Monday, 5/21 (12): Homework, SAWs

Welcome Guest Teacher!

Here’s the plan:

  1. Copy homework
    –Tom Sawyer = Read each night. Quiz Daily. Come prepared to ask questions about stuff you don’t understand.
    -Monday night: Chapter 23-24
    -Tuesday night: Chapter 25
    -Wednesday night: Chapter 26
    -Thursday night: Chapter 27-28
    –Vocabulary due Tuesday and Wednesday.
  2. Do SAWs. Each used twice. Yes, I know there are a lot of multiples. We will correct and discuss tomorrow!
  3. Do your vocab. Use a Chromie to go to Learner’s Dictionary.
  4. Start reading Tom Sawyer.
  5. If you need to work on SBAC, Mr. Schalde will deal with you.



“SAWs, 5/21.”
conserve (verb) to protect from loss
renewable (adjective) able to be replaced
invest (verb) to put money or resources toward something, expecting a future benefit
proceed (verb) to move forward
maximize (verb) to increase to the greatest possible amount




Friday, 5/11: YEE 3, “Test” 32, SCRABBLE!

Prep sheet for “Test” 33:
Tom Sawyer Quizzes: ___/6   ___/9   Vocab H/w:___/20
Vocab Practice: ___/13   ___/12   ___/11
Other Extra Credit:

“Test” 33



Scrabble Practice Round.

  • Each person draws a letter. The letter closest to A goes first. (Blank beats A.)
  • Draw continues clockwise (to the left) after that.
  • If no one volunteers, the person with the letter farthest from A is scorekeeper.
  • Put those letters back and draw seven (7) each.
  • Keep score like this (don’t write what’s in the parentheses):


Jimmy (First Player)
17 (first turn)
6  (second turn)
23 (total so far)
14 (third turn)
37 (total so far)
Johnny (Second Player)


  • First player must put the word down with a letter on the Star (2x word)  in the middle.
  • Left to right, top to bottom; not diagonal, not bottom to top!
  • Suggestion: no more than 2 minutes per person.
  • NO! NO! NO!


  • NO abbreviations or contractions
  • NO foreign words
  • NO proper nouns (nouns you would normally capitalize)
  • (Check the dictionary.)

Multiplier squares are one use only!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.







Thursday, 5/10: YEE #2, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + SAWs only!

YEE #2!


“Vocab, 5/10.” Two SAWs.

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Even after he was caught, the criminal was (un)_____. He didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
  7. Most adults think most teenagers are somewhat ______ and resentful.
  8. Alfred knew Becky had used him to be ______ toward Tom.
  9. The students’ essays complained of them being _____(ed) by too much homework.
  10. Please stop picking your nose; it’s very (un) _____.
  11. The Elders watched the children for various _____(s) that would make them suitable for certain jobs.


Tom Sawyer, 18.” (9p) Write the letter AND the first 4-5 words of the answer.

  1. How did the boys get back from the island? a) a raft. b) swam. c) a stolen rowboat d) a log. e) all of the above.
  2. “It ain’t much — a cat does that much.” Does what? a) care. b) eat. c) dream. d) play. e) all of the above.
  3. “There must ‘a’ been an angel there.” a) Aunt Polly, about Tom’s dream. b) Aunt Polly, about how an angel must have kept Tom safe. c) Sid, about Tom’s dream.  d) The minister, about the boys’ adventure.  e) NOTA.
  4. What makes Tom feel like the “guiltiest of villains”? a) Fooling the whole town. b) Getting hugged by Aunt Polly. c) When Sid doesn’t believe him. d) Stealing all the stuff they took to the island. e) NOTA.
  5. “Shut up, Sid.” Who’s talking? a) Tom. b) Aunt Polly. c) Mary. d) Joe Harper. e) NOTA.
  6. Why does Tom think he can do without Becky now? a) He likes Amy Lawrence better anyway. b) He was so popular now after his return. c) He’s tired of her being so fickle. d) He’s found someone new. e) NOTA.
  7. Which one of these is NOT Alfred Temple? a) The boy Becky tries to make Tom jealous with. b) The kid Tom beat up in Chapter 1. c) Becky’s previous boyfriend. d) The boy Becky says this to: “Go away and leave me alone, can’t you? I hate you!” e) He is all of these.
  8. Why does Becky dump Alfred? a) Because he’s boring. b) Because he’s mean. c) Because he’s too nice. d) Because Tom hates him. e) NOTA.
  9. Becky gets back at Tom by pouring ink on his spelling book. a) True b) False


Tom takes Becky’s Pun!

Wednesday, 5/9: Vocab, YEE #1, Book Pitch, Tom Sawyer

“Vocab, 5/9.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he realized how much he hurt Aunt Polly, Tom was genuinely _____ for once.
  7. After he was arrested for fighting, the soldier was reprimanded for “conduct (un)_____ an officer.”
  8. The students liked the teacher because she was ______, exciting, and rarely boring.
  9. Even as the class went wild, the sub sat ______(ly) in his chair, smiling and doing nothing.
  10. His e-mail account was ______(ed) by so much spam, that it crashed the server.
  11. (2) When Tom returned from “the dead,” he walked with a cocky ________, which he thought was very ______ for a “pirate” like himself.


YEE #1.


Book Pitch!


Tom Sawyer: It was all a dream!

Tuesday, 5/8: Grammar (Really?), Vocab, Tom Sawyer, Book Pitch!

“Grammar, 5/8.” Copy and label. (9)
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, conjunction

Beetle bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.



“Vocabulary, 5/8.” One word twice. Two SAWs. (13)

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. When he thought Becky was sick, Tom was so depressed he was ___ to all of Aunt Polly’s treatments.
  7. He was very cocky, and walked with a _____ that showed it.
  8. When you meditate, you supposedly become more ___  and relaxed.
  9. It is part of a cheerleader’s job to be enthusiastic and _____.
  10. She had her hair cut in a _______ new style that everyone liked.
  11. “Every pore inside the boys cheeks became a spouting fountain; they could scarcely bail out the cellars under their tongues fast enough to prevent a(n) _____(ion).”
  12. In a tv interview, the billionaire _____(ed) his success to what he learned from his sevnth grade English teacher.
  13. Her rise to power was _____(ed) by her rich and influential friends.



Tom Sawyer, ch. 16.” (6)

  1. How did Tom keep the the boys from leaving the island when they got homesick?
  2. (2) The boys had two reasons to be thankful after the big storm. What were they?
  3. What made it an “extremely satisfactory day” playing Indians?
  4. (2) “Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates.”


Book Pitch!