Archive | November, 2017

Types of Pieces; Scheduling Assembly

30 Nov

9th Grade:

We will CONGREGATE in the auditorium for a scheduling assembly.

12th Grade:

We will go over some different things you can work on in class. Then we will visit the lab.

Click here for today’s notes  They are important!!


Of Mice and Men; Visit Library to Find Books

29 Nov

9th Grade:

Congregate: (verb) gathering into a crowd or group

Synonyms: assemble, gather, collect, come together, convene, rally, rendezvous, muster, meet, cluster, group

Sentence: “Huge crowds of teary-eyed supporters congregated in front of the hospital.”


Bolster: (Verb) -support or strengthen; prop up.

Sentence: “The team’s challenging practice schedule is starting to bolster confidence”
Synonyms: strengthen, reinforce, boost, fortify, renew

Of Mice and Men

Read Of Mice and Men Chapter 1 (here is an online version of the book)

12th Grade:

Writing Prompt: You discover you have 6 months to live. Now what? How does that change your plans? What will you do differently? Will it change the way you act, treat people, spend your time? What do you keep the same and what do you change?
We will visit the library to look for independent reading books.

Weekly Reports, Not Yet; Of Mice and Men

28 Nov

12th Grade:

We will go over our new weekly reports.

Watch the following video. In your notebook, summarize the message of the video. What does Carol Dweck mean by “not yet?” What is her message? Do you agree with her?


9th Grade:

We will be starting a new book, Of Mice and Men.

In your notebook, make a list of qualities for both Men and Mice. (Ex: Men- brave, strong… Mice- quiet, sneaky, weak)

The Attack of the Phones…

27 Nov

Watch this video: Are Smart Phones Making a Generation Unhappy?

Then this video:

Then answer these questions in your notebook:

  • How much time do you think you spend on your phone everyday? Do you think this is ok? Do you want to spend more or less?
  • What are some ways your phone use has improved your life?
  • What are some ways your phone use has affected your life negatively?


Happy Thanksgiving!

22 Nov

Today the 101 Things I’m Thankful For piece is due. Make sure it is posted to Kidblog.

9th Graders we will finish the Speak film.

12th Graders we will watch this short video on the power of thank you.

Finish 101 Things I’m Thankful For Piece

21 Nov


Periods 1,3,4,7 will be in room A206.

Period 8 will go to the Library.

The piece is due tonight at 11:59PM EST on our class Kidblog site.

Work on 101 Things I’m Thankful For Piece

20 Nov

Today we will be in room A206 to type and post our 101  Things I am Thankful For Piece. Post it on the class Kidblog site.

The piece is due Tuesday by 11:59 PM EST

Here are the instructions:

Be sure to:

-Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.

  • -Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • -Give your piece a creative title (not “101 Things I’m Thankful For”).
  • -Do not number your Things.

This assignment must be posted on Kidblog by the end of the day Tuesday November 21st.

Here are links to our classes.

Period 1

Period 3

Period 4

Period 7

Period 8