Friday, 10/30: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #10, Notebook Audit

Shared lunch w/8th grade (shiver).

Notebook Audit (20p).
Leave your notebook out and closed. I will be looking for:

  • Title and Date.
  • Organization/Sequence.
  • Wrong answers replaced with correct ones in red.
  • Completeness.
  • Neatness.

Prep sheet for Test #10:

  • Adverbs: 10/27:___  10/28:___  10/29:___
  • Vocabulary: 10/27:___/10  10/28:___/12  10/29:___/ 12
  • Vocabulary Homework: ___/20
  • Other Extra Credit: (May include… Lolly III for +1, lammiepie for +1, tourniquet for +1 or +2, Tantalus for +1.)

Mental Floss.

  1. Mr. Cheeselog wasted lots of money every day, 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: Halloween!

Thursday, 10/29: Advoibs, Vocab, MWA.

Tomorrow’s Test: Adverbs, Vocabulary, MWA, Husker Du, Notebook Audit.

“Adverbs, 10/29.” Find and list ’em all! (otherwise + 11 more)

  1. Yesterday I noisily ate my tasty sandwich with mutton and onions.
  2. Daily(a) practice only works if you practice correctly and daily(b); otherwise it does not work.
  3. “We can also give you a special intensifier, so you can paint it very neatly or rather sloppily.”


“Vocabulary, 10/29.” (11)

bridge'Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?''Always remember that the most competent person is the person who can hide his incompetence best.'

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. (Job Applicants’ Coaching) “Always remember that the most ____ person is the person who can hide his ____(ce) best.”
  5. Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  6. The large donation was quite a(n) _____ for the poor little non-profit organization.
  7. He bought his computer from a(n) ____ dealer, and when it broke the next day, they told him he was out of luck. (+ bonus answer.)
  8. Investors lost millions on the ______ investment scheme.
  9. The word midwife is a ______ of the Middle English words meaning “with woman.”
  10. On the last day of school, the screams of joy will _____ in the hallways.
  11. Aspirin is a ____ of the bark of the willow tree.


Vocabulary Relay!


The Midwife’s Apprentice

Let’s look up a few of her remedies.


Wednesday, 10/28: Advoibs! Vocabulary, MWA.

Checking Vocabulary Show-Me-You-Knows.

“Adverbs, 10/28.” (10p) List the adverbs you find in each sentence.

  1. The sweaty plumbers finally finished repairing the pipes today.
  2. Quite suddenly the wild unicorn bolted across the field.
  3. That llama is simply marvelous; he’ll go far in life if he keeps working hard.
  4. Undoubtedly the Lollys can very easily help you with all of your adverb needs.


“Vocabulary, 10/28.” Write the word. (12p)

  1. “This is the letter A. It’s the first letter of the alphabet. So much for the initial consultation. Further advice requires $1000.” ______
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. In the Middle Ages, they used to use cobwebs to help ______ bleeding.
  5. responsible : disreputable :: quiet : ____ (Bonus: Add an ending to another word and it becomes a 2nd correct answer!)
  6. I cannot ____ someone who cheats.
  7. Winning the lottery is not always the _____ people think it will be.
  8. Along some parts of the border, they have built a giant fence to try to _____ the flow of illegal drugs and immigrants.
  9. The 42-0 score was a _____(ing) victory for the home team.
  10. We must all ____ by the same rules.
  11. Give an example of a derivative of the word child.

  12. Moisture and heat help create an environment _____ to the growth of bacteria.  a) tantalize  b) leery  c) derivative  d) elusive  e) exploitive  f) conducive  g) banishing  h) concoction  i) NOTA


The Midwife’s Apprentice.


Why do the boys bully and taunt Brat/Beetle?

Why does she put up with it? Is this common?

Tuesday, 10/27: Announcements, Adverbs! Vocabulary, MWA


  1. Notebook audit on Friday.
  2. Extra Credit Opportunity: Go here and join in the conversation. Comment thoughtfully on all four questions. Copy/paste your comments into a Google Doc or similar and submit them with your Outsiders project. You will receive bonus credit on your project.

“Lollys’, Lollys’, Lollys’, Get Your Adverbs Here!”

(Copy!) Adverb: A word used to modify (describe) a verb, adjective, or another adverb. When?  Where?  How? 

Example: Yesterday, I ran there very quickly, which I usually never do. (6 adverbs!)

“Adverb Practice, 10/27.” Copy each underlined word below, and say whether it is being used as an adjective, or an adverb. [+2 for all 6. +1 for 5/6.]

1. She jumped up suddenly, and left the room.
2. That oil painting is absolutely magnificent.
3. (2) At the pet shop, a cuddly, little kitten snuggled up to me, and I nearly bought it.
4. (2) The early bird gets the worm early.


Checking: Vocabulary Definitions.

“Vocabulary Practice, 10/27.” Write the answer.

  1. _____ “Where’s the ‘Any’ key?”
  2. _____ (Bonus for this guy’s name.)
  3. _____
  4. _____ (Bonus for what this is called. Further bonus if you actually spell the word correctly.)
  5. (2) Which two vocabulary words this week have prefixes that mean not?
  6. The codeine in your cough syrup is a ______ of the same plant that is used to make heroin.
  7. Their relationship was rather _____, with many ups, downs, and in-betweens over the years.
  8. Which vocabulary word has a prefix that means again?
  9. Unlike the Socs, the greasers were considered to be _______ characters
  10. The engineer was fired because he was ___ and couldn’t do his job properly.



The Midwife’s Apprentice.

What’s a midwife?
What’s an apprentice?
What was life like in 1300?
*What do you think the average life expectancy was back then?
*In those times, girls could be married off as young as..
*What percentage of children in those times died before the age of 5?
*At what age typically did children start working full time?

 MWA Aloud.





















42M, 48W