Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Basic Research Assessment SS


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Today you will research,illustrate and explain  the process of cell division

  • You will use 1 sheet of plain white paper folded in 8ths ( so that it has 8 sections)
  • You will illustrate each of the steps in cell division in color
  • You will explain the process that is occurring in each step
  • You may use your book and at least 1 other source( cite your source)
Here are some possible sources
Biology 4 kids

Cell Cycle and Mitosis tutorial
Mitosis 3D animation
Mitosis Notes
Cell division Mitosis
This is due wednesday morning
Be creative and do your best work
If you find another site place it on the board

Thursday, March 23, 2017

practicing citations

Comment below the citation you created for a website about the invention of the mechanical clock

ELA Thursday



Monday, March 20, 2017

ELA Wednesday

Highlight as many of these words as you can find on the Expository Writing Rubric:

supporting ideas
controlling idea
appropriate tone

Due Thursday!

Essay due Thursday

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Resources for SS

Photos for Class:  http://www.photosforclass.com  for pics

Teacher Tube:  teachertube.com  for pics, videos

Ancient Chinese inventions:  http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/inventions_technology.php

China inventions:  http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-03/04/content_22054243.htm

more inventions:  http://www.chinawhisper.com/top-20-ancient-chinese-inventions/

Or, you can search on your own.  Be sure to save the url's for the sites you gather information from.

Link for questions to answer:


ELA Assigned on Tuesday

  1. So...you did a quick research job someone from history, right? You have notes, right? 
  2. Type in a size 12-14 font. On a Google Doc. Title it “History’s Heroes” and send it to Mrs. Leighton this morning (jleighton@hancockgrammar.org). Type a speech on ONE of your historical figures. An expository speech. Doesn’t have to be terribly long. Maybe 2-3 paragraphs. It’s just another practice opportunity to practice your speaking and listeningskills. Same classmate groups as last time. Your mission, should you accept, is to present what you know about this historical hero AND make it interesting. No pressure. But there’s a catch: Begin your speech with a hook.  Try one of these strategies:
“What If” Scenario. 

“Imagine” Scenario. 
A Question. ...   or
Silence. ... 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Math HW for Wednesday Night 3/15

Today we talked about equally likely outcomes. 

Homework tonight: 
page 257 - 258 Questions (19-23)

ELA due Friday


Thursday, March 9, 2017

ELA Class Resources You Need for Thursday's Class

1.  Practice LEARNING ALL of these UNIT vocabulary words on Quizlet and plan to include some of them in your essay:

QUIZLET  LINK            Practice the Flashcards and Take a Round 1 Test (Not graded yet)

2. Plan your essay:

"What role do advertisers have in the lives of children?"

Make a Copy of this organizer and use it to type and PLAN your essay in each paragraph:   THIS

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SS DUE Thursday

Please complete the notes for your assessment, "Was Qin ShiHuangdi and effective leader?"
Remember you need 3 reasons to support your claim, each with details, and 1 argument against your claim with details.  

These notes are due at the beginning of class Thursday.

ELA Film and Transcript

Transcript of film

Consuming Kids documentary

Tic Tac Toe  notetaking

Sample Student Essay on topic:  What role do advertisers have in the lives of children?

ELA Wednesday

Plan your Expository Essay to the writing prompt:

"What role do advertisers have in the lives of children?"

Make a Copy of this organizer and use it to type in each paragraph:   THIS

Monday, March 6, 2017

ELA Monday


History and Heroes

What is due Tuesday?    A Padlet Response of your Class Quickwrite ( What are the traits of a hero?)


Choose one person from the History and Heroes website who exemplifies traits of a hero.