Monday, 10/29: Homework, SAWs, TMA

Copy homework into planner. You’re welcome. Short week; no school Friday. Yes, the test will be Thursday.


“SAWs, 10/29.”
access (noun) ability to use; right to use
civil (adjective) involving citizens or citizenship; polite
despite (preposition) even with, in spite of
integrate (verb) to make part of; to combine
promote (verb) to encourage
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. ______ all the preparation he did, he lost the match because his adversary was better.
  5. Right now you can see a lot of signs ______(ing) various candidates for various elections.
  6. I didn’t have ______ to my e-mail because I couldn’t remember my password.
  7. You are supposed to _____ four vocabulary words into your paper.
  8. (2) _____ not liking each other, the two political opponents were able to act ____ to each other in the debate.
  9. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for _____ rights.


Debrief Test #10. Oh my! Gonna be a whole lot of Husker Dus on THURSDAY.


Friday, 10/26: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #10

Homies: Three-Mile Run Video.

Prep sheet for Test #10:

KBARR: ___/40 Vocabulary Homework: ___/20 Vocabulary: ___/13 ___/14
Other Extra Credit: Proofreading?  SAWs?  TMA?


Mental Floss.

  1. Mr. Cheeselog wasted lots of money every day for years, and now he is a millionaire. How?
  2. Wacky Wordy. What phrase is represented here?
    Spring – Hola   Summer – Bonjour   Fall – Hello   Winter – Aloha
  3. A man left his house to go to work. When he got home he saw that his house had been broken into. The robbers had taken everything in his house except for two one hundred dollar bills that were in plain sight. Why weren’t the one hundred dollar bills taken?
  4. Bob was having a big party. He decided on a technique to get lots of people to come. He invited his five closest friends and said that they could each invite 4 people.  Each of those could invite 3. Each of those could invite 2. Each of those could invite 1. Overall, how many people did Bob invite to his party?
  5. What is special about this letter arrangement?
  6. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?


TEST #10

Doodle Theme: Free Doodle.

Thursday, 10/25: Vocab + Relay, Proofreading, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: (Today is a preview!) Vocab, Proofreading, Husker Du, TMA.

Counselor Presentation!

“Vocabulary, 10/25.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. After Mr. Shmarty lost his ring at the beach, they _____(ed) through the sand until they found it.
  6. The new landscaping in front of the house really ______(ed) its value.
  7. I found your story _____(ing), but ultimately unbelievable.  
  8. Genevieve’s  wardrobe was rather ____ and boring until she went on the show What Not to Wear.
  9. I really like mystery novels because of all the adventure and _____.
  10. “Why don’t you get a job?”   asked Steve.  “What?!” Two-Bit was _____. “And ruin my rep?”
  11. Ponyboy was _____ about appearing in juvenile court.
  12. * The police said there was enough evidence to _____ murder charges.




Proofreading, 10/25.” Find ’em all!  (+8 possible). This is your study guide for tomorrow


TMA. What inspired Alyce to go see Edward at the manor?


Wednesday, 10/24: Vocab, Proofreading and TMA

Why is the title of today’s post incorrect?




“Vocab, 10/24.”
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  1. What a(n) ______(ing) smile!
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “I’m not paranoid! I’m _____ about being apprehended!”
  5. While Mr. Buffy was in training, he took several different vitamin ______(s). (You’ll have to change the form of the word.)
  6. The principal had to ____ through all the conflicting stories to get at the truth.
  7. The fan ____(ed) her way into the sold-out concert by flirting with the security guard.
  8. I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher! (Not apprehensive.)
  9. People get cosmetic surgery because they think it will _____ their appearance.
  10. Since 1967, cigarette smoking has ___(ed)  to its lowest rate ever.
  11. As a rule, grandparents respond to _____(ing) more than parents do.
  12. *______     13. *_____   14.*_____


“Proofreading, 10/24.” (+7 possible)

     Another good song on the album “Death Metal Guys.”  They sing about how crazy these guys are, and how they have lot’s of tattoos. The best part about it is it’s a country song, I like country songs. There are also songs about ventriloquists, llamas, and the Dalai Lama. As you can see, this band is pretty funny.

    The album has a lot of songs, but some are as short as a minute. One thing I don’t like about it. I wish the songs were longer sometimes. Still, I think this album is worth your time and money because it is funny, it rocks, and you get many songs for the price. You’d be a boon shopper if you bought this album. Now I’m going to put my headphones on listen to some Love Baby Kiss Doll.


“TMA, 10/24.”

  1. Why had Magister Reese been watching Alyce?
  2. (2) Why does Magister Reese teach Purr to read instead of teaching Alyce? (You need to justify two things!)


Tuesday, 10/23: Vocab, Proofreading, TMA

“Vocabulary, 10/23.” Write the vocab word. Yes, you might use words more than once.

  1. _____
  2. _____ (Fill in the blank on the cup.)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. Third period tried to ______ Mr. Coward into postponing the assignment, but Denial is not just a river in Egypt.  (Bonus: What is this type of joke called?)
  7. We were a little _____ when the pilot said it was his first flight. (Not aghast.)
  8. We were ______(ed) by his mysterious-sounding voice.
  9. (2) The class was ____ that someone would be silly enough to commit a ___ like that in front of Mr. Coward.
  10. (2) Another name for detention might be “____ behavior _____(ment).” (Bonus: What’s this kind of expression called? Or give another example.)
  11. *



“Proofreading, 10/23.” (+6 possible)

    The album features good songs, my favorite song is called, “Can I Take My Gun Up to Heaven?” because its so funny. Also a little ironic. Why would you need a gun up in Heaven? The song also has some harps on it. Do you get it? It’s because their up in Heaven, so they need their harps. The song also has a lot of rocking guitars and a rap section featuring Ice-T. I have listened to this song at least a million times, already I just downloaded it yesterday. It is incredulous that any song could be that good.


TMA 10-11, 10/23.” Group Quiz! Use complete sentences. (10p: 5p for using actual sentences.)

  1. (p66) Why does Alyce tell Edward to be sure to tell the people at the manor about how Jane delivered the “Lady Agnes’s stubborn son”?
  2. (p69) What turns out to be the reason Emma Blunt’s baby wasn’t coming out?
  3. (quote – 70) The real reason Alyce leaves the village is that she…
  4. (2) This story is a sort of a quest. What is Alyce searching for? What makes you think so?

Monday, 10/22: Planners, SAWs, Debrief Test #9, TMA

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 10/22.”
rely (verb) to depend
react (verb) to respond
alternative (adjective) other, different
justify (verb) to show or prove to be right; to defend
proportion (noun) fraction; compared amounts; amount as compared to a whole


  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. We had to come up with a(n) _____ for butter when we ran out.
  7. “Every action has an equal and opposite _____(ion).”
  8. My mom made me _____ why I needed a new phone before she said yes.
  9. Some of the money goes to cover expenses, but a large _____ is donated to charity.
  10. The whole village must ____ on one well for all its water.


Proofreading Practice I. Proofread up to the end of the first paragraph. List all the mistakes you find and how to fix them. +1 point for each correctly found and fixed, -1 for each missed and/or each wrongly corrected.

Debrief Test #9. Some classes did ok… Some, not so much.

Alyce Aloud.





Thursday, 10/18: Transitions, Vocab + Relay, TMA

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab/SAWs, Husker Du FROs (sigh), TMA.

“Transitions, 10/18.” in fact, consequently, because, furthermore, instead, for example, nevertheless 

A vegetarian can be defined as someone who does not eat meat, fish, or other animal products, such as eggs or cheese; 1) _____, he or she eats vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. 2) _____ this diet consists of non-meat food sources, a vegetarian typically consumes less fat and cholesterol than an individual who consumes meat. 3) _____, raising animals for food uses valuable land, water, and energy. This is one of the reasons many people become vegetarians. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.


“Husker Du, 10/18.”

  1. We have three ______ in our class. (Morris)
  2. The upstairs library is a great place to quietly study.  Adjectives?
  3. us: a) first person b) second person c) third person  d) fourth person
  4. That embarrassing moment when you realize that your llama just wrote a run on sentence.  a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence
  5. Up, up, and away went my beautiful llama balloon.    a) Fragment  b) Run On  c) Correct Sentence



“Vocabulary 10/18.”

  1. (roguish pirate pic)_____
  2. (two side of a bridge under construction that don’t line up)_____ (not sham)
  3. (a woman hungrily eyeing a jar of cookies)_____
  4. (a guy striking a huge gong) ____
  5. (2) Job Applicants’ Coach: “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  6. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  7. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme. (not incompetent)
  9. The cat liked to “bite at the ____(ingly) moving pen.”
  10. (2) Is high-technology a _____ for mankind, or is it a _____ and just another way for companies to sell more stuff?
  11. * Make sure that ladder is _____ before you climb it.




These will be questions on tomorrow’s test

  • Why does Jane the Midwife not notice that Alyce is gaining skills and respect in the village?
  • Why does Alyce deliver the bailiff’s wife’s baby, instead of the midwife?
  • What prompted Alyce’s first smile?
  • What part of the story are we in?
  • After she proved herself by delivering Alyce Little, how does the midwife treat Alyce?
  • Why do the boys say they are chasing Runt?