Friday, 9/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #2, 3-Day Weekend

Prep sheet for Test #2:
Adjectives: ___/9  ___/5   ___/5
KBAR total for the week: KBAR: ___/40 
Vocabulary Homework: ____/20
Vocabulary Practices: ___/12  ___/12  ___/12
Other Extra Credit: Period 3 claims +3 for Vocab Relay.


Mental Floss.

  1. A boat has a ladder hanging off the side that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?
  2. Show how it is possible to name the capital of each and every one of the United States in less than a minute.
  3. Which is correct, “bigger of two halves” or “biggest of two halves”?
  4. Johnny’s mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
  5. There are ten sheep walking in a straight line across a field. What numbered sheep can look back and say he is the third from the last in line?
  6. A house painter paints numbers on all the new houses in a neighborhood from 1-100. How many times does he have to paint the digit 9? (Not a trick; I’m just betting you can’t count.)

Test #2.
Please Note: Choose E for #5. None of the answers is correct, so make sure you pick E.

Finished early? Your choices:
1) Doodle – Theme: “Weird Planet.” The theme is optional; you may doodle about whatever you want. If I like it you get get extra credit.
2) Trackword. 10 words = +1, 20 = +2, etc.
3) Read something.
4) Nap. Just don’t snore.
5) Stare blankly (and silently) into space.

Have a tremendous 3-day weekend!



Welcome to Mr. Coward’s Web Page – 2016!

flashingdogWelcome back to Mr. Coward’s Seventh Grade page!
It’s our 19th year on the web, and our 24th year at Laguna!
Here are a few tips if you’re new here or if you’ve “forgotten.”headbeanie

  • Whenever you are absent, use the calendar (“What We Did That Day” or “Previously On”) and click the dates you were gone. You can also simply scroll down to the dates you were gone. Do what we did in class that day as best you can (IN YOUR NOTEBOOK) and show everything to me (IN YOUR NOTEBOOK) when you return. Be prepared with questions about whatever you didn’t understand.
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  • You can also use the comments to ask PERTINENT questions about that day’s work.
  • All homework is assigned on Monday (or the first day of the week). Check the homework page for the latest.
  • There’s no need to be this guy: