WHAT WE DID: 3/31

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students completed activities #5 & #6 for The Giver
    • Students read Chapter 6 of the The Giver
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Students read/re-read “The Wreck of the Hesperus”
    • Students completed questions and an activity for “The Wreck of the Hesperus”
      • HOMEWORK
        • Continue researching your college. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!
        • Record all information in the assignment in google classroom
        • See Ms. Warzy if you have any questions about how to use google classroom
        • BUY YOUR TRI-FOLD!! DO NOT WAIT!!!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST IS NATIONAL TATER DAY!

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At first, I became exceedingly, extremely excited because I thought it was “National Tater Tot Day.” I confess that I love tater tots – the ones from Trader Joe’s are the best. Alas, I discovered (too late) that Tater Tot Day was on February 2nd. So, plain ol’ taters will have to do for today. Still better than National Liver and Onions Day (May 10th). Happy eating!!

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WHAT WE DID: 3/30

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • OVERVIEW FOR FRIDAY
      • Complete Activity #5 (p. 5)
      • Complete Activity #6 (p. 6)
      • Read The Giver, chapter 6
    • COMPLETE SUMMARY CH. 1 – 5
    • LIBRARY LESSON: RULES & PROCEDURES
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • College Project Research
    • HOMEWORK
      • BUY YOUR TRI-FOLD
      • CALL YOUR COLLEGE TO REQUEST INFORMATION

MARCH 30TH IS NATIONAL “I AM IN CONTROL” DAY!

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With the President being rushed to surgery on a rainy afternoon, a bullet lodged in his lung; a statement was made. “As of now, I am in control here in the White House.” Those are the words of Secretary of State Alexander Haig on March 30, 1981, after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

He was taken to task for those words by the media. Haig later explained that he only meant that he was in charge until Vice President George Bush could be sworn in. Bush was en route at the time.

Sources believe that this was the beginning of National I am in Control Day.  This day has evolved and taken on a different context.  It is a day to get things under control in your life on a day to day basis.

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are ways to help the “out of control” feeling.  One way to begin is to take a break for a minute and evaluate your situations.
Then you may want to:

  • Start using a daily planner
  • De-clutter
  • Make lists
  • Tackle one project at a time
  • Learn organizational skills
  • Ask for help
  • Talk with someone
  • Feel confident with your decisions

Begin the steps that are needed for you to feel that you are in control of the things (at least those that can be managed) in your life.

WHAT WE DID: 3/29

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Continue listing “The Rules”
    • Read Chapter 5
    • Chapter 4 & 5 synthesis summaries
    • Discussion of “The Stirrings”
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • “Wreck of the Hesperus”
    • HOMEWORK
      • Continue to work on the College Fair Project
      • Buy your tri-fold!
      • Record your information in google classroom

THE LAST WEDNESDAY IN MARCH IS MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY!

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Manatees are aquatic mammals known for their immense size and jowly appearance. Manatees might not make the list of cutest animals, but enough manatee enthusiasts exist for there to be a Manatee Appreciation Day.

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Manatee Appreciation Day is devoted to raising awareness about these quirky creatures. Unfortunately, manatees are endangered. Although hunting manatees is usually illegal, they continue to be poached for their meat and hide. Also, manatees are often fatally injured in collisions with boats. It is important to increase manatee awareness so that these fascinating animals will continue to exist in the future.

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Manatee Appreciation Day events usually take place in areas with large manatee populations, such as Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Zoos and marine biology centres may offer special manatee-related programming on Manatee Appreciation Day. You can celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day anywhere by researching manatees, starting your own awareness campaign, or donating to manatee conservation programs.

WHAT WE DID: 3/28

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Turned in HRL
    •  The Giver chapters 3, 4, 5
      • Unanswered questions
      • Rules of the community
    • Library
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Computer Lab to work on College Fair Project Research, due May 5th!
    • HOMEWORK:
      • BUY THE TRI-FOLD!
      • CALL YOUR SCHOOL TO REQUEST INFORMATION!

 

MARCH 28TH IS NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY

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WHAT WE DID: 3/27

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students read Chapter 3 of The Giver and recorded evidence of the “Rules” within the community.
    • Students also wrote down any unanswered questions and synthesized the events of the chapter into a single sentence.
    • Homework
      • HRL due on Tuesday, March 28th
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Students read a variety of short articles in the Scope magazine and selected one to write a structured summary paragraph. In-class assignment only.
    • Homework
      • HRL due on Tuesday, March 28th
      • CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE COLLEGE PROJECT
      • BUY THE TRI-FOLD! DON’T WAIT!!

MARCH 27TH IS NATIONAL “JOE” DAY

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What, you ask, is National Joe Day? According to the Social Security Administration, the name Joseph was ranked No. 6 from 1893 to 1899 behind John, William, James, George, and Charles.  In 1910, it moved to No. 5.  From 1911 to 2005 it was ranked No. 12 or lower.

There are many famous people named Joe. Just a few are:

  • Joe Montana Coach, American football player.
  • Joe Pesci Comedian, Musician Actor.
  • Joe Biden Politician, Lawyer.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt Theatrical producer, Entrepreneur Film Producer.
  • Joe Namath Actor, American football player.
  • Joseph Stalin Politician, Soldier.
  • Joey Ramone Songwriter, Musician Singer-songwriter.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson, Baseball player.
  • Joe Green, American football player
  • Joe Jonas, Musician
  • Joe DiMaggio, Baseball player, actor
  • Joe Cocker, Musician
  • Joe Frazier, Boxer
  • Joe Mauer, Baseball player
  • Joe Walsh, Musician

SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO OBSERVE:  Honor all people with the name “Joe.” For the day, change your name to a name of your choice. Everyone change their name to “Joe” for the day.  Women and girls may use  “Josephine” or “Jodie.”