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August 31, 2015


  • Monday: No School
  • Tuesday: No School
  • Wednesday: First Day of School; WELCOME BACK! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! SET YOUR GOALS HIGH AND WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE THEM! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!; assigned seats and passed out Caregiver Information Packet (extra credit inside for first quarter - must be returned to get the extra credit);explained room set up; Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 9th;
    Due by Wed. Sept. 9th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 9th - Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class;
  • Thursday: Sophomores had a rules assembly period 2; collected extra credit; discussed a few more classroom procedures; had students fill out a Contact Sheet and collected it; passed out Student Information packet and began going over; bring the Student Information packet with you daily; Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 9th;Due by Wed. Sept. 9th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 9th - Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class;
  • Friday: collected extra credit; finished going over Student Information Packet; bring Student Information Packet daily and be sure to go over it carefully;
    Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 9th;
    Due by Wed. Sept. 9th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 9th - Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class;


September 7, 2015


  • Monday: Labor Day; No School; Enjoy your last day off! Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 9th;
    Due by Wed. Sept. 9th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 9th - Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class;
  • Tuesday: collected extra credit; answered any questions on the Student Information Packet that were asked; teacher and students introduced themselves to the class; passed out Possessive Nouns worksheet and students worked on it with time remaining; Due Thurs. Sept. 10th - signed student receipt turned in; Picture Day is Wed. Sept. 9th;
    Due by Wed. Sept. 9th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 9th - Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class;
  • Wednesday: Picture Day; collected extra credit; finished anything from yesterday that was not completed; checked homework; passed out Writing Complete Sentences packet, explained, and students worked on - due tomorrow; Due tomorrow - signed student receipt from student information handbook, possessive nouns worksheet from yesterday, writing sentences packet from today
  • Thursday: checked homework; went over assignments
  • Friday: went over parallel structure; practiced MLA format; handed out and went over MLA Format packet; handed out Punctuation Packet which is due Tuesday; learn how to set up a paper in MLA format - this will be tested as a Pop Quiz next week



September 14, 2015

  • Monday:reviewed for MLA pop quiz to be given very soon; passed out and explained the following notes packets: Fiction Notes, Science Fiction Notes, Nonfiction Notes, Parts of Speech, Writing Process Notes, Proofreading Marks, Drama Notes, and Poetry Notes; students had time to work on homework; due tomorrow - Punctuation Packet that was given out on Friday; learn how to set a paper up in MLA format (use pink packet to practice) - POP QUIZ SOON
  • Tuesday: TONIGHT IS MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT FROM 6PM - 8PM; reviewed MLA format; checked and went over homework; passed out journal activity and explained - due Thursday; passed out "Incident in a Rose Garden" poem and questions and explained - due tomorrow; students had time to work on homework in class; students must be able to set a paper up in MLA format - this will be tested in a POP QUIZ VERY SOON
  • Wednesday: reviewed evacuation plan; announced PSAT sign-ups; checked homework and went over; reviewed the following terms: genre, setting, flashback, figurative language, simile, personification, irony, symbol, alliteration, assonance, and consonance; make sure you know MLA format - POP QUIZ COMING SOON; due tomorrow - Unit One Introductory Journal; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS (test is $15 and is Oct. 14th)
  • Thursday: looked at "Incident in a Rose Garden" and identified various poetry terms within the poem; students need to know how to set a paper up in MLA format for a POP QUIZ; Unit One Introductory Journal will be checked tomorrow; Poetry Test Tues. Sept. 22nd - study poetry notes and "Incident in a Rose Garden"; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS (test is $15 and is Oct. 14th)
  • Friday: checked journal and went over; students took MLA Pop Quiz; practiced Active Reading; Poetry Test Tues. Sept. 22nd - study poetry notes and "Incident in a Rose Garden"; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS (test is $15 and is Oct. 14th)




September 21, 2015

  • Monday: reviewed for test; handed out Crucible books; - these need to come to class with you every day; reviewed active reading and skimming and scanning; passed out The Crucible Additional Introductory Activities worksheet, p. 1116-1117, and p. 1118-1119, explained and students worked on - this is due Wed. Sept. 23rd; Poetry Test Tues. Sept. 22nd - study poetry notes and "Incident in a Rose Garden"; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)
  • Tuesday: passed out Symbolism/Allegory worksheet and Irony/Paradox worksheet - these are due tomorrow and students can work on them when they finish their test; students took the First Poetry Test; students need to bring their Crucible books with them every single day, no matter what; due tomorrow - The Crucible Additional Introductory Activities worksheet; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)
  • Wednesday: passed back and went over MLA Pop Quiz; checked homework from Monday and Tuesday; went over Tuesday's homework; bring your Crucible books daily; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)
  • Thursday: went over homework from Tuesday; passed out The Crucible Video Introductory Activities worksheet, watched two video clips, filled in the worksheet, and went over the answers; passed out p. 1120-1121 and p. 1124-1125 - students are to Actively Read these two pages (not only highlight/underline important details but also interact/talk with the text) - these are due tomorrow; bring your Crucible books daily; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)
  • Friday: ACT 80 DAY; Periods 1-4 only; students worked on their homework; due Monday -p. 1120-1121 and p. 1124-1125 - students are to Actively Read these two pages (not only highlight/underline important details but also interact/talk with the text) - these are due tomorrow; bring your Crucible books daily; PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)





September 28, 2015


  • Monday: passed back and went over First Poetry Test; read Terrible Things by Eve Bunting and discussed allegory; checked homework from Thursday and began going over it; passed out p. 16 and p. 17-18 - due tomorrow - students must Actively Read and answer any questions presented; bring Crucible books daily
  • Tuesday: finished going over homework from Thursday; passed out packet Arthur Miller and The Crucible Video Activity Worksheets, students watched the video and filled out the packet; due tomorrow - p. 16 and p. 17-18 - students must Actively Read and answer any questions presented; bring Crucible books daily; UPWARD BOUND informational meeting Oct. 6th at 1 pm - see me to sign up to attend - check out http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html for more information
  • Wednesday: CLUB DAY; announced Upward Bound information (UPWARD BOUND informational meeting Oct. 6th at 1 pm - see me to sign up to attend - check out http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html for more information); announced that there are still PSAT tests available so sign up ASAP (PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school)); went over answers to the video packet from yesterday; checked homework from Monday and went over p. 16 and p. 17; passed out Act I vocabulary worksheet and Sound Devices worksheet and explained - these are due on Fri. Oct. 2nd; passed out study guide for The Crucible Background Test and explained - The Crucible Background Test is Tues. Oct. 6th
  • Thursday: announced Upward Bound information (UPWARD BOUND informational meeting Oct. 6th at 1 pm - see me to sign up to attend - check out http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html for more information); announced PSAT sign ups still available (PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school); went over page 18 from Monday; answered questions on the three worksheets handed out yesterday; passed out Rediscovering America video packet, students watched the video, and students filled out the packet and we began going over some answers; due tomorrow - Sound Devices worksheet and Act I Vocabulary worksheet; The Crucible Background Test is Tues. Oct. 6th - study the information listed on the study guide
  • Friday: announced Upward Bound information (UPWARD BOUND informational meeting Oct. 6th at 1 pm - see me to sign up to attend - check out http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html for more information); announced PSAT sign ups still available (PSAT SIGN-UP ARE HAPPENING NOW ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS - TAKING THIS TEST THIS YEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (test is $15 - payable with check only made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund- and is given Oct. 14th in school); went over the rest of the video worksheet packet from yesterday; checked the homework from Wednesday and went over it; skimmed and scanned The Crucible in preparation of starting reading it on Monday; The Crucible Background Test is Tues. Oct. 6th - study the information listed on the study guide




October 5, 2015


  • Monday: Today is the halfway point of the 1st Quarter; passed out and began discussing the research paper; began reading, discussing, and taking notes on The Crucible (p. 8 and introductory notes); The Crucible Background Test is Tues. Oct. 6th - study the information listed on the study guide
  • Tuesday: students took The Crucible Background Test; due tomorrow - read and take notes on pages 8-18 in The Crucible; topic choices and contracts for the research paper will begin to be accepted tomorrow; be sure to go through the research paper packet and ask any questions that you have ASAP; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Wednesday: collected topics/contracts; went over signs for literary terms for Act One; reviewed note taking; passed out Act One Study Guide; students worked on the following in class and it is due tomorrow - read AND take notes up to page 38 (stop at Enter Rev. Hale...) and complete study guide questions #1-8; be sure to go through the research paper packet and ask any questions that you have ASAP; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Thursday: collected topics/contracts; checked homework from Tuesday and began going over; make sure all homework from this week is completed for Tuesday, October 13; be sure to go through the research paper packet and ask any questions that you have ASAP; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Friday: No School for Students; use this long weekend wisely and start working on your research paper step one as well as make sure your reading and note taking is up to date



October 12, 2015


  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; use your time wisely and prepare for the upcoming research paper and make sure your reading and note taking is done
  • Tuesday: collected topics/contracts; checked homework from Wednesday; reviewed information from Thursday; continued going over Act One notes; due tomorrow - read the remainder of Act One AND take notes; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Wednesday: collected topics/contracts; passed back, went over, and recollected test from Oct. 6th; continued discussing and taking notes on Act One; make sure that ALL of Act One is read and notes are taken; due tomorrow - complete the rest of the Act One Study Guide; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Thursday: CLUB DAY; collected topics/contracts; continued going over Act One and taking notes; at this point all of Act One is read, notes taken, and study guide done; don't forget that at the end of each act there will be an unannounced, open notebook quiz; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th / Topic and Contract due Fri. Oct. 16th
  • Friday: passed out and students worked on Act One Character Relationship Map worksheet; collected topics/contracts; continued going over Act One notes; at this point all of Act One is read, notes taken, and study guide done; don't forget that at the end of each act there will be an unannounced open notebook quiz; NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK; PLEASE SEE THE SPIRIT DAYS LISTED BELOW AND TRY TO PARTICIPATE; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th



October 19, 2015


  • Monday: COLLEGE T-SHIRT/SWEATSHIRT DAY; checked Act One study guide as homework; finished going over Act One and taking notes; went over Act One study guide; due tomorrow - character map needs to be done (it was given out on Friday);
    don't forget that at the end of each act there will be an unannounced open notebook quiz; THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK; PLEASE SEE THE SPIRIT DAYS LISTED AND TRY TO PARTICIPATE; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th
  • Tuesday: TWIN DAY; collected topics and contracts (if by Thursday you do not hand a topic and contract in, I will assign you a topic as per the rules in your research paper packet); passed out and explained Act Two Context Clue Sentences / Vocabulary worksheet - due tomorrow; make sure the Character Map is done for tomorrow; students took the Act One Open Notebook Quiz using their notes and study guide; tomorrow is Unity Day - wear orange in support of standing united against Bullying
    Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th
  • Wednesday: UNITY DAY - STAND TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ANTI BULLYING; CRAZY SOCK AND FUNKY TIE DAY; collected topics and contracts - if they are not turned in by tomorrow I will assign a topic as per the rules in the research paper packet; checked and went over Character Map and Act Two vocabulary; began reading, discussing, and taking notes on pages 54-59 (due tomorrow if not done in class); passed out Parallelism Packet - due tomorrow;Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th
  • Thursday: CLASS COLOR DAY (2016-blue) (2017-purple) (2018-pink) (2019-green); checked homework and went over; discussed source assignment for the research paper; continued reading and discussing and taking notes on Act Two; passed out Thesis Statement Practice worksheet - due tomorrow; due tomorrow - read to the bottom of page 65 and take notes; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th
  • Friday: SPIRIT DAY; go over Thesis Statement Practice worksheet and explain how to use this reminder checklist to write your own thesis statement; go over thesis statement assignment due on Tuesday (Oct. 27th); go over the pages read for homework last night (p. 61-65); for Monday make sure that pages 55-65 are read and notes are taken; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th




October 26, 2015


  • Monday: reviewed thesis statement (due tomorrow); continued reading and discussing and taking notes on Act Two; due tomorrow - all of Act Two read and notes taken; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes);Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist that will be given out this week); due Thurs. Oct. 29th - Act Two Study Guide and Act Three context clue sentences (worksheets to be given out soon); due Wed. Oct. 28th - sources collected and Acts 1 and 2 Vocabulary Test (study vocabulary from Acts 1 and 2); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th / Thesis due Tues. Oct. 27th
  • Tuesday: collected thesis statements; reviewed sources that are due tomorrow; checked homework; went over end of Act 2; passed out Act Two Study Guide and Act 3 Vocabulary (students will have time to work on them tomorrow in class - they are due on Thursday - no exceptions as long as you received them); Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes);Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist that will be given out this week); due Thurs. Oct. 29th - Act Two Study Guide and Act Three context clue sentences; due Wed. Oct. 28th - sources collected and Acts 1 and 2 Vocabulary Test (study vocabulary from Acts 1 and 2); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th / Sources due Wed. Oct. 28th
  • Wednesday: passed back thesis statements and went over; collected and checked sources; students took Acts 1 and 2 Vocabulary Test; all of Act 2 should be read and notes taken; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes); Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist that will be given out this week); due Thurs. Oct. 29th - Act Two Study Guide and Act Three context clue sentences; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th
  • Thursday: collected late research paper assignments; checked homework and went over; passed out First Quarter Binder Checklist; passed back and went over Act I Open Notebook Quiz; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes); Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th
  • Friday: ACT 80 DAY; PERIODS HOMEROOM AND 5-8 WILL MEET; bring all materials to class





November 2, 2015

  • Monday: collected late assignments; discussed binder; passed out Daily Oral Grammar worksheet and explained homework; students took Act Two Open Notebook Quiz using their act two notes and act two study guide; students worked on homework with remaining time; due tomorrow - DOG worksheet and read and take notes on pages 87-96 (set a paper up in MLA format and the title is The Crucible Act Three Notes)
    Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th;
    Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes); Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; conferenced with students as needed on research paper; passed out and went over outline direction worksheet and outline packet; students worked on homework; due tomorrow - DOG worksheet and pages 87-110 read and notes taken; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Quarterly Exam is Wed. Nov. 4th (study poetry notes, drama notes, and connotation, denotation, and types of irony from fiction notes); Binder is due Wed. Nov. 4th (organize it according to the checklist); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; collected, graded, and returned binders (grades will be given at a later date); students took Quarterly Exam; due tomorrow - DOG worksheet and ALL of act 3 is read and notes taken; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Thursday: collected late assignments and binders; spoke with students regarding research paper material on an individual basis; went over Daily Oral Grammar worksheet from Monday; passed back and went over Acts 1 and 2 Vocabulary Test; passed out Act 3 study guide and students worked on; due tomorrow - all of act 3 read and notes taken as well as all of act 3 study guide done; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Friday: collected late assignments and binders; met individually with any student who had questions; began discussing and going over Act 3; make sure that all of act 3 is read and notes are taken and make sure that all of the act 3 study guide is completed; Last Day of Quarter is Monday, November 9th; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)




November 9, 2015

  • Monday: LAST DAY OF THE FIRST QUARTER; collected late assignments; passed back and went over Binder Grade and Act 2 Open Notebook Quiz; continued going over Act 3 notes; at this point - all of Act 3 is read, notes are taken, and study guide is completed; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Tuesday: VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY; collected late research paper assignments; answered questions regarding outlines; continued going over Act 3 notes; at this point all of Act 3 is read, notes taken, and study guide done; Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)
  • Wednesday: NO SCHOOL; use your time wisely to get caught up on work and to complete your outline
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; reviewed outlines and they will be collected tomorrow; finished going over Act 3 notes as needed; checked and went over Act 3 study guide; passed back and went over Quarterly Exam; passed out two worksheets that are due tomorrow (Figurative Language and Character/Characterization); at this point all of Act 3 is completely done; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd / Outline due Thurs. Nov. 12th (in order to turn this in on time you must have your thesis approved and your sources approved)- OUTLINE WILL BE COLLECTED TOMORROW WITH NO DEDUCTION OF POINTS
  • Friday: collected late assignments; collected outlines; collected extra credit; passed out and explained First Quarter grades and Reflection Journals - due Monday; passed out Act 4 vocabulary - due Monday; passed out and students took Act 3 Open Notebook Quiz; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles); Research Paper Due Dates: Final Paper (all parts due with the paper) Thurs. Dec.3rd / Rough Draft due Mon. Nov. 23rd




November 16, 2015

  • Monday: Act 80 Day; CONFERENCES IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING; collected late assignments; collected extra credit; passed back graded outlines; students worked on assignment due tomorrow - read and take notes on pages 123-132; due Wed. Nov. 18th - read and take notes on the rest of Act 4; due Thurs. Nov. 19th - Act 4 Study Guide; due Fri. Nov 20th - Additional Questions packet; Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles)
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; collected extra credit; checked and went over worksheets from Thursday; passed out Act 4 Study Guide (due Thurs. Nov. 19th) and Additional Questions packet (due Fri. Nov. 20th) so the students have; assigned the rest of Act 4 and students worked on in class; due tomorrow - all of Act 4 read and notes taken, Act 4 vocabulary, and Reflection Journal; Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles)
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; collected extra credit; checked and went over Act 4 vocabulary; showed students the OWL site for their research paper and walked them through internal documentation, including quotations in the their paper, and works cited page (passed out a Quote Tip worksheet as well); went over rough draft information; due tomorrow - all of Act 4 read and notes taken and all of Act 4 study guide done; due Fri. Nov 20th - Additional Questions packet; Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles)
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; collected extra credit; went to OWL site and showed a sample paper and works cited page; went over the first half of Act 4 (discussed it and added to notes); passed out Theme worksheet - due Monday; due Fri. Nov 20th - Additional Questions packet (make sure all of Act 4 is read, notes taken, and study guide done); Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Friday, November 20th (no exceptions) - bring in one of the following: 20 Ring Tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates OR 2 nonperishable food items with valid expiration dates (no Ramen or Cup o' Noodles)
  • Friday: collected extra credit; collected late assignments; finished going over rest of Act 4; make sure that all work for Act 4 is done for Monday; theme worksheet is due Monday; Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th;




November 23, 2015

  • Monday: collected late assignments; checked and went over Act 4 study guide and Additional Questions packet; passed out and went over Plot Diagram; Tuesday, Nov. 24th - Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; passed out Concluding Journal for the unit - due Tues. Dec. 1st but I highly recommend to get it done for tomorrow so that it is finished before the break; students took Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; with time remaining they worked on their journals; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Wednesday: ACT 80 DAY; 10:30 am dismissal; checked and went over Theme worksheet from Thursday; Concluding Journal due Tues. Dec. 1st; Rough Draft due Tues. Dec. 1st; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Thursday: NO SCHOOL; enjoy the holiday if you are celebrating it.
  • Friday: NO SCHOOL; use your time wisely to get your work done; enjoy your vacation.



November 30, 2015


  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; use your time wisely; enjoy your last day of vacation.
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; checked and commented on rough drafts; went over Act 3 Open Notebook Quiz; checked and discussed Concluding Journal; showed students how to set up a paper in MLA format using a word processing document; passed out and explained Rough Draft Checklist; Crucible Unit Test Wed. Dec. 2nd (study notes, study guides, plot diagram, and additional notes packet); Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; passed out Unit Two Introductory Journal and Daily Oral Grammar worksheets - these are due tomorrow; students took The Crucible Unit Test; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; collected The Crucible books; passed back and went over Acts 3 and 4 Vocabulary Test; passed out and students worked on "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Introductory Material worksheet, poem worksheet, and questions worksheet; due tomorrow - Daily Oral Grammar and Unit Two Introductory Journal worksheets from yesterday, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Introductory Material worksheet, read the poem, complete the questions; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Friday: collected late assignments and books; checked homework from Wednesday and Thursday and began going over; make sure that for Monday all work from Wednesday and Thursday nights are completed; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th




December 7, 2015

  • Monday: collected late assignments; finished going over poem and questions from last week; passed out and went over Checklist for turning in the Research Paper and passed out envelopes; passed out and explained four practice worksheets that are due tomorrow : Poetic Forms, Main Idea and Supporting Details, Tone, and Compare and Contrast; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Tuesday: KEYSTONE BIOLOGY TEST; collected late assignments; passed back and went over The Crucible Unit Test; checked homework and went over Tone and Compare and Contrast worksheets; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments and each student had an opportunity to ask questions regarding the research paper during individual conferences; finished going over Monday's homework (Main Idea and Supporting Details and Poetic Forms worksheets); went over new signs for the new selection; passed out Equiano Introductory worksheet and Equiano packet and students worked on - due tomorrow; Research Paper with all parts due Thurs. Dec. 10th
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; collected research papers; spoke with each student; passed out Equiano Questions; students worked on homework in class; due tomorrow - Equiano Introductory worksheet, read selection, complete questions worksheet; Vocabulary Test Thurs. Dec. 17th - study vocabulary from "Light Brigade", Equiano, and "The Raven"; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"
  • Friday: collected late assignments; collected research papers (starting Monday papers will receive late points for each day late); checked homework from Wednesday and Thursday; went over Wednesday's homework; Vocabulary Test Thurs. Dec. 17th - study vocabulary from "Light Brigade", Equiano, and "The Raven"; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"




December 14, 2015

  • Monday: collected late work; went over Equiano questions; passed out "The Raven" Introductory packet and selection and students worked on in class - this is due tomorrow; Vocabulary Test Thurs. Dec. 17th - study vocabulary from "Light Brigade", Equiano, and "The Raven"; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; checked homework and went over; listened to "The Raven"; passed out "The Raven" questions worksheet and chart worksheet - both due tomorrow; Vocabulary Test Thurs. Dec. 17th - study vocabulary from "Light Brigade", Equiano, and "The Raven"; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; checked homework and went over; Vocabulary Test Thurs. Dec. 17th - study vocabulary from "Light Brigade", Equiano, and "The Raven"; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; students had a chance to conference with me if necessary; students took the Vocabulary Test; students studies for tomorrow's test if time permitted; Selection Test Fri. Dec. 18th - study "Light Brigade", Equiano, "The Raven"
  • Friday: collected late assignments; students took selection test




December 21, 2015

  • Monday: collected late assignments; MAKE UP/CATCH UP DAY
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; MAKE UP/CATCH UP DAY
  • Wednesday: ACT 80 DAY; 10:30am dismissal at high school; collected late assignments; MAKE UP/CATCH UP DAY
  • Thursday: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday: NO SCHOOL




December 28, 2015


  • Monday: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday: NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday: NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!



January 4, 2016


  • Monday: WELCOME BACK!; LET'S "MAKE GOOD DECISIONS" IN 2016!!!!!!; met with students regarding research paper work on a one on one basis; returned and went over the tests from 12/17 and 12/18
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments and met with students as needed; went over signs on board; passed out and went over Speech is Power packet, "Speech in the Virginia Convention" packet, and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Introductory Material Activities packet; students worked on these and they are due tomorrow
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; met with students individually as needed; passed out and explained Day Two Activities worksheet and students worked on - this is due tomorrow
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; checked homework from Tuesday and began to go over; homework - make sure all work from Tues. and Wed. is done
  • Friday: collected late assignments; finished going over homework from Tuesday; make sure that all work from Tuesday and Wednesday is done for Monday


January 11, 2016

  • Monday: collected late assignments; checked and went over Day Two Activities from Wednesday; passed out and explained Day Three Activities and students worked on - due tomorrow is the paraphrase for paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.
  • Tuesday: ALGEBRA KEYSTONE EXAMS pds 1-4; collected late work; checked homework and went over; students worked on paraphrasing the rest of the speech (paragraphs 5-7); due tomorrow - all of the Day Three Activities packet must be done
  • Wednesday: 2 HOUR DELAY; checked homework and went over the paraphrases for paragraphs 5 and 6; passed out Questions worksheet which is due tomorrow
  • Thursday: ALGEBRA KEYSTONE EXAMS pds 1-4;collected late work; checked homework; went over paragraph 7 from Tuesday's assignment; went over questions #2-6; passed out Rhetorical Devices worksheet, explained - this is due tomorrow; passed out Study Guide for the Quarterly Exam and went over
  • Friday: collected late work; finished going over the questions worksheet (cross off #1, we are not doing it); checked homework and went over chart; passed out and explained Binder Checklist; explained announcement board; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th; Quarterly Exam Mon. Jan. 25th (use the study guide to study);Binder due Fri. Jan. 22nd;Selection Test for "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and "The Gettysburg Address" is Fri. Jan. 22nd (study all background information, vocabulary, selection, questions, and charts); Speech Terms Test Thurs. Jan. 21st (study the Speech is Power packet); "The Gettysburg Address" Introductory worksheet done, read the speech, complete the questions - due Wed. Jan. 20th



January 18, 2016


  • Monday: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday: Algebra Keystone Make-ups; collected late assignments; went over Announcement Board; passed out and explained work to be done in class and finished as homework due tomorrow - "The Gettysburg Address" Introductory Material worksheet, read the speech (all of p. 539), complete the Questions worksheet; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th; Quarterly Exam Mon. Jan. 25th (use the study guide to study);Binder due Fri. Jan. 22nd;Selection Test for "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and "The Gettysburg Address" is Fri. Jan. 22nd (study all background information, vocabulary, selection, questions, and charts); Speech Terms Test Thurs. Jan. 21st (study the Speech is Power packet);
  • Wednesday: collected late assignments; checked homework and went over; listened to and watched a mash-up of "The Gettysburg Address."; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th; Quarterly Exam Mon. Jan. 25th (use the study guide to study);Binder due Fri. Jan. 22nd;Selection Test for "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and "The Gettysburg Address" is Fri. Jan. 22nd (study all background information, vocabulary, selection, questions, and charts); Speech Terms Test Thurs. Jan. 21st (study the Speech is Power packet)
  • Thursday: collected late assignments; passed out and students took Speech Terms Quiz; students worked on binders and/or studying for upcoming assessments with remaining time; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th; Quarterly Exam Mon. Jan. 25th (use the study guide to study); Binder due Fri. Jan. 22nd; Selection Test for "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and "The Gettysburg Address" is Fri. Jan. 22nd (study all background information, vocabulary, selection, questions, and charts)
  • Friday: collected late assignments; collected and returned binders; students took Unit Two Part Two Test; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th; Quarterly Exam Mon. Jan. 25th (use the study guide to study);



January 25, 2016


  • Monday: collected late work/assignments; students took the Quarterly Exam; students worked on homework due tomorrow with time remaining;
    Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s); Unit Two Concluding Journal due Tues. Jan. 26th
  • Tuesday: collected late assignments; passed back and went over quiz from 1/21/16 and test from 1/22/16; checked and went over Unit Two Concluding Journal from 1/21/16; passed out and explained homework due tomorrow - Unit Three Introductory Journal; if time remained students worked on it; Last Day of the Quarter is Wed. Jan. 27th (thesis, source, outline, and binder must be in by this date or they are 0s);
  • Wednesday: LAST DAY OF THE SECOND QUARTER; collected late assignments; checked and went over Unit Three Introductory Journal; passed back and went over Second Quarter Binder Checklist; passed back and went over Quarterly Exam; passed out and students worked on Imagery worksheet, Point of View worksheet, and Conflict worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Thursday: FIRST DAY OF THE THIRD QUARTER; CLUB DAY; checked homework; went over Imagery and Point of View worksheets; went over what to add to conflict worksheet - due tomorrow; passed out and students worked on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Introductory Material worksheet, poem, and Questions worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Friday: ACT 80 DAY; checked Conflict worksheet and went over; checked "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Introductory worksheet


February 1, 2016


  • Monday: went over "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Introductory worksheet; checked questions and began to go over; discussed 2nd quarter grades and handed out 2nd Quarter Reflection Journal; students worked on - due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: continued going over the questions for "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"; passed out three practice worksheets that are due tomorrow - Short Story, Protagonist and Antagonist, and Plot and Foreshadowing
  • Wednesday: finished going over summary and multiple meanings of poem; checked homework from 2/1/ and 2/2 and went over; passed out, explained, and students worked on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" Introductory Material worksheet and selection - due tomorrow
  • Thursday: checked and went over homework; skimmed/scanned selection together; students used remainder of class to read the selection - all of selection must be read by tomorrow
  • Friday: reviewed "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"; passed out and explained 3rd quarter extra credit options; passed out, explained, and students worked on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" questions packet and Personal Pronoun worksheet; due tomorrow - all of "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" read, questions completed, and pronoun worksheet done; 3rd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Feb. 18 (choose one of the three options given on the handout) (20 ring tabs OR 2 Box Tops for Education with valid expiration dates on them OR 2 items to be donated to Hershey Hope Lodge from the list provided); Selection Test Wed. Feb. 17th on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket", and "What Makes a Degas a Degas?" (study background info, vocab, selections, questions, and "Degas?" Chart)



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