This week marks the beginning of the new trimester, allowing things to sort of reset. Nevertheless, we are continuing to work diligently. As we get nearer to the AP test, we are focusing a tad more on preparation for it. We took an example multiple choice test from a previous year to gauge where we're at. Fortunately, it seems we as a class are on a good path already. There weren't any bad grades really and there's plenty of improvement oppurtunity coming up. It's comforting to know what CollegeBoard is looking for in us, though.
Apart from the AP test, we are putting a twist on our independent reading for this twelve weeks. Instead of chosing any books that sound good, we have a theme that we have chosen our two books based upon. For example, I chose alienation, so the books I'm reading are Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Both use alienation of their protagonist in a different way and for a different reason. This will all culminate into a presentation at the end of the trimester over our theme. The presentation's structure is in a Pecha Kucha style, meaning we will have twenty slides that we can only spend twenty seconds on each. It sounds daunting but I think it will be an adventure regardless.
The theme for this week is continuation and making the transition to the new trimester as seemless as possible.