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Week of September 18, 2017

Hello! This month is flying by for me… I went to a Cal football game on Saturday which as tons of fun. I hope you are all doing well!

Here are a few reminders:

  1. If you’re absent, make sure you check the Absent Student Binder when you return. It’s pink, and it’s in the back corner by the door. That binder lists everything we did while you were gone. (Hint: It’s never a good idea to ask your teacher if you missed anything, because the answer is always yes.) 🙂 I usually place handouts for you in the black pockets on the wall (look in your period number’s slot). If you don’t find what you need, go ahead and ask me!
  2. My classroom is a gum-free zone. In addition, I do not allow food and drinks (other than water and other than special occasions). Please eat your snacks outside during passing period and discard your gum in the trash by the door. I’ve had too many ant and cockroach invasions in the past to want a repeat of those occurrences! Thank you for following this rule.
  3. Please continue to monitor your grades online or by checking the back wall once a week. Thank you!

Homework for Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Finish Freak the Mighty Study Guide.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Finish LAP worksheet and put Close Reader in your backpack.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip and you should make sure you have your Close Reader.

Homework for Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Parenthetical Notation (Citation) WS
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-The Call of the Wild vocabulary chart
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

Have a good week!

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Week of September 11, 2017

Hello! Sorry for the delay…

Here’s the homework for the week in Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-FTM Debate/Attitude WS
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Check your grade on the back wall or online.
  • Wednesday-Lit Terms Practice WS (Lit Terms Quiz #4 Tomorrow)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

And here’s the homework for periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Make flashcards. Reread “The Bet.” Pre-read “The Names” a 9-11 poem by Billy Collins.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Check your grade on the back wall or online.
  • Wednesday-Finish activities for “The Lady or the Tiger?”. (Study for Lit Terms Quiz #4 Tomorrow.)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip.

Thank you, students, for your cheerful attitudes, effort, and kindness. Those of you that make a point to say “thank you” or “have a good day” really make my job so much more pleasant. 🙂

I have to be out tomorrow for a doctor’s appointment and some lab work. It’s all routine; don’t worry… but that means I will have a sub again, and I am fortunate that it’s going to be Ms. Doerksen again. Please get another good sub note. Thank you!

 

 

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Good job!

The following people have recently earned an A+ on a Lit Terms Quiz. These are basic parts of the novel and literary devices that we will use again and again this year, so mastery is essential.

Period 1: Abby C, Emily G, Shane H, Haleigh H, Bradley J, Tiffany K, Johnathon K, Jade M, Jake M, Hunter O, Trent S, Emmalee S, Ariatna V, and Grant W

Period 2: Simon A, Carlos B, NIckolas B, Macy C, Madison F, Cesar GS, Jacob G, Kylie M, Christian M, Garrett R, Jenna R, AJS, Josh S, Jose T, and Andy W.

Period 3: Yahir A, Armando B, Michael B, Michael C, DAvid C, Breanna F, Jackie GY, Cessar GP, Nick H, Kytana J, Luke L, Erik N, Lorin O, Dominic S, Mackenzie T, and Rylee W.

Period 5: Tori B, Savannah B, Trevin B, Claire C, Carson D, Breelie G, Taylor H, Cooper H, Emma L, Aiden R, Brooklyn T, Matthew V, and Madisen W.

Period 6: Melissa B, Emalee B, Chloe C, David D, Morgan D, Ethan E, Mason G, Reagan O, Marissa R, and Pooya S.

If you haven’t earned an A+ yet, don’t panic! There’s still time, and you are not alone. 🙂

Finally, congratulations to my August Student of the Month: Breelie G from period 5! You’re amazing!

 

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Week of September 5, 2017

Hello! I hope school is going well for you…

Announcements:

  • I will be absent on Thursday for professional development. We will have an experienced substitute teacher, Ms. Doerksen. If your class gets a good sub note, your class will get an extra raffle this month.
  • I have extended the deadline for the print-out of an email from my blog. (To get an email, you have to subscribe.) Students, if you don’t have a printer, you can also show me the email on your phone or send me a screen shot. These are now due this Friday, September 8. (Also, it can be any of the emails you receive; it doesn’t have to be a specific one.)
  • I gave all of the students a grade print-out today. I won’t do this often because most students have access to Aeries and can check their grades online. I will post grades once a week in the classroom (by ID number). Students, please check over your print-out carefully. If you have any questions, please ask! I rarely make mistakes with grades, but if I have made an error, I will happily correct it.
  • The Third Lit Terms Quiz will be tomorrow.

Homework for the week, Periods 1-3, English:

  • Monday-No School
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Study Lit Terms for Quiz #3 tomorrow.
  • Wednesday-Freak the Mighty summary
  • Thursday-Reading Slip and tomorrow is the deadline for blog emails.

Homework for the week, Periods 5-6, Pre-AP English:

  •  Monday-No School
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Study Lit Terms for Quiz #3. Finish summary of “You Can Grow Your Own Intelligence.”
  • Wednesday-Finish reading story. Consider how you would respond to three possible LAP topics. (We will be writing about one of them in class tomorrow.)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip and tomorrow is the deadline for blog emails.

Have a good week!

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Due Tomorrow

Students, please print one of the emails that you receive whenever I post something on this  blog. This homework was assigned on Monday and is due tomorrow. Thanks!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following students who earned an A+ on the first Lit Terms Quiz!

  • Period 1: Johnathon K, Jade M, Hunter, O, and Emmalee S.
  • Period 2: Cesar G, Andy W, Nickolas B, and AJ.
  • Period 3: Dominic S, Yahir A, and Lorin O.
  • Period 5: Tori B, Trevin B, Breelie G, Cooper H, Emma L, Aiden R, and Brooklyn T.
  • Period 6: Melissa B, Emalee B, Morgan D, Reagan O, and Pooya S.

We will have another Lit Terms Quiz tomorrow, for those who still need to achieve mastery. Good luck! (And the best way to have good luck is to study…)

 

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Week of August 28, 2017

Hello! Thanks for checking in.

Here’s the homework for the week in English, periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Freak the Mighty Knights and Robots WS (worksheet)
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Freak the Mighty character report card
  • Thursday-Reading Slip
  • NOTE: By Friday, everyone needs to sign up for my blog and print one of the emails that you receive. The email address can be a parent/guardian’s or a student’s.

And here’s the homework for the week in Pre-AP English, periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Read “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why” by Kyle Wiens. Make a list of the five (to seven) most important ideas or main points from the article.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip.
  • Wednesday-Read and Annotate “Fifteen” by William Stafford
  • Thursday-Reading Slip.
  • NOTE: By Friday, everyone needs to sign up for my blog and print one of the emails that you receive. The email address can be a parent/guardian’s or a student’s.

Important Dates:

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29: Minimum Day
  • Monday, September 4: Labor Day, No School

Have a good week!

 

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