Upcoming Activities

Oct 31: No School Fall Break

Nov 2: Fall Back; Time Changes!

Nov 3: Volleyball Subdistricts in Ord, South Loup v. Central Valley at 6:00; second game for winner to follow immediately

Nov 6: Conference Quiz Bowl has been Moved to March 9!!!

Nov 7: JH Wrestling @ Sutherland; 3:00

Nov 11: Veteran's Day program in Gym, 10:00

Nov 12: CAPABLE Career Day: Healthcare

Nov 13: JH Wrestling SL Invite @ Arnold, 2:00

Nov 14: One Act Play school matinee, 2:00; Public Performance with Callaway @ Arnold, 7:00

Nov 17: Winter Sports Practice Begins; OCC Packing party in HS Gym; Pubic Performance One-Act Play in Callaway (7:00)

Nov 21: JH Wrestling @ Med Valley, 1:00

Nov 24: Conference Play Production in Callaway, 2:00 Performance

Nov 26: Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving; 2:40 Friday Schedule

Nov 27-28: No School; Thanksgiving Break



Mark Twain Portrait: Jim Portrait:  Huck Finn Caricature:

Project Title:  Picture the Character (or Author)

Software Used:  Internet

Subject and Grade Level:  English 9-12 (or any other course)

Standards:  12.1.1, 12.2.5

Suggestions:  If you have a student that is less artistic (or you want to use it as a small assignment), use a webpage such as www.magixl.com for creating the facial features and merely add color and background to make it more individualistic.

Materials needed:  paper, colored pencils or markers, etc.

Lesson Plans/Directions:  I use this as a creative time at the end of a quiz.  Have students create a caricature of a character or author.  If you use the webpage for the face, students just need to add color and create a background with symbolic representations that fit the character.  For example, Huck Finn may be placed on a raft,  Mark Twain may be put in a white suit or on the picture of a riverboat.  It can be used with pretty much any novel and is a fun way to be sure students visualize their characters.

Web Site to Generate Caricatures:  http://digibody.com/avatar-maker/index.php