April 7, 2008
Today, class started out with multiple side conversations before the bell rang, but once Mrs. Moritz entered the room, all conversation seized. To begin our class session, Mrs. Moritz began to explain the horror that was our grammar quiz. Apparently, the highest score that was achieved on the quiz was an 86%, not too shabby, but for the vast majority of not so fortunate students, an 86% appeared to resemble a perfect score. Because of the insufficient quiz grades, Mrs. Moritz presented the class with an opportunity to redeem some lost points. The activity concerned the morning's announcements and was very difficult (considering that most of us do not pay substantial attention to the morning’s dealings). Then, Mrs. Moritz reminded the class of scheduled appointments with her to review our Wikified papers. Most of the class seemed to be accommodated for, but a few still remained. Then, Mrs. Moritz passed back our five question 1984 quizzes, grammar packets, and our grammar quizzes. After exclaiming her frustration with our grammar quizzes, our teacher proposed a new grammar unit/ packet to further compliment our knowledge in the field of grammar. It must also be noted that Mrs. Moritz has updated our grades and that we are all instructed to go look at them. Furthermore, Mrs. Moritz has altered our reading schedule regarding 1984; for more information on this slight change, please visit Mrs. Moritz’s teacher web page on the school’s website. Afterwards, the class became engaged in discussion about the previous night’s assignment: to comment on a question situated in the class blog (of course, dealing with 1984). Only a few students took the liberty of completing the assignment, but hopefully more will feel inclined to in the future. A majority of the discussion addressed the issue of possible revolt (especially by the proletarians) and how upperclassmen seemed more detained (surveillance wise) than other poorer inhabitants of Ociana. We discussed the importance of the absence of telescreens in the homes of proletarians. Could this reduction of surveillance promote revolution? Generally, students agreed that this could potentially generate some revolt. After the discussion, the class was granted time (around 10ish minutes) to start reading 1984 for our homework. By tomorrow, all of us should have read to page 117. Good luck everyone!