Freshmen! Welcome to theater. We begin this week in, er, the Beginning! The Ancient Greeks are credited with the invention of modern theater, and you are learning all about ’em this week through the City Dionysia packet. To complete the prompts, visit the most excellent resource of ARTSEDGE, the Education in Arts wing of the Kennedy Center.
Visit the site, which opens up in your first section: Prologue.
Hello student new to Mr. Earnshaw’s class (and a few of you who, ya know). This year, we will be taking many quizzes and other assessments online through Google Classroom! To help familiarize you with the quiz form – made in Google Forms – this week we have a starter quiz, to be completed as another grade for orientation. To complete the quiz, you will follow this link to the form.
You will need to know your school Google log in – it’s your email@example.com, and a password that you might need to reset. Check in with the office or Mr. Kinstler to get this password sorted out.
After you have logged in and successfully completed the 3-question quiz, you will be entered into a drawing for the year’s first giveaway!
There will be two winners – a student from the freshmen class and one from the senior – chosen at random on Thursday! Yay!
Don’t forget that Thursday is also the Gameshow Quiz over Week 1 – more fabulous prizes to be won!
Can you believe it?! Not much sense in thinking backwards now – so let’s go ahead and get started! Here is the welcome back slideshow airing in the Back to School evening event. Only those present will hear the soulful tunes and receive the wicked handouts, but all can be redeemed when school officially tarts next week. See ya then!
I’m Justin Earnshaw, a teacher of English. This blog is intended to serve as a resource for my students, as well as an online venue to begin establishing a digital presence. As a relative neophyte to the digital realm, this is a learning experience for me, and perhaps one for you, dear reader.
Things you can expect to see on this blog:
Messages for students (to discuss, inform, and motivate, etc.).
Connections to literary texts of the world (e.g. book reviews, links to excellent essays, geeking out over movie trailers).
Noticings about this corner of the world — southeast Wyoming and the front range corridor.
Things you should not expect to see on this blog:
Vitriol, vehemence, and other vile things found on the web’s dark(er) corners (such as hate speech, trolling, New York Yankees fans).
Detailed elements of my personal life – students will not know where I live or where my gold is buried.
An easy, how-to guide to doing it all the right way. This is simply my view on matters pertaining to the best possible worldly and academic education for my students.
Thanks for reading this, and now get back to reading that book!