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09-18-18

1. Tuesday's DLR for Week 5
2. Teacher explained tonight's homework.
3. Teacher and/or students finished read Chp. 15 of A Day No Pigs Would Die which is the final chapter of this book.
4. Persuasive Paragraph #1 Obj: Argue for or against whether or not you would be okay with killing your pet pig. Give reasons for your position. Students preassigned a position, randomly, before writing about this topic.
5. Teacher showed a proper model paragraph.

09-14-18

1. DLR Quiz #4
2. Chp. 9-15 Vocab. A Day No Pigs Would Die Quizlet. If you were absent on this day, you must come by at lunch or break to complete. (per. 1/5 only)
3. Dr. Frankenvolt Mad Scientist (per. 1 only)
4. Students finished reading Chp. 11 of A Day No Pigs Would Die. With this, they finished Student Generated Questions #2
5. Students read Chp. 12 of A Day No Pigs Would Die. This is homework if it was not completed in class.

09-12-18

1. We finished reading Chp. 10 of A Day No Pigs Would Die
2. Students worked on the ABC's of the Colonies Chart
3. Chp. 3 Test (Short Answers only)

09/10/18

1. Q.O.D.-When George Calvert set up the colony of Maryland, what was his goal? Give 2 reasons for his goal. Please write 3-4 sentences.
2. Students read page 46.
3. In groups of 4, students summarized why the colony of Georgia was founded and what were some of the reasons for its' creation.
3. Students watched part of the Southern Colonies Originshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3KAOWye1AM. From this, they filled in the rest of the Southern Colonies Origins Chart which is found in their journals.

09-05-18

1. Wednesday's DLR for Week 3
2. Teacher discussed some strategies for a successful paragraph.
3. The Mysterious Notebook reading comprehension
4. Students read Chp. 5 of A Day No Pig Would Die
5. Students took a test on Chp. 4 of A Day No Pig Would Die (per. 5 only) If you were absent, you'll need to stop by my room at break or lunch to take this test.

05-31-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Wednesday's DLR for Week 36
2. Dot Activity
3. Students listened to Chp. 7 of The Outsiders
Independent Study Students
1. #3

05-25-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students watched Thursday, May 24th, 2018 edition of CNN 10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
2. Students finished paragraphs 1 and 2 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 2)
paragraphs 3 and 4 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 4) and paragraphs 2 to 4 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 6)
Independent Study Students
1. All of the above

05-24-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Thursday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students did Freewrite #4-At the end of chapter 3, Johnny states, "I can't take much more.....I'll kill myself or something. What does he mean? Use examples from the text to support your answer. Please write a 1/3 of a page on this topic.
3. Students listened to Chp. 4 of The Outsiders.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except for #1

05-23-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Wednesday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students listened to chapter 3 of The Outsiders
3. Students made a section in their Table of Contents titled Comparing Socs and Greasers. They made two columns on this page.  For each side, students wrote down the following sections: Turf, Social Class, Clothing, Hairstyle, Cars, Behavior, and Attitude. Students were responsible for writing 1 to 2 bullets per section. (per. 1 only)
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1.

05-22-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Tuesday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students made a section in their Table of Contents labeled Identification Chart. Basically, there is 3 columns.  In the first column, all of the main characters of The Outsiders are listed. There are 10 main characters in the story The Outsiders. In the second section, it is titled Physical Traits. Students were responsible for writing 2-3 physical characteristics for each of the main characters. Lastly, in the last column write the words Personality Traits. In this section, write down 2-3 personality characteristics that fit each character. All of this information can be found in Chp. 1. A description of Randy Adderson and Bob Sheldon is found in Chp. 2.
3. Teacher showed students a picture of all of the actors and actresses that played the characters in the movie.  Addi tonally, the teacher described a few of the characters physical traits and personality traits.
4. Students finished listening to Chp. 2 of The Outsiders.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1.

05-21-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students watched 05-21-18 edition of CNN 10
2. Students watched a parody of The Compromise of 1850
3. Students finished an 8 sentence paragraph in which they persuaded me to believe that The Compromise of 1850 did not satisfy the North or the South. (per. 2 only)
4. Students continued to watch Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Independent Study Students:
1. Do all of the above.  The link to Uncle Tom's cabin is

05-17-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Thursday's DLR for Week 34
2. Students watched a trailer of The Outsidershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJmi3-Eau00
3. Students created a friendship contract in their journals.  Basically, there are three sections: A Friend Should Always, A Should Never, and A Friendship Should End When. Students need to write 3 complete sentences in each section. Title this assignment Friendship Contract.
4. Teacher discussed the difference between a clique and a gang. Students brainstormed possible characteristics of both of these.
5. Freewrite #3-Why is it so important for kids to belong to a clique or group? What are some of the advantages? Disadvantages? In a 1/3 to 1/2 of a page, address this topic by providing a response.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1

05-16-18

Everybody Else:
1. Wednesday's DLR for Week 34
2. Students worked on their Peer Editing Sheet of their final draft of Argumentative Essay #2.
Independent Study Students:
1. Work on your final draft of Argumentative Essay #2

05-15-18

Everybody Else:
1. Tuesday's DLR for Week 34
2. Teacher passed out and explained Rough Draft Essay Editing Sheet
3. Students worked on their conclusions for Argumentative Essay #2
4. Some students started on #2.
Independent Study Students:
1. Do #3
2. Edit your essays as well as have 2 other people look at it.