Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I want to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season…Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah!…thank you to all of you who were so kind in remembering me during this holiday season. Your cards and gifts are most appreciated! 

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you were allowed to make test corrections from yesterday’s test. Your corrected answers were worth 4 points each and were added to your original test score.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we finished presentations.

HW 2, 4: None

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we went to the media center and then you took your test over point of view, plot, main idea, and connotation.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class after our visit to the media center, we continued our civil disobedience presentations.

HW 2, 4: None

Monday, December 19, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you took the quarter 2 mini 3 touchstone. Then you had time to catch up on any missing work.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class after the Q2 Mini 3 touchstone, we began presentations for civil disobedience. We will be continuing these tomorrow.

HW 2, 4: None

Friday, December 16, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you watched a video that correlated with the article you read yesterday about Fidel Castro. After the video you listed similarities/differences you noted and then wrote the central idea of the video in your own words.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you were in the media center to finish your group plans for civil disobedience. You also had time to sign up for your preferred presentation time.

HW 2, 4: presentations start Monday

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we finished the articles on Fidel Castro and began close reading the informational text from the Q2 mini 2.

HW 1, 3, 5: Book reports due tomorrow

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you worked with your groups to create your civil disobedience plans. We are in the media center again tomorrow.

HW 2, 4: None

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we reviewed main idea. Then you received an article about the death of Fidel Castro. You are to read the article, annotate it, and then answer the questions. Since we ran out of time in class today, we will do the questions tomorrow, but you do still need to read and annotate the article.

HW 1, 3, 5: Read and annotate your article. Do NOT do the questions.

1, 3, 5: WARM-UPS DUE FRIDAY. BOOK REPORTS DUE FRIDAY. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS.

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we were in the media center for you to research your specific type of civil disobedience. We will be back in the media center on Friday to finalize this part of the research.

HW 2, 4: None

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Thank you for carrying on and getting your work done in my absence yesterday! Today we reviewed connotation and denotation. Then you worked with your table groups to identify synonyms for underlined words in your passage and rank those words from weakest connotation to strongest connotation.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you had laptops to continue your research into civil disobedience. We will be in the media center tomorrow to research further.

HW 2, 4: None

Friday, December 9, 2016

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you finished annotating your story and had time to discuss your annotations with your table group.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you were in the computer lab to begin researching civil disobedience.

HW 2, 4: None

Thursday, 12/8/16

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class you had a chance to practice annotating text to find evidence to support your answers to the questions that go along with the story. We will finish discussing your annotations tomorrow in class.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class you had time to continue reading your selected novel. Then we continued our discussion of civil disobedience and you met with your groups to determine which student would research each topic.

HW 2, 4: None

Wednesday, 12/7/16

Blocks 1, 3, 5: Today in class we discussed purposeful annotation and how to read a passage when you are going to have questions at the end. Then you took the Q2 mini 2 touchstone.

HW 1, 3, 5: None

Blocks 2, 4: Today in class we discussed purposeful annotation, took the mini touchstone for informational text, and then you had time to read your selected novel.

HW 2, 4: None