Art Feb. 12-16

AP Breadth  Portfolio

Due dates for student projects:

Laura Salazar : Monday February 19 ( Unity Project, Quote)

Moe Goto : Monday February 19  ( Unity Project, Phobia)

Santiago Zelaya: Friday February 16 ( Unity Project, Phobia)

Jose Manuel Ruiz: Monday February 19 ( Texture Project, Animal Portrait)

Aisleen Turner: Monday February 19 ( Unity Project, Phobia)


Español del 12 al 16 de febrero

lunes 12: terminaremos con la sección de lenguaje del examen “Aprenda”

martes 13 al jueves 15 de febrero seguiremos practicando la conjugación de verbos regulares e irregulares.



Viernes 16 de febrero será el examen de la conjugación de verbos irregulares. (modo indicativo, subjuntivo e imperativo con sus respectivos tiempos)

 Viernes 16   llevar los resúmenes de los siguientes  capítulos o el número de páginas según corresponda su libro,  si no está separado por capítulos. También deberán ir extrayendo palabras desconocidas para el glosario.


Profesora Jazmín Avilez

Art Feb. 5-9

Breadth Section of the Portfolio

Students are working on individual projects:

Santiago, Moe and Aisleen are working on their Phobia Project.

Jose Manuel is working on his Water-color Animal Portrait.

Laura will be working with oil paintings as a medium.

Recent AP students’ work


Philosophy – Feb 5 through 9

We will have an assessment on Tuesday, February 6. The assessment will cover:

  1. The thought experiment of the Ship of Theseus – What is the source of identity?
  2. The concept of identity “the relation that a thing bears only to itself”. If any two things are identical if and only if they share all the same properties (Leibniz), then what does that suggest about our own identity?
  3. What the difference is between essential properties and accidental properties and how that connects to the concept of identity.
  4. The (fruitless?) quest for meaning in our lives – What is nihilism and how does it relate to existentialism?
  5. Our discussion of Jean Paul Sartre and his question of whether existence precedes essence. Do we really have to write our own essence? Sartre suggests that we have to embrace absurdity (the search for answers in an answerless world) and that this is the only way to authentically discover who we are.
  6. Why does Sartre reject the notion that we can find answers to these kinds of questions from authority figures?
  7. Is it epistemically irresponsible (immoral?) to believe in God. You should be familiar with the arguments of W.K. Clifford and William James.
  8. What is Pascal’s wager?
  9. Where does personal identity come from? Contrast the body theory with the memory theory. Why did everyone in class (both periods) agree on what the “right” answer should be for the “mad scientists switches peoples’ brains” thought experiment?
  10. What does the shifting sense of personal identity suggest about our obligations to others?
  11. You should be aware of the different perspectives on personhood. What does it mean to be a person (a being worthy of moral consideration)? You should be familiar with the genetic criterion, the cognitive criteria (Mary Anne Warren), and the social criterion. You should be able to point out examples of something that is/isn’t covered by each that would cause one to question how useful that criterion/set of criteria is/are.

Coming out of the assessment we will start to link up ideas of identity and personhood with the broader topic of ethics.

Español del 5 al 9 de febrero

Lunes 5:  Iniciaremos con el examen de práctica de APRENDA.

martes 6: Examen de vocabulario.

miércoles 7: Examen de comprensión.

jueves 8: Examen de ortografía.

viernes 9: Entregarán los resúmenes de los primeros cinco capítulos del libro seleccionado. Recuerden agregar vocabulario, personajes y escenarios.

lunes 12: Examen de lenguaje.


Profesora Jazmín Avilez

Español del 29 de enero al 2 de febrero


Lunes , martes y miércoles seguiremos con el análisis de las canciones.

Jueves asignación del proyecto de conjugación de verbos irregulares. En clase se dará más detalles.

El viernes 2 deberán reportarme el libro que leerán en este parcial. Recuerden que debe ser un autor hispanoamericano. ( Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Córtazar, Ernesto Sábato, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez, Paulo Coehlo, etc)



Profesora Jazmín Avilez

Art Jan.22-26


Students have been working very hard on individual projects. It is wrong to overgeneralize what students have been working on, due to the fact that each artist has his/her own individual style and voice. Students have achieved to apply different elements and principles of art as well as different mediums.

Examples of students work for the breadth part of the portfolio

Laura Salazar 

Moe Goto

Santiago Zelaya

Español del 22 al 26 de enero

Lunes 22 tendrán tiempo de trabajar en sus proyectos de conjugación de verbos.


Martes 23  entrega del examen de la “Metamorfosis” a primera hora.

Martes seguirán trabajando en los proyectos  de la conjugación de verbos. Recuerden que tendrán que llevarme una copia a primera hora o uds llevarán las copias para sus compañeros, también deben llevar la hoja de respuestas.

Miércoles 24: Empezarán las presentaciones de las canciones.

Jueves  25: seguirán las presentaciones.

Para este parcial aparte del libro “La metamorfosis” que es una novela corta deben ir seleccionando el libro que leerán en este parcial, recuerden que debe ser de un autor hispanoamericano contemporáneo.



Ms. Jazmín Avilez

Philosophy Study Guide for Assessment on January 19

Here’s a rundown of what you should have under control for the assessment on Friday, January 19 . . .

  1. You should be able to show a mastery of the scenario described in and the point of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. To do this, you should be able to show that you understand the basics of the scenario he describes and what he is trying to say by using this scenario.
  2. What is epistemology?
  3. According to classical epistemology, what is the definition of knowledge? (think JTB)
  4. What are Gettier cases? What are they trying to prove? Provide an example and explain it thoroughly enough that you can demonstrate how this example proves what Gettier was trying to prove.
  5. What is skepticism? Think of this in terms of the examples of dreaming, Descartes’ “evil genius”, and the example of a “brain in a vat”.
  6. What are the skeptics trying to “prove”? If you (correctly) claim that they really don’t “prove” anything, then what is their point?
  7. What is the one thing that Descartes establishes as something that he can know for certain? How does he prove it?
  8. How do Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore address the problem of skepticism respectively?