Scribalicious Period 5 style
Period 5 Scribe-time!
The day began with some fabulous stressing out about the amount of reading that must be done this week. Anna then proceeded to pick up the take-home quiz from Friday. Preparations ensued for the coming quiz and fishbowl involving many a "switcharoo" due to the insane schedules of the band kids and theater types. We then took the quiz and lamented the number of emails Smith received over the weekend. We also had the amazingly interesting experience of touching Ms. Smith's fluidified leg from her rather bad fall moving over the weekend. Next came the fabulous...FISHBOWL.
- Are the rocket bombs a real part of the war, or is it the government and the party that is responsible for it?
- Why do the bombs only hit the proles and never the "real people."
- Why does Winston trust O'Brien? Is it all naivete or is there something more? Will this trust of anyone who "looks at him the right way" bring him down in the future? Does his hopelessness in life lead to this trust of people?
- Can the party get into the minds of its people? What will this mean for their "crusade?"
- Why does the party discourage sex?
- How does Winston's family influence what he does now? How is Julia a catalyst to his new life of rebellion?
- What part does destiny play in the story? Is Winston trying to predict what's going on
- How has his past affected his present, and how will it affect if future?
- How does the party gain members? How was Winston molded into a party member as youth?
- A look into the loyalties of both Julia and O'Brian.
- The meaning of Winston's childhood and family as well as the dream that led to this discussion.
- The title of the book and what the original title was and what it would have meant had it been used.
Alas, another awesome discussion disrupted by an annoying beeping noise. As for the wonderful homework...READ READ READ. There is a lot so it must be done early lest our fishbowls suffer and fall behind those of Period 2. Also, grammar is a rather annoying but completely necessary facet of an English class and must also be completed. Smith today announced that the entire packet will be most likely due on Monday of next week. As a last note, everyone should finish filling out their schedules and be sure to get all necessary signatures for honors classes. (doesn't a little bit of color make school more fun!)