Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

pp. 163 and 164 of your Springboard ELA text.  Both sides.  Please remember that questions and Quickwrites are expected to be between 25-30 words or more.

Awesome discussion in class today on this vocabulary word we're studying:

con·tro·ver·sy
ˈkäntrəˌvərsē/
noun
  1. disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated.
    "he sometimes caused controversy because of his forceful views"
    synonyms:disagreementdisputeargumentdebatedissensioncontention,disputationaltercationwrangle, wrangling, quarrel, quarreling, war of words, stormMore

Science

Review for test coming early next week (monday or tuesday)

Math Homework for Tuesday

Getting Ready Unit 4 
page 214 (in your HW folder)
questions 1-8 
(to be done on a separate piece of paper)

Monday, April 27, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

You have 2 statements to complete on white-lined paper.  During today's class I wrote both on the board and you copied them.  Please write between 25 -30+++ words for each response.  We'll be sharing in next class.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

science

Complete analysis for Activity 48 pages D52-53
Complete the diagrams of plate boundaries

Monday, April 13, 2015

Social Studies due Tuesday

Read section 12.5 (page 230 in text) and answer questions 1-2 on page 12 in packet.

Science

Complete analysis questions for lesson 47 on page D-50 Sepup Lesson 47 spreading plates
This is the link to the diagrams that we used today
We have a test coming real soon

Friday, April 10, 2015

Our Classroom Speech Results!

First, I hope you can picture my face while I say this.  You all did one of the most difficult projects I could ask anyone to do.  Writing and delivering an original speech on the topic of an interesting landmark somewhere in the world, you pulled it off amazingly well.  I am so proud of you.  I wish  I could take more high scorers to the School Contest.  And now….drum roll, please!

These speakers will represent 6th grade:

  • Finn Seyffer
  • Katie Beal
  • Aaron Gamble

These speakers will represent 7th grade:

  • Audrey Ward
  • Lucas Wheeler
  • Macey Jordan (Macey cannot compete because she will be out of school that day)
  • Destiny Gatcomb

These speakers will represent 8th grade:

  • Abby Moon
  • Lydia Gatcomb
  • Alex Foster
  • Dennis Wilson

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ELA due Thursday

These folks are presenting tomorrow  (-:

Finn 
Georgianna
Alison
Jacob               TEAM  X
Cameron
Lucy
Austin
Rosalyn

  These folks are presenting Friday  (-:

Julia
Tyler
Asia                 TEAM Y
Acadia
Issac
Brandon
Katie
Aaron
Ryan

Science

Read 41-44
Complete The last row on student sheet 45:1

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Memorize your introduction! Yes, you can do it.  Tomorrow you will give your speech BUT only the intro.

Practice your speech at home again. 

Feedback forms due…all of them.  These are the small sheets you used to give you Team member Feedback. 

Go for a 10 Score!  Look poised even though inside you may be nervous.  Sound convincing, relaxed, and in control.  REally, it's all about not reading the speech but talking to us in as conversational a way as you can.


You will be scored using the 10 point scale on the back of the Practice Poise sheet.


ELA Wednesday Resources

Please identify the nouns and verbs in this passage from a speech I, Mrs. Leighton, wrote a few years ago.  Sort them into the correct columns.  You will want to read these passages aloud with Mrs. Beals first.  See how many nouns and verbs you can find.

I could hear the waterfall before I even saw it.  My children and I trekked down over a high river bank and there we were.  What a neat place we had found.  The river was flowing quickly with lots of little whirlpools and gentle rapids as well as some pretty intense water.  It was hard to believe that a quick walk through the woods and we had discovered this fabulous swimming spot, with a set of waterfalls and not one single tourist in sight.  

The river was perfect and was the most perfect golden color on a perfect summer day.  The trees surrounding the river were this wonderful pine free color against the blue sky.  I remember hearing this rushing water and experiencing a gentle cool spray of water on my skin.  My two children were bubbling over with joy and anticipation and had these huge grins on their faces.   Joshua begged, "Mom, mom, please, I beg you.  I am jumping in!  You jump too!"

Monday, April 6, 2015

Deliver Your Speech on Tuesday (to your Team)

Finn 
Georgianna
Alison
Jacob               TEAM  X
Cameron
Lucy
Austin
Rosalyn


Julia
Tyler
Asia                 TEAM Y
Acadia
Issac
Brandon
Katie
Aaron
Ryan


You have a Record Sheet "Poise Practice" and each night this week, you will need to find an audience to practice your speech with.  Have them score your overall performance (see back on paper.)