Thursday, 1/11: Mental Floss, SAWS, 120, Vladek

Have a great 4-day weekend! Grades start over next week with the new semester!

Use your own sheet of paper.

Prep sheet for “Test” #18:
Name:                   Date:                               Period:
SAWs: ___/11  Maus Quiz: ___/12  KBARR: ___/30


Mental Floss.

  1. What famous fictional character is represented here?   ants, beetles, termites, rabbit
  2. A man walks into a room, turns around and walks out the same door he went in. When he gets out he is in a different room than when he started. How is this possible?
  3. What number should come next? 144, 121, 100, 81, 64,  _____  (Alert: math.)
  4. Spell the word candy with just 2 letters.
  5. How many F’s (capital or small–no trick here) are in the following sentence? (Alert: Counting.)
    Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.  


“Test” #18. (17p)
contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored, anthropomorphic, propaganda

  1. There has been a lot of discussion recently about raising the _____ wage.
  2. The _____ reason is that most people can’t live on so little money.
  3. No matter what anybody tells you, there has never been any _____ with any extra-terrestrials. Other planets are just too far away.
  4. Everybody assumes that any extra-terrestrial life we meet will be _______, but it’s more likely it won’t look anything like us.
  5. The teacher _____ the students’ behavior with a hidden camera.
  6. Hitler’s _____ campaign against Jews included speeches, posters and movies.
  7. To get past the guard, the spy____(ed) as a delivery man.
  8. It was very sad that the young man was killed in the _____ of his life.
  9. Ponyboy was not as _____ as people would think. His oldest brother made sure he always knew what Pony was doing.
  10. Mr. Coward ____(ed) a question almost nobody could answer.
    Maus, chapter 1
  11. Why does Anja try to break the engagement with Vladek?
  12. (quote) What promise to his father does Artie break?
    Maus chapter 2
  13. Why does Vladek threaten to break the engagement with Anja?
  14. (p30) Why are the police drawn as pigs?
  15. (2) When Anja gets _____, the treatment is to take her to a _____.
  16. What is the first foreshadowing Vladek gets of the troubles that are coming?


120 Seconds!


Thursday, 12/21: Mental Floss, ??????????

Prep Score Sheet. (Use your own paper. COPY!)

Name:      Date:       Period:
SAWs: ___/9  ___/14  ___/18
OGPD Quiz: ___/10
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. A word I know, six letters it contains.
    Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains.
    What word is it?
  2. Wacky Wordy: TTTT RRRRRRRRR
  3. Wacky Wordy: Must get here. Must get here. Must get here.
  4. Wacky Wordy: history history history history
  5. When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, this day will be as far from Friday as this day was from Friday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What day is it?
  6. The moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth. Sound travels at about 650 miles per hour. If a meteor hit the moon, about how long would it take for the sound to reach Earth?




Have a great vacation! READ! Go OUTSIDE and PLAY! SLEEP well.


Friday, 12/15: paperwork, Quiz #16, Research

Music Assembly Schedule (6th Period)

Prep sheet for “Test” #16:
Vocabulary Practices: ___/14 ___/13 ___/11 Vocabulary h/w: ___/20
Other Extra Credit: ? (Pending outcomes of Vocab Relays in 3rd and 5th.)


Mental Floss.

  1. How far can you walk into the woods?
  2. What do you get when you add 1 and 11 four times?
  3. Which three numbers give the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added? (Alert: math)
  4. The more you take away the bigger it gets; the more you add, the smaller it becomes. What is it?
  5. Wacky Wordies:







Test” #16.


Get back to work on research!

Finished writing?

  1. Proofread.
  2. EasyBib your Works Cited page.
  3. Copy and Paste your Works Cited page to the end of your paper.
  4. Format all your citations like the model.
  5. Be sure to cite your graphics.
  6. PROOFREAD out loud.
  7. SHARE your document with me. Yes, again.
  9. Staple.
  10. Make sure your name and period are on the front page.
  11. Put it in the basket.
  12. RELAX.


Friday, 12/8: Paperwork, Mental Floss, “Test” #15, Research Continues

Prep sheet for “Test” #15:
Outsiders Project: ___/60  OR ___/75 (Go look!)
Vocabulary Practices: ___/13  ___/16  ___/14       Vocabulary h/w: ___/20    
Other Extra Credit:


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.

Friday, 12/1: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #14

Prep sheet for Test #14:
Plagiarism (9)  + Warm Ups: (5 and 5): ___/19   Vocabulary Hw: ___/20
Vocabulary Practice:  ___/12   ___/12   ___/12      KBARR:___/40

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.