Friday, 11/17: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #13

(Very) Short Periods (38 min.) for Talent Show Assembly! 

Have a great Thanksgiving week off!

Prep sheet for Test #13:
Transitions: ___/10 (6 + 4)   Vocabulary Practices: ___/15  ___/15  ___/10    Vocab H/W: ___/20
KBARR: ___/40

 

 

 

Mental Floss.

  1. Which one of the following does not belong with the others? Why? (Not a trick. Must get the reason correct.)
    binoculars, eyeglasses, goggles, handlebars, jeans, pliers, scissors, shoes, tweezers
  2. Where can you finish reading several books before you finish even one sentence?
  3. How many sides does a circle have? Explain.
  4. I have three of the same digit. Put together they make twelve. The digit is not 4. What digit is it?
  5. Their are for mestakes in this teaser. Name all the errors.
  6. What is the English word that can be formed using all these letters? PNLLEEEESSSSS.  (Not a trick. Hint: Les Goodman.)

 

Test #13. Doodle Theme: The Ultimate Vacation!

Thursday, 11/16/17: Transitions, Vocab + (NEW) Relay, MoMS

Tomorrow’s Test: Transitions, Vocab,  Monsters

 

“Vocab, 11/16.”
     

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. ______
  7. subside : ebb :: engross : _____
  8. “In this brief fraction of a moment, they take the first step toward performing a _____ that changes people from a group into a mob.”
  9. Always eating chicken before a baseball game is a good example of an idiosyncrasy.  a) True  b) False
  10. In the word insomnia, the prefix in- means into.   a) True  b) False

 

NextGen VOCABULARY RELAY! The class that gets around the room fastest with the fewest mistakes wins! If you are one of the people that gets a rerun, you’d better be ready! Count off, remember your number, and preview your question before we get to you.

  1. True/False? Referring to a judge as “Your Honor,” is an example of colloquial language.
  2. True/False? Always eating chicken before a baseball game is a good example of an idiosyncrasy.
  3. True/False?  In the word insomnia, the prefix in- means into.
  4. True/False?  Shaving your head is an example of a metamorphosis.
  5. True/False? Mr. Coward uses many colloquialisms.
  6. True/False? The word scapegoat is based on actual goats.
  7. True/False? In the word instill, the prefix in– means not.
  8. True/False? The word scapegoat can be used as a verb.
  9. True/False? In the word transfixed, the prefix trans– means nailed.
  10. True/False? To be called a phenomenon, it has to be inexplicable.
  11. True/False? At the end of The Midwife’s Apprentice, Alyce is optimistic.
  12. True/False?  Dally was a pessimistic person.
  13. True/False?  The sun coming up every morning is a phenomenon.
  14. True/False?  The sun coming up every morning is inexplicable.

 

“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” Act II.

You have just crossed over into… The Twilight Zone!

 

Wednesday, 11/15: Transitions, Vocab, Monsters!

“Transitions, 11/15.”
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. 4) _____, adopting a vegetarian diet helps conserve the valuable resources that our future depends on.

 

“Vocab, 11/15.” (15)
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  1. (2) _____ and ______
  2. _____
  3. “Quick, Bartlett! ______ them with hope!”
  4. “It’s times like these we really need to roll up our sleeves, rally together, and find a _____.”
  5. Everybody has _______(s) that other people might find weird.
  6. Patience with the ways of nature had been ____(ed) in her by her park ranger father.
  7. The root of this word means sleep: _____
  8. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  9. (2) The prefix of these words means not: _____ (Not instill; that one means “into.”)
  10. “S’up?” is an example of  _______ language.
  11. In professional sports, the coach is often the _______for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
    integrate, export, efficient, symbolic, domestic
  12. You will have to _____ graphs and illustration into your research report.
  13. Over 80% of the world’s almonds are ____(ed) from California.

 

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” p415.

Discuss in your group:

  • What is the purpose of fear?  (Why do we get scared?)
  • Why do we like it sometimes? (Don’t say, “It’s fun.” Duh.)
  • What are (most) humans scared of?
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Meaning?  (Bonus: Who said that famous quote?)

ACT I.

Tuesday, 11/14: Transitions, Vocab, Sneetches

Checking: KBAR Summary and Vocab Definitions.

“Transitions, 11/14.”  Directions:  Use a transition only once. Read each sentence carefully so that you can choose an appropriate transition. You won’t use them all.
for example, finally, but, so, still, beyond, nevertheless, to the left, inside, secondly, until, as a result, in fact

  1. I would like to see you tomorrow, ____ let’s have lunch together.
  2. My sister loves to eat, ____ I don’t care much about food.
  3. When you begin an exercise program, you must be careful not to overdo it. My father, _____, hurt his back by exercising too hard without warming up first.
  4. She had looked everywhere for a job, and was having no luck; _____ she was called for an interview.
  5. She had been studying for hours. _____, she hoped to do well on the test.
  6. The building is guarded 24/7, _______ robberies still occasionally occur.

 

“Vocabulary, 11/14.”  (15) Bonus: What was the misspelled word on the vocab sheet? Bonus 2: What’s the plural form of phenomenon?
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. “If there are no other ideas, then it’s agreed we blame the media.” _____
  5. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
  6. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is… (Bonus: en Espanol.)
  7. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  8. The replays of the rescue ____ TV watchers all over the country.
  9. The _____ of two full moons in one month is called a blue moon.
  10. (2) Everyone was talking about the _____  _____ they saw in the sky last night. What the heck was it?
  11. The root of this word means “shape.”   ______
  12. True or False? Always taking the same route to school is a good example of an idiosyncrasy. 


    integrate, export, efficient, symbolic, domestic

  13. The family was rich enough to hire some _____ labor to clean the house and help care for the family.
  14. Since her schedule is so full and his time is short, she has to be very ______ about doing her homework.

 

Rewatch the Sneetches video.

“Sneetches Quiz, 11/14.”

  1. What previous vocab word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  2. (2) What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  3. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  4. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  5. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  6. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  7. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  8. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  9. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?

  10. Are the Star- Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches the same or different?  Explain.
  11. After the Plain-Bellied Sneetches go through the machine the first time and come out with stars, the Star-Bellied Sneetches say, “We’re still he best Sneetches and they are the worst.”  What makes the Star-Bellied Sneetches think that there is still something different about the Plain-Bellied Sneetches since they now have stars on their bellies?

 

Time? Yertle the Turtle.

Monday, 11/13: Homework, SAWs, Debrief Test #12, Dr. Seuss!

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs, 11/13.”  — integrate, export, efficient, symbolic, domestic
    

6. Many immigrants have found it difficult to _____ into American culture.
7. California _____(s) almonds all over the world.
8. The President’s job concerns both foreign and _____ issues.
9. The lighting of candles and wearing of ribbons are _____ gestures.
10. LED lights are much more ____ than old school light bulbs.

 

 

Go over Test #12. D’oh! Many Husker Du this week!

 

How do you know one person is different from another person? Is it based on things you can see, things you cannot see, or both?

What makes people treat others differently? Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? Intelligence? Looks? Talents?

 

The Sneetches.

(Starts @:47.)

 

  1. What word best describes the attitude of the Star-Belly Sneetches toward the Plain- Belly Sneetches at the beginning of the story?
  2. What food did the Star Belly Sneetches have at their beach parties?
  3. What was Mr. McBean’s middle name?
  4. Before McBean arrives, how is Sneetch society set up?
  5. “if they should meet one, while they were out walking they’d saunter right by without even ______.”
  6. “They had stars upon thars!” What does the word “thars” mean?
  7. Why does Dr. Seuss use the word “eaches” in this poem?
  8. Why are the Sneetches such a good target for McBean?
  9. What lesson do the Sneetches finally learn?

 

  1. Based on the qualities we chose for deciding what makes something different, are the Star- Bellied Sneetches and the Plain-Bellied Sneetches the same or different?
  2. After the Plain-Bellied Sneetches go through the machine the first time and come out with stars, the Star-Bellied Sneetches say, “We’re still he best Sneetches and they are the worst.”  What makes the Star-Bellied Sneetches think that there is still something different about the Plain-Bellied Sneetches since they now have stars on their bellies?
  3. If there was something that made the Sneetches different, other than their appearance, would it be okay for them to treat each other differently? Are there any qualities that would make that okay?
  4. Is there a rule we can apply to determine when it is okay to treat others differently and when it is not? How does this rule apply to the Sneetches? Based on the rule you develop, is it okay for the Star-Bellied Sneetches to treat the Plain-Bellied Sneetches differently?

Thursday, 11/9: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test #12

Have a great 3-day weekend!

Prep sheet for Test #12:
RBC Public Notice: ___/15 (stamp for h/w = 5)    RBC Web Page: ___/12 (stamp for h/w = 5)
Transitions: ___/6  ___/9       Vocabulary:  ___/14  ___/12
PLEASE ADD: KBAR: ___/30
Other Extra Credit:

 

Mental Floss.

  1. From what can you take away the whole, and still have some left?
  2. I am more microscopic than microscopic; I am more minuscule than minuscule. I am smaller than small and I am tinier than tiny. Yet surprisingly, I am still big. What am I?
  3. Wacky Wordy. What 6-word phrase is represented?

    T
    A
    H
    W
    M
    U
    S
    T
    D
    O
    W
    N
  4. Wacky Wordy: (2 words, one hyphenated)
    1. Do Do
    2. Dew Dew
    3. Due Due
  5. If men have two hands, and monkeys have four hands, what has three hands?
  6. A cat had three kittens: Mopsy, Topsy, and Spot. What was the mother’s name. Remember to please capitalize the name of the momma kitty when you write.
  7. What do these three things have in common? Corn, Weasel, Balloon

 

Test #12! Doodle Theme: Wacky Invention.

Wednesday 11/8: Transitions, Vocab + Relay, Alyce

Tomorrow’s Test (already?): Transitions, Vocabulary, RBC Remote, TMA.

Checking KBAR Summaries.

“Transitions, 11/8.” (9p)
furthermore, first, in fact, until then, consequently, in contrast, second, then, however, but, nevertheless

  1.  (3) ______, I will boil the water. ______, I will brew the tea, and ____, I will serve it.
  2. I know Pedro quite well. _____, Pedro happens to be my best friend.
  3. Jackie studies all the time; ______, Billy never studies. (Not however. Not that one either.)
  4. First, Mary went to the store, and _____ she went to visit her mother.
  5. (2) The medication seems effective. _____, more research must be done to see if it’s safe. _____, it’s best to avoid it.

  6. Write a sentence using the word nevertheless. (Bonus if it is about Alyce.)

 

 

“Vocabulary Practice, 11/8.” Write the word. (12p)
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  1. (#6) _____
  2. (#6) _____
  3. (#9) _____
  4. (#7) _____
  5. (#6) We sat there, ___(ed) in his fascinating shipwreck tale.
  6. (#6) The theme of Richard Cory is that what you ______ is not necessarily what the reality is.
  7. (#8) compelling : boring :: scarce : _____
  8. (#8) “Now, now, don’t be ______. Speak up!”
  9. (#7) I was ____ when I saw the 5/10 rating from the guest teacher!
  10. (#7) Cigarette smoking has ___(ed) since 1967 to its lowest rate ever.
  11. (#9) Everyone promised to ____ by Judge Judy’s decision.
  12. (#8) His brother’s sudden disappearance caused great ______ in the family.

 

 

“RBC Web Page, 11/8.”  (7p) Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. When the student searched for “Could an asteroid hit Earth?” the search engine returned more than 10,000 results. a) True b) False c) You can’t tell.
  2. Even though the student asked a five word question, the search engine ignored one or more of them. How many words were ignored? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4
  3. A link is always underlined. a) True b) False
  4. A web address is also known as a… a) ULR. b) http. c) search engine. d) site. e) URL.
  5. Not including the search feature, how many “interactive areas” (places where you can do something) are linked to on the “All About Asteroids” main page? a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 e) 0
  6. From what we can tell from the main page, the “All About Asteroids” site gives information on… a) how many asteroids hit Mars each year. b) how people can make their own model asteroids. c) what an asteroid is. d) movie myths about asteroids. e) all of the above.
  7. Which link would you click to look for something else about asteroids on the “All About Asteroids” site that’s not listed on the main page? a) See More Science Topics b) See More General Topics c) Search This Site d) E-mail the Authors e) Take This Poll

 

ALYCE – to the end!

  • Who is the month of June named after? Why is that important to this story?
  • Alyce has three good options in Chapter 17; but instead of choosing one of these, she decides to return to the village.
    -What are her three options?  -Why does she decide to return to the village instead?
  • Initially, Jane Sharp would not allow Alyce to be her apprentice again. Why?
  • This book was a sort of a quest story. What was Alyce looking for? Did she find it?
  • What do you think the main theme of the book is?
  • Read the dedication. What does it mean?

-Would you want to trade places with Alyce? (why? or why not?)
-Are there any advantages to her situation, compared to yours? (besides homework).
-What might Alyce think about going to 7th Grade classes at Laguna Middle School?