Wednesday, 5/31: “old age,” YEE#7, Message to 6th Grade

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”  –Mark Twain

What does he really mean?

 

“old age sticks” by ee cummings.

 

YEE #7.

 

Message to 6th Grade.

Form:

  • Storyboard That! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Slides?
  • Web Site?
  • Quiz
  • Newsletter
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

Tuesday, 5/30: Copy Homework, YEE #6, Final Exam, Message to 6th Grade

Copy homework into planner. This is the last time for this!

YEE #6. Name:                      Date:                  Period:

1. Pearl Harbor Day (M, D, 4-digit Y):
2. Independence Day (M, D, 4-digit Y):
3. 10% of 350 = _________
4. 150/200 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
5. Well, a) _____________ at it again; b) __________ goes another one of c) __________strange cars.
6. Label each word with its part of speech.

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

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/30.”

  1. “She” is a word that contains two personal pronouns: she and he. What five-letter word beginning with “U” contains four personal pronouns?
  2. Even if you give this to someone else, you still keep it. What is it?
  3. Which is more desirable, an old hundred dollar bill or a new one?
  4. A horse has a five foot rope tied to its neck. There is a bale of hay seven feet away. Without breaking the rope or any help, the horse was able to reach the hay. How?
  5. A hot dog vendor at a soccer game sells one half of his supply of hot dogs during the first half of the game. During intermission, he sells a total of five hot dogs. During the second half, he sells three eighths of his original supply. He is left with only four hot dogs. How many did he have to start with?

 

 


“Final Exam, 5/30”
If we were to try to sum up, in just one phrase, the theme of the majority of the books and stories we read this year, the best phrase would probably be… a) “Life sucks, and then you die.” b) “It’s hard being an outsider.” c) “Youth vs. age.” d) “Expectation vs. reality.” e) “Family is important.”

Partial List of Titles: The Outsiders, Midwife’s Apprentice, MAUS, The Giver, “Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” “A Sound of Thunder,” “Theme for English B,”  “Old Glory,”  “The Earth Men,” “The Third Expedition”

Instructions: As a group…
Choose the phrase. Come up with three books/stories that back up your choice.
On your sheet:

  • I/We chose…
  • Our three examples are…
    • First… (explain)
    • Second… (explain)
    • Third… (explain)

 

Message to 6th Grade. We are grading them live, in class on Friday.

Form:

  • StoryboardThat! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Web Site?
  • Google Slides (15+)
  • Quiz (20+ questions.)
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

Friday, 5/26: SCRABBLE! (and YEE #5)

YEE #5.  Use your own paper. NDP in upper right corner. Title: YEE #5. Use 4-digit dates for #1 and #2. Copy only the ones that say “Copy.”

  1. First Independence Day (M,D,Y):
  2. Pearl Harbor Day (M,D,Y):
  3. (Copy.) 10% of 250 = _________
  4. (Copy.) 24/40 = ______% = ______(letter grade)
  5. a) ______ books have been sitting b)_______ for a long time; I hope c)______ coming back soon.
  6. Copy the sentence below and label each word with its part of speech.

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

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/26.”

  1. Wacky Wordy:   CLOU__ __
  2. Wacky Wordy:
    OVERS
  3. What do all these have in common?  Pebble, Long, Cocoa, Palm, Myrtle
  4. What do these sets of letters have in common?  Clfrn, Clrd, Hw, Grg, Txs, Lsn   
  5. These SEVEN words are hiding something. What?
    Vermont, statues, Swedish, Arthur, Africa, sensation, misunderstood

 

 

LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE. 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)
23
15   
38
7   
45

VERTICAL not horizontal.

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! Once covered, they are done!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.

 

Thursday, 5/25 (9): YEE #4, Message to 6th Grade

  • How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet be unable to touch each other without stepping off the newspaper?

YEE #4. No need to panic…yet.

For those who have completed their YEE obligation, use a separate sheet of paper for your AlternaYEEs. Date it each time. Turn it in at the end for extra credit.

“AlternaYEE, 5/25.”  Anagrams! Each of the phrases below unscrambles into the name of a character from one of our books/stories. If the last name is given in the book, it is included in the anagram. Ignore any apostrophes, spaces or capitals. Use all the letters.

  1. Support A Disco
  2. Let Sin Rampage
  3. I Meet Greasers (It’s a trick!)
  4. Fun Biker Lyncher
  5. Fried Leech
  6. A Lilac Satin Wimp

 

 

 

Message to 6th Grade.  Singles or Partners (2x content).
Due by Next FRIDAY. It’s only homework if you don’t finish in class.

Form:

  • StoryboardThat! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Web Site?
  • Google Slides (15+)
  • Quiz (20+ questions.)
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

StoryboardThat! People:
If you have already used the site, log in with the account you already created. Just join this class too and save it there. If you are a Noob:

  1. Copy the following key: laguna
  2. Click the link below, and choose “I’m a new user.”
    Join StoryboardThat
  3. Click on the Google Button and sign in with your @student.slcusd.org username and password.
  4. Click I am a Student.
    a) The School is Laguna-MS.  b) The key is lagunaand  c) use your real first name and last initials.
  5. Scroll down to “Manage my Classes.”
  6. Join the appropriate class that begins with 2017-.
  7. The password is “cheese.”
  8. Click Create Storyboard.

HERE are some photos of Laguna to use in your project.

 

Wednesday, 5/24:

Bessie Smith, bop, Bach.

OK, let’s talk about this…

“Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.”

Hmmm. What does that mean?

“I guess I’m what 
I feel and see and hear”

What do you FEEL and see and hear?

YEE Three!

 

 

Message to 6th Grade.
Singles or Partners (2x material).
Due by Next FRIDAY. It’s only homework if you don’t finish in class.

Form:

  • StoryboardThat! Comic (10+ panels)
  • Prezi?
  • Web Site?
  • Google Slides (15+)
  • Quiz (20+ questions.)
  • ???
Content:

  • Three Expectations vs. Reality
  • Three Good Things About Laguna
  • Three Pieces of Advice
  • One Euphemism?
  • Upbeat and Funny
  • Proofread!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rubric:

  • All Content Items (15)
  • Mechanics (20)
  • Effort (10)
  • Creativity (15)Total: 60

StoryboardThat! People:
If you have already used the site, log in with the account you already created. Just join this class too and save it there. If you are a Noob:

  1. Copy the following key: laguna
  2. Click the link below, and choose “I’m a new user.”
    Join StoryboardThat
  3. Click on the Google Button and sign in with your @student.slcusd.org username and password.
  4. Click I am a Student.
    a) The School is Laguna-MS.  b) Paste the key (laguna) and  c) use your real first name and last initials.
  5. Scroll down to “Manage my Classes.”
  6. Join the appropriate class that begins with 2017-.
  7. The password is “cheese.”
  8. Click Create Storyboard.

HERE are some photos of Laguna to use in your comic.

 

Tuesday, 5/23 (11): English B, Yee#2, Finish SBAC

“English B, 5/23.”

  1. The word theme, as it is used here, means…
  2. The word “true” in line #5 most likely means…
  3. “I am the only colored student in my class. …sit down and write this page”   He makes a big deal about how he gets home to do this paper because…
  4. (quote) Which line in the poem is about how his writing will be shaped by his experiences?
  5. Bop is a type of…
  6. Durham and Winston-Salem are cities in…
  7. Harlem is a neighborhood in…

  8. (Bonus) YMCA stands for…  _________  __________’s  ____________  ____________

 

YEE #2.

 

Finish SBAC Testing if Needed.
If you are finished:

  1. Do homework.
  2. Play the Word Game Challenge. You may try each game multiple times, but you only receive extra credit for each game once: