Saturday, November 23, 2013

Read two, three, four...

1.  Read 2,3 or 4 of these short reviews and let's have a Padlet discourse:

2. Topics could include:

Did you read this book?  Comments?
Do you see a book to read in the future?  Comments?

Book Reviews:

Let's make these soon! We can gift them to the elderly in our community

Crafts: Puzzle-Piece Snowflakes |

Sure would be awesome if anyone had any of the materials.  I have lots but may need pipe cleaners and more glue.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Rough Draft of your investigative report on the yeast activity. You must have all parts of the report in your rough draft


Due Friday:

  • 1/2 hour of reading
  • Your planning notes for your poster (p. 51 Springboard text);  Many of you did not do this page which comes FIRST, before poster work.
  • Final Draft of Poster due Friday.  See yesterday's blog post about the requirements.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Due Thursday:

1.   Read the myth "Icarus and Daedalus" in your Springboard text.
2.   Complete a 3,2,1 (3 major events, 2 sentences which show interesting details, 1 idea you have about a lesson this myth teaches (taught) children, especially children in ancient Greece)

Due Friday:  Final Drafts of your Wanted or Missing posters.  These will be displayed in the room.  Choose from the following final presentation options:

1.  Wanted or Missing Posters:

2.  or using an app on your iPad you might create something like...

3.  or I have poster paper printed with an western look to it.  Just ask.

4.  Make your own.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Social Studies

Read pages 77 an 78 in text, then answer questions for section 2 on page 5 in packet.


  • List-Group-Label paper due in class today or by tomorrow's class
  • Read for 1/2 hour
  • Research notes on your god or goddess due by Wednesday
Thank you for your contribution to our Padlet discussion.  I realized that as a whole, you folks encapsulated the topic wonderfully!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Padlet discussion:

Padlet Directions: 1-2 paragraphs. Include a topic sentence, a concluding sentence and several sentences to develop.  Revise and edit.  Include a picture of yourself.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Springboard Login

If you need to access your book at home, your springboard login is:

Login: your lunch number
Password: your initials and your 6 digit birthdate (Mrs. Beals would be ab110784)
School Code: 251926

Access that book and save it to iBooks so you don't need the internet at home to access it again. :)

Math Homework~

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Your homework is on page 80 questions 50-54. You also have Check Your Understanding questions 1-4 that we worked on in class. Come see me in Study Hall if you need extra help or clarification!  ~Mrs. Beals

Thursday, November 14, 2013


1.  Read for 1/2 hour.
2.  Revise "A Single Shard" draft for content (improve the intro, word choices, clarity of content, conclusion, or details)    SB  p. 49

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wednesday's ELA Materials

Quizlet Practice...Click here-----.

Practice your vocabulary words on Quizlet by clicking on all of the following tabs on the Quizlet site:

Flashcards:  Practice by reading the word and saying the definition
Learn:  Use as list of the words to complete this activity
Scatter:  Game to match word with its definition
Space Race:  Game 


1.  Read 1\2hour

2.  Complete the Chart in Springboard.

3.  I will collect Vocab. Bookmarks from 7T tomorrow.  Forget to get those today!

What's new?

  • First Trimester ends this Friday...November 15.
  • Teachers will have next week to finish grading and entering grades on Infinite Campus.
  • Report Cards will be mailed home November 22.

Time flies!

Book Wizard link click here------Book Wizard

Friday, November 8, 2013

The 11th Month, Day, and Hour!

"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war." - Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" - Maya Angelou

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Novel Excerpt Vocabulary

mock despair
to don

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


  • Vocabulary Bookmarks due Monday

  • Your writing team assignment due Thursday:

  • Be prepared when class begins on Thursday:

to tell the class your one story from the folk literature your group was assigned AND show 2-3 visuals of key events in the story. YES, you may use a digital image but one visual MUST BE an original drawing.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Social Studies

Finish reading about Joan of Arc- pages 58- 61
Read over the "Preparing to Write" assignment for Reading Further.  Be prepared to write interview questions.


For those interested, here is the link to the Youtube Channel that is focused on the weapons of the Later  Middle Ages.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Study for Microscope quiz that will take place on monday


  • Read for 1/2 hour over the weekend.
  • The Final Draft of your Personal Narrative must be sent by Monday.
  • Your Reflection must be sent by Monday
  • I will collect your 1st Drafts of your Personal Narrative as well.

A memorable moment in October? Extra Credit!!

Write a blurb, like a slice of life piece, about a memorable moment you had in October.  Share it here!!  Tell us the story, an anecdote.