Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Have a complete draft of your speech ready to share in a small group for feedback on the content, your ideas, organization, etc.


Complete analysis questions #1-2 for lesson 68 Lost Children
Also complete the cross word puzzle on genetics vocab
Test coming soon!!!!
Image result for refugee camp

Monday, March 30, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

Finish that speech.

On Thursday you will deliver your speech in a practice session.

Political Ads


You can view ads by year, type, issue.

Be ready to script your political ads in class on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


read The Genes for ABO Blood Groups pg 66
Complete Pedigree for blood groups on the back of pedigree puzzle sheetImage result for abo blood groups

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Today you were assigned the job of typing the 2nd draft of your speech.  Please follow the format of a speech which is shown on a handout.  Double-space your lines and draft in paragraphs.  It's not necessarily ALL due Wednesday but have a good start.


Social Studies due Wednesday

11-6  John Adams as President
Read pages 215-216 in text and complete poster on page 8 in packet.

Monday, March 23, 2015


complete analysis questions for activity  65 on page D-54 #1-8

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Write up a procedure for Activity 64. Look at page D-48 and 49
Complete #1-3 for procedure part A

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Complete analysis lesson #63 Show Me the Genes

Image result for chromosomes in a cell

Monday, March 16, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

You need to be collecting your notes for your speech.  All notes due Friday.

Social Studies Due Tuesday

Complete Geography Challenge questions 5-11.


Read all of lesson 63
Check out your parents ear lobes -- Attached or not????

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Math Homework Due Friday

14-1 Check Your Understanding page 150 Questions 7&8
14-1 Lesson Practice 14-1 page 150 Questions 9-18

**Remember you have a quiz tomorrow**

ELA due Friday

1.  Reading Record Sheets will be collected…it's the end of 2nd Trimester!  Thank you for all of your hard work!!!!!

2.  Speech! Speech!  Have you decided on your topic?  Is it a landmark that interests you??  Really matters to you?  Has some significance to other people?  

3.  Begin your note taking process.   You need to have most of your notes done by the end of next week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Complete analysis questions on page D-38

Math Homework Due Thursday

Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

Please do the terms: 
angle, vertex, complementary angles, supplementary angles, adjacent angles, conjecture, and vertical angles

Monday, March 9, 2015

Social Studies Quiz

Quiz over Bill of Rights Tuesday

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Important ELA Class News

Dear Students,

Beginning Monday, March 9.

Deadlines and Due Dates are a part of life.  Dependability is a virtue and it is rewarded in life.  Many of you have committed to finding a way to be consistently dependable and responsible with your school commitments to homework, practices, etc.  Well done.  It's not easy but learning and practicing responsible living has its rewards!

Think about all the due dates in your life or your parents' lives.  Just yesterday, Saturday, I had a meeting to attend ("assigned a month ago") at 10am and I was responsible for having a typed Agenda.  I felt responsible enough to have it written on my calendar and for taking time from more pleasurable activities to do it.  I was counted on.   Today, tomorrow, next week next month, next year…you and I  have dates and times assigned to us and we're counted on being there.

For the remainder of the school year,  in ELA I am putting in place a consequence for repeatedly not completing assignments (illegible, incomplete, nothing).  Beginning March 9 each day an assignment is not complete equals to a ten point deduction.  Two days late= 20 points deducted.  Three=30.  If the assignment is a high stakes assessment, it will be completed by you during an Afterschool Hour with me or another teacher.  

If you are out of school due to illness you have a day for a day to complete ELA assignments.

If you have any questions or concerns, please come see me.  I am a reasonable person who understands there will be exceptions.  This consequence is intended to discourage students who repeatedly  are not demonstrating responsible behaviors with their homework.  I am not concerned with the rare missed assignment...

I wish you all well.

Mrs. Leighton

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ELA due Thursday

Due Thursday:

p. 106 notes (text)
1st draft paragraph of the prompt (see p. 106)

7 sentence minimum for well-developed paragraph!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ELA Resources for Celebrity Ads

Adidas and celebrities:

Mountain Dew:

Mountain Dew Kickstart Superbowl:

Clash of Clan ad with Liam Neesen:

Taylor Swift for Coke:

The list of celebrities we brainstormed in class today (forgive my misspellings please):

adam levine
russell westbrook
christian bale
kevin hart
katie perry
taylor swift
patten manning
kate upton
arrianna grande 

Math Homework

Unit 4 Geometry
Getting Ready 

Science Due Wednesday

Finish reading lesson 57 on reproduction
complete analysis questions 1 and 2 on pg D-21

Monday, March 2, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

1.  Work on finishing that Root Word table I gave you last week.  The link to the words is on a Post last week.

2.  Read 1/2 hour.

3.  p. 105 in Springboard text is due…both #6 and #7.

Social Studies due Tuesday

Read section 10.4 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Amendments) and answer questions in packet.
Pages 188-189 in text book