SCRABBLE Tourney!!

Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):

Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)
23
15   
38
7   
45

First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word) in the middle.

Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
NO! NO! NO!
NO abbreviations or contractions
NO foreign words
NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize) (Check the dictionary.)
Multiplier squares are one use only! Once covered, they are done!

(Final) Monday, 6/5: SCRABBLE Tourney!

SCRABBLE Tourney!!

Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):

Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)
23
15   
38
7   
45

VERTICAL not horizontal.

First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word) in the middle.

Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
NO! NO! NO!
NO abbreviations or contractions
NO foreign words
NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize) (Check the dictionary.)
Multiplier squares are one use only! Once covered, they are done!

Thursday, 6/1: l (a ?!? YEE #8 (collaborative), Message to 6th Grade

l (a ?!? You’re on your own with this one. For awhile.

YEE #8: Same as #7. Get some help. Really. I mean it.

Message to 6th Grade. Due Tomorrow! We are grading them LIVE in class.

If you haven’t already, share your GDoc (or whatever) with me or send me a link!

Form:

  • Storyboard That! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Slides?
  • Web Site?
  • Quiz
  • Newsletter
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

 

Wednesday, 5/31: “old age,” YEE#7, Message to 6th Grade

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”  –Mark Twain

What does he really mean?

 

“old age sticks” by ee cummings.

 

YEE #7.

 

Message to 6th Grade.

Form:

  • Storyboard That! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Slides?
  • Web Site?
  • Quiz
  • Newsletter
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

Tuesday, 5/30: Copy Homework, YEE #6, Final Exam, Message to 6th Grade

Copy homework into planner. This is the last time for this!

YEE #6. Name:                      Date:                  Period:

1. Pearl Harbor Day (M, D, 4-digit Y):
2. Independence Day (M, D, 4-digit Y):
3. 10% of 350 = _________
4. 150/200 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
5. Well, a) _____________ at it again; b) __________ goes another one of c) __________strange cars.
6. Label each word with its part of speech.

Homer tripped very awkwardly, and hit his fat head on the door.

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/30.”

  1. “She” is a word that contains two personal pronouns: she and he. What five-letter word beginning with “U” contains four personal pronouns?
  2. Even if you give this to someone else, you still keep it. What is it?
  3. Which is more desirable, an old hundred dollar bill or a new one?
  4. A horse has a five foot rope tied to its neck. There is a bale of hay seven feet away. Without breaking the rope or any help, the horse was able to reach the hay. How?
  5. A hot dog vendor at a soccer game sells one half of his supply of hot dogs during the first half of the game. During intermission, he sells a total of five hot dogs. During the second half, he sells three eighths of his original supply. He is left with only four hot dogs. How many did he have to start with?

 

 


“Final Exam, 5/30”
If we were to try to sum up, in just one phrase, the theme of the majority of the books and stories we read this year, the best phrase would probably be… a) “Life sucks, and then you die.” b) “It’s hard being an outsider.” c) “Youth vs. age.” d) “Expectation vs. reality.” e) “Family is important.”

Partial List of Titles: The Outsiders, Midwife’s Apprentice, MAUS, The Giver, “Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” “A Sound of Thunder,” “Theme for English B,”  “Old Glory,”  “The Earth Men,” “The Third Expedition”

Instructions: As a group…
Choose the phrase. Come up with three books/stories that back up your choice.
On your sheet:

  • I/We chose…
  • Our three examples are…
    • First… (explain)
    • Second… (explain)
    • Third… (explain)

 

Message to 6th Grade. We are grading them live, in class on Friday.

Form:

  • StoryboardThat! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Web Site?
  • Google Slides (15+)
  • Quiz (20+ questions.)
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

Friday, 5/26: SCRABBLE! (and YEE #5)

YEE #5.  Use your own paper. NDP in upper right corner. Title: YEE #5. Use 4-digit dates for #1 and #2. Copy only the ones that say “Copy.”

  1. First Independence Day (M,D,Y):
  2. Pearl Harbor Day (M,D,Y):
  3. (Copy.) 10% of 250 = _________
  4. (Copy.) 24/40 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
  5. a) ______ books have been sitting b)_______ for a long time; I hope c)______ coming back soon.
  6. Copy the sentence below and label each word with its part of speech.

He was a very scary bear, and we beat a hasty retreat from his lair.

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/26.”

  1. Wacky Wordy:   CLOU__ __
  2. Wacky Wordy:
    OVERS
  3. What do all these have in common?  Pebble, Long, Cocoa, Palm, Myrtle
  4. What do these sets of letters have in common?  Clfrn, Clrd, Hw, Grg, Txs, Lsn   
  5. These SEVEN words are hiding something. What?
    Vermont, statues, Swedish, Arthur, Africa, sensation, misunderstood

 

 

LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE. Scrabble Practice Round.

Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):

Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)
23
15   
38
7   
45

VERTICAL not horizontal.

First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word) in the middle.

Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
NO! NO! NO!
NO abbreviations or contractions
NO foreign words
NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize) (Check the dictionary.)
Multiplier squares are one use only! Once covered, they are done!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.