Oct 26, 2011
Eng30 - using June of 2006, we are looking at question ONE of PART A of the Diploma Exam. This is the more creative of the questions and involves three sources; a poem, a short story and a photo (or graphic). These are completed within one class period.
Eng20 - Two visual rep. projects: Soundtracks to our Favorite Novels, Kraft Dinner box Redux. Can you express your point of view or idea through a visual work?
LA9 - Handed back their first essays and went over comments. Starting the Non-Fiction unit.
LA7 - WRITING QUIZ next monday. I handed out a study sheet today so they can work off that to prepare. Also completed our UPSIDE DOWN poems.
Social7 - EXAM on monday covering the first three chapters. We made the long answer questions up in class and student will have a copy of the possible options they came up with.
Oct 11&12, 2011
Eng30 - If you want to know what Satire and Irony are, talk to these grade 12s. We're looking at Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Will finish on friday.
LA9 - Finishing Uniform Essay, then will continue Tabloid work.
LA7 - Looked at famous photographer and how he was innovative. Going to to photo stories of our own.
Eng20 - completed Night essays homework these are due at the start of Friday's class or you'll be staying in during your Day6 SSL while your friends are enjoying the extra long lunch!!
Soc7 - Trying to lure potential businessmen to Italy...with posters.
Oct 5, 2011 - What a day! First there were pictures and then a turkey trot! Quite a lot of excitement!!
LA7 - Grammar day. Looked at verbs and punctuation in sentences with multiple (list) items.
Eng20 - Finished Schindler's List and worked on Part III of NIGHT questions which are homework due tuesday.
LA9 - Talked about journalism and tabloids, then red a clever story about alien abduction. Assignment will be completed tomorrow.
Soc7 - continued with chapter three.
Oct 3&4, 2011
Eng30 - Starting their first essay revisions - these are due at the end of thursday. Remember to attach first marked draft to back of revised work.
Eng20 - Continued with Schindler's List and worked on essay from NIGHT novel.
LA9 - Continued work on first essay.
LA7 - After reading the short article on the spider/medical, we created our own health/wellness inventions.
Sept. 30, 2011
Eng30 - went over first essay (on Rocking Horse Winner) individually with each student. Remember to attach this first draft if you are doing a rewrite!
LA9 - AR reading day. I <3 books!!
Soc7 - Chapter two quiz today.
LA7 - Got all introspecitive with a piece of peotry about the endless horizons of the soul. Oh, it was groovy!
Eng20 - Looked that the Fine Art of the Opening Paragraph.
Sept. 29, 2011
Eng20 - Continued with Schindler's List. Will work on opening paragraphs of our essays tomorrow.
CTS 7/8 - Did a keyboarding timing today, and did self-portraits in PAINT.
Soc7 - Went over what is on quiz tomorrow. Set up Current Events project - homework which is due monday.
LA7 - completed and handed in Personal Narratives.
LA9 - Started to look at the proper Essay Format (intro, thesis, body, etc.).
Sept. 27 & 28, 2011
Eng30 - Handing in essays so we can go over (on friday) and do revisions.
Eng20 - Continued with questions from Night and watched a bit more of Schindler's List.
LA7 - Grammar class: Exact Nouns!!! AR reading
LA9 - Discussed THEME with regards to a couple of short stories.
Sept. 21, 2011
Eng30 - Handed in essays...or at least you should have!!!! Discussed key terms for the semester and did our firs visual assignment (black & white photograph - discussed contrast, depth, mood).
LA9 - AR reading day....the best day of the week!
Soc 7 - discussed getting mad rich in olden times.
LA7 - started our Personal Narratives - will finish in friday's class when in the Comp.Lab.
Eng20 - discussed questions from chapters 1 & 2 in Night.
Sept. 20, 2011
Eng20 - Looked at the juxtaposition between chapter 1 and 2 in NIGHT.
CTS7/8 - Using PAINT we created original album covers - and they were very original to say the least.
Soc7 - Finished chapter 2 and did review questions - handed in at the end of class.
LA7 - Completed questions from Mountain Adventure
LA9 - completed graphic assignment. If not done, hand in by thursday.
Sept. 19, 2011
Eng30 - after all the work we did on our rough copies, today you got to type them in and edit/revise. homework they are due at the start of wednesday's class.
Eng20 - Started our first novel study, Night. Took a look at the life of the author ElieWiesel and some background info on the Holocaust. homework have chapter one and two read before tomorrow's class.
LA9 - Continued work on our Mad Hatter project.
Social7 - Looked at how the major cities were established (and why) in Italy
LA9 - looked at when to use capital letters (like at the start of this sentence....oops) and started reading short story.
Sept. 16, 2011
LA7 - Looked at Singular and Plural Nouns.
Eng20 - What does it mean to infer info from a story? Looked at A Handful of Dates to do this.
LA9 - Oh Lewis Caroll, you are a strange one. Used the The Mad Hatter Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland to create a visual interpretation of the story - remembering to used Editing skills to decide what to keep in from story and what could be cut out so that if fits the limited space we have.
Social7 - Took a look at a short film on the development of key cities in Italy during the Renaissance.
LA7 - Our AR reading class.
Sept. 15, 2011
Eng30 - worked on outlines and body paragraphs for our The Rocking Horse Winneressays. homework you should at least have the basics for your rough copy of the essay when you get to class on monday - we're in the Computer Lab so you'll be typing in your first draft and then can edit and revise.
Eng20 - Completed Satirical Fairy Tales. homework hand these in on monday at the START of class.
LA7 - Completed our Advice From A Grade 7er comic strips.
LA9 - Completed our continuation of the short story.
Soc7 - Started chapter two and discussed how geography affected world trade from Europe.
Sept. 14, 2011
LA7 - Based on the short piece we looked at, came up with advice we like and are working on comic strips to illustrate the advice.
CTS7/8 - keyboarding and PowerPoint work.
Eng20 - Took a look at Ray Bradbury's creepy story The Fog Horn in regards to Foreshadowing and Mood.
LA9 - Maintain author's voice and stay true to characters as we continued the short story Doing Something.
Sept. 13, 2011
Eng30 - Went over the opening paragrapsh and started looking for quotes to back up major points/arguements in body of essay for The Rocking Horse Winner.
LA9 - This was our AR class....mmmm....books....
Soc7 - Had quiz on definitions from chapter 1.
LA7 - Elements of the short storyand then did shared stories. Rushed these so students could see how it is hard to build a good story on weak and undefined foundations (if the setting and characters are unclear, it's hard to get the story going).
Eng20 - Read A Bolt of White Cloth and looked at symbolism, character foils and theme - three BIG concepts. Took in work to be marked.
Sept. 12, 2011
Eng20 - Read The Wandering and used it as a springboard for discussions on such things as Figurative vs. Literally, and Audience & Purpose of writing.
CTS7/8 - worked on keyboarding, our bizarre animal hybrids and started to take a look at PowerPoint.
Soc7 - wrapped up chapter one. homework questions 2 and 5 from the end fo the chapter. quiz tomorrow on chapter one definitions.
LA7 - Discussed courage and Apartied and racism and all kinds of stuff.
LA9 - Fiction assignment: book review (should have author bio, plot summare but NO spoilers, would you recommend and why) homework this is due tomorrow.
Sept. 9, 2011
Sounds like everyone had a great time at the PowWow.
Eng30 - continued to look at Diploma questions as we prepare for the first essay of the year. We took a look at The Sweet Art of the Opening Paragraph. The opening for The Rocking Horse Winner is due on tuesdays class - homework.
Eng20 - Started our Satirical Fairy Tales - remember you need to something to mock or spoof.
LA9 - Took in Moving Day assignment and went over Peony questions.
LA7 - Took a look at a comic strip (a different way of telling a story) and discussed facial expressions and body language.
Setp. 8, 2011
The heat wave continues! I'm wearing shorts tomorrow...there, I said it!
LA7 - a double-shot day. First block we worked on sentence structure and the types of nouns (proper, concrete, common, abstract and collective). We are dedicating the 2nd LA7 block on day one to AR reading.....ahhhhh, books! Due to the PowWow tomorrow, the assignment on courage is for homework and due monday at the start of class (question 1.C on page 15).
Eng20 - Read the story The Dead Child and discussed mood (and what contributes to it). Also discussed the difference between opinion vs. informed opinion....thanks to Henry Rollins (formerly of Black Flag).
LA9 - Using The Jade Peony, we look at character definition.
Social7 - Going from feudal to the religious aspects of the renaissance.
Sept. 7, 2011
Another hot hot day. Thanks for showing up on time, Summer!
Eng30 - Continued our diploma question examination with regards to The Rocking Horse Winner, but were cut short by mass.
Eng20 - Completed original endings and examined the EDITTING process.
LA7 - non-fiction
LA9 - POV; the story told from different Points of View
Soc7 - More Black Plague fun and looked at the life of a serf. Also, what are our (and by "our" I mean the grade 7 students) repsonsibilities at home, in school and in the community?
Sept. 6, 2011
After a great loooong weekend, we were back at it again.
LA7 - Took a look at the story Some Days You're The Puppy and talked about internet safety and on-line identity.
CTS7/8 - Did our initial timings. Remember, it's not how fast you type, you just want to show improvement over the semester with your keyboarding. Finished our Get To Know MSWord practice and took a look at PAINT.
Eng20 - Looked at the story A Matter of Balanceand completed our rough copies of our own endings. This was for homework - should have story finished before coming to class on tuesday.
LA9 - Using the short story Moonface, looked at symbolism.
Sept. 1, 2011
Eng20 - Looked at short story The Television Watching Artist. Questions 1 and 3 involving static/changing character and theme. Not for homework, we'll look at in next class.
CTS7/8 - First class so went over lab procedure, keyboarding skills, and file system. Started looking at WSWord.
Soc7 - looked at critical thinking and started chapter one (Europe and the Renaissance). Long story short, Black Plague....not cool!
LA7 - Looked at Crook's Brook and talked about THEME.
LA9 - Finished AR testing and got books. Will continue with short story tomorrow.
August 30 & 31, 2011 - start of the school year...SO BUSY!!!
First home room and then an assembly. The Englilsh 20 class go so little attention, but we'll pick it up on thursday (wednesday they, along with the 12s, were in the session all day).
Great to see the new grade 9s. Passed out the class syllabus and went over a description of the year (aiming towards those PATs). Read the story The Visitors and homework is questions 3 and 4 (foreshadowing and atmosphere)
New faces in grade 7 - for both LA and Social. In social, I passed out the syllabus and we started deciding on a definition of WORLDVIEW. In Language Arts, we figured out our new passwords and took the Star Reading test - we'll pick out AR books tomorrow.
November 23, 2010 - round up of past two weeks. Parent/Teacher Interviews tonight!!!
English 20 - After finishing the film unit and orginal plays, we've jumped right into the novel study, Nightby Elie Wiesel. The long answer questions (pick 5 of the 16) are due tomorrow at the start of class. Currently workng on rough copies of essays. Remember to get an outline and the bare bones done before we hit the lab to work on the good copy. The revision stage is where the magic happens - expand on ideas, work on improving your vocabulary, proofread, proofread and then proofread some more.
English 30 - Completed the film Mementoand are now working on original non-linear fictional stories. Outlining is important! Out-of-sequence but must maintain the narrative flow!
LA9 - In the middle of the POETRY unit. So far, we've completed Haikus, Limericks, Concrete and Acrostic poems in finished/final form to add to our Anthology. Still to come...(dramatic pause).....EPIC POEMS!
LA7 - Continued to work on various stories from the textbook in demonstrating understanding through short answer.
CTS 7/8 - Finishing up with the various PAINT projects - most current, DC vs. Marvel or Hanna Barbera vs. Warner Bros. mash-ups.
Drama - Finished building puppets and stage, putting polish on plays, and getting ready to present to the younger kids.
Nov 4, 2010
Eng20 - Finishing up our original plays. Will start rehearsing tomorrow.
Drama - Also finishing up our plays, but with PUPPETS!
LA9 - looked as short story Letters from Vietnamand compared the writing style of the author (to his targets). Student Reports given out
LA7 - finished fictional stories!!
Nov 3, 2010
Eng30 - Student reports given out and missed assignments handed in. Of Mice and Men Essay due tomorrow!
Eng20 - Started our original plays...you pick the subject, you write the dialoge, you start acting, you entertain!
LA7 - Read two poems about changing perspective, then like a beatnik french coffeehouse (circa 1968) we discussed the poems...and then started writing out own. These are for homework - be prepared to walk into class and launch right into your poem.
Nov 2, 2010
Eng20 - Is it Ketchup or Catsup? Either way, we caught up with outstanding assignments.
Drama - finished puppets, now finishing plays...soon to be performed before a live studio audience.
LA7 - Vocabulary and Communication day - fun with irregular verbs. And I'm not using the word "fun" literally.
LA9 - Handed back essays for revision (as well as a "catch-up" class).
Oct 28, 2010
Eng20 - completed film Rushmoreand now working on rough copies of essay. We'll be in the lab tomorrow so you can finish them then.
LA9 - gave back opinion essays with comments. We had to redo them!!
LA7 - finishing up our fiction works. Very creative from what I've seen so far.
Drama - Buttons and feathers and glue...oh my! Such a variety of puppets - and each special in there own way...really...I'm serious. We'll start practicing the actual plays starting next class.
Oct 27, 2010
Eng30 - Completing rough copies of our Of Mice and Menessays. Gave out Student Reports.
Eng20 - Went over Film Essay Topics and started the film Rushmore.
CTS 7/8 - Enjoyed some Rocky Horror Picture Show music, Glee-style. AR Reading, typing skills and created scenes from a movie using SketchUp.
LA9 - Going from rough to good on our opinion essays. Went over format of essay. Will finish in the lab tomorrow.
Oct 26, 2010
Eng20 - Looked at play about a post-apocolyptic world where pollution and waste has caused the human race to dress in rags and talk in slang (Oh Mad Max, you've ruined any positive post-apocolyptic worlds for us!). Looked at filmmaker Wes Anderson. Gave out Student Reports.
Drama - again with the puppets. Almost ready to start plays.....get ready elementary kids!
LA9 - Remembrance Day posters.
LA7 - working on our original fiction pieces.
Oct 25, 2010
Eng30 - Finished watching Of Mice and Men, went over essay questions (from Alberta Ed Diplomas).
Eng20 - Started Drama/Film Unit. Looked at Play about plays.
LA7 - Completed Communication exercise from friday - mixing up Subject&Predicate to make more interesting writing.
Oct 22, 2010
Eng20 - Completed Violence pieces (if not done, you better have taken it home for homework).
Drama - started making puppets.....creepy, creepy puppets.
LA7 - Vocabulary work and then completed new AR test for next 6 week cycle. Still need to see librarian to get new 6WGoal...we'll do that on monday. KEEP READING!
LA9 - AR reading test as well. Fact Based Information piece handed in (if not, it is homework), and gave out subjects for opinion piece.
Oct 21, 2010
CTS 7/8 - After our usual round of super fun keyboarding games, we wrote up MSWord reports with an emphasis on formatting.
Eng30 - Worked on Of Mice and Men essays and then did new AR tests - this is the start fo the next 6 week cycle!
Eng20 - Continued working on the Violence in Today's Society essays. Also re-did the AR Test so that we could start a new 6 week cycle.
LA7 & LA9 - AR Reading periods. We got all up in our books, y'all! Good stuff.....good stuff....
Oct 20, 2010
Eng 20 - Staring good copies of your Violence in Today's Societynon-fiction, research papers. We're in the lab tomorrow to continue.
LA9 - Finishing up our good copies of our non-fiction, FACT writing.
LA7 - Fiction stories....and the wilder the better! Remember to outline first (setting, characters, short plot summary). Student Reports were given out today for this class.
Drama - started writing out puppet plays. We'll be making out puppets on friday. Remember the difference between having an old sock on your hand and a puppet is a little something I like to call MAGIC!
Oct 19, 2010
Eng 30 - Started our Of Mice and Menessays and watched a bit more of the excellent film version. We're in the lab thursday so we'll have that class to complete good copies. They'll be due at the start of Wednesday's class next week (we'll finish the movie on monday).
Eng 20 - More talk of IRONY. Get your ideas ready for your Non-Fiction Unit Final. We write our rough copies tomorrow and then onto good copies thursday when in the lab.
CTS 7/8 - First major timed typing test today ( <-----that's called alliteration!). Also researched candy...mmmm....
LA9 - In the lab working on non-fiction writing assignment - you choose the topic, but don't make it too broad or narrow.
Oct 18, 2010 - REMEMBER: Grad meeting tonight at 6:30. Parents AND graduating students.
Eng 20 - Two sides to every arguement...in this case, the value of Kraft Dinner. Pick one side from the piece and create a box that reflects that author's view.
Drama - Presented the final, polished versions of the radio plays....english accents optional....thunder so real you'd think you wee in the middle of a storm!
LA9 - Oh, Edgar Allan Poe, always so creepy! When adapting a story, you must decide what to keep to maintain the integrity of the story, and what might be cut. Took Tell Tail Heart and illustrated the entire story.
LA7 - Major writing assignment in which we explored what makes good fiction.
Oct 14, 2010
Eng20 - NonFiction essays can take many forms...so let's look at the one that INforms...heh heh heh. Seriously though, we'll have monday's class to finish our essays in which you have to educate me on the subject of your choice. It's a delicate balancing act between what to include and what to edit out.
Drama - What super power would you have if you could pick one? The ablity to leave a trail of Salt&Pepper wherever you walk? Or would having EVERY super power just cancel each other out? Is "being lazy" a super power? Just about ready to do our radio plays.
LA7 - Vocabulary work and then onto Subject & Predicate (complex & simple).
LA9 - digging deeper into what a writer is saying. Look beyond the obvious to explain what the message might be. Ya, we did that today!
Oct 13, 2010
CTS 7/8 - Where would you travel if money and time was not a hassle? Well, research and tell me about it (in PowerPoint form, of course).
Eng30 - Completing work on essays that are due. Some still owe me both the autobiographies AND the Dr. Strangeloveessays. Better get them handed in. The Diploma 1 Question 1 is due tuesday!
Eng20 - Voices of our Grandmother's assignment due at the end of class.
LA 7&9 - AR reading day....enjoy a good book - there's nothing better!
September 27 - October 1
It was a very busy week with lots of different "out of class" activities including Cross Country on wednesday, the Terry Fox Run on thursday and the Farm Safety expo (for grade 7s and 8s) on friday. It's great to be in a school that has so many activities that get us out of our desks and into the world!
Eng30 - we took a look at Question 1 on Diploma Exam 1. This is the written response part and the first question is the more creative of the two questions that make up Part 1. We examined an old question and broke it down to its parts - especially in regards to the marking sheet as used by Alberta Ed - and wrote up our own answers.
Eng20 - Finished up with our own fictional stories, then examined (in essay form, of course) what makes good fiction (you can even pick a specific genre of fiction to go indepth on).
LA9 - Discussing consequences (when life offers you options, what are the results of taking one path over another?) and we'll be writing short fiction pieces in which consequences play a major part.
LA7 - Taking a look at non-fiction. Read an interesting article of Canadian Astronauts which lead to a research project. We went over what it means to research on the internet (editting skills...what to add, what to remove).
September 23, 2010
CTS7/8 - created future autobiographies, in which the students wrote about the bands they would form, and the spy schools they'd be recruited into.
Eng30 - got all up in some serious revisions! Going from rough to good copies (no, I meant GREAT copies). Keep your eye on the big blue page and remember your Matters of Choice/Correctness.
Eng20 - Creative writing time - same thing...from rough to good is when the magic happens....the magic off great writing!
LA7&9 - AR classes. Find a book, read it. Simple.
September 22, 2010
Eng20 - Discussed mood with regards to The Fog Horn, then went over symbolism with regards to pop culture.
LA9 - Completed our own myths and legends (it should have been handed in!).
LA7 - Covered arparthied and South Africa for our research projects. Completed comic strips from yesterday.
Drama - Made lots of cool noise with a crazy game of cups to warm up, then watched a video that featured DOGS* (how cool is that!?! Thanks OK GO!). Continued on final radio play scripts.
*favourite subject of mine!
September 21, 2010
Eng30 - Autobiographical stories. Instead of a list of your life, pick two specific stories that defined who you are. Make them interesting! I want my monocle to pop out in shock and awe at how great these stories are.
Eng20 - Read Third Bank on the River and discussed symbolism. Who knew a simple boat could mean so many deep things? Jumped into sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury's The Fog Horn. Creepy? You bet...that's what atmosphere is all about. How does the writer create this mood? You tell me....tomorrow (yup, homework)
CTS 7/8 - got to know some classic album covers as we recreated them in PAINT. Darkside of the Moon, some Van Halen(NOT Hagar!).
LA9 - Completing our own Mythological stories, ie. legends.
September 20, 2010
Eng20 - Short fiction...time to do some writing of your own! Make it interesting!!
Drama - After the great short, practice radio plays, we've formed two groups to complete scripts and plays (including sound effects).
LA9 - finished rough copies of our own myths/legends. Will complete good copy in the lab tomorrow and illustration to go with story.
LA7 - Comic strip and words of advice. Went over question 1a-e and will complete our own comic strip with advice from story as focus.
September 14, 2010
Eng20 - Went over Wedding Gift assignment and then completed The Dead Child(p50, q 1,2,3). Discussed how a writer uses words to create moods with setting, and making inferences (vs. directly stated).
LA9 - added new ending to short story Doing Something. Continued the author's voice and true to established characters.
LA7 - Read Somedays You're the Puppy and assigned (if not done HOMEWORK) question 1)a-e to be discussed in class tomorrow.
Drama - groups presented their radio plays and some cackled like an evil witch.
September 13, 2010
Eng30 - Started rough copies of Film Essay (based on satire and irony in Kubrick's movie)
Eng20 - Read The Wedding Gift and discussed foreshadowing. Questions 1&2 due tomorrow.
CTS 7/8 - How to use internet search engines - treasure hunt of useless trivia.
LA9 - Read Doing Something and discussed metaphors and similes. Homework is to find three examples of each and explain what the author is using these figurative language devices for in the story.
September 10, 2010
Eng20 - Examined satire as continued rewriting classic fairy tales which spoof an issue.
Drama - completed writing up scripts for radio plays. Began rehearsals.
LA9 - Read Moonface story and completed graphic represenation of story in cover form.
LA7 - Completed autobiographies.
September 9, 2010
Eng30 - AR reading and finished watching film Dr. Strangelove.
Eng20 - Discusses satire and irony and looked at fairy tales that spoof issues.
LA7 - Read poem Cooks Brook and discussed theme (the author's central idea).
LA9 - Read short story Moonface and discussed theme....again.
September 8, 2010
Eng20 - New seating plan in the lab which went over VERY well...ha ha. Looked at Television Watching Artist and answered questions 1 and 3. These involve exploring the THEME of the novel. Only one block due to interfaith ceremony.
Drama - Played FREEZE and then completed scripts for radio programs.
LA7 - Vocabulary (a vowel) and communications (sentences -----> paragraphs ------> compositions).
LA9 - discussed editing, and good copy of autobiographies due tomorrow!
September 7, 2010
CTS 7/8 - Keyboarding skills and then an intro to PAINT. Custom album covers with some pretty wild band names.
Eng30 - Discussed Satire and Irony, looked at Kubrick and Sellers. Started the film Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Eng20 - Talked about editing and revising rough copies, then completed the alternate ending to A Matter of Balance.
Both LA7 & 9 - decided that Day 5 would be our one period out of seven to dedicate to AR.
September 3, 2010
Eng20 - Matter of Balanceread. Continued with story and discussed ambiguity. Remember to stay in author's voiceand keep characters true. Will continue rough copy on tuesday in lab. Homework: complete PingPong writing with PEER MARKING for start of tuesday's class.
LA9 - discussed EDITING writing - continued working on our good copies of Autobiogaphies.
LA7 - Finally got to do AR Testing and then went over AR program. Found books in library and enjoyed a reading class.
Drama - Warmup: Voice of other actors. Continued working on scripts for radio plays. Discussed format of script and importance of sound effects in creating the scene.
September 2, 2010
Eng30 - Completed AR Testing and found novels to read. BOOKS! Went over course outline.
Eng20 - Completed AR Testing and found novels to read. Started to discuss editting (PingPong piece)
CTS 7/8 - Intro to course, keyboarding skills (Remember: your typing games must result in WPM rating). Lab procedure and posters.
LA9 - Completed AR Testing and found novels to read. Continued Autobiographies.
September 1, 2010
Eng20 - The Fine Art of Editing! What to add, subtract, refine - expand on the rough copy. Good copies of our Ping Pong piece.
Drama 10 - Went over AlbertaEd specs and decided what sections we want to do this year....arg, MIMES! Played "SCREAM!!" as warm up and then started on group radio plays (remember those sound effects).
LA9 - Biography....tell me about yourself. Rough copies should have been completed; if not, then for homework. You must have completed rough before you come to class tomorrow so we can continue working on the next step. Also, we'll do AR testing on thursday.
LA7 - Signed in on computers and set up LA7 folder. Discussed what a Biography is and started working. We'll do AR testing on friday.
August 31, 2010
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!
Home Room and Assembly - Welcome back (home room) Grade 8s.
English 20 - Went over course plan, discussed nature of reading/writing (input/output) in regards to understanding. Started PingPongBall writing exercise. Will complete good copy in the lab tomorrow.
LA7 - went over binder planning and course outline. Checked out textbooks
LA9 - went over course outline, checked out books, discussed types of writing (creative vs. analytical).
June 18, 2010
IP10 - part 2 for final exam
FM10 - catch up for module work.
Afternoon - Interfaith and Assembly
June 17, 2010
LA7 & LA9 - AR reading (get those tests done!) and review for finals
IP10 - Module EXAM!
Eng30 - Review for DIPLOMA (exam bank)
June 16, 2010
IP10 - Last day to finish module work (all exercises - EXAM TOMORROW and FRIDAY!)
FM10 - last day to complete Reinforcement Activity for module
LA9 - ExamBank prep for PAT
LA7 - BTTF film and any questions about Final exam review sheet that was handed out earlier.
June 15, 2010
IP10 - completing module work (review questions)
Eng30 - in Social final
CTS 7/8 - keyboarding timings and Google sketch up project.
LA7 - BTTF film
LA9 - BTTF film
June 14, 2010
LA9 - PAT prep (remember, you can check out exam bank from home (if you have internet connection)).
LA7 - review for final exam. Remember to look over the study sheet I gave you - ask questions if you need to BEFORE the test!
FM10 - finishing ch.14
IP10 - Last week to complete module work on PowerPoint
June 11, 2010
Eng30 - AR Reading test, finished The Lovely Bones and went over essay (Hamlet and Death of a Salesman) corrections/notes in prep for the Diploma on monday GOOD LUCK!!!!
IP10 - AR Reading test, continued with ch.12 (now onto the Exercises).
CTS7/8 - Designed small town.
LA7 - Random title stories....looking for proofreading skills!
June 10, 2010
IP10 - continued with Ch.12 work.
FM10 - finally(!!) finished chapter 15 and onto the End of Module Activity.
LA9 & LA7 - AR reading day....YAY for books!!!
June 9, 2010
LA7 - Looked at HOPE story.
LA9 - Continued with film.
IP10 - working through Ch.12....Practices first, and then Review Questions
Eng30 - Watching The Lovely Bones in prep for Diploma on monday
June 8, 2010
IP10 - Started new module (ch12)
FM10 - finishing off last module
LA9 - Starting Unit "New Faces, New Places" with film
LA7 - Finished with the Cay. Collected assignments.
Jun 7, 2010
IP10 - some need to finish Database exam, rest started looking at Presentations module
Eng30 - Final time to go over essays and get notes on rewrites
LA7 - Main character interviews.
LA9 - Ender's Game essay...onto good copies!
June 4, 2010
LA7&9 - AR Reading day....Enjoy a great book!
FM10 - completing work on Ch.14
IP10 - Continued Database final exam
June 3, 2010
Eng30 - Go over previous essays and comments. Start re-writes!
IP10 - Database final exam
CTS7/8 - Paint project: design your dreamhouse
LA7 - Completing work on The Cay
June 2, 2010
IP10 - Databases exam!!
FM10 - continued with closing balances worksheet
LA9 - Continued with Ender's Game Essay...should almost be done rough copy
LA7 - The Cay comic strip (not for homework 'cause group project, so a little time to finish tomorrow).
Jun 1, 2010 - happy birthday to me
Junior High Track & Field - hope you all had fun!
IP10 - Database quiz questions (Ex 8 & 12 from chapter 8 & 9)
Eng30 - Went over essays (for those who've handed it in!).
May 31, 2010
IP10 - finishing of the final questions for the chapter on Databases
FM10 - finishing off chapter 14
LA9 - Started rough copy of Ender's Game essays
LA7 - Comic strip telling of The Cay
May 28, 2010
IP10 - Input Filters and Queries
Eng30 - RHW essay ideas based on past Diploma topics
CTS7/8 - Chapter 2 questions (MSWord)
LA7 - Interviews with Characters from The Cay
LA9 - Ender's Game Recruitment posters
May 27, 2010
LA9 - AR Reading and Recruitment posters
LA7 - AR reading class
FM10 - continued with Ch.15
IP10 - Input masks and validation rules for data entry in Database
May 26, 2010
Eng30 - Went over Figurative Language and discussed format of Diploma Exams
IP10 - Continued with MSAccess
CTS7/8 - Keyboarding skills and self portraits in PAINT
LA7 - The Cay crossword scramble
May 25, 2010
IP10 - finishing off chapter 10.
FM10 - continuing with Posting/Closing Combo Journal
LA9 - AR reading day...remember to keep up with your Ender's Game vocabulary sheet
LA7 - The Cay poems (good copies).
May 20, 2010
LA7 & LA9 - Gates MacGinitie testing
IP10 - Database queries.
Eng30 - finished off essays and character posters for Death of a Salesman
May 19, 2010
IP10 - Continued with database work. From MSWord into MSAccess
FM10 - Ch.15, closing and posting a combo journal
LA9 - Ender's Game recruitment posters
LA7 - finished off The Cay, started poetry assignment based on novel.
May 18, 2010
IP10 - Pulling info from Databases into Word Documents....just like the people who make junk mail!
Eng30 - Continued with Death of a Salesman analysis
CTS7/8 - Keyboarding, and researched a corporation and then put together a PowerPoint presentation on it.
LA7 - almost finished reading The Cay
LA9 - Ender's Game vocabulary worksheet (made 'em and explained 'em).
May 17, 2010
LA9 - After starting the novel, Ender's Game, we discussed the characters and setting. Continue reading!
LA7 - starting to get into The Cay.
FM10 - continued with Posting from a Combo Journal
IP10 - We put the Relationship into Relational Databases!
May 14, 2010
Eng30 - Death of a Salesman. Character relations and symbolism! It all means something, people.
IP10 - Continued with ch.10 - Formating tables and relationships within a database.
CTS7/8 - Keyboarding skills and chapter 1 surprise quiz....everyone likes surprises, right?
LA7 - Continued reading The Cay
May 13, 2010
IP10 Started Chapter 10 - continuation of MSAccess
FM10 - New chapter on posting at month end.
LA9 - Started Novel Study. Ender's Gameby Orson Scott Card. HOMEWORK Have up to the end of ch.7 read BEFORE you get to class on monday.
LA7 - Started Novel Study. The Cayby Theodore Taylor. Went over WWII South American setting.
May 12, 2010
LA9 - PAT Part 1...went very well.
LA7 - Communications and Spelling (prepositions and math words.....FUN!)
IP10 - Ch. 9 Quiz. MSAccess database.
Eng30 - Death of A Salesman essays continued (remember: use a Diploma topic that you didn't use for your Shawshank essay)
Important Dates: May 12 - Language Arts Nine PAT Part 1.
May 11, 2010
IP10 - Finished ch.9 exercises - now for the quiz!!!
FM10 - completed chapter 14, went over answer sheet to module workbook.
LA9 - PAT Prep continued! Business letter format. Good luck tomorrow!!
LA7 - Bach to Beatles....with a little bit of Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street!!!
May 10, 2010
IP10 - wrapping up Ch.9 MSAccess. Exam coming soon!!
Eng30 - Completed film version of Death of a Salesman. Started essays (pick a topic from old diplomas, but can't use same topic you used for The Shawshank Redemption). Will continue working on them on Wednesday
CTS 7/8 - Famous People Research Project - 7 slides in PowerPoint.
LA7 - Finished Literary Journal of Book Reviews......looking rather impressive.
LA9 - PAT Prep. Handed back Media essay with correction notes. Make sure you hand in REVISED essay in which you took in all my comments and rewrote your weak sections.
May 7, 2010
LA9 - AR Reading and completed BTTF film.
LA7 - AR Reading class. Hope you are all enjoying the books you have chosen.
FM10 - Chapter 14 continued; Merchandise vs. Service (product offered by your company)
IP10 - Keyboarding skills and continued work on Ch.9; Spreadsheets
The substitute teacher that was in for me on friday commented on how all classes went smoothly and I'd like to thank the students for being so well behaved for the sub......good job, guys/gals!
May 6, 2010
Eng30 - Almost finished film version of Death of a Salesman. Will complete it and start assignments on monday.
IP10 - Continued work with MSAccess (ch.9 ex.)
CTS 7/8 - Keyboarding skills, then looked at chapter one in textbook - MSOffice basics. Completed questions - quiz to follow.
LA 7 - Combined individual book reviews into groups to make a Literary Journal of Fiction.
May 5, 2010
IP10 - continue working through chapter 9 with MSAccess.
FM10 - ch.14 Mastery Problem (remember that sales tax!!)
LA9 - AR Reading day!! Make sure you have a book you enjoy - the reading is so much better.
LA7 - Went over proofreading notes from previous story. Find your errors (that I marked) and correct them; hand 'em in to be remarked (hope you caught all your mistakes!).
Jr. High Drama Club looking at doing short scene from "Taming Your Dragon". Assigned parts today - will do readthrough tomorrow.
May 4, 2010
LA7 - Spelling lesson "'Y' as a vowel" and homonyms. "They're walking to their car over there."
LA9 - Business Letter Format; PAT prep. Letter regarding the defective electronic, and nominating your friend for Sportsmanship award.
IP10 - continue with Database work (MSAccess)
Eng30 - completed ActII of Death of a Salesman, started watching the film version with Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich (I don't mean they watched it with us...they were in the movie).
May 3, 2010
IP10 - Continuing with MSAccess (ch9)...keep your eyes on the field lengths!!
FM10 - Continued with Chapter 14 - Cash vs. Credit sales and Sales Tax (credit or debit...you tell me!)
LA9 - In computer lab to finish Media Essays. If not handed in, it's for homework and due at the start of class on tuesday!!
LA7 - Book Reviews (use a recent AR book). What was good, what was bad - tell me about it.
April 30, 2010
IP10 - continued with ch.9 exercises.....spreadsheets are FUN!
Eng30 - GOOD LUCK at GRAD tomorrow!!!
CTS 7/8 - PAINT Project; Original team mascots and logos.
LA7 & LA9 - no classes due to early day.....JOY!
April 29, 2010
LA9 - AR Reading...mmmm.....books
LA7 - Gave back "Whacky Story" with only comments on what needs to be corrected. Proofreading and corrections to be done in the lab.
FM10 - Went over Ch.13 questions, started ch.14 (cash and credit sales)
IP10 - Finished the lecture part of Ch.9, now onto the fun part....REAL DATABASES!!! Started question 1...more to follow.
April 28, 2010
Eng 30 - watched first Act of "Death of a Salesman" video and started reading Act II.
IP10 - Databases; Sorting and Filtering! FUN!
CTS 7/8 - Technology research project (remember, only from last 20 years!)
LA7 - "Free the Children" (p.309) Question 1) A to E (for homework if not handed in by end of class). Reminder, spelling test (even words from list) on friday!
JUNIOR HIGH DRAMA CLUB met today for a new session - all invited. Due to another meeting conflicting, we'll meet again on friday to decide what we are going to do.
April 27, 2010
some jr. high students away at badminton (full day)
IP10 - Start building databases (ch.9). Tables and forms for input.
FM10 - complete chapter 13 questions.
LA9 - complete BTTF film
LA7 - Check communications work from yesterday (pronouns).
April 26, 2010
LA7 - Spelling (Lesson 24 - workds with "ie" and "ei") and Communication (Unit 19 - pronouns and direct/indirect object)
LA9 - Start Media essay. Complete rough copy before heading into the lab
InfoPro10 - Start discussion on Databases; MSAccess
Eng30 - start with "Death of a Salesman", characters and act I.
April 23, 2010
IP10 - Chapter 7 exam (MSExcel charts and graphs)....good luck.
FM10 - Notes on service vs. merchandising business
LA9 - Different Places, Different Faces film (BTTF)
LA7 - Spelling test, finish with C&H comic
April 22, 2010
InfoPro - finish up chapter 7 and quiz. EXAM TOMORROW!
Eng30 - last day to work on "Shawshank Redemption" essays. DUE NEXT WEEK!
CTS 7/8 - Keyboarding and Paint Project #2 (map of the school)
LA7 - Calvin & Hobbes comic - "is man basically good?" (p.302)
April 21, 2010
LA 7&9 - AR Reading! Nothin' like enjoyin' a good book on a hot spring(?) day. LA7, gave back spelling test (remember: any incorrectly spelled words must be rewritten three times!)
FM10 - Finishing off chapter 13 questions
IP10 - continue with chapter 7; graphs&charts in Excel
April 20, 2010
Eng30 - Start "Shawshank Redemption" essays. Thursday will be last day to work on them.
InfoPro 10 - Spreadsheets, chapter 7, graphs and charts within Excel
CTS 7/8 - Keyboarding skills, then research and build PowerPoint Presentation on Unusual Animals
LA7 - "Reaching out to a Stranger" (p.297), Q1+3
April 19, 2010
InfoPro 10 - Spreadsheets. Chapter 7, Charts & Graphs in MSExcel
Finance 10 - Chapter 13, Proprietorship and Merchandise business
LA9 - Finish film on Investigative Reporter.
LA7 - Complete written assignment (opinion and arguement about poverty)
April 16, 2010
LA7 - Spelling Lesson 23, Words from Business. Communications, Unit 18 Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
LA9 - Investigative Report Film
InfoPro10 - Spreasheets. Quiz on chapters 5 & 6
Eng30 - Finished "Shawshank Redemption" and went over essay topics
April 15, 2010
IP10 - Spreadsheets!! Finish off chapter 6. Quiz friday, exam monday.
FM10 - complete Reinforcement Activity 1 Part B
LA9 - go over good vs. bad ads. Start to discuss the job of a reporter
LA7 - Poverty/homeless essays
April 14, 2010
IP 10 - Spreadsheets - complete Ch. 6 exercises
Eng30-1/30-2 - Film Unit - start "Shawshank Redemption"
CTS 7/8 - Create ORIGINAL (and boy, were they original!!) album covers.
LA7 - Poem about "needs" and poverty questions
LA9 - Media (advertising)
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