April 23

Week of April 23rd

All Classes: QUIZ THIS WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday, 4-25: We took the quiz for chapters 1-5, turned in the Q&A, and the vocab flashcards.  Students received the Literary Device assignment too. Lit Device sheet is due Friday, MAY 4th.   Lit Devices Chart

Tuesday, 4-24: We got the questions for chapters 1-5 – they are due tomorrow before the quiz along with the flashcards for vocabulary from ch. 1-5 too.  

Monday, 4-23: We read chapters 4 & 5 and got the study guide for Wednesday’s quiz Study Guide 1-5   The vocabulary flashcards will also be due on Wednesday! Tuesday will be a work day to get caught up. voc flash cards                            Vocab List of Words

Need a copy of the book? Book Link

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April 16

Week of April 16th

Milestones this week: Monday- Science & Tuesday- SS

All classes will start reading And Then There Were None on Wednesday, 4-18. IF you want to bring your own copy, please bring it with you then. 

Friday, 4-20: We read Ch. 3 and continued to work on the Character Sketches- due Monday!!!! Those of you that were absent today will need to read Ch. 3 for some highly important details. This link will take you to the audio we’ve been listening to- plus it’s there in print too! Book Link

Thursday, 4-19: We read Ch. 2 and drew the names for the character sketch that is due on Monday, 4-23. Rubric for Character Sketch  Character Sketch Examples   Character cards

Wednesday, 4-18: We began reading And Then There Were None today. Chapter 1 was completed, and we also received the character chart. Plans are to take the first quiz next Wednesday, 25th, for chapters 1-5 and the vocabulary #1-16. Flashcards will be due that day too. Character Chart  Vocab List of Words  voc flash cards

Tuesday, 4-17: 6th & 7th  periods met today, and we discussed characters lying and dealing with the guilt from it. Vocabulary words for the novel were also given. The words will be quizzed on Wednesday, 4-25. 

Monday, 4-16: Periods 6th & 7th met today,  and we discussed truth & deception as an introduction to our mystery unit. IF you want to have a copy of the novel, And Then There Were None, we’ll start reading the book in class on Wednesday, April 18th. 

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April 9

Week of April 9th

Milestones Testing begins Tuesday, April 10th

Tues: ELA/Writing    Wed: ELA/Reading & Grammar   Thurs: Math   Fri: Math   Mon: Sci   Tues: SS

Friday, 4-13: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods met today, and we discussed characters lying and dealing with the guilt from it. Vocabulary words for the novel were also given. The words will be quizzed on Monday, 4-23. Next Monday & Tuesday students only have 6th & 7th periods.  

Thursday, 4-12: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods met today, and we discussed truth & deception as an introduction to our mystery unit. IF you want to have a copy of the novel, And Then There Were None, we’ll start reading the book in class on Wednesday, April 18th. 

Tuesday, 4-10 & Wednesday, 4-11: We started our mystery unit today by looking for clues and paying attention to details with a variety of activities. 

Monday, 4-9: We reviewed our testing tips for the Milestones, and did a “Rockin’ Review” with songs, lyrics, and a semantic feature analysis chart 2018 Tips for Milestones

All classes will begin reading, And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, next week. There will be a class set, but you are welcome to get your own copy to use also. 

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March 26

Week of March 26th

Friday, 3-30: We did an error analysis to review yesterday’s verbals quiz. Students NEED to finish all of the quizziz by tonight!! One more thing…

We will begin reading And Then There Were None , by Agatha Christie, once we start Milestones testing. There will be a class set of books, BUT, you are welcome to get your own copy too 🙂 We’ll start using the books on Monday, April 16th. 

Thursday, 3-29: we took the verbal quiz, and 1 more quizziz was added today, code:  798735  for misplaced modifiers. 

More Quizziz!! All 3 need to be finished by Friday, 30th!

Irony  923429/ Punctuation 101926/ Commas, Semi-Colons, & Colons 368252/  Verbals 367673      https://quizizz.com/join/

 

ALL CLASSES: 

Open-Note Quiz is tomorrow! You can use your blue “Verbals” sheet with the bullet points and your own notes on the back while you take the quiz. Here’s the answer key for the Practice Verbal Test you did in class today. Verbals Practice Test Key

Wednesday, 3-28: HW Packet hw packet answers

Need the Verbals links? Go to the yellow sheet, scroll down to Verbals Link 

Tuesday, 3-27: We were introduced to Verbals today- verbs that have different jobs in a sentence. Verbals-   THIS IS WHAT OUR QUIZ WILL BE OVER THURSDAY. We will continue to work with these tomorrow & you will be able to use notes for the quiz 🙂

Monday, 3-26: Took a quiz over verb voice & moods. Reviewed semi-colon usage and gave a HW sheet in 1st & 2nd periods. Reviewed direct & indirect objects, and predicate nominatives & predicate adjectives. Answer key to the practice sheet  practice answer

There will be an OPEN NOTE QUIZ this Thursday, 3-29 over what we learn this week. 

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

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March 20

Week of March 19th

All Classes: 

Friday, 3-23: Students reviewed verb voice, mood, and shift in those areas. Monday is a quiz & the punctuation HW is due. Also, remember to do the Quizziz as part of your review. Code 093802

Thursday, 3-22: All students need to complete this Quizziz on Verb Mood & Voice before Monday’s quiz!   CODE: 093802   https://quizizz.com/join/

More Quizziz!! Irony  923429/ Punctuation 101926/ Commas, Semi-Colons, & Colons 368252   – All 3 will need to be completed by Friday, 3-30.

OL classes: Verb Moods- review & practice Verb mood PPT   HW- Semi-colon & comma packet due Monday, 26th 

AC classes: comma usage, verb mood reviews & practice quiz on Irespond .  HW- Semi-colon & comma packet due Monday, 26th 

Wednesday, 3-21: We reviewed the 3 types of Irony & learned about Active & Passive Voice. Active & Passive Voice  Active Passive Organizer  . HW: You need to do at least 2 Quizziz tonight. 1 on Rhetorical Devices & 1 on Connotation. See links & codes below

Tuesday, 3-20: We are taking a practice Milestone test. Students read two articles, answer 3 multiple choice questions, and then write a persuasive essay. All is done in class to mimic the testing environment. 

Monday, 3-19: We reviewed persuasive writing concepts again, and evaluated an anchor paper to see how to put all the elements together. Students highlighted & labeled this essay.  We are doing a practice 4 paragraph essay in class tomorrow to help us prepare for Milestone Testing. 

**STUDENTS- PLEASE GO TO THE QUIZIZZ SITE AND TAKE THE RHETORICAL DEVICES & CONNOTATION QUIZZES. Please do at least 1 of each topic.  https://quizizz.com/join/

HERE ARE THE CODES:   Rhetorical: 091438     409569    624251

Conn: 857509      832949      251804

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March 12

Week of March 12th

AC: If you need to MAKE UP THE TEST, COME TUESDAY MORNING AT 8:20!!

Friday, 16th-All work for today is on the “PAGES” section of my blog. Look to the right, on the yellow sheet of paper. Intro to persuasive writing- review the components with the art of persuasion packet & ppt notes. ALSO, complete the 12 questions with the faulty reasoning information. This is due Monday! Finished??? Scroll down for Quizziz!

Thursday, 15th- Finish the movie, complete the Motif & Symbol sheet and turn it in.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 13th & 14th: Continue with film critique.

Monday, 3-12: We began our film critique for Of Mice And Men, and started the Text & Film analysis sheet with motifs & symbols. It’ll be due after the movie.

 

OL:

Friday, 16th- All work for today is on the “PAGES” section of my blog. Look to the right, on the yellow sheet of paper. Intro to persuasive writing- review the components with the art of persuasion packet & ppt notes. ALSO, complete the 12 questions with the faulty reasoning information. This is due Monday! Finished??? Scroll down for Quizziz!

Thursday, 15th- Finish the movie, complete the compare/contrast charts, and turn it in.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 13th & 14th: Continue with film critique.

Monday, 3-12: We began our film critique of The Pearl , and started the compare/contrast activity. It’ll be due after the movie. 

 

**STUDENTS- IF YOU FINISH ALL OF FRIDAY’S WORK EARLY, PLEASE GO TO THE QUIZIZZ SITE AND TAKE THE RHETORICAL DEVICES & CONNOTATION QUIZZES.  https://quizizz.com/join/

HERE ARE THE CODES:   091438     409569    624251

857509      832949      251804

 

 

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March 5

Week of March 5th

AC: Our final test for Of Mice and Men is Friday, March 9th along with the character chart, event grid, and all the Q&A sheets.

Friday, 3-9: We took our OMAM test today!

Thursday, 3-8: We completed a poetry activity based on To A Mouse. Chapter 6 Answer Key

Wednesday, 3-7: Today students took the last quizzer, worked on the Ch. 6 Q&A, & the event grid for novel. You do NOT have to do the plot diagram on the back. The character chart, event grid  and ALL OF THE CHAPTER QUESTIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY!! Chapter 5 Answer Key

Tuesday, 3-6: We finished reading the novel today. Ch. 5 Q&A and annotations were also done today. Ch. 6 Q&A will be done tomorrow. The last quizzer will be tomorrow!! Here are some hints to help you:  Who did Curley’s wife think stole the letters; why does Candy cry in Ch. 5; while Lennie and CW are in the barn, where are all of the men and what are they doing;  who touched CW & declared her dead; what eventually led to CW death;why did Lennie go back to the brush and wait for George; what hallucinations does Lennie see; know what happened to the gun/Luger; who comes to comfort George at the end;explain the last comment in the book. 

Monday, 3-5: We took a quizzer for Ch. 4, and then started to read Ch. 5. We will get chapter questions & annotations for it tomorrow. Chapter 4 Answer Key

 Chapter 3 Answer Key

OL: Our final test for The Pearl is Friday, March 9th & the CD Project due date is now Wed. 3-14

Friday, 3-9: We took our test for The Pearl . Remember, Monday will be a constructed response about tone. Here are a few hints to help you. Helpful Hints for Monday

Thursday, 3-8: We worked on our assignments for the book & the money poem. sandburg_poem_sheet

Wednesday, 3-7: We finished reading The Pearl. Ch. 6 Q&A, a study guide, and the list of vocab on Friday’s test were given today. Reading Guide activities are due at the end of class tomorrow.  Vocabulary on Test   Study Guide for The Pearl  Timeline for The Pearl

Tuesday, 3-6: We started Ch. 6 . We’ll finish the novel tomorrow. Character chart from today is due Friday, test day The Pearl Characters 

Monday, 3-5: We reviewed the information for the CD Music Project due Wednesday, March 14th   cd project  , and read Chapter 5. Students did get the Q&A for the chapter, and should finish those by tomorrow’s class. 

 

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February 26

Week of February 26th

Today is high school registration! Parents, take the green forms to Walton’s parent night, Tuesday the 27th. The forms need to be returned to HR on Monday, March 5th.

AC: Final Test for Of Mice and Men will be Friday, March 9th 

Friday, 3-2: We finished reading Ch. 4, students received the questions, and needed to record 3 quotes, 1 for each theme, on the back of the sheet. Students turned in their crime reports. Chapter questions are due Monday. There WILL BE A QUIZZER MONDAY, 3-5, over Ch. 4. Here some hints to help you: know items Crooks has in his room; the lie about Curley’s hand; why Crooks changes his mind; why George is mad when he comes back; who else comes out to visit Crooks; why does Lennie go to visit Crooks; what does Crooks ask about working on the farm; Why doesn’t Crooks believe they’re going to get the farm; what does Crooks say to get Lennie scared and mad all at the same time?

Thursday, 3-1: We finished reading Ch. 3, did a creative writing assignment with a crime report for the incident in Weed, and answered the chapter questions. Both assignments are due tomorrow! I will collect the crime report. 

Wednesday, 2-28: We took a pop quiz on Ch. 2 and started to read Ch. 3.  Chapter 2 Answer Key

Tuesday, 2-27: We finished Ch. 2, answered the questions, and chose 2 quotes to represent one of the three themes from the novel.  Please check your answers to Ch. 1 Q&A. Chapter 1 Answer Key

Monday, 2-26: We started to read Ch. 2 in Of Mice and Men.

OL: There will be a quiz over chapters 3 & 4 Friday, March 2nd. Final test for The Pearl will be Friday, March 9th. 

Friday, 3-2: We took a quiz for Ch. 3 & 4, and students need to finish the Reading Guide Create Reading Guide for Ch. 4 for Monday’s check. Students will be doing a project, with some time to work on it in class, it’ll be due Monday, March 12th Music Project The Pearl

Thursday, 3-1: We read chapter 4 and answered the chapter questions. We will take an OPEN BOOK quiz Friday over chapters 3 & 4. 

Wednesday, 2-28: We completed a chart that focuses on the songs Kino hears in the novel. Song Chart  Song Answer Key

Tuesday, 2-27: We finished Ch. 3, completed the questions and the Reading Guide activity. 

Monday, 2-26: We started to read Ch. 3 in The Pearl.

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February 12

Week of February 12th

AC:

Friday, 2-16: We finished reading Ch. 1, completed an annotation assignment and did the study questions for that chapter. IF you were absent today, see me the Monday we return for these sheets. 

Thursday, 2-15: We started reading Of Mice and Men today, and got the character chart. Character List

Wednesday, 2-14: We finished the group project, reviewed the language and slang in the novel, and watched a documentary on John Steinbeck. We will start reading Thursday.  

Monday & Tuesday 12th & 13th -We began an intro project for Of Mice and Men. Groups will work on this until Wednesday, and then we’ll start to read the book. PLEASE BRING YOUR COPY ON WEDNESDAY!

OL: 

Friday, 2-16: We took an open-book quiz for chapters 1-2 and read a nonfiction article about pearls. 

Thursday, 2-15: We discussed important events from Ch. 2, and did the Q & A for it. The Reading Guide activities for chapters 1 & 2 are due tomorrow, along with a “pop” quiz over the those chapters. Be sure you know these vocabulary words: undulating, feinted, indigent, avarice, suppliant to match the term with the definition. You WILL be able to use your book with the quiz too. However, that is the only resource you can use. 

Wednesday, 2-14: We read Ch. 2 today and began the Guided Reading Assignment. Chapters 1-2 assignment will be checked this Friday. We will work on it in class Thursday. Create Reading Guide

Tuesday, 2-13: We finished reading Ch. 1 and completed the Q&A sheet, wrote sentences with the vocabulary words, and completed a T-chart comparing the lifestyle of the Doctor to Kino.  Chapters 1-6

Monday, 2-12: We introduced John Steinbeck & his novella, The Pearl. Students received Ch. 1 vocabulary, characters, and Q & A sheet that we will work on while we read. We made it to p. 7 today.

 

Parents/Guardians of rising 9th graders (Walton Class of 2022) are invited to attend Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Information Night on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. In order to make the best use of time and to provide the most informative, curriculum based presentation, we are hosting two identical presentations that evening.

 Parents of students with last name A-L will meet in the Walton Theater at 6pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center, where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 6:45-7:30pm.

 Parents of students with last name M-Z will meet in the Walton Theater at 7pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 7:45-8:30pm.

Where: Walton Theater

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2 Identical Parent/Guardian Sessions by last name:

          Last name A-L, 6pm

          Last name M-Z, 7pm

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February 5

Week of February 5th

AC: Don’t forget that your archetype projects are due tomorrow! IF you did a digital project, please just email me a link. My inbox can’t handle a bunch of files/PPTs, etc. 

Friday, 2-9: We took the SAT Unit 7 quiz today and did the anticipation guide for the upcoming novel, Of Mice and Men. Please be sure to finish the written portion over the weekend. Anticipation Guide for OMAM

Tuesday- Thursday: We will focus on compare/contrast essay formats, the building blocks of these essays, and complete the outlines for a specific prompt on Thursday. cc practice  

Monday, 2-5: We wrote our Inner Dialogue assessment in response to Fahrenheit 451.  SAT 7 is this Friday SAT Figurative Language. We’ll start Of Mice and Men early next week-busy, busy!

 

OL:

Friday: Please finish the compare/contrast graphic organizer based on whatever topic you chose in class today. Remember, do BOTH styles: block & point by point. essay topic ideas   Compare and Contrast Organizer

Wednesday-Friday: We will focus on compare/contrast essay formats, the building blocks of these essays, and complete the outlines for a specific prompt on Thursday. cc practice

We learned about Inner Dialogue and practiced for tomorrow’s in-class writing assessment. You can bullet point ideas tonight to help guide you tomorrow, or use this organizer Inner Dialogue Map Remember, it’s counting as a quiz grade.  I’ll provide the paper for this, and of course, you can bring your book, The Giver Inner dialogue tips

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