Beginning with work due on Monday, 12/17 and continuing into the 3rd and 4th Quarters, students will not be permitted to turn in late work (designated with an "M" or "Missing" in Engrade).  Work not turned in due to an absence (designated with an "A" in Engrade), either on the day assigned or  checked, must be shown  to me in a timely manner proportional to the number of days absent.  Absent work turned in beyond the  reasonable deadline will not receive full credit.

Upcoming Events:
        1. Early Release Day on Thursday, 2/21
        2. Open-note test on ancient Egypt (part 1) and notebook check: Tuesday, 2/26.

Thank you to all of the students and parents who helped make my birthday special by sending your well wishes, cards, and gifts.  You made me feel so appreciated!

Homework from 

Ancient Egypt
  1. Why question due Monday.
  2. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday
  3. Word Wizard (week 15) due Friday.


Ancient Egypt Religion
Ancient Egypt Culture
Notes on Stratification
Ancient Egypt Pyramid of Power

Week  of
2/18 to 2/22



No School:
Presidents Day


Why Question

No School:
​Presidents Day

Modified A schedule (YB2 & RG2)
Y Book Check: Why Question
February Writing Prompt: Prewriting, Drafting, Editing, and Revising
Quotation Quotient (checked Thursday)


Modified A Schedule

YB 2: periods 1-2
RG 2: periods  3-4

Choose one quality quotation from a biographical source.  Write a sentence incorporating this quotation with an appropriate text talker using a present tense verb other than “says.”   Include the author, the subject of the book, and the title, correctly written. (checked Friday)


Modified B schedule (YB1 & RG1)
Y Book Check: Why Question
February Writing Prompt: Prewriting, Drafting, Editing, and Revising

Modified B Schedule

YB 1: periods 1-2
RG 1: periods  3-4


Y-Book Check: Quotation Quotient
Rainbow Write & Discussion: February Writing Prompt

Word Wizard (week 15)

C Schedule

Early Dismissal (noon pickup)

HW Check/Group Share: Text Talker
Y-Book Check: Word Wizard
Z-Book Grammar Foldables:
Pronoun Case, Number, & Person
1.  Nominative
2.  Objective
3.  Reflexive Intensive
4.  Possessive (s/o)
5.  Possessive (adj)
Intensive & Reflexive Pronouns
Vocabulary Corner:

1. Why question due Monday.
2. Open-note test on ancient Egypt: Tuesday
3. Observation Connection due Wednesday
4. Word Wizard (week 15) due Friday.


D Schedule

Parents' Information

Welcome Back! pdf
PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Welcome Back Information

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Samsung ML-3560 DB Toner Cartridge (no generic)
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
push pins, clear
Intruder Defense System (Safety Bar)
u brands shag dry eraser
Legal-sized laminating pouches
Ledger-sized paper (11 x 17)