Focus for the Week of January 13th

-Week Eighteen-

Vocabulary

-1st, 2nd, & 5th Periods-

1) latitude–freedom, scope or range, or the angular distance from a point (noun)
2) lavish-extravagant or luxurious (adj.)
3) lax–loose or slack (adj.)
4) legendary-well-known or famous (adj.)
5) lethal-causing death (adj.)
6) lethargic–lacking energy or vigor (adj.)
7) loath-reluctant (adj.)
8) lucrative-profitable (adj.)
9) lurk-to lie hidden, often with an evil purpose (verb)
10) lush-fertile and thriving (adj.)

Quizlet

*AC Students using Sadlier-Oxford list, please find your Unit 8 words here.

https://quizlet.com/_3ak014

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/3a596432-28b1-40ca-aec9-f46a3fcad4f3

-6th Period-

Monday
respite– a temporary delay (noun)
retort– a quick or sharp reply (noun)
Tuesday
revere– to have great respect for (verb)
rivalry– competition with others (noun)
Wednesday
romp– to play in a rough, noisy way (verb)
rummage– to search in a messy way (verb)
Thursday
saturate– to soak completely (verb)
savor– to enjoy the taste, smell, or moment of something (verb)

Quizlet

Focus for the Week

This week in Language Arts, we will continue our review of argumentative writing. Students will read and analyze multiple articles to use as examples, and we will rely heavily on our Springboard books as we work this week. We will also conduct a review of modifiers.

Homework

-Please study every night for your vocabulary quiz.

-Please bring highlighters (six different colors) every day this week.

-Read!

This entry was posted on January 13, 2020.

Friday’s Class

Good morning/afternoon!

Today, you will be in the Learning Commons for book checkout, return, or renewal. You will also listen to Mrs. Falthzik speak to you about policies and programs. In addition, you will be taking your vocabulary quiz and will read and analyze a couple of articles as well as complete a review of the degrees of comparison.

In order to gain access to your articles, please open the Clever icon on your desktop. Go to the Newsela app,read your article, and take the quiz. Once finished, please use the Clever icon once more to open Springboard. Go to Zinc Labs and read the assigned articles there. Then you will answer the questions that follow.

Finally, you will have a review of the degrees of comparison to complete. These worksheets will be due Tuesday, January 14th.

Please have a wonderful weekend!

This entry was posted on January 10, 2020.

Focus for the Week of January 6th

-Week Seventeen-

Vocabulary

-1st ,2nd, & 5th Periods-

1) insulate–to isolate; to use a material to reduce the passage of heat, sound, or electricity (verb)
2) intensify-to strengthen or sharpen (verb)
3) intervene–to occur between two things; to interfere (verb)
4) intimidate–to frighten (verb)
5) intrepid–fearless (adj.)
6) inundate–to overwhelm; to flood (verb)
7) invincible–cannot be conquered (adj.)
8) irate–very angry (adj.)
9) irrelevant–not applicable or pertinent (adj.)
10) kindle–to light; to start; to stir up (verb)
Quizlet

Students using Sadlier-Oxford list:  https://quizlet.com/_5v6mnb

-6th  Period-

Monday

ravenous-greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction (adj.)

refute-to prove incorrect (v.)

Tuesday

relentless– steady; constant (adj)

relish– to enjoy with pleasure (verb)

Wednesday
reluctant– doubtful about or unwilling (adj)

remorse– regret due to guilt for deeds in the past (noun)

Thursday
reprimand– to criticize or scold strongly for bad behavior (verb)

resilience– ability to recover from misfortune (noun)
Quizlet

 

Focus for the Week

This week in Language Arts, we will resume our review of argumentative writing. Students will read and analyze multiple articles to use as examples, and we will rely heavily on our Springboard books as we work this week. We will also conduct a review of modifiers. Students will visit the Learning Commons for book renewal or checkout on Friday. They will complete their weekly vocabulary assessment on Friday as well.

Homework

-Please study every night for your vocabulary quiz.

-Please bring highlighters (six different colors) every day next week.

-Read!

This entry was posted on January 6, 2020.

Friday’s Class

Good morning/afternoon,

Today, you will…

  1. take the RI. TAKE YOUR TIME ON IT!
  2. go to Clever and then newsela to read another article and take its quiz.
  3. use Quizlet to review for Monday’s vocabulary quiz.
  4. read!

Have a wonderful weekend!

This entry was posted on December 6, 2019.

Focus for the Week of December 2nd

 

-Week Sixteen-

Vocabulary

-1st, 2nd, & 5th Periods-

1) incentive–motive (noun)
2) incident–an individual event (noun)
3) incline–to persuade; to bow or bend (verb)
4) incredulous–showing disbelief (adj.)
5) indifferent–lacking interest or unbiased (adj.)
6) industrious–hard working (adj.)
7) inevitable–certain to happen (adj.)
8) infuriate–to make very angry (verb)
9) inherit–to receive from a parent, ancestor, or other party (verb)
10) initiate–to begin or introduce (verb)
Quizlet

 *Students using the twenty-word list, please find your definitions here.*

-6th Period-
Monday
prudence
– good judgment; common sense (noun)
pungent
-having a sour or bitter smell or taste (adj)
Tuesday
quest
– adventurous search in an attempt to achieve a goal (noun)
rapport
– a friendly relationship (noun)
Wednesday
rapt
-deeply interested (adj)
reconcile
-to settle by agreement; to make friendly again (verb)
Thursday
refuge
– a safe place; protection from danger (noun)
regalia
– special fine or decorative clothing (noun)
Quizlet

Focus for the Week

This week in Language Arts, we will continue working with our Springboard books to study argumentative writing. On Tuesday, students will complete an activity using Virtual Reality and iPads for a mystery breakout. On Wednesday, we will have our class spelling bee, and on Thursday, we will complete a different activity as an introduction to our study of A Christmas Carol. On Friday, we will visit the Learning Commons where students will take their second Reading Inventory of the year. In addition, we will continue to review sentence structure.  *The weekly vocabulary quiz will be given on Monday, December 9th.

Homework:

-All Classes-

-Study every night for your vocabulary assessment.

-Missing and Wanted posters are due Wednesday, December 4th.

-READ!

-Please bring a book to read every single day for our class.

This entry was posted on December 2, 2019.

Tuesday’s Field Trip

If you are attending the field trip, please leave your backpacks at home but have a writing utensil.
• If you normally eat breakfast at school, quickly head straight to the cafeteria for a grab-n-go breakfast from the MIDDLE LINE, then head directly to your homeroom without delay.
• If you brought your lunch to school, leave it in your homeroom.
• Your teacher will take attendance at 9:10 and will dismiss students staying back to their assigned classrooms. Those of us going on the field trip will head straight down to their pre-assigned buses. We are NOT staying for announcements!
• Don a pair of dress pants and a collared shirt/sweater, or wear a dress or skirt ensemble. Anything that you would wear to religious services is suitable to wear to the theater. Theater attire is required.
• Once at the theater, all phones should be turned off. No exceptions.
When we return to school, you will go back to your homeroom to eat lunch (the school will provide bagged lunches in lieu of hot lunch from the MIDDLE line), then return to homeroom to watch an animated version of A Christmas Carol and answer comprehension questions.

This entry was posted on November 18, 2019.

Focus for the Week of November 18th

-Week Fifteen-

-1st , 2nd , & 5th Periods-

1) hovel-a dirty, disorganized dwelling (noun)
2) hurtle-to rush forward or to dash (verb)
3) illiterate-unable to read or write; having little or no education (adj.)
4) illustrious-highly distinguished or renowned (adj.)
5) impartial-neutral or unbiased (adj.)
6) impede-to slow or delay the progress of (verb)
7) impetuous-rash or spontaneous (adj.)
8) impromptu-done on the spur of the moment (adj.)
9) impunity-exemption from harm or punishment (noun)
10) inanimate-not alive (adj.)
Quizlet

*Students using Sadlier-Oxford Books, please find your words here.*

-6th Period-
Monday

pliant-easily molded or shaped (adj)
poignant-very emotionally touching (adj)
Tuesday
precarious– dangerously unstable, not secure (adj)
prevail– to triumph over difficult conditions; to be successful (verb)
Wednesday
prodigious– amazing; incredibly huge (adj)
profound– deeply felt (adj)
Thursday
proliferate-to grow or increase rapidly (verb)
prosperity-success; a state of being well off or having good fortune (noun)
Quizlet

Focus for the Week

This week in Language Arts, we will continue working with our Springboard books to study argumentative writing. On Tuesday, we will attend a production of A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. In addition, we will continue to review sentence structure.

Homework:

-All Classes-

-Study every night for your vocabulary assessment.

-Missing and Wanted posters are due Wednesday, December 4th.

-READ!

-Please bring a book to read every single day for our class.

This entry was posted on November 18, 2019.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Mini-Projects are due Wednesday, December 4th

1st, 2nd, & 5th Periods

Missing & Wanted Posters

Please remember to use black ink on your projects.

6th Period

Missing & Wanted Posters OL

Please remember to use black ink on your projects.

 

Resources for All Students

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow video

Please remember that all projects are due Wednesday, December 4th. Please use black ink and not pencil on these projects!

This entry was posted on November 13, 2019.

Focus for the Week of November 11th

-Week Fourteen-

-1st , 2nd  , & 5th Periods-

1) gratify–to satisfy or indulge (verb)

2) grievous–full of grief and sorrow (adj.)

3) grueling–exhausting (adj.)

4) haggle–to bargain over petty issues; to dispute (verb)

5) harass–to annoy repeatedly; to create a hostile environment (verb)

6) haughty–blatantly and disdainfully proud (adj.)

7) headlong–hasty (adj.)

8) heed–to pay attention to (verb)

9) hoard–to store up and keep hidden (verb)

10) homage–respect, allegiance, or honor (noun)

Quizlet

*Students using Sadlier-Oxford books, please find your words here.*

-6th Period-

Monday

patronize– to support or become a regular customer of (verb)

peculiar– unusual or odd (adj)

Tuesday

penitent– feeling sorry for a bad deed (adj)

pensive– deep in thought (adj)

Wednesday

peril– danger (noun)

pinnacle-the highest level of achievement or development (noun)

Thursday

placate– to calm or soothe (verb)

placid– calm; undisturbed (adj)

Quizlet

Focus for the Week

This week in Language Arts, we finish our study of American Literature. On Monday, students will take surveys in the Learning Commons. On Tuesday, we will view and discuss “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and on Wednesday, students will take their test over American Literature and the authors we studied. The rest of the week will be spent reviewing argumentative writing, and we will rely heavily on our Springboard workbooks for this review.  In addition, we will continue to review sentence structure.

Homework:

-All Classes-

-Study every night for your vocabulary assessment.

-Monday’s grammar worksheet packet from the Learning Commons will be due Tuesday, November 12th

-Missing and Wanted posters will be due Wednesday, December 4th. Assignment will be given on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

-READ!

-Please bring a book to read every single day for our class.

This entry was posted on November 11, 2019.