ALA Fusion


Caught Ya #12: you wouldnt me and lysander love each other sobbed hermia in palpable distress. you dont understand what is between i and him. and what do you have to say for yourself hermia asked theseus. your father of course should be like a god to you

Your next Caught Ya quiz will be posted soon on Canvas.  Keep your eye out!

Today in class we introduced the Tao Te Ching.  This is a very difficult reading that is difficult to do on your own.  Make sure you know this information.  You can come talk to us or a trustworthy friend for information on the reading. The remainder of class time was spent for time to get make up work done.  Remember that all late work is due on December 14th!



Caught Ya #11: then he audaciously supplicated his ruler ah my duke he said i beg you to enforce the athenian law which gives fathers absolute power over there wayward daughters. if she does not wed demetrius i may according to our law put her to death

Today in class we watched Wreck It Ralph.  Your assignment for this film is available on Canvas—you will need to connect it to what we’ve read from Confucius.

As a reminder: All late work is due by midnight on December 14th.  That deadline is approaching quickly and many of you are behind.  Catch up!


Bellwork: Write a love letter (or break-up letter) to your favorite/least favorite Thanksgiving food.

Today in class we offered the following class activities:

  1. Read/discussed chapters 17-23 with Miss Newman and discuss that section of the book and how it relates to the main themes.
  2. Read through the Confucian Analects with Mr. Duffin

Students who chose not to participate with us were given time to work on their assignments on Canvas.  All of the work you need to do with the history and English assignments right now can be found on Canvas, so class can be an Independent Study if desired.  Use your class time well!


Bellwork: What great thing are you going to do today?

Today during our first period, those who were interested were invited to participate in a reading/discussion of chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird.  During our second period, students could participate in a discussion of The Great Learning if they chose.  Those who chose not to participate were encouraged to make progress on the class.  All the assignments for the rest of the quarter are posted on Canvas.


Bellwork: Why do you think Harper Lee chose to write a scene in which Scout and Jem go to church with Cal? How does this scene help us think more deeply about the themes of the book? How does it teach us about the characters in a new way?

Turn in Bellwork, please 🙂

Today in class we read through chapter thirteen of To Kill a Mockingbird.  You will need to read chapter 14 on your own at home.  The discussion boards are up for the rest of the book, so you can work ahead if you need to.

We also had time set aside for you to either work and discuss with us or work on missing assignments.

Be sure to check Canvas for assignments!


Caught Ya #10: 

the letter read

dearest father

i can not except demetrius as my mate for my heart lies with lysander i will not abide being married to a man that i do not love

youre dolorous daughter



Most of class today was taken up by the CAW week assembly, but during our class time we read chapter 11 as a group and added to our theme tracker.  You need to finish chapter 12 on your own over the weekend.  Your next discussion board is due before class begins on Tuesday.  Good luck!


Today we had our field trip to the Hare Krishna temple.  If you missed the trip, you’ll need to do the make up assignment on Canvas.  See you Thursday!


Caught Ya #9: and in fact he has sent hermia so many trinkets she could open a gift shop and make a pretty penny this knave so convinced her that she defied me and gave me this note egeus concluded his complaint as he brandished a short note under theseuss nose

Today in class so few people were prepared that we cancelled planned activities and let students decide how they were going to spend their time.  We will hold class again when students request that we participate.  In the meantime, you have assignments on Canvas to keep you busy.


Bellwork: What influences our moral development? What experiences have you had that lead you to determine what is right or what is wrong?

Today we read through chapter seven of To Kill a Mockingbird in class.  You need to read chapter eight by next Thursday.  Make sure you are keeping up on your reading assignments.  Check Canvas for discussion board assignments!

We also introduced the basic tenants of Buddhism today.  You will want to get a copy of these notes from a neighbor.

Make sure you do your weekly report, catch up on your reading, and stay up to date on assignments that are posted on Canvas.


Caught Ya #8: my noble lord my most disobedient daughter hermia has been bewitched by lysander egeus said. this lysander has sent her poems and love tokens and he has sung under her window feigning love and he has stolen her heart with presents and cunning he continued

Today in class we discussed chapter four of To Kill a Mockingbird and read chapter five.  While reading, we added to our theme tracker and reviewed the discussion board questions that are available.  You will want this information.  You can pick it up from us or get it from a friend.

We also talked about the alternate assessment opportunity for the Bhagavad Gita.  Specifically, you can assign yourself something that will rid you of a sense object that is controlling you (consider a temporary fast from your phones, from sugar, from something else.  Don’t do something that would go against doctor recommendations!)

Come talk to us if you have any ideas or aren’t clear on the requirements.

Check Canvas for assignments and make sure you do your weekly report!