Monday, 12/10: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #15, Clauses, Vladek

Copy homework into planner. If you have not done your 120 Seconds, you will go Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday!

“SAWS, 12/10.”
diversity (noun) variety; range
enhance (verb) to improve
migration (noun) movement from one place to another
presume (verb) to suppose; to guess; to assume
reveal (verb) to uncover; to show; to expose
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. This word comes from roots that mean “to take before.”
  5. This word’s root means “to turn in opposite directions.”
  6. This word’s root means “to uncover.”
  7. “movement from one place to another to live or work”
  8. This word’s roots meant “to make higher.”
  9. In this country, the legal system is supposed to _____ that you are innocent until they can prove you are guilty.
  10. Usually _______ follows the job market. People go where there are jobs.

 

Debrief Test #15. I know which ones I will be Husker Du-ing!

“Clauses, 12/10.”

  • A CLAUSE is a group of words that contain a subject and a verb.
  • An INDEPENDENT CLAUSE can stand alone as sentence.
  • A DEPENDENT CLAUSE cannot stand alone as a sentence.

For each boldfaced, underlined group of words say whether it is an Independent Clause, a Dependent Clause, or NOT A CLAUSE at all.

  1. Since I ate a doughnut, I felt rapturous.
  2. The llama climbed slowly up the very steep hill.
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know 
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” 
  6. I ate a second doughnut, and I still felt good.
  7. The llama won the race although the tortoise was a faster runner.
  8. Joe ran to the store with his llama.
  9. When the llama started his company, he had nothing.  
  10. The llama is a quadruped with fins for swimming.

 

VLADEK!

Friday, 12/7: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #15

Prep sheet for Test #15. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)
KBARR: ___/40 Vocab H/W: ___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/13 ___/13 ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Period 5 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 2 and 6 get +1. +1 for Lent. +1 for Fat Tuesday.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?
    look kool XtXhXeXsXtXrXeXeXtX
  2. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O     b)  BA BA    c)  ECLART     d)  @ # $ %
  3. Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word.
    Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave = ____
    b) Vehicle + an animal pal = _____
    c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  = ______
  4. These groups of three definitions describe three words that are spelled the same, except for one letter. (Example: king, ring, wing.) What are they?
    a) finished, to sleep lightly, a measured quantity     b) sneaky, to secretly observe, an enclosure for pigs
  5. What does the following group of statements represent?
    (2 word answer ending in -s. It’s sort of a Wacky Wordy too.)
    Jenni drowned Frosted Flakes.  Isaiah buried Cap’n Crunch six feet under.  Stephanie threw Rice Krispies off a cliff.  Emma shot Cocoa Puffs.

 

Test #15. Doodle Theme: Crazy Christmas Parade.

Tuesday, 12/4: SAWs, Debrief Test #14 (Yay), Vocab, 120 Seconds, Maus

Correct yesterday’s SAWs. +2 for 10/10, +1 for 8 or 9/10.

“Vocab, 12/4.”
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  1. ____. (Bonus: Who is this?)
  2. ____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. The Nuremberg laws _____(ed) the Jews of the right to vote and be citizens.
  6. The Nazi _____ included racial purity.
  7. A heart attack is a(n) ____ sign of an ongoing disease.
  8. His accent was a(n) ____; he wasn’t really from France.
  9. (see #8) He just thought it made him sound _______.
  10. The camp counselors were too ____ in enforcing the rules, so it wasn’t much fun.
  11. I like turtles” is funny because the line is such a(n) _____.
  12. The Queen of England has ____ but no real power.
  13. * The roots of this word mean “beneath stand thing.”

Go over Test #14. Nice!

120 Seconds!

 

Vladek.

Friday, 11/30: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #14

Friday already?!

Prep sheet for Test #14:
KBARR: ___/40      Maus Quizzes: ___/12  ___/3   ___/7
Vocabulary h/w: ___/20     Vocabulary Practices: ___/14  ___/13  ___/14
Other Extra Credit:
+2 for 8/8 on SAWs, +1 for 7/8.
Periods 2 and 5 get +3 for Vocab Relay, Periods 1 and 6 get +1.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies. The colors are not part of the clues.
    a)    b) 
    c)  d) 
  2. Figure out what the three things in each set have in common. Each answer is a six-letter word ending in -s.
    • a) trombone, playground, microscope
    • b) railroad, muddy shoes, music cd
  3. What living creature has fur, four legs, and a tail, eats cat food, meows, and sees equally well from both ends of its body?
  4. Name an English word (there are actually two) of more than two letters that both begins and ends with the letters -he in that order. “Hehe” is not an acceptable answer.

 

Test #14.

#25: NOT the sleeping one.
#26: The one talking.
#27: The one with glasses.

 

Monday, 11/26: Homework, SAWs, Correct Test #13, Comix?

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 11/26.”
adjustment (noun) small change
exposure (noun) display; attention; experience with something
modify (verb) to make changes to
monitor (verb) to check; to keep track of
transition (noun) change process

  1. Many people think that ______ to violence in games and movies can lead to real violence.
  2. (2) To make a(n) ________ is to _______ something.
  3. This week we will be working on ______ words and phrases such as “for example,” “secondly,” and “furthermore.”
  4. Parents should ______ what their kids are watching and what games they are playing.
  5. Stranded in the snowy mountains without a jacket, he almost died of _______.
  6. The US prides itself on a peaceful _______ from one president to the next.
  7. An adjective ____(s) a noun.

 

Correct Test #13. Everybody gets 10/10 on KBARR. Everybody add 1 point to your Test #13 score.

 

Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus, 11/26/18”   Read the first two pages:

Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.  What does he mean?

 

 

Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.

Artie, Vladek, Anja, Lucia Greenberg, Anja’s mom, Mala

Friday, 11/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #12

You know where the Perfect Papers go!

Prep sheet for Test #12:
KBARR: ___/15  Transitions: ___/6  ___/6  9/6   Vocabulary: ___13   ___/13  ___11
Other Extra Credit: SAWs?       Cerro San Luis?      Vocab Relay?     Husker Du?

 

Mental Floss.

  1. From what can you take away the whole, and still have some left?
  2. I am more microscopic than microscopic; I am more minuscule than minuscule. I am smaller than small and I am tinier than tiny. Yet surprisingly, I am still big. What am I?
  3. Wacky Wordy. What 6-word phrase is represented?

    T
    A
    H
    W
    M
    U
    S
    T
    D
    O
    W
    N
  4. Wacky Wordy: (2 words, one hyphenated)
    1. Do Do
    2. Dew Dew
    3. Due Due
  5. If men have two hands, and monkeys have four hands, what has three hands?
  6. A cat had three kittens: Mopsy, Topsy, and Spot. What was the mother’s name. Remember to please capitalize the name of the momma kitty when you write.
  7. What do these three things have in common? Corn, Weasel, Balloon

 

Test #12!

Doodle Theme: Wacky Invention.

Have a great 3-day weekend.

 

Thursday, 11/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 11

Have a great 3-day weekend!

Prep sheet for Test #11:
KBAR CHART: ___/15   RBC Pills: ___/14  RBC Bus: ___/14    Vocabulary: ___/11 ___/11
Bonus for Proofreading: +___   18 points were possible. For every point above  15, give yourself +1.
Other Extra Credit: +3 for period 2 for Vocab Relay. Everybody else, +1.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Shmartiopolis was bragging to his friends that he was such an excellent darts player, he could hit the dartboard in any location at any time. “I’ll bet a hundred dollars that, no matter what position you name on the board, I’ll be able to hit it from 10 feet away.” Maddy, tired of Shmartiopolis’s bragging, shouted out an answer and won the bet. Where on the dartboard did Maddy suggest? 
  2. Wacky Wordies:  a)  b) 22Day
  3. What 8-letter word uses the letter “g” four times?
  4. A tennis player is ranked number 200. He moved up 87, went down 28, and went up 117 places. What is he ranked?
  5. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl with the unusual name of Pibbles. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Pibbles seven apples. Why?
  6. Use the clues below to figure out the missing four words to complete the old expression:
    Baby = Slept peacefully.  Child = Slept well.   Woman = Slept restlessly.   Man = Slept peacefully.
    —>The man ___  ___  ___  ___.

Test #11.

Doodle Theme: What Mr. Coward would be doing if he weren’t a teacher.