Friday, September 30, 2011

Homework Info: 9/30/11

Just a friendly reminder that by Monday you need to finish annotating your copy of "Harrison Bergeron" (the circles, squares, underlining "stuff"), complete the plot map, and finish up the questions given in class by the substitute.  I will check all this on Monday BEFORE our class discussion! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


...instead of Tuesday.  This will give you one more day to touch base with your partner for the 2 Voice Poems and finish it if necessary.  Spread the word to everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


The two-voice poem is due Monday! Only one more class period to finish writing it, so make sure you are ready to work tomorrow. And the test over "The Most Dangerous Game" is on Tuesday, so be ready! :-)

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Monday, September 19, 2011


Yaarrrrg...Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys and scallywags.  Some important things to remember this week:

1. Homework tonight is to draw a symbol for Rainsford (and color it!!) and complete the "actions" part of the Rainsford character chart.
2. IANs are due this week (pp.26-31).  1st/3rd on Tuesday, 4th/5th on Wednesday, 6th/7th on Thursday.  Make sure they are complete and turn them in!
3.  Picture day is Wednesday.  Make sure you look cute or whatever!  ;)
4. The first two summative grades are this week:  Two-Voice Poems and a test.  Make sure you ask any questions about "The Most Dangerous Game" if you have them!

Let's have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Homework (9/16) other IMPORTANT info

Just a friendly reminder that there was a homework assignment this weekend.  You were to create a symbol to represent a trait of Zaroff (p.30-IAN and should include color!!!!).  Also, don't forget notebooks are due again this week.  Pages 26-31 will be graded.   Oh, and remember we will have 3 summative grades this week which will GREATLY affect your grades, so get ready to do some good work! :D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Homework 9/15/11

Make sure you finish your plot maps on "The Most Dangerous Game" tonight.  I will be checking (and stamping) them tomorrow before we go over it, so be ready!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Keep up the good work!

Great job with Mrs. Callegari today, students of mine!  Keep it up tomorrow, and push yourself as you do your first timed writing.  You can do it!  My training was interesting and inspiring today.  I have already gotten some ideas we will be using right away, so get ready!  Wow, learning really is awesome. =P

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Current Grades...

I input the first interactive notebook grades today.  If you haven't been doing your work or didn't turn it in, your grade shows it now.  Everyone remember the good grades you want as you do your work with the substitute tomorrow and Tuesday (and EVERY DAY, really!).  I will enter the quizzes and participation for the Human Plotline this week.

Friday, September 9, 2011

No homework! :D

Enjoy your weekend!  And please, everyone remember to do all the work and behave for the substitute on Monday and Tuesday.  I will try to come to back from the training I am going to with awesome new ideas!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Correction on HW 9/8

You need to read to p. 236.  Sorry, my bad! ;)

Homework 9/8/11 get to read the most exciting part of the story, and finish it tonight!  Read through p.235 (most classes left off around 230-231, so not so bad).  Be ready to discuss the exciting conclusion tomorrow!!  And maybe I won't give homework this weekend!  ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Homework 9/7/11

Once again, you are reading for homework...make sure you read pp.224-228, blue dot to blue dot. (This blue dot is found at the end of a paragraph on each page).  Take notes on p.27 (or on a separate sheet if I have your notebook).  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Homework 9/6/11

Good afternoon, everyone!  Don't forget to read up to p. 224 tonight (and take notes!).  It is really important that you keep up so you know what is going on in class as we discuss!  =]

Monday, September 5, 2011

IANs due this week...

This week is the first week we turn in IANs! (1st/3rd due Tuesdays, 4th/5th due Wednesdays, 6th/7th due Thursdays).  Make sure you have your pages numbered, your table of contents numbered, pp. 1-7,9, 20-21 glued/taped in the reference section, and the your work done on pp. 22-25!   See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Homework 9/2/11

Remember there are two parts to this weekend's homework.  The first is to write sentences with Vocab List B.  It goes on p.22-IAN.  If you need to, tape a page in. (And yes, there will be 3 things total on that same!)  The second is to read up to page 220 from wherever your class left off (the story starts on p.215).  Remember to take notes on character, conflict and plot "parts" on p. 25 in your IAN.  And hey, Baby Monkey says, "Have a great weekend!"  :D

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Homework 9/1/11

Tonight, don't forget to use List A and write original sentences with each word...and if you want to get ahead you can start on List B as well (that will be Friday's homework!).  Remember to put them on page 22 in your interactive notebook.  Have a great night!