September 10 -14
Sep 11th, 2012 by admin

1.  Continue creating your 20.  Here are the requirements: original design, 10 to 20 things you want to do in the next 20 years. accurate spelling, attractive presentation.

Due: 4, 6, 7 September 13 /  5th September 14

2. Vocabulary list 1 and Synonym Couplets.

i. swagger  ii. primly iii. scornful  iv. palsy  v. matronly  vi. wary  vii. lapsed  viii. plotting  ix. renounced  x. haggard

xi. cynical  xii. reformation  xiii. Braille  xiv. incredulous  xv. maneuver

Write a synonym couplet for words 1 through 10; plus, 11 through 15 for extra credit.

Synonym Couplets are made up of two lines.  The first line contains 3 or 4 synonyms  and the  vocab word. The second line tells more about the vocab word. The two lines have end rhyme.


Eerie, mysterious, scary

Ghost and goblins can marry.

Due: 4, 5, 7 September 17/  6 September 18

Writing for Publication

Students may be electronic device to class tomorrow to use for recording interviews.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Feb 7th, 2012 by admin

7th Grade

1. Vocabulary quiz on Friday.  The words are pantheon, ambrosia, mercurial, hubris, immortal.

2. Bring in a clean, lidless tin can and any Greek mythology books you have.

8th Grade

Today we read an eccentricity story by David Sedaris, “I’ll Eat What He’s Wearing.”  Quickly, examples of writing strategies applied were identified (dialogue, figurative language, ancedote, active verbs, sensory details, and allusion.

Now you are to compose an narrative featuring an eccentric family member or friend.  Try to use the writing strategies mentioned above.  This piece should be at least 300 words long, typed in size 12 font, and 1.5 line spaced.  It is due tomorrow.


Bring in a newspaper.

Monday, February 6, 2012
Feb 6th, 2012 by admin

7th Grade

Bring in those clean, lidless cans! This week the Greek Mythology unit of study begins in earnest.  If you have books at home about Greek mythology, bring them to class.

8th Grade

If you did not submit “The Things They Carried” write, see February 2nd.

You have 12 new vocabulary words to use in 2 exercises this week.  The due date and quiz is Friday, February 1o.

1. disfigured   2. eccentricity   3. attributes   4. spendthrift   5. anemic   6. hale   7. droll   8. parody  9. slapstick   10. self-deprecation   11. deadpan   12. satire


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