Day #57, Monday

Bell Work:
1) Thank you so much for an AWESOME field trip to Nicole Noyce studio! WHAT A TREAT. We should get to see our group photo this week. Please all go and write a thank you on her Facebook page! Tell her what your favourite part was.

2) Please make sure you have check out Fix Me by Rune Michaels from the librarian.

3) Self Portraits:
*Another self portrait is in the books! BOOOOOM. GRACIE!
*Her feet are not cut off in the original. What a shot kiddo.
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4) Check this out:
*Landon I know you don’t want recognition for what you did but…
Well done.
And… well done to all of you who wrote letters!
Athena you clearly put your name on yours and how cool is it to get a shout out. I responded to this message and let her know Landon organized and that SGMS was happy to send a smile and if there was more we could do – LET US KNOW.
*Is there anything you guys would like to do? Maybe edit some #albertastrong images?
AND…. there is our next photography project.
#albertastrong graphic decision projects tomorrow.
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Period 4/5: POPULATION Unit Exam

Period 6: WORK PERIOD until 3:00. We will read Chapter 1 at 3:00.
🙂

FIXME
by Rune Michaels                                                                        
“Orphaned as a child, terrorized by her abusive brother, and haunted by memories, Leia feels exposed, powerless, and vulnerable. When her tormented mind can stand it no longer, she escapes to the zoo, where she finds shelter and seeks refuge. The zoo is a sanctuary- a protective space for families and a safe place for the traumatized to forget. But can she ever feel safe? Can she ever forget?

Once again Rune Michaels brings us a harrowing psychological drama that raises questions about the very nature of humanity. This chilling tale will challenge our preconceptions of family, memory, and self, leaving readers wondering: Are we the pinnacle of evolution- or are we just animals on display?”

Instructions:
As you read through Fix Me by Rune Michaels address the following questions to ensure you are understanding all of the novels components, themes and messages.

Chapter 1
1. What does the main character uncover about her brother that causes her to state, “I’m smiling, because for a moment I love my brother again” (pg. 3)?
Aside from the obvious- what does her discovery infer about her brother?

2. Why do you think Rune Michaels uses the example of earthquakes to describe the aftermath of a brother-sister fight?

3. The main character states, “I’m broken. But nobody’s trying to fix me.” …
(Question here)

4. Why do you think it could be a bad idea to stay in a house that obviously has history for Brian and the main character?

5. Why do you think Michaels leaves out the main characters real name, when she easily could have introduced it within the conversation between Aunt Phoebe and Mrs. Foster?

Tomorrow:
-#albertastrong graphic designing
-Fix Me reading
-Poverty and Wealth Unit

I am trying to line up a Skype with Terra and OVU this week for our Social Unit.
Check them out online by Googling: Our Village Uganda if you would like to learn more in advance!

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