Thursday, 11/15: RBC, Monsters!


Tomorrow’s Test: RBC, MoMS.
Notice: No KBAR tonight.

“RBC, 11/15.”

  1. When the student searched for “Could an asteroid hit Earth?” the search engine returned more than 10,000 results. a) True  b) False  c) You can’t tell.
  2. Even though the student asked a five word question, the search engine ignored one or more of them. How many words were ignored? a) 1  b) 2  c) 3  d) 4
  3. A link is always underlined. a) True  b) False
  4. A web address is also known as a… a) ULR.  b) http.  c) search engine.  d) site.  e) URL.
  5. Not including the search feature, how many “interactive areas” (places where you can do something besides just click) are linked to on the “All About Asteroids” main page? a) 1  b) 2  c) 3  d) 4  e) 0
  6. From what we can tell from the main page, the “All About Asteroids” site gives information on… a) how many asteroids hit Mars each year.  b) how people can make their own model asteroids.  c) what an asteroid is.  d) movie myths about asteroids.  e) all of the above.
  7. Which link would you click to look for something else about asteroids on the “All About Asteroids” site that’s not listed on the main page? a) See More Science Topics  b) See More General Topics c) Search This Site  d) E-mail the Authors  e) Take This Poll




  • What is the purpose of fear?  (Why do we get scared?)
  • Why do we like it sometimes? (Don’t say, “It’s fun.” Duh.)
  • What are (most) humans scared of?
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Meaning?  (Bonus: Who said that famous quote?)

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p247.

“You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!”

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.


Thursday, 11/16/17: Transitions, Vocab + (NEW) Relay, MoMS

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab,  Monsters


“Vocab, 11/16.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. ______
  7. subside : ebb :: engross : _____
  8. “In this brief fraction of a moment, they take the first step toward performing a _____ that changes people from a group into a mob.”
  9. Always eating chicken before a baseball game is a good example of an idiosyncrasy.  a) True  b) False
  10. In the word insomnia, the prefix in- means into.   a) True  b) False


NextGen VOCABULARY RELAY! The class that gets around the room fastest with the fewest mistakes wins! If you are one of the people that gets a rerun, you’d better be ready! Count off, remember your number, and preview your question before we get to you.

  1. True/False? Referring to a judge as “Your Honor,” is an example of colloquial language.
  2. True/False? Always eating chicken before a baseball game is a good example of an idiosyncrasy.
  3. True/False?  In the word insomnia, the prefix in- means into.
  4. True/False?  Shaving your head is an example of a metamorphosis.
  5. True/False? Mr. Coward uses many colloquialisms.
  6. True/False? The word scapegoat is based on actual goats.
  7. True/False? In the word instill, the prefix in– means not.
  8. True/False? The word scapegoat can be used as a verb.
  9. True/False? In the word transfixed, the prefix trans– means nailed.
  10. True/False? To be called a phenomenon, it has to be inexplicable.
  11. True/False? At the end of The Midwife’s Apprentice, Alyce is optimistic.
  12. True/False?  Dally was a pessimistic person.
  13. True/False?  The sun coming up every morning is a phenomenon.
  14. True/False?  The sun coming up every morning is inexplicable.


“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” Act II.

You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!


Friday, 12/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 15, MoMS!

Prep sheet for Test #15:
Vocabulary Practices:  12/7: ____/12  12/6: ____/15
Vocab H/W: ___/20
Other Extra Credit: Period 3 gets +3 for Vocab Relay, Period 6 gets +1. Also: Cerro San Luis +1, phenomena +1, 1941 +1.

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

Test #15.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!