Friday, 5/25: Scrabble Practice!

YEE #7.   Use your own paper. NDP in upper right corner.
Title: YEE #7. 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. Choose a sentence below, copy it, and label each word with its part of speech.

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

Beetle bravely endured their anger and cruel taunts in silence.

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

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/25.” Rerun: The first Mental Floss!

  1. You have two coins that total 15 cents, but one of them is not a nickel. How is that possible?
  2. What is the volume of dirt in a hole 6 feet long, 8 feet deep, and 4 feet wide?
  3. A farmer had seventeen sheep; all but nine died. How many are left?
  4. What heavy six letter word can you take one letter away from and have eight left?
  5.  You are in a mountain cabin, and it is freezing and dark. The cabin has an old gas lantern, a wood burning stove, and an oil burning heater. You have only one match. Which do you light first?
  6. A fish weighs 10 pounds plus half its weight. How much does it weigh? (Not a trick; just math.)

 

LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE.
Scrabble Practice Round. The tourney begins in just over a week! Cash money prizes!

  • 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

 

  • 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, 5/24 (9): Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #34, YEE #6

(Yes, I know it’s Thursday.)

Prep Sheet for Test #34:
Tom Sawyer Quiz: ___/5 Vocab h/w: ___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/11 ___/11

 

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?
  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?

 

Wednesday, 5/23: YEE #5, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

 

 

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.

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

 

“AlternaYEE, 5/23.”

  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

 

“Vocabulary, 5/23.” (Each word once.)

  1. “Two roads ____(ed) in a yellow wood…” I took the one less traveled by.
  2. During the period before Easter, you are supposed to ____ from something you enjoy.
  3. The A he received on the first test was a(n) _______ beginning to the quarter.
  4. The morning after Doc Robinson’s murder, the entire town ____(ed) on the scene of the crime.
  5. After he started studying for the tests, he saw a _____ increase in his grade.
  6. His fake nose and moustache combo was a pathetic attempt to go ______.
  7. Since they believed Injun Joe had sold his soul to Satan, they thought it would be ______ to mess with him.
  8. (2) It was a little____ to watch the _____ practice the same basic move over and over.
  9. (2) As Examination Day approached, Mr. Dobbins grew more and more _____, and was ______ about punishing any wrong answer. (The order matters.)

 

“Tom Sawyer, 5/23.”

  1. How does Tom want to spend any treasure they find?
  2. How does Huck want to spend any treasure they find?
  3. Why does Huck say Tom is “not in his right mind” for wanting to get married?
  4. What’s the reason Tom gives for not finding the treasure where they should?
  5. Why does Huck say ghosts are scarier than dead people?

Tuesday, 5/22 (11): Theme for English B, YEE 4, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

Where I was last weekend.

“Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes. Yours is due Friday, June 1. Yep.

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, 5/22.”  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

 

“Vocab, 5/22.” Once each, including diverge/converge.
          

 

Tom Sawyer. Greatest Prank Evar!

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

         

 

Go.