Class started off today with chatter while Ms. Smith collected her materials. She then said hello to our class, and while we replied, she was talking to someone in the hall. We discussed the rest of the week, during which she will give us time to sit and think about our finals. Our final will be an essay without notes or any materials. It will be on challenging the system within the four books we read this semester: Macbeth, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, and the Chosen. Our thinking time later this week will be used to think about the essay and create posters with notes that will be hung around the classroom during finals.
After discussing homework (to think about the essay), we broke up into two groups, formerly known as the double fish bowl. We then discussed our quotes from The Chosen and the rest of the book. Our group had an interesting discussion on the effects and morality of raising Danny in silence, and we somehow got to discussing about every parent being allowed to raise their child exactly the way they want.