Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A.P. Lit Was Born Ready: May 7, 2014

Focus: Why were you born ready for the AP Lit Exam?

1. Warming up by celebrating Anna!

From Mrs. Lovitt: There isn't a day that Anna doesn't come in to AP Spanish with a huge smile and a positive attitude.  She's cared for many of her friends this year.

From Mrs. Marron: I really miss having Anna in class - not only is she an excellent student, she has such a sweet heart. I hope that she loves dance in college, and remember - it's all about mechanics!

From Mrs. Cornils: Anna is a true sweetheart and is always thinking of others. Her smile brightens the room. One day we were talking about birth order and her brothers, and she confidently said,"Well he may be the brainiac of the family, but I have the most balance!" This is quite accurate on her part: a graceful, bright, kind-spirited individual she is.

From Mrs. Moritz: Anna is the most compassionate young woman I have ever met. She cares about everyone she meets and goes above and beyond the norm to make others happy. What an amazing girl. :)

From Mrs. Smith: I will never forget Anna and her buddies dressing up in Dancing with the Stars gowns to perform a scene from Romeo and Juliet. With grace and class, Anna approaches each aspect of her life dancing her way to success.

From Mrs. FerrillAnna is indeed a bright star with a big heart.  I had three Annas in my Period 1 AP Lang class last year, and I learned Anna White's name first (my students know I have a learning disability with names--just ask Paul Grewe--aka Drew) because she loved to engage in class discussion, volunteer to read aloud, and participate in all creative activities!  Oh the places she'll go and the fun she'll have!

From Mrs. Levi: Anna is always beaming, and her smile is one of my favorite things about her.  Even when I see Anna rushing to class in the hall, she always has a huge smile on her face and is genuinely happy to see her friends and acquaintances.  Behind that smile, Anna is diligent, hardworking, and never gives up on something she's set her mind to.

From her mom: Anna has always been our bundle of energy! She is fearless and uninhibited in everything she does. She lives life to the fullest and wants to share it with everyone around her. Our lives will be VERY boring and quiet when she goes to college next year. We will miss her very much!

2. Enjoying some bedtime stories and remembering why you love to read

3. Offering you some interesting statistics:

  • This year in A.P. Lit you have typed at least 100 pages of literary analysis.
  • This year in A.P. Lit you have read, on average, about 2,866 pages of prose (you have also read at least 120 poems).
  • You have been reading and speaking English for at least 16 years.
  • But never mind all that...YOU WERE BORN READY FOR THE AP LIT EXAM!

4. Taking time to work through your bedside stacks

Finish up your bedside stacks, get a good night's sleep, and get to Ames by 7:30!  

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