Homework: Language Arts: Character Analysis due next Monday. Remember to choose the main character of the novel. Write three character traits, and give two pieces of evidence from the novel that supports the character trait. Finish draft of the 100 Word Challenge #9. Read about the musical 'Wicked', and watch the video below. Leave a detailed comment about your thoughts on the show. Math: Test tomorrow for all. You might practice by playing 'Pumpkin Multiples' (link on right column of the blog), re-do some textbook questions from the end of the Chapter, ask your parents to give you questions, etc. 'Wicked' (the musical) summary: Elphaba (The future Wicked Witch of the West) is born green and shunned from society. She meets the ever-popular and pink Glinda (The Good Witch of the North) at college. Elphaba has a knack for magic, so the headmistress of the college sends her and Glinda to the Emerald City to help the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. However, the wizard is not so wonderul and is segregating the talking animals in Oz from the rest of society. Elphaba is enraged because she can identify with the animals--so she speaks out against the wizard and defies him. Glinda remains "good" because she doesn't have the courage to defy the wizard. Elphaba is "good" just thought of as "wicked" because of propoganda from the wizard. In the end, Elphaba escapes...she isn't actually melted, but Glinda has been affected and becomes a less shallow and better person. Watch/listen to the following song, Defying Gravity, from the musical 'Wicked'.