Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ryan Grant takes issue with Adrian Peterson’s slavery comment

The minute we saw Adrian Peterson compare the plight of the NFL player to “modern-day slavery,” we knew it was a comment that would get attention.

It didn’t take long for another player to take issue with it.

“I have to totally disagree with Adrian Peterson’s comparison to this situation being Modern day slavery. . . false,” Packers running back Ryan Grant wrote on Twitter. “Their is unfortunately actually still slavery existing in our world.. Literal modern day slavery.. That was a very misinformed statement. I understand what point he was trying to make.. I just feel like he should have been advised a little differently.”

Peterson will be given the chance to clarify his comments, and we’re sure he’ll put it into better context. For now, it looks like another comment to add to the mix from players and owners that lacks perspective.

We keep hearing about this fight in the context of future generations of players. Of fighting for rights.

Let’s just call it what it is: Both sides are trying to equitably distribute a lot of money. More money than previous generations of players could imagine.

That’s worth fighting over, but let’s stop trying to make it sound heroic.

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 15, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

End of the Year Details

Dear Parents,

We have a very limited amount of days left in school and your children have a lot of points available in the next 2 weeks.

Please understand, even though there is large amount of points that will be going into the grade book in the next two weeks, my students have had an enormous amount of time to work on the assignments being graded.

The Final Project (150 points) was given out weeks ago. On May 23rd (the project due date) the students will have had around a month to complete the project. They have had 3 full class periods to work on it in addition to the time outside of the classroom. Check the "class resources" link for detailed information on the projects.

Students were provided the study guide for the Final today. This will give them two weeks to complete this 108 point assignment that will probably be due the Thursday before the test. They can find all the answers in their notes, book, book website and the unit PowerPoint. I'll be handing back the study guides on Friday and posting the answers on my website so they can check over their answers.

The Final Exam is over Unit 6. We have covered this information for several weeks while reviewing past information from earlier in the unit on a DAILY basis. Almost everything on the test is covered in the notes we took in class or on the study guide.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

Thanks for all the support this year!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Little Bit of Closure: The Death of Bin Laden

The President Makes the Historical Announcement:

The Story of What Happened:

Why This is a Big Deal: