novel and how successful the novel is in conveying this message. You may use this opportunity to gather your thoughts on the novel and offer a personal reaction to it.
Please begin reflecting on the course. What was really interesting? What was less than interesting? What works of literature ought to be kept for next year? What works of literature could be cut? Any suggestions for what else to include? Your input is very important. I’d like to have this from you before the course ends.
Submit the Regeneration assignment if you haven’t already done so on turnitin.com and return the book. Kazohinia the book will also be collected on Friday! All submissions of (recent) missing work will close on that day. Anything still missing will turn into a zero.
AP Psychology and Literature
ALL SENIOR PORTRAITS MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY. YOU WILL FAIL THE COURSE UNLESS IT IS SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY.
Kazohinia the book will also be collected on Friday!
Also, submit still missing work immediately. June 11th is the last day of classes. All submissions of (recent) missing work will close on that day. Anything still missing will turn into a zero.