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October 27-31, 2003: Final Week of the Term

Monday, October 27

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act V: 1, 2, 3
  • Finish Presentations/Memorizations
  • Grade Printouts: Due Tomorrow with Parent Signature!

Tuesday, October 28

  • Grade Printouts with Parent Signature Due Today!
  • Reading Day
  • Read Silently/Take AR Tests

Wednesday, October 29: Last Day for AR Points!

  • Romeo and Juliet: Review/Submit Study Packet
  • Various Video Clips of Significant Scenes
  • Shakespearean Insults: Let's Do it This Way for a While!

Thursday, October 30: Last Day of First Term

  • Romeo and Juliet: Final Exam

Friday, October 31: Happy Halloween!

  • No School for Students
  • Final First Term Grades Submitted
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October 20-24, 2003: Ribbon Week

Monday, October 20

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scenes 3, 4, 5, 6

Tuesday, October 21

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act III, Scenes 1 and 2
  • Journal: What is Romeo's main charcter flaw? Explain how this flaw leads him into his current dilemma.
  • Terms to Know: Soliloquy, Monologue, Aside

Wednesday, October 22: Hat Day!

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act III, Scenes 3, 4, 5

Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

  • Shakespeare Memorizations/Presentations
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October 13 - 17, 2003

Monday, October 13: Honors English Meeting After School

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act I, Scenes 4 & 5
  • The Queen Mab Speech: Compare Three Versions

Tuesday, October 14

Wednesday, October 15

  • Romeo and Juliet: Three Versions of the Balcony Scene
  • Word Cells List #2 (Test Next Thursday, Oct. 23)

Thursday, October 16: UEA

  • No School
  • Romeo and Juliet: Looking for something to memorize for next Thursday?
  • Act I: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Act II: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Act III: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Act IV: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Act V: 1, 2, 3

Friday, October 17: UEA

  • No School
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October 6 - 10, 2003

Monday, October 6

Tuesday, October 7

  • Romeo and Juliet: Begin Act I
  • Review The Prologue (check homework)
  • Read/Listen to Scene 1
  • Terms to Know: Blank Verse

Wednesday, October 8

  • Romeo and Juliet: Video Comparisons
  • Write a three-paragraph comparison/contrast of the two versions of Scene 1 that were watched in class today.

Thursday, October 9: Reading Day!

Friday, October 10

  • Romeo and Juliet: Continue Act I
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September 29 - October 3, 2003

Monday, September 29

Tuesday, September 30

Wednesday, October 1: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:15

Thursday, October 2

Friday, October 3

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September 22-26, 2003

Monday, September 22

  • Journal #9: Write about a time you felt "out of place."
  • Last Words on Theme: A Good Example
  • Stargirl Theme Paragraphs due Tomorrow!
  • Poem: Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • In-Class Assignment: Compare the poem to Stargirl (one paragraph)

Tuesday, September 23: Explore Testing Schedule

Wednesday, September 24: Explore Testing Schedule

  • Typed Revisions of Locker Check Essay due
  • Grade Reports: Return them signed by a parent tomorrow!
  • Journal #10: What are your thoughts on all the testing you're doing?
  • Return/Discuss Stargirl Theme Paragraphs

Thursday, September 25: Explore Testing Schedule

Friday, September 26: Midterm/Last Day for AR Extra Credit

  • Review/Correct Pronoun Pretest
  • Score Pronoun Assignment from Textbook
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September 15-19, 2003

Monday, September 15

  • Mastery Spelling List #3 (Test Thursday!)
  • Stargirl
  • Read Chapters 19 - 21
  • Journal #7: "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." --Shakespeare (As You Like It: Act V, Scene 1)

Tuesday, September 16

  • Stargirl
  • Read Chapters 22 - 26
  • Vocabulary Quiz #3

Wednesday, September 17

  • Stargirl: Finish Novel
  • Vocabulary Quiz #4: disparage, festooned, moa, jostling, gander, preamble
  • Journal #8: How many pebbles are in your Happy Wagon today?

Thursday, September 18

Friday, September 19

  • Stargirl
  • Theme Notes & Discussion
  • "Final Exam": Write a paragraph in which you do the following:
    • State the main theme of the novel Stargirl
    • Use at least one direct quote from the book that supports your theme statement and show how it relates to the theme
    • Relate two specific events from the story that show how the theme develops
  • Due Date: Tuesday, Sept. 23
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September 8-12, 2003

Monday, September 8: Honors Meeting After School

  • Stargirl
  • Vocabulary Quiz #1
  • Finish Chapter 7(if not already done)
  • Study Question (p. 35): "One day you might see someone you know." Who?
  • Read Chapter 8
  • Study Question (p. 39): "But we also gave something to ourselves." What?
  • Read Chapter 9
  • Journal Topic #5: If, like Stargirl, you decided to change your name to something more descriptive of who and what you are, what would your new name be? Why?
  • Vocabulary List #2: ferocity, impromptu, amorphous, inquisition, raucous, spiel

Tuesday, September 9

  • Stargirl
  • Read Chapters 10-13
  • Study Question: Do you think the Hot Seat interview with Stargirl should be aired? Why or why not?

Wednesday, September 10

  • In-class Essay: Use Color-Coded (Popsicle Stick) Writing Guide

Thursday, September 11

  • Mastery Spelling Test #2
  • Stargirl: Read Chapters 14 - 16
  • Study Question (p. 78): "She was the opposite of cool; she held nothing back." What does that mean?
  • Journal Topic #6: Make a chart that shows the advantages and disadvantages of having Stargirl as a friend. Would you want her as a friend? Why or why not?

Friday, September 12

  • Stargirl
  • Vocabulary Quiz #2
  • Read Chapters 17 &18
  • Vocabulary List #3: facetious, ocotillo, derelict, serene, rapture, mica
  • Mastery Spelling List #3 (Test Next Thursday!)
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September 1-5, 2003

Monday, September 1

  • Labor Day: No School

Tuesday, September 2: Assembly Schedule

  • 3rd & 4th: Reading Levels (STAR)
  • Begin Stargirl: Read to page 15
  • Journal Topic #3: If this school had a show like Hot Seat, which three students would you want to see on it and why?
  • 5th, 6th, 7th: Finish Vocabulary Assignment and STAR Tests

Wednesday, September 3

  • Have Biography/Autobiography in Class
  • 3rd & 4th Periods: Administrator Visit -- Safe Schools Seminar
  • 5th, 6th, 7th: Reading Levels (STAR)
  • Begin Stargirl: Read to page 15
  • Journal Topic #3: If this school had a show like Hot Seat, which three students would you want to see on it and why?

Thursday, September 4

Friday, September 5

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August 25 - 29, 2003

Monday, August 25 (Classroom Temp: 96 Fahrenheit)

  • Welcome Back!
  • First Day Presentation: Great Expectations
  • Disclosures

Tuesday, August 26 (Classroom Temp: 94 Fahrenheit)

Wednesday, August 27

  • Journals: Everybody gets one; it remains in the classroom.
  • Journal Topic #1: Introduce yourself...
  • Classroom Introductions: Make Yourself Memorable
  • Accelerated Reader Contracts due September 4

Thursday, August 28

  • Journal Topic #2: What is "normal"?
  • Mastery Spelling List #1 (Test next Thursday!)
  • STAR Tests (on computer)
  • Vocabulary Assignment: balk, saguaro, hoax, nonconformist, oratory, paleontology

Friday, August 29

  • 3rd & 4th: Finish Vocabulary Assignment and STAR Tests
  • Popsicle Stick Essay Format
  • 5th, 6th, 7th Periods: Administrator Visit -- Safe Schools Seminar

"Did I miss anything?" This is quite possibly the most annoying question students ask me. A student has been absent for three days. Upon returning, s/he will invariably ask not "What did I miss?" which would indicate a willingness to make up the missing assignments, but rather "Did I miss anything?" My usual sarcastic reply is something like this: "Oh, heck no! We knew you were gone, so we just sat around all day and looked at each other. You don't really think I'm going to assign work on a day you're not here, do you?" So, in order to keep everyone (students and their parents) apprised of what exactly is going on each day in class, I am going to start putting it here.

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