Monday, January 4, 2016

Sacrifice and Justice

Welcome back from your holiday break!

Today, we began with a Quick Write for 6 minutes. My hand hurt after the six minutes--and if yours did, too, I hope it relaxes until our next voracious dive into writing nonstop!

We had the chance to change up our seats today for the new year, and then we discussed the denouement of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. We talked about Pap's sacrificial move to burn 1/4 of the Logans' own cotton in order to save T.J. from the mob.

Even though Papa has saved T.J.'s life for the moment, though, we talked about the fight for justice in the South in 1933 and we wondered aloud what will become of T.J. now.

 As we prepare for our first film screening of the academic year, on Wednesday, we also talked about how justice can happen when small groups of people make committed decisions to stay with a goal even in the face of great obstacles.

Our word of the day today is MOROSE, which means gloomy or sullen  (think: sunken in terms of mood or atmosphere).

For tonight, our homework is to find out three fact about Texas Western University, and bring them in for tomorrow.


Mr. R

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