January 31, 2011

(M-Day)

English-  The class went to the library to find their new D.E.A.R. text for this marking period.  The D.E.A.R. project is due March 21, 2011, and the students will be presenting them.  We went over a powerpoint introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird, and the students are assigned to read to chapter 3 by Thursday (for A3) and Friday (for B2.)

World History-  The class took their first quiz over European Absolutism, and began their notes over the Scientific Revolution.  We will continue our notes tomorrow and also research how the Enlighenment ideas spread across the Atlantic Ocean and played a pivotal role in the American Revolution.  The class was given a crossword puzzle for homework, so make sure to complete it.

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January 28, 2011

(B-Day)

English-  The class finished watching Scottsboro Boys, and were given their new D.E.A.R. reading logs and choices (same 25 as last marking period.)  The class was also assigned their To Kill a Mockingbird text, and will begin reading next week.

World History-  The class finshed their notes over European Absolutism, and played a review game, which turned out to be more fun than anticipated.  Everyone did well, and remember to study for the quiz over chapter 21 (European Absolutism) on Monday.

January 27, 2011

(A-Day)

English-  The class finished watching Scottsboro Boys, and were given their new D.E.A.R. reading logs and choices (same 25 as last marking period.)  The class was also assigned their To Kill a Mockingbird text, and will begin reading next week.

World History-  The class finshed their notes over European Absolutism, and played a review game, which turned out to be more fun than anticipated.  Everyone did well, and remember to study for the quiz over chapter 21 (European Absolutism) on Monday.

January 26, 2011

(M-Day)

English-  The class began watching the PBS special Scottsboro Boys, which discusses the 1931 case of nine African American young men who were falsely accused of raping two white women in Alabama.  The special directly relates to the issues at hand in To Kill A Mockingbird, which we are beginning to read this marking period.  The class will finish the video and begin reading T.K.A.M. this week.

World History- The class finished their paragraphs over European Absolutism, and will begin discussing the Enlightenment and Revolutions next.  The paragraphs are homework if the students did not finish today in class.

January 24, 2011

(A-Day)

English-  The class took their exam and turned in their questions on Cask of Amontillado. 

World History- A7 took their exam, and each class continued working on their notes and paper discussing Absolutism in Europe and Russia.

January 21, 2011

(B-Day)

English-  The class took their exam and finished their questions on Through the Tunnel.  They began Cask of Amontillado, and will discuss it at length next Wednesday.

World History-  The class began working on their paper discussing the age of European absolutism and will finish it next week.

January 20, 2011

(A-Day)

English-  The class finished their work on Through the Tunnel, and began reading Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado.  The class will have their exam on Monday (Jan. 24th.)

World History-  A1 & A5 took their World History exam today, and also should have finished the book work on page 618. A7 began working on their paper discussing the age of European absolutism.  We will continue working on the paper next week.

January 14, 2011

English-  The class was given their exam review today, which they completed (and corrected if needed.)  Make sure to study over the weekend, and be prepared to do well.

World History-  Term: Mercantillism: an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought.  The class was given their exam today, which will be graded and posted online next week.

January 13, 2011

English-  The class was given their exam review today, which they completed (and corrected if needed.)  Make sure to study over the weekend, and be prepared to do well.

World History-  Term: Mercantillism: an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought.  The class was given their exam review today, which they completed (and corrected if needed.)  Make sure to study over the weekend, and be prepared to do well.