Effective immediately, please refer to a new webpage for my class. Go to schoolnotes.com and enter 96538 for the code. Thanks.
Please refer to this page for homework assignments, projects, and anything else that is important in our class this year!!!!
**Pink progress reports will be sent home on Fridays for any student missing at least one (1) assignment. The student has the opportunity to make up the work missed (if the absence is excused) in the time allotted as specified in the handbook. Parent(s)/Guardians are asked to sign the form and return, via the student, to me at the very next class meeting.
**Vocabulary Tests are given on Fridays. The students are given the 20 words a week ahead of time. They are required to write each word 5X in cursive. They will be given a grade for this. Cursives are due by Wednesday, for the classes I meet on Monday & Wednesday; and on Thursday, for the classes I meet on Tuesday & Thursday. Students are responsible for defining the words themselves.
**All notetaking in all my classes will utilize the Cornell Notes style of notetaking. All students have been taught this method, and I will expect them to follow this format. Cornell Notes are the method of notetaking that all the middle school students will be using at Guam South Middle.
**My class page will be updated at the end of each week.
Tuesday,October 31st--Happy Halloween!!!
New Book Report Project:
Due: Friday, November 3, 2000
Choose one author: 1. Jerry Spinelli 2. Ann McGovern
3. Madeleine L'Engle
After choosing one author, the students need to read a book by that author. After reading, students will write a report--using notes they took from the video and the book they've chosen to read.
Requirements of Book Report: 1. minimum 1200 words
2. typed 3. double-spaced 4. 12" font 5. Times New Roman.
Monday/Tuesday Classes (10/16 & 10/17)
Read Aloud, "The Inn of Lost Time," page 90
Use Cornell Notes for the vocabulary words:
compensate implication traumatic
decrepit inconsistency reluctant
delusion poignant remit
desolate qualm tantalizing
gilded rapt unwary
Assignment: Due at the end of the period/ Skillbuilder.
Wednesday (10/18), Thursday (10/19), Friday (10/20)
1/2 days: Students leave at 11:30 a.m.
All classes will be taking video notes on the three authors they will use for their book report. Videos are 22 minutes each, and the classes will be 22 minutes each.
Monday, 10/23 & Tuesday, 10/24
1. Selection Test: "Inn of Lost Time" today.
2. Grammar Worksheet: Discuss and begin in class...
a. Common and Proper Nouns
b. Concrete, Abstract, & Collective Nouns
* we will grade the worksheet on Wednesday/Thursday
1. Continue reading, "Animal Farm," orally.
2. Assignment packet given out--to Chapter 5. Packet will
be completed by Wednesday, 10/25--grade in class.
Wednesday, 10/25 & Thursday, 10/26
1. 1st 45 minutes of class--class will take the Nelson
Reading Test / Level C.
2. We will grade Common / Proper Nouns & Concrete,Abstract,
and Collective Nouns Worksheet
3. Homework: Singular & Plural Nouns Worksheet. We will
grade on Friday, 10/27.
** Grade Chapter 1-5 packet. Continue reading, "Animal
Farm," beginning on page 114-Chapter IX. Should finish the book today.
** Homework: Assignment Packet II Chapters 6-10, due Friday,10/27/00
**Half-day...students released at 11:30.
1. Grade Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet
2. Vocabulary List #1 given today. Cursive #1 due by or
before Thursday, 11/2/00.
background half-back network scoreboard
roommate videotape elsewhere otherwise
whoever anyone two-thirds forty-eight
audio-visual left-handed brothers-in-law
they're who's haven't weren't should've
** Test: Friday, November 3rd.
Collect Assignment Packet #II, Chapters 6-10.
Activity Sheet #2 will be given as homework for the weekend.
____________________________________________________________Monday, 10/30/00 Tuesday, 10/31/00
Collect Activity Sheet #2. Workshop: class will work on Activity Sheets 5, 11, & 12. To be due Wednesday, 11/1/00.
Read aloud, Collecting Team. pages 109-119
Write Words to Know Cornell Notes style in notebook.
blithe futile preliminaries bonanza
hodgepodge preposterous ecologically nebulous
repress sabotaged zoology*(know the branches)
Homework: Skillbuilder: due Wednesday/Thursday
Wednesday, 11/1/00 Thursday, 11/2/00
Collect Activity Sheets 5, 11, & 12
Grade in Class
Selection Test: Collecting Team
We will grade skillbuilder today, also.
Grammar: We will grade Possessive Nouns/Appositive Worksheet
Assignment: Verbs, Verb Phrases, & Verb Tenses
This will be due Friday, 11/3/00.
Activity Sheet #14
1. Vocabulary Test #1
2. Book report projects due today.
3. Collect Verb/Verb Phrases/Verb Tenses Worksheet
4. Receive new vocabulary list #2 today.