Mrs. Kathie Mace
John Jay High School English
GENERAL DISCLAIMER -- I do NOT like the formatting of this site, but I am not able to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
My sincerest apologies! Please DO use it for informational purposes!
"Welcome back my friends to the Show that never ends!!
We're so glad you could attend!! Come inside, come inside!!"
Emerson, Lake and Palmer "Brain Salad Surgery"
Welcome to 9th grade English! I am so looking forward to meeting each of you, and to working together to make this year an exciting adventure of learning and growth. Yes, I did say "adventure"! All of life is an adventure, and our class is but a small part of it! It is my hope that as we work together, you will come to view life the same, as an exciting adventure to be experienced and enjoyed.
This is the page to which you will refer if you have questions about our coursework -- IN GENERAL. It provides links to a variety of important documents that outline course guidelines/expectations, class supply lists, and syllabi.
For ANNOUNCEMENTS and DAY TO DAY CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, ALL STUDENTS WILL REFER TO THEIR CLASS IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
You can expect an increase in homework this year, specifically in writing - reflecting on yourself as a thinker, speaker, reader, writer, and PERSON! In class, we will be working on a number of comprehensive research projects, as well as quite a few Socratic Seminars, and you will also have the opportunity to do some acting as we study Shakespeare )and additional dramatic works)! I am looking forward to another year of excitement, learning, and personal growth.
Let me know if you have any concerns. I am available through e-mail at any time, and I generally respond within hours! LOVE technology (when it works!)
Blessings -- and here's to a GREAT new year! Huzzah!