Tuesday, 4/11: Gramma, Vocab, Mars


Grammar Revue.

“Grammar Review, 4/11.” Copy and label with the part of speech.
Bonus: What type of sentence is this? CD, CX, or Simple?

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


“Vocabulary 4/11.” One SAW.
1. _____ (Not peevish.)  2._____  3._____  4._____
5. Even though we had had arguments in the past, he was very ____ when we saw each other, asking after my family and my health.
6. His annoying behavior was making the teacher quite ______.
7. Apparently, second period was under the ______ that it was OK to interrupt the teacher.
8. He was a very _____(ous) lad who started his first company when he was ten.
9. One of the crimes Joan of Arc was burned for was _____ against the church.
10. He ate his hamburger with great _____, savoring every bite.
11. She scraped her knee ____(ing) around on the blacktop.
12. The rumor seemed to _____ itself all over the school, until everyone had heard it.
13. The Scooby-Doo kids are always investigating some _____ or other.



Here are some pictures of the actual Mars.

“The Third Expedition.”

Monday, 4/10: SAWs, Husker Du, Mars!

Here’s a link to Friday’s Test if you missed it.

Guest Teacher Behavior!? Really?!

“SAWs, 4/10.” – guarantee, contrast, parallel, industry, logical
6. At first Pony only saw the ______(s) between his life and Cherry’s…
7. …but soon he realized there were many ______, and they weren’t as different as they seemed.
8. This word also means the habit of working hard. ______
9. His argument wasn’t very ______, so he lost the debate.
10. There’s an old saw that says there isn’t anything in life that is ______(ed) except death and taxes.

Correct Test #29. Collect back.

“Parts of Speech Revue and Review.” There will be a Madlib Grammar Quiz this week.


“Grammar Review, 4/10.”  Copy the sentence and label each word with its part of speech.
( The word on is a preposition. Ignore the word the.  10p)

Homer tripped very awkwardly and hit his fat head on the door.


The Martian Chronicles!

“The Taxpayer” and “The Third Expedition”

Why does the taxpayer want to go to Mars?


Mars Facts and Pics

    • Average temperature on Mars is about  -67, Martian surface temperatures range widely from as little as -207 at the winter pole to almost 80 on the day side during summer.
    • A Martian year is  686.98 days.
    • The pressure is only 1% of Earth’s. Almost no atmosphere.
    • Mars has permanent ice caps at both poles composed mostly of solid carbon dioxide (“dry ice”).
    • Pics and facts courtesy of nineplanets.org.