WHAT WE DID: 1/31

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Collect HRL
    • New HRL due Tuesday, 2/7
      • MONDAY QUESTION: Describe/explain how the setting influences the plot. If the setting is not important to the plot, why do you think the author chose the particular setting of the story?
    • NARRATIVE POEM: “The Cremation of Sam McGee”
      • Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification
      • Vocabulary:
        • cremated (v.) burned to ashes
        • whimper (v.) make low, crying sounds; complain
        • ghastly (adv.) ghostlike; frightful
        • loathed (v.) hated
        • stern (adj.) strict; unyielding
        • grisly (adj.) horrible
        • radiance (n.) quality of shining brightly
        • burrow (v.) to dig a hole or tunnel, especially for shelter
    • HOMEWORK
      • Write each vocabulary word into a sentence using context clues to show that you understand the meaning of the word. Due Wednesday, 2/1
      • HRL due Tuesday, 2/7
  • HONORS ENGLISH 
    • Collect HRL
    • New HRL due Tuesday, 2/7
      • MONDAY QUESTION: Describe/explain how the setting influences the plot. If the setting is not important to the plot, why do you think the author chose the particular setting of the story?
    • “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes
  • ENGLISH 8
    • Finish tests from Friday and Monday
    • In-class assignment (homework if not completed in class)
      • Write a one page letter from Ralph/Jimmy to Annabel. It’s been one year, and he has finally decided to get in touch with her. What does he say? What does he tell her? Does he offer her an explanation? Does he offer her an apology? Use your imagination to create a letter from Ralph to Annabel. Due Wednesday, 2/1.
      • Write a one page letter from Annabel to Ralph/Jimmy in response to the letter he wrote her. What does she have to say? What is her response? Due Wednesday, 2/1.

JANUARY 31ST: NATIONAL “INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART” DAY

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WHAT WE DID: 1/30

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Corrected and turned in Unit V Greek & Latin Vocabulary Packet
    • Unit V Greek & Latin Quiz
    • “The Highway Man” Quiz & Figurative Language
    • HOMEWORK
      • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 1/31
  • HONORS ENGLISH
    • TURN IN TAKE-HOME QUIZ FOR “RETRIEVED REFORMATION”
    • GREEK & LATIN UNIT VIII VOCABULARY QUIZ
    • HOMEWORK
      • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 1/31
  • ENGLISH 8
    • GREEK & LATIN UNIT VI QUIZ
    • FINISH “RETRIEVED REFORMATION” QUIZ (IF NOT COMPLETE)
    • HOMEWORK
      • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 1/31
      • ALTERNATIVE ENDING TO “RETRIEVED REFORMATION” DUE 1/31

OUI! OUI! TODAY IS NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY! BON APETIT!

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SUSSMAN’S FINEST: FIVE-SEMESTER SCHOLARS!

The following students have been on Scholarship at SMS for five semesters. They have worked very hard, and everyone is especially proud of their accomplishments. Congratulations!

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Syeda Abidi
Zoheret Beltran
Sofia Castillo
Izabela Chavez
Kyle Costello
Desiree Enriquez
Vivecca Gamboa
Vannesa Gonzalez
Javier Guerrero
Luis Lemus
Angela Lopez
Ifunanya Okoroma
Jeffrey Reyes
Kristofer Sandoval
Adam Yanes

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WHAT WE DID: 1/27

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Complete “Highway Man” questions and figurative language
    • Complete Greek & Latin packet
    • Library book and HRL
    • HOMEWORK: Study for Greek & Latin Quiz and “The Highway Man” Quiz BOTH ARE ON MONDAY!
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • TAKE HOME TEST: Rewrite the ending of “A Retrieved Reformation” according to Ralph/Jimmy and Annabel Adams and Detective Ben Price. Write in the first person point of view for each character. Start with Ralph/Jimmy. Whatever he decides to do will affect Annabel and Detective Price differently. Use dialogue and details. Be sure Ralph/Jimmy’s motive is clear. DUE MONDAY.
    • HOMEWORK: Study for Greek & Latin Quiz MONDAY
  • ENGLISH 8 
    • “A Retrieved Reformation” Quiz
    • HOMEWORK: Study for Greek & Latin Quiz MONDAY

 

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS FOR MS. WARZY’S CAR…

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