Wednesday, 4/17: Gramma, Vocab + Relay, TS (duh)

Tomorrow’s Test (Wha’? Already?!): Gramma (see Monday’s practice), Vocab, (duh), Tom Sawyer.


“Gramma, 4/17.” (12p.) Copy and label.  noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

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


“Vocabulary, 4/17.” (12p)
swagger, sullen, inundate, indifferent, spiteful, repentant, becoming (adj), vivacious, incantation, vanquish

      

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. After he realized how much he hurt Aunt Polly, Tom was genuinely _____ for once.
  6. After he was arrested for fighting, the soldier was reprimanded for “conduct (un)_____ an officer.”
  7. The students liked the teacher because she was ______, exciting, and rarely boring.
  8. His e-mail account was ______(ed) by so much spam, that it crashed the server.
  9. (3) When Tom’s “army” _____(ed) Joe’s,  he walked with a cocky ________, which he thought was very ______ for a “general” like himself.
  10. *After 25 years, the brothers finally ____(ed) their conflict and made up.

Vocab Relay 2.0! True or False? Each mistake = +2 seconds.

  1. Indifferent means uninterested.
  2. A pirate might walk with a swagger.
  3. When you are sullen, you are happy.
  4. Spiteful and indifferent are similar in meaning.
  5. The root of the word vivacious means life.
  6. If you are repentant, you are proud of yourself.
  7. If somebody tells you that your outfit is becoming, it’s a compliment.
  8. Inundation only happens with water.
  9. A motto and an incantation are similar.
  10. Vanquish is a verb.
  11. Giving a thumbs down means you are indifferent.
  12. Being called vivacious would usually be a compliment.
  13. If you were repentant, you would swagger.
  14. If you vanquished someone, you might swagger.
  15. Noah needed an ark because of an inundation.
  16. A magician might use an incantation.

Tom Sawyer Quiz, 4/17.” (10p)

  1. (3) 
    Explain what’s happening here. Who are the two men who aren’t dead? Why does one appear to be begging or praying?

(7) Label a-g with the appropriate names from p66-67.

 

Chapter 10: “The Dire Prophecy of the Howling Dog!”

Time? Movie.

 

Friday, 4/12: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #28

Prep Sheet for Test #28. Reload the test to get the latest version.
Interview: ___/100   TS KBARR: ___/20     TS Quizzes: ___/7 ___/5  ___/2
Vocab h/w: ___/20   Vocab Practice: ___/12  ___/12 ___/10
Other Extra Credit: Gramma: +___ Period 1 gets +3 for Gramma Relay (add to your Gramma EC), Periods 2 and 5 get +1 for Gramma Relay. +2 or +1 for 10/10 or 8,9/10 on SAWs.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. What is the next thing in this sequence. 1, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, ____. Fill in the blank correctly.
  2. What North American state is round on both sides and high in the middle? (haha)
  3. Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group? Example: hurricane, potato, needle. (Answer: eyes)
    a) computer, onion dip, poker game
    b) bowling alley, dress-maker, wrestling match
    c) dentist, oil field, basketball practice
    d) April, locker room, brides-to-be
    e) pelican, legislature, person in debt
  4. Make the matchstick dawg face the other way by moving only 2 matchesHis tail must still point up!

 

 

 

 

Test #28. Doodle Theme: Dog Party.

Thursday, 4/11: Gramma + Relay(!?), Vocab, TS (1934), Huck!

Wow! Awww.

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs, Gramma, TS.
Here’s a tip: Tonight, click the test link, open your Tom Sawyer book, and LOOK UP THE ANSWERS!
Here’s another tip: You can have Tom Sawyer read to you while you follow along here:
https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/34/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer/

 

“Vocabulary, 4/11.”  Once each.

  1. Let’s hope that tomorrow’s test scores aren’t ______(ly) low.
  2. You don’t have to be ______ to already know what’s going to be on tomorrow’s test.
  3. You don’t have to _____ it to have a copy of tomorrow’s test in advance.
  4. The sheriff came through, _____(ly) leading the suspected killer by the arm.
  5. Please do not be a _____ and cheat on tomorrow’s test.
  6. When we go over vocab, I am not just _____(ing), I am trying to help you get it right on the test.
  7. Huck thought Tom was a(n) ______ writer after he heard the oath Tom wrote.
  8. The movie star was at the _____ of her popularity when she died suddenly.
  9. Among the mothers of St. Petersburg, Huck Finn is a _____.
  10. The villagers thought the killer was being _____ for returning to the scene of the crime.

 

Gramma Relay! The class with the fastest time and fewest mistakes wins!
Stand up, line up, and count off 1-10.
noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, interjection, conjunction

  1. The “Mr. Morton” of the sentence.
  2. Answers the questions when, where, or how.
  3. Answers the questions which one, what kind, how many.
  4. A connecting word that joins words, phrases, or clauses.
  5. An example is the word yours.
  6. Always separated from the rest of the sentence by punctuation.
  7. Can usually be turned into an adverb by adding -ly.
  8. Has a past, present, and future.
  9. Describes adjectives and adverbs.
  10. What Mr. Morton does.

 

Tom Sawyer.

  1. What does Tom fantasize about twice in Chapter 3?
  2. How does Tom get revenge for the maid dumping water on him?

“The window went up, a maid–servant’s discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr’s remains!

The strangling hero sprang up with a relieving snort. There was a whiz as of a missile in the air, mingled with the murmur of a curse, a sound as of shivering glass followed, and a small, vague form went over the fence and shot away in the gloom.”

Chapter 4: Movie excerpt from 1938. (14:05-18ish)

Chapter 5: Tom is bored in church.

Chapter 6: Let’s meet Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher (“The Adored Unknown”).

Friday, 3/22: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #27

It could have been yours!

Slightly shorter periods for Assembly Schedule (4th period).

Prep sheet for Test #27. (Reload test to get the latest version.)
Husker Du: ___/5 ___/5  KBARR: ___/40
The Earth Men: ___/7  TYM Quiz: ___15
Vocab Homework: ___/20  Vocab Practice: ___/12 ___/12 ___/15
Other Extra Credit: Period Two gets +3 for vocab Relay, all others +1. +1 for Martian’s. +1 for biathlon.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. For each pair of words, move one letter from one word to the other to make a pair of synonyms.  Example: boast — hip.  Move the S and you get boat — ship. The movement could go either way.
    a) open — cop      b) cave — curt       c) cares — pest
  2. What book can an author never really finish writing?
  3. George Washington’s wife was sweeping when George Washington’s wife slipped and got wet.  How many w’s in all?
  4. When is 30 plus 30 equal to 1?
  5. Change the position of just one of the words below so that all the words are in an alphabetical sequence:
    llama, phoenix, hyena, alligator, beaver, elephant, tortoise, antelope

Test #27. Doodle Theme: Five years from now.

Monday, 3/18: Homework, WoD, Debrief Test 26, Thank You Ma’m

Homies: DBN Homebase Takeover.

Copy homework into planner.

Wheel of Doom!

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period One.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Two.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Five.

“Husker Du, 3/18.” Period Six.

Debrief Test #26.

In honor of Dude, Be Nice Week…

“Thank You M’am.”

“It takes two parents to produce a child,
but it takes an entire village to raise the child.”
-African Proverb
What do you think? Should the community have some responsibility in making sure all kids turn out ok? Should raising a child be entirely the parents’ job? What about parents who aren’t doing their jobs? What about their kids?

What are our conflicts here?

 

How does this Emily Dickinson poem relate?
(in vain means without any point or purpose)

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain

 

Friday, 3/15: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #26

Prep sheet for Test #26:
Husker Du: ___/5 ___/5   KBARR: ___/40
Vocab Homework: ___/20 Vocab Practice: ___/:13 ___/11 ___/10
Other Extra Credit:
Period 2, +3 for vocab relay, all others +1.
+2 for 10/10 on SAWs, +1 for 8 or 9/10.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Add, subtract, and then rearrange, to find the name of an animal:    MARMALADE + OIL – MAE = ________
  2.  You will be given clues for the two words. The second word is the first word with the first letter removed.
    a)  area between mountains –>   narrow passage between buildings
    b) spew out –>  leave out
    c) a shape –>  a number
  3. These word pairs are not in relation to each other, but if you find their synonyms, the two words will rhyme.  Example : Plump Feline = Fat Cat
    a) unadorned necklace   b) Funny/Smart Cat   c) Unusual Rabbit   d) Wedding Limo (2)  e) Untamed Minor
  4. (Palindromes) a) He drank a bottle of __  __  __ as he tied the __  __  __ around the neck of the little __  __  __ so she wouldn’t spill her drink on her dress.
    b)  The pitcher tore the __ __ __ __ __ __  __ cuff in his shoulder, and won’t be able to play for at least two months.

Test #26. Doodle Theme: Spring. (All meanings!)

Friday, 3/8: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #25

Prep sheet for Test #25. (Reload the test to get the latest version.)

Husker Du: ___/6  ___/6  ___/5    Giver Quizzes: ___/5  ___/7
Vocab Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/12  ___/10  ___/11
Other Extra Credit: Period 6 +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 1 +2.

Mental Floss.

  1. These word pairs are not in relation to each other, but if you find their synonyms, the two words will rhyme. Example : Plump Feline = Fat Cat. a) nondescript crustacean  b) old story  c) big boat  d) timid gnat  e) kiss dog
  2. Wacky Wordy:  EILN  PU
  3. Wacky Wordy: Long
                         Due
  4. What word could GHOTI be an alternative spelling for?
    (Big Hint: RouGH wOmen loTIon.)
  5. James said that he was born on February 29, 1900. What birthday did he celebrate in the year 2000?
  6. If a daddy bull weighs 1,200 pounds and eats twelve bales of hay each day, and a baby bull, who weighs 300 pounds, eats three bales of hay each day, how much hay, then, should a mommy bull eat if she weighs 800 pounds?

Test #25 . Doodle Theme: Movie Idea!