Tuesday, 5/15-Friday, 5/18: SBAC Testing

Block Schedule Tuesday/ Thursday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

1st Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

3rd Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

5th Period– 1:11-2:59 


Block Schedule Wednesday/Friday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

2nd Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

4th Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

6th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Monday, 5/14 (17): SBAC Testing All Week.

No homework this week!

Bring your headphones!

Bring something analog to do if you finish early (especially Thursday and Friday).

Relax. Take your time.

Block Schedule begins tomorrow:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

1st Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

3rd Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

5th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Friday, 5/11: YEE 3, “Test” 32, SCRABBLE!

Prep sheet for “Test” 33:
Tom Sawyer Quizzes: ___/6   ___/9   Vocab H/w:___/20
Vocab Practice: ___/13   ___/12   ___/11
Other Extra Credit:

“Test” 33



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)


  • 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!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.







Thursday, 5/10: YEE #2, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs only!

YEE #2!


“Vocab, 5/10.” Two SAWs.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Even after he was caught, the criminal was (un)_____. He didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
  7. Most adults think most teenagers are somewhat ______ and resentful.
  8. Alfred knew Becky had used him to be ______ toward Tom.
  9. The students’ essays complained of them being _____(ed) by too much homework.
  10. Please stop picking your nose; it’s very (un) _____.
  11. The Elders watched the children for various _____(s) that would make them suitable for certain jobs.


Tom Sawyer, 18.” (9p) Write the letter AND the first 4-5 words of the answer.

  1. How did the boys get back from the island? a) a raft. b) swam. c) a stolen rowboat d) a log. e) all of the above.
  2. “It ain’t much — a cat does that much.” Does what? a) care. b) eat. c) dream. d) play. e) all of the above.
  3. “There must ‘a’ been an angel there.” a) Aunt Polly, about Tom’s dream. b) Aunt Polly, about how an angel must have kept Tom safe. c) Sid, about Tom’s dream.  d) The minister, about the boys’ adventure.  e) NOTA.
  4. What makes Tom feel like the “guiltiest of villains”? a) Fooling the whole town. b) Getting hugged by Aunt Polly. c) When Sid doesn’t believe him. d) Stealing all the stuff they took to the island. e) NOTA.
  5. “Shut up, Sid.” Who’s talking? a) Tom. b) Aunt Polly. c) Mary. d) Joe Harper. e) NOTA.
  6. Why does Tom think he can do without Becky now? a) He likes Amy Lawrence better anyway. b) He was so popular now after his return. c) He’s tired of her being so fickle. d) He’s found someone new. e) NOTA.
  7. Which one of these is NOT Alfred Temple? a) The boy Becky tries to make Tom jealous with. b) The kid Tom beat up in Chapter 1. c) Becky’s previous boyfriend. d) The boy Becky says this to: “Go away and leave me alone, can’t you? I hate you!” e) He is all of these.
  8. Why does Becky dump Alfred? a) Because he’s boring. b) Because he’s mean. c) Because he’s too nice. d) Because Tom hates him. e) NOTA.
  9. Becky gets back at Tom by pouring ink on his spelling book. a) True b) False


Tom takes Becky’s Pun!

Wednesday, 5/9: Vocab, YEE #1, Book Pitch, Tom Sawyer

“Vocab, 5/9.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he realized how much he hurt Aunt Polly, Tom was genuinely _____ for once.
  7. After he was arrested for fighting, the soldier was reprimanded for “conduct (un)_____ an officer.”
  8. The students liked the teacher because she was ______, exciting, and rarely boring.
  9. Even as the class went wild, the sub sat ______(ly) in his chair, smiling and doing nothing.
  10. His e-mail account was ______(ed) by so much spam, that it crashed the server.
  11. (2) When Tom returned from “the dead,” he walked with a cocky ________, which he thought was very ______ for a “pirate” like himself.


YEE #1.


Book Pitch!


Tom Sawyer: It was all a dream!