Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday, May 30

Tuesday, May 29

  • Review for final!
  • Ice Cream Party--Reward for TAKS Scores
Final Exam Review
  • Washington Irving
  • Mark Twain
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "The Devil and Tom Walker"
  • "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
  • The Great Gatsby
**You get 1 3"x5" index card front and back to use as a cheat sheet**

Monday, May 28

  • No School

Friday, May 25

  • No School

Thursday, May 24

  • Awards Day
  • Wildcat Day

Wednesday, May 23

  • TAKS Scores
  • Show and Tell

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 22
  • Bell Work: Work on your Resume project.
  • Collaborate with friends if you need help.  
  • Turn in your resumes here.
  • Even if you don't have them, you MUST submit this form.
  • I will be passing out student folders today.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21

I know this is long, but please read all the way to the end of the post.  There is a lot of important information on here.  
  • Bell Work:  Write a list of all of the reasons why you should have a resume.  How is it useful?  What do you use them for?  Be sure to include reasons other than looking for a job.  How do High School Seniors use them?
  • Work on resumes.  Use my blog post from Friday to help you.  
    • For the Professional Resume, you do not have to use the templates I gave you, feel free to search the internet and find a template that suites you.  
    • Tomorrow afternoon you need to be ready to turn your completed Leadership and Membership Resume and Professional Resume.  Don't share them with me yet.  I will put a form on here tomorrow for you to turn them in.  
  • If you think you are exempt from my final, put your name on my board under the "Chain Reaction" poster.  Your name MUST be on there by 4:00pm tomorrow, in order for me to check exemptions.  I will not check for anyone other than those names listed on the board.  
  • All textbooks, cds, and Gatsby books must be turned in by Thursday of this week.  Or you must bring the money to pay for them.  
  • I am also missing textbook #s: 7, 10, 11, 19, 35, and 52.  These are the big orange books.  If you find one of these and bring it to me, you will get a PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Many of the books from my classroom library are also missing, if you find one and bring it to me, you'll get a prize.  (Hint: They have a sticker in the front that say "This book proudly belongs to Chelsea Barnoski-Avalos, if found please return.)
  • TODAY is the last MONDAY of the school year!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friday, May 18

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thursday, May 17
  • Bell Work: Write a list of things you would like to accomplish this summer to make you a better person.  Not JUST fun things.  Productive things.  Yes, this can be a list.  We will share.

  • Wednesday, May 16

  • Bell Work: Log-on to your Chromebook
  • If you were not in class yesterday, you will work on what we did yesterday.  See my blog.  I will add the documents to there when I am done testing.  
  • If you were in class yesterday, you may log-on to or play the game "7 Little Words"
  • "7 Little Words" is a free iPhone app, or you can go to the website.   
  • We will continue with our normal class tomorrow, when we are done EOC testing.  

Tuesday, May 15
  • Bell Work: Number a piece of paper 1-39.
  • I will put a story on the board.  You will have to decide if there, their, or they're goes in the blank.  Write your answer on the notebook paper.  We will go over the answers when everyone is finished.
  • Then, number the back of your paper 1-47.  I will put a paragraph on the board.  Write the incorrect homophone on the paper, followed by the homophone that should go there.  For example, four-for.
  • We will go over this, when we are finished.
  • It was probably very difficult for you to read this paragraph and for it to make any sense.  When you use the wrong spelling of a word (ie. homophones), you make it extremely difficult for your reader to understand what you are trying to say.      
  • Lastly, number your paper 1-10.  Look at the sentences on the board.  Decide which homophone will make the sentence correct.
  • Please work on writing carefully and using the correct form of a word.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday, May 14
  • Turn in The Great Gatsby Test, Part II
  • Bell Work: Open this document and add to it.  List as many homophones/homonyms as you can think of.  (Please only use YOUR brain...not the internet...)
  • Schedule for the rest of school
  • Homophone/Homonym Definitions and Differences
  • Homophone Discussion
  • Homophone Quiz--please do not do this until I give you directions.  
  • Look up "homophone" on the internet and see what all you can find.  

Friday, May 11
  • Bell Work: none
  • Part II of The Great Gatsby test, due Monday--NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

Thursday, May 10
  • Bell Work: none
  • Part I of The Great Gatsby test

Wednesday, May 9
  • Bell work: none
  • Finish watching The Great Gatsby movie

Tuesday, May 8
  • Bell work: none
  • Watch The Great Gatsby movie

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, May 7
  • Bell Work:  Get out your book and turn to page 163
  • Reading Chapter 9
  • If we don't finish, it is homework.
  • Tomorrow we are going to watch the movie.  
  • Only 3 Mondays left, including today.
  • Wednesday is the last day to purchase prom tickets!!!!  See Mrs. Green ASAP!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday, May 4
  • Bell Work:  Free Write
  • Grade Chapter 7 Study Guide
  • 1st period-Finish Reading Chapter 8
  • Chapter 8 Study Guide or you can get a hard copy from me
  • Turn it in here! Due Monday
  • Letters...again ;-)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday, May 3
  • Bell Work:  Work on your Chapter 7 Study Guide, turn it in.  If not done, it is due by 4:00pm today.
  • Read Chapter 8
  • You will get the Chapter 8 Study Guide tomorrow.  
  • We're almost done with The Great Gatsby!!!!


Thursday, May 3
  • Activity Period is the Reward Day for meeting the "Pennies for Patients" school goal.
  • Talent Show @ 7:00pm

Friday, May 4
  • Activity Period-top three talent show acts will perform.  Give $1 to your 3rd period teacher to go.
  • Dance Tryouts-after school

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, May 2
  • Bell Work:  "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."  Mark Twain   What is Twain talking about here?  Can you explain why teenagers tend to have the attitude expressed in the first sentence?
  • Read Chapter 7
  • Chapter 7 Study Guide--due tomorrow

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday, May 1

  • Bell Work:  Fingernails scratching a blackboard.  A pencil tapping on a desk.  These are just some of the noises that some people find annoying.  Describe the sound you find most annoying.  Try to make your description so vivid that your reader will understand your irritation.
    • This is your first bell work since Friday, April 20th.
  • Read Chapter 7
  • Work on Chapter 7 Study Guide.  I also have hard copies of the Study Guide, if you would prefer that.  
  • If you do the "electronic" version of the Study Guide, turn it in here
  • Pass back "Ethics Essays"  FINALLY!!!  :-)