Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 28, 2016

READING 

Today in class…

You spent some more time with the madman in The Tell-Tale Heart. You learned about author’s word choice and how it impacts the “mood” of a piece of literature.

This weekend for homework…

READ! Your book report is due on Thursday. Now is the time to practice TIME MANAGEMENT! On Monday night, you may not have as much time as usual, so plan accordingly. \

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You finished and submitted your argumentative essay. Then you had a sneak peek at mythology which we will begin on Monday.

There is no homework this weekend.

October 27, 2016

RED RIBBON WEEK CONTINUES TOMORROW – TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS – WEAR A SPORTS JERSEY

READING

Today in class…

You read Poe’s “A Tell-Tale Heart” and we annotated the story together.

Tonight for homework…

Blocks 2, 4, and 5 – finish your summary of the story.  Remember that your summary should be OBJECTIVE (no personal opinions) and be roughly 10 sentences.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You peer revised and edited your argumentative essays.

There is no homework tonight.

 

 

October 26, 2016

RED RIBBON WEEK CONTINUES…. TOMORROW – PUT A CAP ON DRUGS

READING

Today in class….

You learned about mood in literature. It seemed like most of you quite enjoyed learning about the life of Edgar Allen Poe, because we will continue spending time with him and his works for the rest of the week!

Tonight for homework…

Read! Your book report is due on November 3.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You continued revising, editing, and self-scoring your argumentative essays.

There is no homework tonight.

October 25, 2016

READING

Today in class

(Most) of you finished and handed in your Flush final performance tasks!

Tonight for homework… If you did not finish your assignments, finish them tonight! They will lose 10 points for every day that they are late!

READ! Book Report due November 3.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You continued your in text citation and began scoring your own argumentative essay.

There is no homework tonight.

October 24, 2016

READING

Today in class…

You continued working on your Flush Final Assessment projects.

Tonight for homework…

BOTH of your assignments will be due at the end of class tomorrow. Work on them if you think there is any chance you won’t have enough time in class.

Book Reports are due November 3. Continue to read!

LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You learned in text citation and how to make a works cited page.

There is no homework tonight.

 

October 20, 2016

READING

Today in class… You continued to work on your Flush final assignments.

GOOD NEWS! We were able to extend our time with the computers, so you will have Monday and Tuesday to continue to work on these assignments in class. Both assignments will be due at the end of class on Tuesday. That means, you can focus all of your home time on your independent book report.

Tonight for homework…

READ!!!

 

October 20, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Links for articles:

“7-year-old girl gets new arm”: http://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/7-year-old-girl-gets-new-hand-3-d-printer/

“Even in ‘pristine’ national parks, the air’s not clear”: http://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/even-pristine-national-parks-airs-not-clear/

“Computer beats human at Go”: http://tweentribune.com/article/tween56/computer-beats-human-go/

“Are you willing to travel by drone?”: http://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/are-you-willing-travel-drone/

“Researchers use drones to control fires”: http://tweentribune.com/article/tween56/researchers-use-drones-control-fires/

“The Black Hole of Technology”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leena-khan/the-black-hole_1_b_6253550.html

“Teens and Technology Share a Future”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stefan-etienne/teens-and-technology-shar_b_4776848.html

If you need “That’s Not Progress!”, hang on.  Ms. Nix is going to post the citation for this article.

October 19, 2016

Dates to be aware of:

Picture retakes are Friday

Red Ribbon week next week!

READING

Today in class…

You continued working on the MC computers to complete your Flush Final Assessment performance tasks.

You also received the assignment specifics for your independent book report that is due on November 3.

Tonight for homework…

Keep reading for your book report!

LANGUAGE ARTS

You continued to type your argumentative paper drafts.

There is no homework tonight!

October 17, 2016

Reading

Today in class…

You received a “menu” of assignment choices for your final Flush project. You will choose one appetizer and one entree to complete. We will continue to work on this in class  every day this week.

flush-menu

Tonight for homework….

Read that library book!
LANGUAGE ARTS

Today in class…

You began typing your argumentative essay draft.

There is no homework tonight.