Friday, 1/22: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 19

First Period has some reading to do (again).

Prep sheet for Test 19:
Warm Ups: ____/10  ___/10
RCA H/W: ____/9  ___/ 11 ___/5
RCA Quizzes: ____/8  ____/9

Other Extra Credit: Yeti? Sasquatch? All 10 right on the warm up yesterday?


Mental Floss.

  1. What do you get when you add 1 and 11 four times?
  2. An archeologist claims to have dug up a coin that is clearly dated 46 B.C. How do we know he’s lying?
  3. Which three numbers give the same result when they are multiplied as when they are added? (Alert: math)
  4. Below are clues to two homonyms. Figure out what pair of words the clues are describing. Example: Rabbit fur = hare hair. You must get the order of the words correct and spell them correctly.
    1. a) What a metal thief would do.     b) A basic truth about a school leader.     c) A loud noise from tennis devices.
  5. This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
  6. What is this poem talking about?
    “The beginning of eternity
    The end of time and space
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.”


Test #19

Doodle Theme: Create a bunker.


Thursday, 1/21: S/CD/CX, RCA Science, 120 Seconds

Tomorrow’s Test: S/CD/CX, RCA Math, Vladek.

“Warm Up, 1/21.” I? D? S/CD/CX?   For 1-5, COPY THE BOLDFACED PART.

  1. After I ate a doughnut, I felt blissful.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. We climbed slowly up the very steep hill. a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Jimmy ate a doughnut; he got sick.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. There are some things in life that we’ll never know.  a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  5. You must say, “Sir,” when you say, “Mr. Coward.” a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  6. Joe and the llama rode a tandem bike to the pizza place.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  7. While Joe likes pizza, the llama prefers sushi.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  8. They agreed to compromise, and they ate sushi pizza.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  9. Neither Joe nor the llama enjoyed it very much.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX
  10. If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning.  a) S  b) CD  c) CX


Go over RCA Science. Correct h/w.
“RCA Science, 1/21.” Write the answer not the letter.

  1. Taste buds are examples of receptors. a) True  b) False
  2. A neuron is a type of…  a) cell  b) organ  c) receptor  d) cytoplasm  e)NOTA
  3. The nerves that connect the arms and legs with the spinal cord are part of the _______ nervous system.  a) peripheral   b) branch  c) lower  d) central  e) NOTA
  4. The science article on p363 compares the nervous system to a ______. a) car  b) brain  c) television  d) computer  e) NOTA
  5. Which of these is NOT something this lesson will teach?  a) What an impulse is.  b) The difference between the central and peripheral nervous systems.  c) How the brain works.  d) How neurons do their job.  e) All of these will be taught.neuron
  6. This is a diagram of a neuron. Identify #1.  a) cytoplasm  b) dendrites  c) peripheral cells  d) receptors  e) NOTA
  7. When you remember what a verb is, you are using your peripheral nervous system.  a) True.  b) False.
  8. At the end of this lesson, there will be a lab.  a) True.  b) False.
  9. The “signal words” in an article like this will probably show parts or categories.  a) True  b) False


Dun Dun Duuuuuuh!

120 Seconds. Are you ready to be chosen?



Wednesday, 1/20: S/CD/CX Again, RCA-SS, 120 Seconds!

Assembly Schedule for Geography Bee.

“Warm Up, 1/20.” S/CD/CX?

  1. independent clause + independent clause = _____
  2. dependent clause + independent clause = _____
  3. two subjects, one verb = _____
  4. one subject, two verbs = _____
  5. People who have poor diets are likely to catch colds. _____
  6. The crew checked the ship and prepared it for sea. _____
  7. We must repair the dam, or the water will rush through.
  8. Irwin and his llama ate some tortilla soup with some fries on the side. _____
  9. We can wait here until Carlos calls us. _____

  10. Write out the DEPENDENT CLAUSE found in the following sentence. The small streams that run through the area are loaded with fish.


Correct RCA p360-361. (8p) Reading Check p361. (8p) Write the ANSWER.

  1. A republic is a country with a king. a) True  b) False
  2. At the time this article covers, Italy had a strong central government.  a) True  b) False
  3. Naples would not be considered a part of the area called the “birthplace of the Renaissance.”  a) True  b) False
  4. The republics of the city-states in Italy had governments much like that of the United States.  a) True  b) False
  5. What product/service made Florence wealthy?  a) gold  b) architecture and building  c) money-lending/banking  d) wool  e) spices
  6. (map) Which city-state was the island of Corsica a part of?  a) Sardinia  b) The Papal States  c) Kingdom of the Two Sicilies  d) Florence e) Genoa
  7. The weathy families of Florence used their wealth to wage war on other countries like England and France.  a) True  b) False
  8. The word Renaissance means Roman culture.  a) True  b) False


Dun Dun Duuuuuuh!

120 Seconds. Are you ready to be chosen?

Rubric for Judges.