Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Vacation

Have a blessed and restful Thanksgiving!  Please read a little further in your historical fiction book -- perhaps 20 - 30 more pages.  No other assignments.  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Homework Tonight

Please read enough of your historical fiction book that you would be comfortable if called on to talk about what is happening so far, who the characters are, the setting, et cetera.  10 - 15 pages should be plenty.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Independent Reading Project 3rd marking period

Students were given a blue ½ page outlining due dates and expectations for our new reading project.  I will be posting the same here in a future post.  Students were given an overview of historical fiction by our librarian today, as well as several handouts to guide their reading of this genre.  We also had some time to pick out a book from either the school library or my classroom library.  If a suitable book was not found, I would ask that a book be found at home or at the public library as soon as possible. 



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Block 3 homework

Block three needs to finish the journal entry they began in class today.  We only had about 10 minutes to work on it as we were interrupted by a crisis drill.  Thanks!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Additional Tuesday Homework -- Communication!

Hi, Folks!


In addition to the regularly scheduled Tuesday homework as posted on the blog yesterday (BIG Project due Wednesday, along with essay), I offer the following:


  • I gave each student a half sheet of paper today, printed from EdLine, with their current grade.  Please ask to see it.
  • Students are asked to have this paper signed by a parent and returned to me ASAP.  If the paper is NOT signed and returned to me, I will be making phone calls to any parent whose child currently has an average below 80%.
  • The marking period ends in one week, so there is ample time for work to be made up, so long as it is not incredibly overdue. Any assignment in the right hand column is eligible to be made up (or resubmitted with corrections for a higher grade) only if the signed report is turned in along with the make up work this week. Make up work will be assessed a small late penalty.
  • Please remember that there is still a week left of school, and grades can go up or down significantly depending on student performance on both small and large tasks, essays, projects, et cetera. 




Mrs. Wald

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday and Tuesday Night

Homework for all blocks for the next two nights:


Finish project (ABC book, speech, et cetera) and Google Quiz – presentations begin Wednesday.


Blocks 2 and 3 ALSO have to finalize their Response to Texts on “Lather and Nothing Else” by Thursday.


Block 4 has to complete their first draft by Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lather and Nothing Else (2009) Full Movie

This link was shared by one of my students. It is a student-produced movie version of "Lather and Nothing Else"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Response to Text / 5 Paragraph Essay Form

Homework Wed/Thurs and Weekend work

Students in Blocks 2 and 3 have their FIRST DRAFT Responses to Text due on Friday.  See notes for expectations.  I will also try to upload the power point to this blog later today.


ALL students need to continue to work on their Independent Reading Projects.  Notes and Glossaries were checked today; many students are behind where they should be at this stage of the game. 


By November 10, students should have finished reading their book and be halfway through their project (ABC book, power point, speech, or timeline) for me to check them.  Students need to be working on this outside of class.  I am giving SOME time, but not enough to complete all requirements. 

Monday, November 1, 2010


Three things tonight:

1.  Have a parent or guardian sign your vocabulary test

2.  Make corrections (optional, but it will increase the grade)

3.  Continue working on the notes (main ideas and supporting details) and glossary for the independent reading project.  I will be checking your progress on Wednesday, and expecting to see at least 5 main ideas with supporting details and 15 glossary words completed.  You need to be finishing up the reading of your book so you can spend a good chunk of time on creating your presentation (ABC book, timeline, et cetera)