Monday, February 23, 2015

Activity Practice 2-1 & 2-2

page 31 Questions 1-20

You all worked in class today on this. Make sure you are responsible for completing this and handing it in tomorrow! 

ELA due Tuesday

Read for 1/2 hour at home.

30 Common Greek and Latin Roots


Complete vocabulary for lesson 1 of genetics

Social Studies due Tuesday

Read Section 10.2 "Creating the Bill of Rights" on page 184 in text.  Answer the 2 questions in the packet,

It's Monday! Do you know where your book is?

Hello and welcome back to our blog.  Monday book sharing time. Please join us but this time, I'm changing it up a little bit.  Please share what you've been reading AND give us your inside scoop on a book you really really hope to read in the near future and WHY.  What is propelling you to want to read that book?

February 2015 is waning and I'm dreaming of Spring time!  Somewhere under our 50 feet of snow is grass waiting to sprout...right?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ELA due Thursday

The first draft of the writing prompt assigned last Friday.  The directions are posted a few posts below this post!

Monday, February 9, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading these days?

Another week has gone by.  Here we are in the second of week of a good ole Maine February.  I'm a few hours late posting this weekly topic but I would love to know what you are reading at the beginning of our week. Would you like to share the title of the book you're currently reading? 


Complete a recommendation for stopping Maracondo Fever.
Complete analysis question #3 on pg C108
Your response must include 2 recommendations to stop the spread of the fever, evidence to support your recommnedations and any trade offs of your recommendation
Test on Wednesday 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ELA for Friday

  • What do you like to do for entertainment or fun? How much of it is media watching? What did you used to watch and listen to when you were younger, and what do you like to watch and listen to now? Explore the various media you have been involved with over the years (e.g., radio, music, TV, and video games). 

    This is a multi-paragraph writing (3-5).  You might like to include a few informational text features:  section headings, a chart, a picture, a bulleted list, captions with the images, etc.

    1st draft due next Thursday.

    Include some of the vocabulary occurring in our unit:


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Social Studies due Thursday

Topic sentence, Detail #1 and Commentary #1 must be done for class Thursday.

Feel free to work ahead on the other details :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Read the article in the Springboard text on pp. 90 and 91.

Mark the text in 3 strategies:

VIP:    really important info I think we should know

!          Wow!  We could have a good discussion on this detail

?         confusing info here


Work on review questions Due on Thursday. Test over Unit C on Friday

Mr Haskell is Reading----

 I am in the process of reading Black Out by John Nance. The book is kind of a suspense drama about a terror group that has developed a new weapon that blinds pilots while they are flying large jets. This is a real page turner!!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

It's Tuesday! What are you reading?

I have paused reading The Once and Future King because I needed/wanted to read another book for an upcoming booktalk:  Rules of Civility and wow, is it goooood!  I am 80% finished and it's a 5 star book!!!  What are you reading?  Please Comment here.  How's it going?  Good book?  Stop by for a Book Worm Goodie for posting your Comment.

It's Another Monday! Oops, Tuesday! What are you reading now?

I have paused reading The Once and Future King because I needed/wanted to read another book for an upcoming booktalk:  Rules of Civility and wow, is it goooood!  I am 80% finished and it's a 5 star book!!!  What are you reading?  Please Comment here.  How's it going?  Good book?  Stop by for a Book Worm Goodie for posting your Comment.

I asked the 8th grade class to name a favorite book they have read this year.  Here you have their recs!

Javon:Running for My Life
Rylee:  Unbroken
Mackenzie: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Lydia:  We Were Liars 
Cameron: The Loser
Kaitlyn:  Enclave
Reyna: Shatter Me
Caleb R.:  The Giver
Violet:  Unravel Me
Shane:  The Quest
Daisey:  You Save Me
Deanna: 13 Reasons Why
Rachelle:  Fire to the Heart
Vanessa: Secret Life of Bees
Reilly:  The Boundless
Mia: Soul Surfer
Zack C.  Looking for Alaska
Brooke:  Panic
Caleb: MJ
Abby:  Silence
Azia:  13 Reasons Why