093016- Friday – Day 39

blue dragon fly

Hola!  Today we will take our vocab and daily starter tests.  We will then move on to reading.

Today, Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver. We will also be doing work with this novel.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

Each class has learned a new reading strategy called Say-Mean-Matter.  We will practice this together, and will use it as we read our novels.

Of course we will be working on classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.  Don’t forget how important this is.  If you want to learn, we need an environment where that can happen.

What is Due: Today you need to turn in your Frayer Models for our vocabulary.  Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 owe me 2 sets.  Period 3 owes me 1 set.  Today is the last day that I will accept late reading logs.  You should have at least one A.R. test completed.  I will also be collecting your daily starters today, so make sure you are caught up.  There will be another test on our vocabulary and daily starters today.  I hope you’re ready for them.

Due Wednesday, your Snow or Night Essay

Today’s Lesson

This week’s vocabulary:

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 – Biped, Centipede, Impediment, Millipede, Pedal, Peddler, Pedestrian, Pedicure, Quadruped, Tripod.

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

Farcical
Fickle
Competent
Oscillate
Lofty
Cataclysm
Imperceptible / Imperceivable
Manifest
Timorous
Magnanimity
Libel
Pugnacious
Asunder
Cavalcade
Deity
Contemporaneous
Satire
Covenant
Cultivate
Perdition

092916 – Thursday – Day 38

Photos for Class

I missed you guys yesterday, but it was a good training, and it should help us with our lessons this year.

Today, Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver. We will also be doing work with this novel.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

Each class will learn a new reading strategy called Say-Mean-Matter.  We will practice this together, and will use it as we read our novels.

Of course we will be working on classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.  Don’t forget how important this is.  If you want to learn, we need an environment where that can happen.

What is Due: Tomorrow you need to get me your Frayer Models for our vocabulary.  Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 owe me 2 sets.  Period 3 owes me 1.  Tomorrow is the last day that I will accept late reading logs.  You should have at least one A.R. test completed.  I will also be collecting your daily starters tomorrow, so make sure you are caught up.  There will be another test on our vocabulary this week and for our daily starters.  Be ready for them.

Today’s Lesson

This week’s vocabulary:

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 – Biped, Centipede, Impediment, Millipede, Pedal, Peddler, Pedestrian, Pedicure, Quadruped, Tripod.

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

Farcical
Fickle
Competent
Oscillate
Lofty
Cataclysm
Imperceptible / Imperceivable
Manifest
Timorous
Magnanimity
Libel
Pugnacious
Asunder
Cavalcade
Deity
Contemporaneous
Satire
Covenant
Cultivate
Perdition

092816 – Wednesday – Day 37

Wind Wolves Sanctuary-157-Edit

Welcome to day 37, my hombres.  Today, as you already know, there is a sub.  I expect you to be on your best behavior.

Today, you will begin by working on your daily starters.  After that, you will read  “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).

If you finish early, you will need to complete your Frayer Models, your “Night” or “Snow” essay.  These are all due Friday.  If you have nothing else to do, you may read.  This will help you to get your Reading Logs done for Monday.

Today’s Work

092716 – Tuesday – Day 36

Abigail feeding ducks at Ford Park in Redlands Ca Maggie's Farm Photo

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5: Today we will be going to the library.  I know the original plan was to go on Wednesday, but Ms. Peebles called me yesterday and said we would have to go today.

This week, Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We will also be doing work with this novel.  I’m also including a link to audio recordings for this book.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For this group, I am including a link to audio recordings.  If you want to listen at home, you can.

Of course we will be working on classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.  Don’t forget how important this is.  If you want to learn, we need an environment where that can happen.

What is Due: Due today are our  Frayer Models for last week’s vocabulary.  Also, I didn’t collect daily starters last week. The last thing I need are your reading logs.  There will be another test on our vocabulary this week.  Be ready for it.

Today’s Lesson

This week’s vocabulary:

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 – Biped, Centipede, Impediment, Millipede, Pedal, Peddler, Pedestrian, Pedicure, Quadruped, Tripod.

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

Farcical
Fickle
Competent
Oscillate
Lofty
Cataclysm
Imperceptible / Imperceivable
Manifest
Timorous
Magnanimity
Libel
Pugnacious
Asunder
Cavalcade
Deity
Contemporaneous
Satire
Covenant
Cultivate
Perdition

092616 – Monday – Day 35

Horse Show at McCoys Equestrian Center Chino Hills

Happy Monday!

Today, Periods 3 and 5 will watch “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.”  They earned this due to their good behavior when the sub was here last week. Periods 3 and 5 will complete a plot map and summary for the movie.  Make sure this is done by the end of the period.  You will then continue with the assignments below.  The remainder of you will be going straight into writing.

We’ve already worked on using quotes effectively, and incorporating I.C.E. and Step Up to Writing.  If you need the stories we are working on, “Snow” and “Night,” you can find them here: snow-and-night.  Today, you will choose one story that you think you’ve done a good job on, and you will turn this into a full essay (4 paragraphs). Make sure you also use what we learned about essay introductions to complete this essay.  Just to make sure everything goes well, we will also cover essay conclusions.  Strong conclusions have a lot in common.  We will look at a few in order to understand what they have in common.

Further, few of you completed the assignment for “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” when the sub was here.  That will be completed this week.

This week, Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We will also be doing work with this novel.  I’m also including a link to audio recordings for this book.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For this group, I am including a link to audio recordings.  If you want to listen at home, you can.

Of course we will be working on classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.  Don’t forget how important this is.  If you want to learn, we need an environment where that can happen.

What is Due: Due today are our  Frayer Models for last week’s vocabulary.  Also, I didn’t collect daily starters last week. The last thing I need are your reading logs.  There will be another test on our vocabulary this week.  Be ready for it.

Today’s Lesson

This week’s vocabulary:

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 – Biped, Centipede, Impediment, Millipede, Pedal, Peddler, Pedestrian, Pedicure, Quadruped, Tripod.

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

  1. Farcical
  2. Fickle
  3. Competent
  4. Oscillate
  5. Lofty
  6. Cataclysm
  7. Imperceptible / Imperceivable
  8. Manifest
  9. Timorous
  10. Magnanimity
  11. Libel
  12. Pugnacious
  13. Asunder
  14. Cavalcade
  15. Deity
  16. Contemporaneous
  17. Satire
  18. Covenant
  19. Cultivate
  20. Perdition

092316 – Friday – Day 34

Photos for Class-78

Welcome to Friday…a day of peace, relaxation, and TESTS!!!

Today we will be taking our Daily Starter Test Week 7 and a test on Vocabulary Week 7 (from reading).

For the daily starter test, you will work individually to correct our sentences.  For the vocabulary test, you will be placed in groups.  You will have just 10 minutes to glue each of the vocabulary words into the correct place on the test.  This will require teamwork.  You will need to discuss (agreeably, and quietly) each word, and then, as a group, decide where that work goes on your test.

When we are done with that, we will proceed with our reading assignments.

Because you will be working in groups,  make sure you get yourself in group-mode immediately.  Remember, in order for us to be effective in groups, we need to work like the wind…which means quietly.

Today’s Lessons

Honors Words

Words

092216 – Thursday – Day 33

Flagstaff Aby

Hola mis estudiantes.  Wow, yesterday I felt just like Abigail looks above. I was really sad when I found out that so many students had failed to complete their paragraphs.  Today, I hope that everyone has the paragraphs complete so that we can move forward with our writing.  If so, I’ll post a much better picture tomorrow.

Today, we will go back to yesterday’s planned lesson.

We will be working on using quotes effectively, incorporating I.C.E. and Step Up to Writing as we do so.  If you need the stories we are working on, “Snow” and “Night,” you can find them here: snow-and-night.  Today, you should have already completed your 2 paragraphs.  We need these done so that we can work in our groups.  Once we are done with this, we will begin working on our essay introductions.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We will also be doing work with this novel.  I’m also including a link to audio recordings for this book.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For this group, I am including a link to audio recordings.  If you want to listen at home, you can.

Of course we will be working on classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.  Don’t forget how important this is.  If you want to learn, we need an environment where that can happen.

If time allows, we will work on vocabulary using the Frayer Model.  Don’t forget that there will be a test on these words.  Also, you need to turn in your Frayer Models soon.  As a matter of fact, I’d like them by next Tuesday.

Today’s Lesson

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 Reading Vocabulary: Rasp, Dwelling, Distraught, Sympathetically, Apprehensive, palpable, Petulant, Intrigue, Resolve, Chastisement

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

  1. Farcical
  2. Fickle
  3. Competent
  4. Oscillate
  5. Lofty
  6. Cataclysm
  7. Imperceptible / Imperceivable
  8. Manifest
  9. Timorous
  10. Magnanimity
  11. Libel
  12. Pugnacious
  13. Asunder
  14. Cavalcade
  15. Deity
  16. Contemporaneous
  17. Satire
  18. Covenant
  19. Cultivate
  20. Perdition

092116 – Wednesday – Day 32

wedding

Welcome to class chicas y chicos.  It is Wednesday, a writing day.

Today, we will be working on using quotes effectively, incorporating I.C.E. and Step Up to Writing as we do so.  If you need the stories we are working on, “Snow” and “Night,” you can find them here: snow-and-night.  Today, you should have already completed your 2 paragraphs.  We need these done so that we can work in our groups.  Once we are done with this, we will begin working on our essay introductions.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We will also be doing work with this novel.  I’m also including a link to audio recordings for this book.

Period 3 will be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For this group, I am including a link to audio recordings.  If you want to listen at home, you can.

We will also be working on following classroom rules (as we do every day) to make sure that our class runs well, and you learn as much as possible.

If time allows, we will also work on vocabulary using the Frayer Model.

 

Today’s Lesson

Pds 1, 2, 4, 5 Reading Vocabulary: Rasp, Dwelling, Distraught, Sympathetically, Apprehensive, palpable, Petulant, Intrigue, Resolve, Chastisement

Pd. 3 Reading Vocabulary:

  1. Farcical
  2. Fickle
  3. Competent
  4. Oscillate
  5. Lofty
  6. Cataclysm
  7. Imperceptible / Imperceivable
  8. Manifest
  9. Timerous
  10. Magnanimity
  11. Libel
  12. Pugnacious
  13. Asunder
  14. Cavalcade
  15. Deity
  16. Contemporaneous
  17. Satire
  18. Covenant
  19. Cultivate
  20. Perdition

092016 – Tuesday – Day 31

Abi and Aly as Angles

Welcome to Tuesday.  It feels good to be back.  Today is a reading day, so Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be reading The Giver.

Period 3, may be reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  We want to make sure that this book is really what we want to continue with.  If it is not, then we will have to consider some alternatives.

First. though, we will have to study Satire.  We will take some notes on this topic, so have your pencils sharpened.

Key Ideas and Details (Satire):

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

 

Today’s Lesson

091916 – Monday – Day 30

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Sorry I am not here.  I got sick and I feel terrible.  Hopefully I will be back tomorrow.  I will try to make it.

Today, I want you to be really good to our Guest Teacher.  Remember, those who do the right thing will be rewarded.  If your name comes up as having caused a problem, you will get a phone call home, and might even get a detention.  But, I’m not really worried about any of you, because my students are pretty awesome.  Today, you will

Begin with our daily starters.  You will then be reading s “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.”  This can be found on page 68 of our texts books.  Let our Guest teacher know that the textbooks can be found behind the white board, on the shelves. Some of you started this last time we had a sub, but no one finished the play.  When you are done, you should answer questions 1 – 4 on page 88, as well as questions 1 – 10.  If you get all the way through this, and you are the best behaved class, you may then watch the movie.