Weekly outline

  • 5 September- 8 September

    Tues., Sept .5    General teacher introduction, pass out planners and Shakespeare folders, and introduce Lying Game Activity.  All students will share on Wednesday.  The activity is worth 25 points.

    Wed., Sept. 6     Student sharing through Lying Game activity.

    Thurs., Sept. 7    Students complete sharing activity. Give students classroom rules and expectations.  Letter to teacher assigned.  Letter is worth 25 points and due Friday.

    Fri, Sept. 8    Introduce vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Introduce young adult novel The Pigman.  Assign chapters 1-3 for Monday, if time allows.

  • September 11-September 15

    Mon., Sept. 11

    Introduce MWF journaling to students. Introduce vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Do a practice AoW (Article of the Week) on the Smart Board. (We will begin Spelling City next week.)

    Tues., Sept. 12

    Introduce T/TH vocab work.  Review first 10 vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Finish practice AoW that must be printed and turned in on Wednesday.

    Wed. Sept. 13

     Collect practice AoW.  Review first 10 vocabulary words from The Pigman. Take Star Reading test on iPads.

    Thurs., Sept. 14

    Review all vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Introduce The Pigman and assign chapters 1-3 for Friday.

    Fri., Sept. 15

    Review all vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 1-3 from The Pigman.  Assign chapter 4 & 5 for Monday.  

    • September 18-September 22

      Mon., Sept. 18

      Assign Unit #1 in spelling.  Six activities due Thursday, as well as spelling test on Thursday.  Review all the vocabulary words from The Pigman.   Introduce the novel assign chapters 1-3 for Tuesday.

      Tues., Sept. 19

      Review all vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 1-3.  Assign chapters 4 and 5 for Wednesday.

      Wed., Sept. 20  

      AoW due.  Review vocab words. Discuss chapter 4 and 5.  Assign chapters 6 and 7 for Thursday.  

      Thurs., Sept. 21

      Spelling activities due and spelling test. Quiz on chapter 1-7 from The Pigman.  Assign chapters 8 and 9 for Friday.

      Fri., Sept. 22

      Read biography of author Paul Zindel.  Discuss chapters 8 and 9.  Assign chapters 10 and 11 for Monday.




       

      • Sept. 25- Sept. 29, 2017

        Mon., Sept. 25    Assign unit #2/2B in spelling due Thursday. Take quiz on The Pigman through chapter 11.  Assign chapters 12 & 13 for Tuesday.                

        Tues., Sept. 26   Review vocabulary from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 12 & 13.  Assign the remainder of the novel for Thursday.

        Wed., Sept. 27    Return AoW.  Discuss common errors and read examples.  Assign next AoW due Wednesday, Oct. 4.

        Thurs., Sept. 28    Spelling due.  Discuss the end of The Pigman and read supplemental materials at the end of the novel.

        Fri., Sept. 29         Share from students letters to the teacher.  Take 100 point test on The Pigman.

        • Oct. 2-6, 2017

          Mon., Oct. 2     Assign unit #3/3B in spelling due Thursday.  Remind student AoW's are due Wednesday. Introduce short story structure.  Assign "Raymond's Run" p. 2 for Tuesday.

          Tues., Oct. 3    Discuss "Raymond's Run."  Assign "Broken Chain" p. 28 for Wednesday.

          Wed., Oct. 4    AoW's due.  Quiz on "Raymon's Run" and "Broken Chain."  Assign pp. 44-60 from "Flowers for Algernon" for Thursday.

          Thurs., Oct. 5  Spelling due.  Discuss IQ and first half of "Flowers."  Assign pp. 63-75 from "Flowers" for Friday.

          Fri., Oct. 6    Discuss "Flowers" and quiz.  

          • Oct. 9-13, 2017

            Mon., Oct. 9    Unit 4/4B assigned in spelling.  Remind students of AoW due on Thursday. Discuss the end of "Flowers for Algernon."  Take quiz.                      

            Tues., Oct. 10    Watch "Flowers for Algernon" video.

            Wed., Oct. 11     Continue "Flowers" video.

            Thurs., Oct. 12   Finish "Flowers" video.  Spelling due.  Read "The Treasures of Lemon Brown" p. 92 for Friday.

            Fri., Oct. 13 .       Take quiz on "Lemon Brown" and story structure.  Assign "Medicine Bag" p. 119 for Monday.

            • Oct. 16-18, 2017

              Mon., Oct. 16    No AoW or spelling because of short week.  Take quiz on "Lemon Brown" p. 92 and story structure.  Assign "Medicine Bag" p. 119 for Tuesday.

              Tues., Oct. 17    Take quiz on "Medicine Bag."  Assign "Monkey's Paw" p. 185 for Wednesday.

              Wed. Oct. 18      Read play version of "Monkey's Paw" together in class.

              • Oct. 23-27, 2017

                Mon., Oct. 23    Assign unit 5/5B in spelling due Thursday.  Return latest AoW, discuss common errors, read student examples, complete proofreading exercise.  Assign new AoW due Friday, October 27.

                Tues., Oct. 24    Introduce the short story "The Moustache" p.138 and assign for Wednesday.

                Wed., Oct. 25     Quiz on "The Moustache."  Introduce the short story "The Landlady" p. 170 for Thursday.

                Thurs., Oct. 26   Spelling due.  Quiz on "The Landlady."  Assign "Mrs. Flowers" p. 19 for Friday.

                Fri., Oct. 27        AoW due.  Discuss Maya Angelou.  Read two Angelou poems and talk about "Mrs. Flowers" and Angelou's autobiographies.  Begin "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" video.

                • Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

                  Monday, Oct. 30     Assign unit #6/6B due Thursday.  Finish I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings video.

                  Tuesday, Oct. 31    Maya Angelou quiz.  Read "Tell Tale Heart" p. 201 together in class.

                  Wednesday, Nov. 1   Introduce four square writing organizer.

                  Thursday, Nov. 2    Unit #6/6B spelling activities due and test given.  First nine weeks Tues./Thurs. vocab test.  Continue four square work.

                  Friday, Nov. 3   Introduce The Rifle.  Test on the novel Wed., Oct. 15.

                  • Nov. 6-Nov. 10, 2017

                    Monday, Nov. 6   teacher workshop day

                    Tuesday, Nov. 7  Continue independent reading of Gary Paulson's The Rifle.  Test on the novel Wednesdayy, November 15.  No spelling or AoW.

                    Wednesday, Nov. 8     Continue independent reading of The Rifle.

                    Thursday, Nov. 9      Continue independent reading of The Rifle.

                    Friday, Nov. 10   parent teacher conferences

                    • Nov. 13-17, 2017

                      Mon., Nov. 13      Assign unit #7/7B in spelling.  Activities due and test on Thursday.  Continue independent reading of The Rifle, including completion of the review sheet.

                      Tues., Nov. 14     Continue independent reading of The Rifle, including completion of the review sheet.

                      Wed., Nov. 15     Take 100 point test on The Rifle at the beginning of the hour.  Review sheet may be used.  Begin introduction of Four Square method of writing organization.

                      Thurs., Nov. 16     Take spelling test.  Spelling activities are due.  Continue work on Four Square.

                      Fri., Nov. 17     Continue work on Four Square.

                      • Nov 20-22, 2017

                        Mon., Nov. 20     No spelling because of short Thanksgiving week.  Continue work with Four Square essay organizer.

                        Tues., Nov. 21     Continue work with Four Square essay organizer.

                        Wed., Nov. 22     Introduce occupation essay Four Square.

                        • Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017

                          Mon., Nov. 27     Assign unit #8/8B in spelling due Thursday.  Finish assigning Occupation Essay due December 5.  Assign "The Dogs Could Teach Me" p. 275.

                          Tues., Nov. 28    Begin reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" p. 297 together in class.

                            Wed., Nov. 29    Continue reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" together in class.

                          Thurs., Nov. 30    Take spelling test.  Spelling activities are due.  Finish reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" and quiz.

                          Fri., Dec. 1     Work on Occupation Essays in class.

                        • Dec. 4-8, 2017

                          Mon., Dec. 4   Assign Unit 9/9B in spelling due Thursday.  Progress check on Occupation Essays due Tues., Dec. 5.  Continue reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" together in class.

                          Tues., Dec. 5    100 point essays due.  Finish "Let Me Hear You Whisper" and quiz.  Introduce Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol."

                          Wed., Dec. 6   Begin reading Stave One of "A Christmas Carol" together in class.  

                          Thurs., Dec. 7   Spelling due.  Continue reading A Christmas Carol out loud in class, finishing Stave I and quizzing, if time permits.

                          Fri., Dec. 8   Begin reading Stave I together in class.

                          • Dec. 11-15, 2017

                            Mon., Dec. 11   Assign spelling unit 10/10B due Thursday. Review background info on "A Christmas Carol" and watch short video on Victorian England.  Finish reading Stave One together in class and quiz.

                            Tues., Dec. 12   Begin reading Stave II together in class. 

                            Wed., Dec. 13    Finish reading Stave II and quiz.

                            Thurs., Dec. 14   Spelling due.  Begin reading Stave III together in class.

                            Fri., Dec. 15   Finish reading Stave III and quiz.  Assign AoW due Friday, December 22.

                            • Dec. 18-22, 2017

                              Mon., Dec. 18    No spelling.  Remind students of their AoW due Friday.  Continue reading "A Christmas Carol" together in class.

                              Tues., Dec. 19    Finish reading " A Christmas Carol."

                              Wed., Dec. 20     100 point test "A Christmas Carol."  Begin Patrick Stewart "A Christmas Carol" video.

                              Thurs., Dec. 21   Continue watching "A Christmas Carol" video.

                              Fri., Dec. 22   AoW's due.  Finish watching "A Christmas Carol."

                              • 28 December - 3 January

                                • Jan. 2-6, 2017

                                  Mon., Jan. 2    no school

                                  Tues., Jan. 3    Introduce the concept of IQ and its significance as an introduction to "Flowers for Algernon."  Read author's bio on p. 76.  Assign pp. 45-60 from "Flowers for Algernon" for Wednesday.

                                  Wed., Jan. 4    Discuss first half of "Flowers for Algernon."  Assign last half for Thursday.

                                  Thurs., Jan. 5   Take quiz on "Flowers for Algernon."  Begin watching "Flowers" video.

                                  Fri., Jan. 6    Finish watching "Flowers" video.

                                  • Jan. 9-13, 2017

                                    Mon., Jan .9    Assign unit 11/11B in spelling due Thursday. Continue watching "Flowers for Algernon."

                                    Tues., Jan. 10   Finish watching "Flowers for Algernon."  Introduce vocab words from Ashes of Roses

                                    Wed. Jan.11     Finish Ashes of Roses vocab words.  Introduce the novel.  

                                    Thurs., Jan.12  Spelling due. Second nine weeks Tues./Thurs. vocab test. Review first half of Ashes of Roses vocab words.  Review background of novel.  Assign pp. 3-23 for Friday.

                                    Fri., Jan.13  Review first half of Ashes of Roses vocab words.  Discuss pp. 3-23.  Assign pp. 25-45 for Monday.

                                    • Jan. 16-20, 2017

                                      Mon., Jan. 16    No school for students.  Teacher workshop.

                                      Tues., Jan. 17   Local spelling bee words assigned- due Tues., Jan. 24.  Review last 10 vocab. words from Ashes of Roses. Discuss chapters 4, 5, and 6 from Ashes of Roses.  Assign chapters 7, 8 and 9 for Wednesday.

                                      Wed., Jan. 18     Review last 10 vocab. words from Ashes of Roses. Take Star Reading Test.  Take quiz on Ashes of Roses through chapter 10.  Assign chapter 11-14 for Thursday.

                                      Thurs., Jan. 19    Review all vocab words from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss chapters 11-14 and assign chapters 15 and 16 from Ashes of Roses for Friday.

                                      Fri., Jan. 20    Review all vocab. words from Ashes of Roses.  Take quiz on Ashes of Roses through chap. 16.  Assign chapters 17-19 for Monday.

                                      • Jan. 23-27, 2017

                                        Mon., Jan. 23     Review all vocabulary words from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss chapters 17-19.  Assign chapters 20-22 for Tuesday.

                                        Tues., Jan. 24    Take quiz on Ashes of Roses through chapter 22.  Take spelling test on local spelling bee words.  Assign chapters 23-25  for Wednesday.

                                        Wed., Jan. 25     Review all vocabulary words from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss chapters 23-25.  Assign chapters 26-29 for Thursday.

                                        Thurs., Jan. 26    Take quiz on Ashes of Rose through chapter 29. Review vocabulary words from Ashes of Roses.   Assign chapters 30-32 for Friday.

                                        Fri., Jan. 27      Review vocabulary words from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss the end of the novel.  Watch the video on the shirtwaist factory fire. Test on the novel will be on Monday.

                                        • Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017

                                          Mon., Jan. 30   Assign unit #12 in spelling for Thursday. Take 100 point test on Ashes of Roses including vocab words.  Assign creative writing immigrant journal project due Friday, Feb. 10.  Give students vocabulary words from The Diary of Anne Frank.

                                          Tues., Jan. 31   Finish vocab words from The Diary of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Read background information handout on Hitler and the Holocaust.

                                          Wed., Feb. 1   Introduce the video Miracle at Midnight.

                                          Thurs., Feb. 2   Continue Miracle at Midnight.

                                          Fri., Feb. 3   Finish Miracle at Midnight and introduce Anne Frank.


                                          • Feb. 6-10, 2017

                                            Mon., Feb. 6     Assign unit #13/13B in spelling.  Quiz on Miracle at Midnight.  Review Diary of Anne Frank vocab.  Read hand out on Anne Frank.  Begin to read the play The Diary of Anne Frank orally in class.  Remind students of the 100 point creative writing immigrant journal assignment due Friday.

                                            Tues., Feb.7     Review Anne Frank vocab.  Continue reading The Diary of Anne Frank orally in class.

                                            Wed., Feb. 8     Continue reading The Diary of Anne Frank orally in class.

                                            Thurs., Feb. 9   Spelling due. Finish Act One of The Diary of Anne Frank and quiz.

                                            Fri., Feb. 10   Writing assignments due.  Review Anne Frank vocabulary.  Begin to Act Two of The Diary of Anne Frank orally in class.   

                                            • Feb. 13-17, 2017

                                              Mon., Feb. 13     Spelling unit 14/14B for Thursday.  Finish reading Act I of The Diary of Anne Frank and quiz.

                                              Tues., Feb. 14    Review vocabulary from the Holocaust. Begin reading Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank together in class.

                                              Wed., Feb. 15    Continue reading Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank.

                                              Thurs., Feb. 16   Review vocabulary from the Holocaust Spelling due.  Quiz on Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Assign "A Heroine's Last Days" p. 419 for Friday.

                                              Fri., Feb. 17    Quiz on "A Heroine's Last Days."  Show concentration camps slide shows.  100 point test on The Diary of Anne Frank on Monday.

                                              • Feb., 20-22, 2017

                                                Mon., Feb. 20   No spelling because of short week.  AoW on Anne Frank assigned due Tuesday, February 28.  100 point test on The Diary of Anne Frank including the vocabulary words.  

                                                Tues., Feb. 21   Show slide show of concentration camps.  Video of life of Anne Frank.

                                                Wed., Feb. 22   Video of life of Anne Frank.

                                                • Feb. 27-March 3, 2017

                                                  Mon., Feb. 27    Spelling Unit 15/15B due Thursday.  Aow due Tuesday.  Introduce the novel The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 3-34 for Tuesday.

                                                  Tues. Feb. 28   Discuss pp. 3-34 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 35-60 for Wednesday.  Collect Aow's.

                                                  Wed., March 1   Discuss pp. 35-60 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 63-86 for Thursday.  

                                                  Thurs., March 2   Spelling due. Discuss pp. 63-86 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 87-119 for Friday.

                                                  Fri., March 3   Quiz on The Running Dream through p. 119.  Assign pp 123-154 for Monday. 



                                                  • March 6-8, 2017

                                                    Mon., March 6   No spelling.  Discuss pp. 123-154 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 155-186 for Tuesday.

                                                    Tues., March 7     Discuss pp. 155-186.  Assign pp. 187-205 for Wednesday.

                                                    Wed., March 8   Quiz on The Running Dream through p. 205.  Assign pp. 209-228 for Monday.

                                                    • March 13-17, 2017

                                                      Mon., March 14    Assign unit #16/16B in spelling due Thursday.  Discuss pp. 209-228 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 229-250 for Tuesday.

                                                      Tues., March 15   Discuss pp. 229-250 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 251-274 for Wednesday.

                                                      Wed., March 16    Discuss pp. 251-274 from The Running Dream.  Show video of teenager with prosthetic limb.  Assign pp. 277-301 for Thursday.

                                                      Thurs., March 17   Spelling due.  Discuss pp. 277-301 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 302-332 for Friday.

                                                      Fri., March 18   Discuss pp. 302-332 and take final 100 point test on The Running Dream.

                                                      • March 20-24, 2017

                                                        Mon., March 20     Assign spelling unit 17/17B for Thursday.  Introduce narrative When I Was Little writing assignment due Wednesday, March 29.

                                                        Tues., March 21    Introduce the play Our Town and begin reading Act One.

                                                        Wed., March 22    Continue reading Act One.  Quiz if time permits.

                                                        Thurs., March 23    Begin reading Act Two of Our Town.  Spelling unit 17/17B is due.

                                                        Fri., March 24    Finish reading Act Two of Our Town and quiz if time permits.


                                                        • March 27-31, 2017

                                                          Mon., March 27   Finish reading Act One of Our Town.  Quiz if time permits.  Assign unit 18/18B due Thursday.  Remind students of narrative essay due Wednesday.

                                                          Tues., March 28    Begin reading Act Two of Our Town.

                                                          Wed., March 29     Continue reading Act Two of Our Town.  Narrative essays due.

                                                          Thurs., March 30     Spelling due. Finish reading Act Two of Our Town and quiz if time permits.  

                                                          Fri., March 31    Begin reading Act Three of Our Town.

                                                          • April 3-7, 2017

                                                            Mon., April 3    Assign unit #19/19B in spelling due Thursday. Continue watching Our Town.

                                                            Tues., April 4    Finish watching Our Town.

                                                            Wed., April 5     Return last AoW, read sample AoW's and assign AoW due Wednesday, April 12th. Go over vocab words from The Giver.

                                                            Thurs., April 6   Spelling due. Introduce The Giver.  Review vocab words from the novel.  Assign pp. 1-19 for Friday.

                                                            Fri., April 7        Review vocab words from The Giver.  Discuss pp. 1-19.  Assign pp. 20-39 for Monday.

                                                            • April 10-13, 2017

                                                              Mon., April 10     Finish MAP testing.  Chapters 3, 4, & 5 from The Giver for Tuesday.

                                                              Tues., April 11    Review first half of vocab words from The Giver.  Discuss the first five chapters of The Giver.  Assign chapters 6 & 7 for Wednesday.

                                                              Wed., April 12     Review Giver vocab. words.  Assign chapters 8, 9, and 10 for Monday.

                                                              Thurs., April 13   MCA Reading test.

                                                                    

                                                              • April 17-21, 2017

                                                                Mon., April 17     Review vocab words from The Giver.  Quiz on The Giver through chap.10. Assign chapters 11-13 from The Giver for Tues. Unit 20/20B in spelling for Thurs.

                                                                Tues., April 18   Review vocab words from The Giver.  Discuss chapters 11-13.  Assign chapters 14-16 for Wednesday.

                                                                Wed., April 19    Review vocab from The Giver.  Take a quiz on The Giver through chap. 16.  Assign chapters 17-19 for Thursday.

                                                                Thurs., April 20   Review vocab from The Giver.  Discuss chapters 17-19.  Assign chapters 20-23 for Friday.

                                                                Fri., April 21    Take 100 point test on The Giver.

                                                                • April 24-28, 2017

                                                                  Mon., April 24     Assign unit #21/2B in spelling due Thursday.  Watch The Giver video.

                                                                  Tues., April 25     Watch The Giver video.

                                                                  Wed., April 26    Introduce the vocabulary words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.

                                                                  Thurs., April 27   Spelling due. Introduce Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab. Handout background packet on non-fiction novel.

                                                                  Fri., April 28    Assign AoW due Monday, May 8th.  Review first half of Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab.  Read prologue together in class.  Assign chapter One for Monday.

                                                                  • May 1-5, 2017

                                                                    Mon., May 1     Assign unit #22/22B in spelling due on Thursday.  Review Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab.  Discuss chapter one of the novel.  Assign chapter two for Tuesday.

                                                                    Tues., May 2   Review Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab.  Discuss chapter two.  Assign chapter three for Wednesday.

                                                                    Wed., May 3    Review Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab.  Discuss chapter three.  Assign chapter four for Thursday.

                                                                    Thurs., May 4    Spelling due. Quiz on Chasing Lincoln's Killer through chapter four.  Assign chapter five for Friday.

                                                                    Fri., May 5    Review Chasing Lincoln's Killer vocab.  Discuss chapter five.  Assign chapters six and seven for Monday.  Remind students of AoW due on Monday, May 8.

                                                                    • May 8-12, 2017

                                                                      Mon., May 8   Assign spelling unit #23/23B for Thursday.  AoW due.  Take quiz on Chasing Lincoln's Killer through chapter seven. Assign chapters eight, nine and ten for Tuesday.

                                                                      Tues., May 9   Review vocab words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Discuss chapters eight, nine and ten.  Assign chapter eleven for Wednesday. 

                                                                      Wed., May 10   Take quiz on Chasing Lincoln's Killer through chapter eleven.  Assign the remainder of the novel for Thursday.

                                                                      Thurs., May 11   Spelling due.  Take 100 point test on Chasing Lincoln's Killer including vocabulary from the novel.  

                                                                      Fri., May 12    Introduce the novel Peak, 

                                                                      • May 15-19, 2017

                                                                        Mon., May 15    Assign unit #24/24B in spelling due Thursday. Discuss opening 17 pages- "The Assignment," "The Hook," "A Couple of Stitches" of Roland Smith's novel Peak.  No vocab study with the final literary unit.  Assign pp. 18-37 for Tuesday- "Circling the Drain," "The Twins," and "Rock Rats."

                                                                        Tues., May 16   Discuss assignment from Peak.  Assign "Bangkok," "The Summit Hotel," and "Gear of the Dead" for Wednesday.

                                                                        Wed., May 17    Discuss assignment from Peak. Assign "Tibet," "Peak Experience," and "Rock Weasels" for Thursday.

                                                                        Thurs., May 18   Spelling due.  Discuss Peak assignment.  Assign  "Gasp," "Latecomers," and "Gamow Bag."

                                                                        Fri., May 19     Discuss Peak assignment.  Assign "ABC," "Letters from Home."

                                                                        • May 22-26, 2017

                                                                          Mon., May 22    Discuss chapters "ABC," "Letter from Home," and "Secrets."  Assign "Bear and Bull" and "Camp Four" for Tuesday.

                                                                          Tues., May 23    Discuss reading assignment from Peak.  Assign "Arrest" and "Family History" for Wednesday.

                                                                          Wed., May 24     Discuss reading assignment from Peak.  Assign "Unrest," "Blink," and "Shortcut" for Thursday.

                                                                          Thurs., May 25   Discuss reading assignment from Peak.  Assign "Camp 3 1/2," "Camps Five and Six," and "Top of the World" for Friday.

                                                                          Fri., May 26     Discuss reading assignment from Peak.  Finish the novel for Tuesday.

                                                                          • May 30-June 1, 2017

                                                                            Tues., May 30    Final Tues/Thurs vocab test

                                                                            Wed., May 31     Final test on Peak

                                                                            Thurs., June 1    Ted Talk on climbing Mount Everest