Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Homework 10/23

Complete the margin questions on your copy of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." I will check and stamp it at the beginning of class! Bonne nuit, minions! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Homework 9/30

You need to finish the questions on p. 237 (yes, the whole page), and the conflict/inference sheet, if you haven't already.  See you manana, minions!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Homework 9/23

You need to fill in 5 more boxes on the storyboard with quotes, pics, and page numbers (for a total of 20 boxes). The new pages we read were 232-236.  ALSO, you need to do question 1-2 on p. 236 on p. 14 in your interactive notebook.  See you tomorrow, minions!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Homework 9/18

You need to fill in 3 more boxes on the storyboard with quotes, pics, and page numbers (for a total of 12 boxes). The new pages we read were 225-228. Don't forget to be studying your vocab words and reviewing the vocab activities.  The quiz is Friday!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homework 9/17

You need to fill in TWO more boxes on the storyboard with quotes, pics, and page numbers (for a total of 9 boxes). The new pages we read were 223-225. See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Homework 9/16

You need to fill in four more boxes on the storyboard with quotes, pics, and page numbers (for a total of 7 boxes).  The new pages we read were 218-223.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homework 9/12

Reminder...your vocab packet is due tomorrow!  And don't forget to get your Homecoming tickets by tomorrow at lunch if you are wanting to go to the dance on Saturday!  :D

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Homework 9/10

Vocab work (all definitions and packet) are due at the beginning of class on Friday.  Do some each evening so you don't have too much on Thursday night!  :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Reminder for 9/6

Poor internet last night, so I didn't get to post your reminder.  Ack!  Your mandalas, the writing about them, and all the other parts leading up to them are due TODAY!  Sorry for the late reminder!  Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

In case you were wondering...

...I extended the due date for all the mandala "stuff" to Friday, 9/6!  I will post a reminder again tonight!  :D

Monday, September 2, 2013

More reminders for 9/3!

Oops... Two more reminders!  Don't forget to bring your composition notebooks to class tomorrow, and your parents to Open House tomorrow evening!!   :D

HW: 8/30 (due 9/3)

Don't forget to get your rough drafts of your mandalas finished before class tomorrow! Hope you have enjoyed the long weekend!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

HW: August 27, 2013

First reminder post of the 2013-2014 school year, whoohoo!  Remember to get your "What's and How's" signed tonight!  :D

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


YOUR FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE TOMORROW (Thursday, 5/30)!! Remember that these are your final in the class (and you should have one on character and one on plot), so get them done and bring them in!!!!! Good luck! Can't wait to see them!!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Homework and IANs due!

Homework and IANs due!
Make sure you get Act 2, Sc 3 done on your storyboard tonight. Also, IANs are due this week: pp. 114-118 on your normal days (although you can turn in early if you REALLY want to, haha!) See you tomorrow, minions! 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Homework 4/29 and Summative Reminder:

Homework tonight is to do questions 1-6 on p. 830 (Act 1 questions).  You can put them on p. 113-IAN.  Also, don't forget that you have a quiz over Act 1 tomorrow, and it is a summative grade!!!  Have a great night, minions!  <3

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Homework 4/16

Finish the crossword and the word scramble (or search if that is what your class got).  3rd and 4th periods, your notebooks are due tomorrow; 6th and 7th you are up on Thursday!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Good Luck, Minions!!!

Your English I STAAR exams are tomorrow (writing) and Tuesday (reading), in case you had forgotten.  ;)   So, here are some last minute words of advice.

Remember to eliminate answers that can't be the answer for multiple choice questions, to pace yourself with essays (alternate with multiple choice to avoid fatigue!), to roughly sketch out plans for your essays so you don't end up stuck not knowing where to go (and don't forget strong thesis statements and good examples with expository essays and a plot that has resolution and engaging characters in your stories on literary essays), that OERs use textual evidence (and are on Tuesday's test), to read all selections and questions thoroughly to avoid missing key words and ideas, and most importantly...BREATHE!

I believe in you, minions, so believe in yourselves!  <3

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Homework 3/7

Make sure you have 6 of the Bully Follow Up questions done for class tomorrow.  We will finish the last two and discuss all of them in class tomorrow.  One more day, minions!  :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Super Important Reminders, 2/25

First, make sure you finished all the quickwrites on pp. 94-95 so we can actually do our Philosophical Chairs tomorrow! Also, IANs are due this week. First and second period, y'all are due tomorrow. Third and fourth, y'all are on Wednesday. And sixth and seventh, you know what to do Thursday. You should have all work on pp. 84-95 done! Looking forward to tomorrow, so get all the writing done! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Homework 2/20

Those "Beauty" Discussion Questions are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Make sure you get them done! And please, minions, BRING IN YOUR TEXTBOOKS or TAKE A PICTURE OF THE BAR CODES ON THE SPINE! Okay. Thank you, and see you tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Homework 2/19

Just a reminder that the "Beauty" Discussion Questions are due Thursday at the beginning of class.  You won't have much, if any, time on them tomorrow, so you should work on them some tonight and some tomorrow night to lessen the "burden."  Don't procrastinate, minions!  ;)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Homework Reminder 2/17

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, young ones.  In case you have forgotten, you need to finish the yellow "After You Read 1-3" on "Beauty..." if you didn't in class.  Thanks!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Be the Change projects due tomorrow!

Make sure they are ready when you come to class!  I will be in my room before school if you need to come finish anything.  Remember you should each have a copy of the brainstorm and the proposal/procedure, but you only need one poster.  Can't wait to see the final projects!  :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Reminder 2/9

Remember, there is no formal homework assignment this weekend, but if you need to do things for your project (find pictures, finish your proposal/procedure, work on poster, etc.) so that it is ready w/o much class time Monday, then please do that!  Oh, and hope to see you at STAAR Academy this morning!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Homework 2/4

Finish the tone OER on "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder..."  Thanks!  :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

IANs due...

Don't forget!  6th/7th, you are on deck to turn in tomorrow (as well as late notebooks for 3rd/4th); 1st/2nd your day is Friday.  Make sure all the work is actually done, folks!  :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

IANs due this week!

Pages 72-82 are due this week.  There is nothing on 74, 75, or 81 yet, so don't worry, I have those papers!  Due days are:  3rd/4th Wednesday, 6th/7th Thursday, 1st/2nd Friday.  Make sure all the work is done and in, please.  Oh, and do your best on your timed essay tomorrow.  Carpe diem, minions!!!!  ;)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Homework 1/22

You need to finish all the workbook pages (p.80-IAN),  the OER (p. 79-IAN), and the green worksheet (p. 78-IAN)  tonight.  Make sure everything is taped down, as you have a test tomorrow over "Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop" and nonfiction and you will be allowed to use your notebook and a dictionary, so be prepared! Also, if you still owe me all or part of your essay, make sure it goes in the basket tomorrow.  Thanks, and see some of you at Challenge Day!  :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Homework and Final Draft Reminder 1/16

If you have had your writing conference today, your final draft (along w/the rough draft, story map/brainstorm, and bright green rubric on p. 74-IAN) is due TOMORROW (1/17) at the beginning of class. If you have not had your writing conference, yours will be due FRIDAY (1/18) at the beginning of class. EVERYONE should finish their notes tonight if you haven't already.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


If you have had your writing conference already, your final draft (along w/the rough draft, story map/brainstorm, and bright green rubric on p. 74-IAN) is due TOMORROW (1/16) at the beginning of class. If you have not had your writing conference, yours will be due THURSDAY (1/17) at the beginning of class. Notes started in class today are NOT homework.  You will have time in class to work on them tomorrow.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Homework tonight/Essay due date(s): 1/14

Almost done with the essay, I hope, since the rough draft is due at the beginning of class tomorrow (Tuesday).  The final draft is due Wednesday.  You will turn in all pieces (story map/brainstorm, rough draft(s), final draft, and rubric) Wednesday.  Carpre Diem, minions! ;)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Homework 1/9

Make sure your brainstorm (Story Map graphic organizer) is completed.  If you finished it in class, you are have no homework!  :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013