The End is Near; But Not Near Enough:

May 1, 2015

What a blur! The Second Semester has whipped by, and we are already in May! In my English classes, research papers are done, and novels are being finished. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic, has challenged students to look at themselves and evaluate their own beliefs of what is right and what is wrong. Also, the heroic character, Atticus Finch (Played by Gregory Peck in the 1962 Academy Award winning film rendition), has taught us not to judge others until "you crawl into their skin and walk around in it" (Lee 30). Another novel that is challenging students is George Orwell's Animal Farm. Discussions of freedom, rebellion, and equality have challenged students to evaluate the world they live in. As a class, the belief that "the pen is mightier than the sword," has ignited a new found love for reading and writing. Finally, my juniors have wrapped-up F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio has not made a guest appearance, but the themes of greed, the American dream, and even hope have motivated great class discussions and projects. In conclusion, the 2014-2015 school year has been a blast, and, I speak not only for my students but me as well, summer will be welcomed with open arms! 

“Mr. Mac” McHargue

 

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