Wednesday, 5/22: YEE #2, Vocabulary, Tom Sawyer

YEE #2! (Yee Haw!) Remember: the first four answers are EXACTLY THE SAME as yesterday’s!

“Vocabulary, 5/22.”

  1. Injun Joe has ______ plans for revenge on the Widow Douglas.
  2. The origin of this word is a slang mixup of the words romp and frolic. _____
  3. Tom felt lonely and _____(n) after Becky dumped him, and Aunt Polly punished him for something he didn’t do.
  4. The boys didn’t say anything, but their looks and gestures _____(ed) a lot.
  5. The origin of this word is the Old English word for lessen.
  6. The workload in the “accelerated” class was so ______ that many dropped out.
  7. In parades and such, the pope is _______(ed) in a bulletproof Popemobile.
  8. Some people find the heat in the tropics _____. They find it’s too hot for them to do much of anything.
  9. Dally’s childhood on the streets left him angry, street-wise, and _____.
  10. The root of this word means to die.
  11. (2) The _____(ous) ______ of protesters noisily pushed through the barriers.
  12. (2) First the moon ____(s) to being full, and then it starts to _____.


Tom Sawyer Quiz – 29.”

  1. Where do Tom and Becky plan to go after the picnic?
  2. Only a few of the parents went on the picnic with the kids. a) True b) False
  3. Injun Joe wants revenge on the Widow for something she did to him a long time ago. a) True b) False
  4. What is the Welshman’s reaction when Huck knocks on his door to tell him about Injun Joe?
  5. At the end of chapter 29, Huck is shot. a) True b) False


Tom Sawyer, Chapter 30.

Tuesday, 5/21 (11): YEE #1, Vocabulary, Tom Sawyer

YEE #1.

  • You MUST earn 100% to pass.
  • Follow directions EXACTLY!
  • Don’t panic; you get 10 shots at it. (Yes, the same questions.)


“Vocabulary, 5/21.” Each vocab word once, including wax and wane.
imperishable, wax/wane, clamor, grisly, forsake, rollicking, jaded, convey, oppressive, throng
*conserve, *renewable, *invest, *maximize, *proceed

  1. The house was made of almost _____ stone. It would be there for many, many years.
  2. There was such a huge _____ when the rock star showed up that the old woman put in her earplugs.
  3. The ____ scene in the graveyard horrified the village.
  4. After she had lied to everyone, her friends had ______(n) her.
  5. The light _____(ed) brighter and brighter until it blinded us.
  6. Some say that too much video game violence can lead you to be ____ about real life violence.
  7. Words sometimes cannot ______ our true feelings.
  8. The teacher was so strict, and there were so many rules in that classroom, the atmosphere was _____.
  9. Enthusiasm for the new fad quickly ____(ed), and something else took people’s attention.
  10. (2) There were ___(s) of people at the huge stadium concert, and it was a ____, fun-loving crowd.
  11. * (3) Today, more and more people are _____(ing) in _______ energy sources, so that we can ____ our natural resources.



Tom Sawyer, Chapter 28. Temperance  means  not  drinking alcohol.

  1. (2) Name the two people in the picture.
  2. How did the one with the lantern get in?
  3. Why is it ironic that there are whisky bottles everywhere?
  4. What’s the boys’ plan at the end of chapter 28?

Monday, 5/20: Guest Teacher, SAWs, Homework, Tom Sawyer

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 27-28
    -Tuesday night: Chapter TBA
    -Wednesday night: Chapter TBA
    -Thursday night: Chapter  TBA
    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, 5/20.”
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




Tuesday, 5/14 – Friday, 5/17: SBAC Testing

Block Schedule Tuesday/ Thursday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

1st Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

3rd Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

5th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Block Schedule Wednesday/ Friday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

2nd Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

4th Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

6th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Monday, 5/13 (17): Lexile Testing



Click the blue RI icon on the lower left. Follow the directions. Make a note of your score.
The last time we did this was 3/30. With any luck, we should have improved. Right?

If you have Ms. Knuttila or Ms. Ahearn you have already taken this.

No homework this week!

Bring your headphones tomorrow!

Bring something analog to do if you finish early (especially Thursday and Friday).

Alternating block schedule begins tomorrow.

Friday, 5/10 (18): SCRABBLE Training!

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 a running total, 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! Once they’re covered up, they’re used up!

Extra credit for anyone who breaks 75.
Extra points in the game for use of vocabulary words or SAWs: Add 3 points to the value of the word.

Thursday, 5/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 32


Prep sheet for Test #32:
Spelling: ___/5 ___/8   Spelling/Roots h/w: ___/10   TS Quizzes: ___/6 ___/6
Vocab h/w: ___20   Vocab Practice: ___/14 ___/14
Other Extra Credit: Spelling Bee?___   Vocab Relay?___


Mental Floss.

  1. “She” is a word that contains two personal pronouns: she and he. What five-letter word beginning with “U” contains four personal pronouns? (Hint: wedding.)
  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. What gets bigger the more you take away from it, but smaller the more you add to it?
  5. Which word in the English language, beginning with “P”, is singular until an “S” is added to the end and it becomes a plural, but reverts back to a singular word if another letter “S” is added to the end? (Hint: royal musician)


Test #32: Doodle Theme: Doodle on the pics that are there.