Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Verbs Recap

You should be familiar with this grammatical terminology (blue phrases) by now:

The six voices of the verb to be
How to conjugate any verb inot its six voices
A basic understanding of the 3rd person limited -v- omniscient voice 
List the 5 ways to remember linking verbs
Know the two ways to spot the difference between linking verbs and action verbs
Label an auxiliary verb (helping verb)
Label the different parts of a verb phrase

this is a video recap of today's session. Graham class MUST watch it!

Don't forget - Spelling Test is this Friday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Don't forget, from now on you should always click on my VOKI  everytime you go to the blog for last minute updates.

Is your verbitis antidote for the horrible 'to be' verb still working? We'll find out with this week's writing assignment!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Buxton Family on Spring Break

Hope you all had a great break. We did!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Word Girl Definition Competition | Scholastic

Word Girl Definition Competition Scholastic

Live online National Competition
Coming Late April

Homework - Week 4

Remember to print out your H/W sheet.

Below is an overview of the entire Ubuntu Project with many new photos.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Charlotte Doyle (Ch. 9-15) and Spanish Links

Try just the vocabulary and multiple choice questions to help you practice for 9-15 test on Friday
(Can you create a question like those above with a voc.  word for answer, different from he text.
Make sentences GRAAB, SSS or Advanced (Bring Fri)
Print and bring answers

Use these links below to help study for your Spanish

1. Hangman game for South America 

(At the top right (orange area) type in: south america hangman and click search.

Next screen will show documents 1 - 10 of 60 matches. Select the first one, "General Knowledge Quiz & World Geography: South America: Countries & Capitals". A list will pop up and at the top (lavender bar) click on "Quiz" it will take you to the page with the games, hangman, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, then if you want to revers the quiz select "Reverse Quiz" above (lavender bar).


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Ubuntu Project - Closing Thoughts

Change to H/W  sheet. No Figurative/Sensory Charlotte Doyle writing H/W. That assignment has been cancelled. Therefore no final draft due for this work on Friday either. (we have a music concert to attend)

See a copy of today's winning presentation below.

Everybody was truly a winner today. I am VERY proud of you all. Why would I say that? Comments welcome...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Homework Week 3

Congratulations on those teams  that made it to the final. Now your work really begins! Finish strong...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Ubuntu Project - Session 3

Just to reiterate...
The only  change to the H/W sheet this week was the flipping of days for the two vocabulary tests. Everything else on the H/W is the same.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Charotte Doyle - Test Prep.

Charlotte Doyle TEST is now FRIDAY
Vocabulary Test from your Vocabulary books is now THURSADAY (I have just switched the dates for these tests)

Play these games to practice your knowledge of Charlotte Doyle.
TQ for millionaires 

Hint Hint!
Can you write sentences using multiple vocabulary words?


Just do the vocabulary questions. Excellent practice for the test. Print the sheetsfor TQs

Change to H/W sheet

Charlotte Doyle TEST is postponed. It will NOT be this Thursday.

We can make it Fri or Mon. We can choose tomorrow. (The Lesson 7 Vocabulary Test from the book will still be Friday.)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Homework: 3rd Tri. Week 2

You must still download and print this document.

Charlotte Doyle: Prologue through Ch. 2 & H/W

Write a paragraph that answers this question:

How does the author use foreshadowing to hint at what might occur later in the story?  (Due: Fri)

Clue: Do not write your prediction of the story. Instead, search for the examples of foreshadowing in the opening chapters. Your topic sentence should contain the word 'foreshadowing.'

Work as a group on your KIPP persuasive argument 'story board'. Each team should have a skeleton outline by next Monday.

Complete Vocabulary Book - Lesson 7 All exercises. Due: Next Mon.

Don't forget: is a great tool for presentations

From Spanish Class
Spanish Speaking Countries - Song by Barbara MacArthur

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Ubuntu Project - Persausive Arguments

Team leaders - You can download and print out this file t ohelp organize the timeline for your persuasive arguments.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ubuntu Project - Session 2

Congratulations on turning in your State Reports on time. I am very proud of all of you. I know you are relived to have it over. Think of  about the journey through the research process. You have now learned the skills to be successful on any other research project in the future!

See a summary of  Session 2 in the video below.


H/W - Due  Thur
  • Finish Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary -  Ch 3-5. (Do not read any of the story)
  • Work on your portion of the Ubuntu Project
  • Start practicing your lines for your BBC theatre scripts
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