Thursday, 2/22: Commas, Vocab + Relay, Vladek

Tomorrow’s Test: Commas, Vocab, Vladek.

“Commas, 2/22.” Put ’em where they go. If the sentence doesn’t need any commas, write OK.

  1.  There was no question that the llama’s painting a huge colorful and ugly mural was the worst entry in the art exhibit.
  2. The llama was safe enough wasn’t it?
  3. Llamas which are lighter than water rise to the surface.
  4. The uninvited llama wore a bright white furry suit.
  5. As the llama goddess she regulated the course of the heavenly bodies and controlled the alternating seasons.
  6. Llamas that don’t wear hats are illegal in some cities.
  7. Some llamas refuse to go to the zoo because of pity for creatures that must live in small cages.
  8. The llama was born on May 7 1955 and his best friend was born exactly two months later on July 7 1955.


“Vocab, 2/22.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. After he missed the tying field goal, the kicker was _____ for days.
  7. When the little girl gets tired, she gets ____, and pouts about everything. (Not dejected.)
  8. The light in the room didn’t seem to come from any one source; it just sort of ______(ed)  the walls, casting a soft glow.
  9. She is usually very ______ and lazy on very hot days.
  10. It is taking us awhile to ______ the concepts of compound and complex sentences.
  11. By definition, a meme is ______.
  12. (2) When your sadness is _____(ed), your soul has found ___. (Awww.)

Vocabulary Relay!



Friday, 2/16: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #23

Prep sheet for Test #23:
Vocab Homework: ___/20
Vocab Practices: ___/13  ___/12              KBARR: ___/15
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. Try to figure out the noun or adjective that is common to all the items each group.
    • a) person, clock, cliff
    • b) feather,  torch,  low-calorie
    • c) fishing rod, actor, checkout counter
  2. What three-letter word can be added to spaces below to form four words? (Same three-letter word all four times.)
    T__ __ __ SIT,  ST __ __ __ D,  F __ __ __ TIC
    B __ __ __ D
  3. The following not only describes a famous monument, but is an anagram for its name. What is it?   Built to Stay Free.
  4. Cross out six letters and you’ll find an easy word. What is the word?  SBAIXNLETATNERSAS
  5. A donkey behind another donkey,
    I’m behind that second donkey,
    But there is a whole nation behind me.
    It is a murder you can describe in a word: ______
  6. For each, find a three-letter word that ends the first word and begins the second word.
    a) birth _ _ _ light       b) knock _ _ _ line


Test #23

Friday, 2/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #22

Prep sheet for Test #22:
Vocab H/W: ____/20 Vocab Practices: ___/12 ___/15 ___/12 Vladek: ___/7 KBARR: ___/20
Other Extra Credit:


Mental Floss.

  1. Wacky Wordies:
    b) S – N – O – W
    (I probably should have done this one in December.)
  2. The amazing No Snore Sally has gone 11 days without sleeping. How does she do it?
  3. What large and well known city in the U.S.A. is half golden and half silver?
  4. Although very old coins tend to be worth more than their face value, why is it that 1997 nickels are worth about $100?
  5. What’s the common link?
    • a) tailor, wrestling match, bowling alley
    • b) watermelon, tournament, flower
    • c) hurricane, needle, potato
    • d) barber, rooster, beehive
  6. Can you figure out the logic I used to decide the order of the following words? (Hint: Sing them to yourself.)
    gun, shoe, spree, door, hive, kicks, heaven, gate, line, den


TEST #22.

Doodle Theme: A New Toy!



Monday, 2/5: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test 21, Vladek

Copy homework into planner.

Rough Draft interviews due Thursday.


“SAWs, 2/5.” subsequently, dominant, import, commission, scheme

  1. Facebook is the _____ company in the social media market.
  2. The Mona Lisa was a ______ from a rich merchant who wanted DaVinci to paint a portrait of his wife.
  3. People who are always ____(ing) and looking for a scam Vladek calls  kombinators.
  4. Vehicles are the #3 ____ into the US from other countries.
  5. “And then this happened…” ______
  6. This word also means “the doing of something.”
  7. This word also means “a plan.” _____
  8. In video class, one of the first things you learn how to do is ____ your videos into the software for editing.
  9. In science, you learn that the genes that are ____ are the ones whose effects we see.
  10. The roots of this word mean “to follow closely.” _____


Go over Test #21.



Friday, 2/2: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 21

Prep sheet for Test 21.

Mental Floss.

  1. A man builds an extraordinary house where all four sides face south.  A bear walks up to one of his windows and peers in. What color is the bear?
  2. There is a building with thirty stories and one elevator. On floor twenty-one, four people get on and zero get off. On floor thirteen, six get on and two get off. On floor nine, eight people get on and four get off. How many people would get on and off on floor thirty-one?
  3. What two words contain the most letters?
  4. Wacky Wordy: my you’re way
  5. Find the name of a planet hidden in each of the following sentences:
    • a) “Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves.”
    • b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage.
    • c) “Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!”
    • d) “Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet.”


Test 21.

Doodle Theme: Invent a new sport!