Friday, 5/24 (8): Paperwork, YEE #4/Mental Floss, Test #33

Prep sheet for the last test of the year, Test #33:
Tom Sawyer Quizzes: ___/5 ___/5 ___/7
Vocab Homework:___/20 Vocab Practices: ___/14 ___/14 ___/10
Other Extra Credit:


YEE #4. Mental Floss is only for people who have fulfilled their YEE obligation. If you finish before time is up, you may do Mental Floss.


Mental Floss.

  1. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?
  2. How can you make the following equation correct without changing it at all? 8 + 8 = 91
  3. What property do 1, 2, 6, and 10 all have that no other whole number has?
  4. How can you add 2 to 11 and get 1 as the correct answer?
  5. Wacky Wordy:




Test #33. Dooodle Theme: Summer!

Thursday, 5/23: YEE #3, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

I will be on campus, checking in now and then. As you know, the guest teacher will leave a note letting me know how you did in each class and rate you 1-10 for cooperation and respect. I think everybody knows the consequences of a score less than 8.

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + Tom Sawyer. No Preview Test This Week! D’oh!

YEE #3You get 6 minutes. After trade and grade, GRADERS give possible perfect ones to the guest teacher for me to check tomorrow. Those of you who have completed this obligation may sit smugly and wait patiently. I will have bonus assignments mext time. There aren’t enough of you to warrant a separate thing yet.

“Vocabulary, 5/23.” (COLLABORATIVE!) Once Each. Wax/Wane count as one.



Tom Sawyer Chapter 30 Quiz.” (NOT COLLABORATIVE!) Write enough of the ANSWER, not the letter, to know which choice you made.

  1. Until the Welshman said it, what word(s) had Huck never heard directed at him before? a) thank you  b) welcome  c) help yourself  d) go away  e) you can stay here
  2. What secret does the Welshman keep from everyone? a) What IJ was going to do to the widow.  b) The secret of the money.  c) That Tom and Becky aren’t really in the cave.  d) That Huck was the one who warned the Welshman about IJ.  e) None of the above.
  3. When Huck is talking to the Welshman about Injun Joe, he’s trying very hard not to talk about two things. What are they?  a) The box of money, and that he and Tom know where it is.  b) That the Spaniard is IJ, and that he wants revenge on Tom too.  c) That the Spaniard is IJ, and the box of money he and Tom are tracking.  d) That the Spaniard is IJ, and that IJ knows that Tom and Huck are following him.  e) None of the above.
  4. When/Where/How are Tom and Becky discovered missing?  a) When Becky doesn’t show up at the Harpers’ after the picnic.  b) When Tom doesn’t show up at home, and Sid tells Aunt Polly.  c) When everyone is on the ferry boat, and they count heads to make sure everyone is there.  d) When Mrs. Thatcher asks Mrs. Harper about Becky after church.  e) When Joe Harper shows up at Tom’s house looking for him.
  5. What two signs of Becky and Tom do the searchers find in the cave?  a) Tom’s hat and Becky’s hair ribbon.  b) Becky’s hair ribbon and a torn piece of Tom’s clothing.  c) Their names written on the wall of the cave and Tom’s hat.  d) Their names written on the wall of the cave and Becky’s hair ribbon.  e) A piece of cake, and their names written on the wall of the cave.
  6. At the end of Chapter 30, how long have Tom and Becky been in the cave? a) 1 day  b) 2 days and a night  c) 3 days and nights  d) days and 2 nights  e) It doesn’t say, but we can figure out that it’s about 4 or 5 days.
  7. Why doesn’t Huck know Tom is lost in the cave?  a) He’s hiding from IJ.  b) He’s still following IJ as he and Tom agreed.  c) He’s with the posse chasing IJ and his partner.  d) He left town until IJ is caught.  e) None of the above.


READ CHAPTER 31 aloud until 10 minutes to go! Finish silently. Chapter 31 is the one on the test.

If you finish early, do EXTRA CREDIT VOCAB SENTENCES; it’s your last chance for extra credit.


Wednesday, 5/22: YEE #2, Vocabulary, Tom Sawyer

YEE #2! (Yee Haw!) Remember: the first four answers are EXACTLY THE SAME as yesterday’s!

“Vocabulary, 5/22.”

  1. Injun Joe has ______ plans for revenge on the Widow Douglas.
  2. The origin of this word is a slang mixup of the words romp and frolic. _____
  3. Tom felt lonely and _____(n) after Becky dumped him, and Aunt Polly punished him for something he didn’t do.
  4. The boys didn’t say anything, but their looks and gestures _____(ed) a lot.
  5. The origin of this word is the Old English word for lessen.
  6. The workload in the “accelerated” class was so ______ that many dropped out.
  7. In parades and such, the pope is _______(ed) in a bulletproof Popemobile.
  8. Some people find the heat in the tropics _____. They find it’s too hot for them to do much of anything.
  9. Dally’s childhood on the streets left him angry, street-wise, and _____.
  10. The root of this word means to die.
  11. (2) The _____(ous) ______ of protesters noisily pushed through the barriers.
  12. (2) First the moon ____(s) to being full, and then it starts to _____.


Tom Sawyer Quiz – 29.”

  1. Where do Tom and Becky plan to go after the picnic?
  2. Only a few of the parents went on the picnic with the kids. a) True b) False
  3. Injun Joe wants revenge on the Widow for something she did to him a long time ago. a) True b) False
  4. What is the Welshman’s reaction when Huck knocks on his door to tell him about Injun Joe?
  5. At the end of chapter 29, Huck is shot. a) True b) False


Tom Sawyer, Chapter 30.

Tuesday, 5/21 (11): YEE #1, Vocabulary, Tom Sawyer

YEE #1.

  • You MUST earn 100% to pass.
  • Follow directions EXACTLY!
  • Don’t panic; you get 10 shots at it. (Yes, the same questions.)


“Vocabulary, 5/21.” Each vocab word once, including wax and wane.
imperishable, wax/wane, clamor, grisly, forsake, rollicking, jaded, convey, oppressive, throng
*conserve, *renewable, *invest, *maximize, *proceed

  1. The house was made of almost _____ stone. It would be there for many, many years.
  2. There was such a huge _____ when the rock star showed up that the old woman put in her earplugs.
  3. The ____ scene in the graveyard horrified the village.
  4. After she had lied to everyone, her friends had ______(n) her.
  5. The light _____(ed) brighter and brighter until it blinded us.
  6. Some say that too much video game violence can lead you to be ____ about real life violence.
  7. Words sometimes cannot ______ our true feelings.
  8. The teacher was so strict, and there were so many rules in that classroom, the atmosphere was _____.
  9. Enthusiasm for the new fad quickly ____(ed), and something else took people’s attention.
  10. (2) There were ___(s) of people at the huge stadium concert, and it was a ____, fun-loving crowd.
  11. * (3) Today, more and more people are _____(ing) in _______ energy sources, so that we can ____ our natural resources.



Tom Sawyer, Chapter 28. Temperance  means  not  drinking alcohol.

  1. (2) Name the two people in the picture.
  2. How did the one with the lantern get in?
  3. Why is it ironic that there are whisky bottles everywhere?
  4. What’s the boys’ plan at the end of chapter 28?

Monday, 5/20: Guest Teacher, SAWs, Homework, Tom Sawyer

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 27-28
    -Tuesday night: Chapter TBA
    -Wednesday night: Chapter TBA
    -Thursday night: Chapter  TBA
    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, 5/20.”
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




Tuesday, 5/14 – Friday, 5/17: SBAC Testing

Block Schedule Tuesday/ Thursday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

1st Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

3rd Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

5th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Block Schedule Wednesday/ Friday:

Announcements– 8:15-8:25 

2nd Period– 8:25-10:13 

BREAK– 10:13-10:33 

4th Period– 10:38-12:26 

LUNCH– 12:26-1:06 

6th Period– 1:11-2:59 

Monday, 5/13 (17): Lexile Testing



Click the blue RI icon on the lower left. Follow the directions. Make a note of your score.
The last time we did this was 3/30. With any luck, we should have improved. Right?

If you have Ms. Knuttila or Ms. Ahearn you have already taken this.

No homework this week!

Bring your headphones tomorrow!

Bring something analog to do if you finish early (especially Thursday and Friday).

Alternating block schedule begins tomorrow.