Grammar Test will be Thursday!
2-1 Social Studies quiz on Thursday.
Greek/Latin quiz on Friday.
Flowers for Algernon test is on Friday.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Nothing turned in this morning.
LA: Review of tonight's grammar homework (p. 90). Correct last week's
Greek/Latin quiz. Read and journaled about "Flowers for Algernon", from May
15 through June 5.
SS: Review of Ch. 1 social studies test. Introduction to Ch. 2.
LA: Finish Greek/Latin sentence sets, week 3. Language Skills p. 90.
SS: 2-1 Cornell notes, #1-16.
Tuesday, September 26, 2014
Turned in this morning: Greek/Latin sentence sets #3
LA: Corrected grammar page 90. Reviewed tonight's homework. Completed Flowers
for Algernon. Turned in Algernon reading journal for a classwork grade.
Literature questions discussed and 15 minutes in class to begin.
SS: Powerpoint review and preview of 2-1. 15 minutes class time to work on
LA: Language skills handout p. 90. Flowers for Algernon literature questions
p. 63, 1-6 and 8-12.
SS: Complete 2-1 Cornell notes.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Turned in: Literature questions p. 63
Corrected grammar p. 91. Idiom of the week: "A bird in the hand is worth two
in the bush." Frequently missed words: "affect" (v) - to influence
and "effect" (n) - consequence. Discussed in detail the Algernon journal
assignment. Watched first 30 minutes of "Flowers for Algernon."
30 minutes working in small groups on the English colonies handout.
LA: Study for tomorrow's open note grammar test. Review Greek/Latin roots.
Algernon before/during/after journal due on Friday. Algernon quiz is Friday.
SS: Complete colonies chart. GR 2-1
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Turned in: English colonies grid and 2-1 guided reading.
LA: Grammar test given. 30 minutes of "Flowers for Algernon."
SS: Correct 2-1 G.R. Brainpop review on the 13 colonies. 2-1 open-note quiz
given. Time to begin Cornell notes.
LA: "Flowers for Algernon" journal entries due tomorrow. Study for Algernon
quiz and Greek/Latin quiz.
SS: Complete Cornell 2-2.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Turned in: Algernon Before/During/After journal and 2-2 Cornell notes.
Flowers for Algernon quiz taken, Greek/Latin week 3 quiz taken, Week 4 roots
given and brainstormed, STAR testing completed, time to do an AR test if
Week 4 Greek/Latin roots:
andr(o), anthrop - male, mankind
patr, pater - father
matr, mater - mother
ped - child
dem(o) - people
Review 2-2 Cornell notes; hand out 2-2 GR
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 4 due WEDNESDAY
SS: 2-2 GR due TUESDAY
No School Monday - :)
Monday, August 18, 2014
Grammar notes on predicates. Prep to read for Flowers for Algernon, pp. 30-32.
Review answers for GR 1-3. Quiz on 1-3. Begin Study Guide.
LA: Complete Greek/Latin sentence sets for week 2. Language Skills workbook
p. 86. Finish prep to read if you did not in class.
SS: Complete Part I of the Social Studies Study guide - People to Know. Use
Social Studies Chapter 1 Test is postponed until Friday.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
LA: Correct grammar handout pg. 86. New handout assigned and reviewed. Tried
out Chrome books for the first time. Students did an interest survey on
Literacynet.org entitled "Find Your Strengths." After completing the survey,
students journaled about their strengths and we shared as a class.
Read "Flowers for Algernon" in literature book through Progress Report six on
page 37. Students journaled a prediction as to what might happen next in the
SS: Begin flashcards for study guide, section II.
LA: Language Skills WB p. 87.
SS: Complete section II flashcards and study all cards.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
LA: Idiom the Week: "Behind the eight ball." Frequently confused words:
advice and advise. Grammar corrections will be tomorrow. Read and journaled
about "Flowers for Algernon," p. 37 to p. 42. Explanation of vocabulary
SS: Played review game for Social Studies. Time to work on study guide.
LA: Be sure your grammar is completed (pages 86, 87, & 88) by tomorrow.
Reread "Flowers" up through today's reading. Complete vocab handout. Study
G/L flash cards.
SS: Complete the rest of the study guide. Study for Friday's test.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Turned in: Algernon vocabulary handout
LA: Correct and record grammar handout pages 87 & 88. Read and journaled on
Flowers for Algernon through page 50. Time in class to begin questions.
SS: Review game for tomorrow's test.
LA: Grammar page 89. Complete Algernon questions pg. 50, 1-4, 6, 9-11. Study
for tomorrow's Greek/Latin quiz.
SS: Study for tomorrow's Ch. 1 test. Have study guide ready to turn in
Friday, August 22, 2014
Turned in: Chapter 1 study guide (parts I, II, & III) and Flowers for
Corrected Grammar p. 89. Took the Greek/Latin week 2 quiz, and received new
roots. Visited the DCIS library to check out books.
Took Chapter 1 test.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 3.
SS: Read 2-1 in the social studies book.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Grammar notes taken and examples practiced for sentences and sentence
fragments. Organizer brainstormed and completed in class for "The Real Me"
Powerpoint shown and discussed for section 1-2.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets due tomorrow. Complete language skills handout
SS: Complete 1-2 Cornell notes.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
LA: Correct grammar handout from yesterday. Review homework for tonight.
Worked on "The Real Me" rough draft together as a class.
SS: Reviewed 1-1 quiz. Reviewed answers to Cornell notes for 1-2. Brainpop
video and quiz on "The Columbian Exchange."
LA: Language Skills WB p. 85. Rough draft of "The Real Me" due tomorrow.
SS: 1-2 GR. Use complete sentences. Study for tomorrow's 1-2 quiz.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
LA: Idiom of the week: "Your bark is worse than your bite." Frequently
confused words: accept and except. Corrected grammar handout p.85 (SW).
Paragraph rough draft editing activity.
SS: Correct and review GR 1-2. Quiz on 1-2. Begin reading pp. 98-101.
LA: Typewritten rough draft of paragraph due on Friday.
SS: Cornell notes for pp. 98-101 - 1-9 plus one unnumbered item after #9.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
LA: Grammar notes on simple and complete subjects. The week's papers were
returned. Demonstration of what a Greek/Latin quiz will look like.
SS: Review and correct Cornell notes 1-10. Section 1-3 notes. Columbian
Exchange Activity. Begin rest of Cornell notes.
LA: Study week 1 Greek/Latin roots for tomorrow's quiz. Typewritten "The
Real Me" paragraph is due, typewritten, tomorrow.
SS: Complete Cornell notes for 1-3.
Friday, August 15, 2014
LA: Greek/Latin quiz for week 1 given and corrected together. Roots for week
2 given and brainstormed.
SS: Review answers to 1-3 Cornell notes. Brainpop on Adam Smith.
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 2 due Tuesday.
SS: 1-3 Guided Reading. Study for Monday's 1-3 quiz
Monday, August 4, 2014
First day packets and rules explained. Mixer game. Reminder about bringing a
silent reading book by TOMORROW. Student interest form, and diamante poem
explanation. Time in class to begin poem.
Preview of the textbook. Time in class to begin the Social Studies scavenger
hunt, p. 13
LA: School paperwork; rough draft of diamante poem
SS: Complete SS Scavenger hunt, p. 13
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Rough draft of diamante poem returned for Friday - don't forget to look for
things at home to decorate your poem. Reading assessment test given.
Introduction to Chapter 1. Cornell notes handout modeled and answers
completed together for 1-3.
LA: Look for items to decorate your diamante poem; read 30 minutes
SS: Finish reading in "The American Journey" pp, 80-85 and complete items
4-21 on the Cornell notes handout. You should have already completed 1-3.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
LA notebooks set up. Unit on Change introduced. Journal writing piece
reviewed. Middle School change assignment begun.
Answers to Cornell notes 1-1, 1-21, reviewed. Students had time to begin the
second part of the notes.
LA: Complete Middle School change activity. Look for items to decorate your
poem. We will do these Friday.
SS: Finish Cornell notes 22-37.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Idiom of the Week: "Achilles' Heel." Chapter 1 notes recorded and pasted into
Language Arts notebook.
Social Studies: Reviewed answers to Cornell notes 1-1, #22-37. Brainpop video
and quiz on "Conquistadors." Explorers video and quiz.
LA: Bring rough draft of Diamante poem (previously returned) and any items
you would like to use to decorate it. Read 30 minutes. We will be using
colored pencils tomorrow; they are also available in class.
SS: Guided reading 1-1. Review Cornell notes for tomorrow's quiz on 1-1.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Greek/Latin roots introduced. Week 1 roots given, words brainstormed, flash
cards made, homework demonstrated and handout given. Time to begin homework.
Diamante poem completed in class.
G.R. 1-1 homework corrected. 1-1 quiz given.
LA: G/L sentence sets are due on TUESDAY.
SS: Please read section 1-2, pp. 90-97, by Monday.