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May 14, 2012

Cincinnati Museum Center visit paper

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students will produce a one-page, single-spaced paper about what they learned - using the provided Q&A sheet- from their visit to the Cincinnati History Museum and e-mail it to jstevens@schillingschool.org no later than midnight on Sunday night, May 13th. The paper should focus on the role that the Union Terminal train station played in sending soldiers off to fight in WW2.

May 11, 2012

Progress report

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Improv Music

We continue to study improvising in a blues idiom. This involves a certain meter (four beats per measure, each beat divided in three), certain kinds of chords (major and minor triads, seventh chords, ninth chords), and certain scales (so far I have instructed in only one the six-note scale which, if started on C, has the notes C, E-flat, F, F-sharp, G, and B-flat; this is often called the Blues Scale).

Students should practice these at home (the percussionists don't need to know the chords and scale). The more you practice, the more fun you will have in class!

We are still having a lot of trouble with rhythmic precision. Players get out of sync with one another. It is necessary to play and listen to others at the same time. Yes, this can be done!

May 11, 2012

Assignment due Tuesday, May 14

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Music Theory

Review Chapter 9, "Harmonization of a Melody", and do Exercises 1 and 2.

May 09, 2012

Words for May 9th Vocabulary/Spelling Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1. orth- straight; correct; right
2. oscu- mouth
3. -osis abnormal condition
4. oste- bone
5. oto- ear
6. -ous full of
7. ov- egg
8. oxy- sharp; acid; oxygen
9. pachy - thick
10. paleo- old; ancient
11. palm- broad; flat
12. pan- all
13. par-; para- beside; near; equal
14. path-; -pathy disease; suffering
15. -ped- foot
16. -ped- child
17. pent- five
18. per- through
19. peri- around
20. permea- pass; go
21. phag- eat
22. pheno- show
23. -phil- loving; fond of
24. phon-; -phone sound
25. -phore; pher - bear; carry

May 07, 2012

Test on Chapter 8 regarding Protist, Fungi, etc

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Students should know CH8, review the test questions at the end of the chapter and also know page 698 about symbiotic realtionships.

May 01, 2012

Mythology

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Mythology

Mythology

Tuesday, March 27: Theogony

The creation of the gods:  Chaos, Gaia, Ouranos, Chronos, Rhea, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Aphrodite, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Pandora

Assignment:  Create a collage or illustration of the theogony of Greek gods.

 

 

Tuesday, April 3:  Pandora and the Olympians

Pandora, pithos, hope, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Athena, Hephaestos, Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo, Artemis

Assignment:  Find a picture of a famous person (real or fictional) that embodies the characteristics for each of the 12 Olympians
Ex:  Catniss (from The Hunger Games) is like Artemis because Artemis is the goddess of the hunt.

 


Tuesday, April 17:  Zeus

Zeus Xenios, Zeus Horkios, Io, Argus, Europa

Assignment:  Study for test over the Theogony
 

 

 

Tuesday, April 24:  The Myth of the Minotaur

Test over Theogony

Minos, Pasiphae, Minotaur, Ariadne, Theseus, Daedalus

Assignment:  Make a collage of at least 6 scenes of the myth of the Minotaur

 

 

Tuesday, May 1:  Leda & the swan, The House of Atreus

Leda, Tyndareus, Helen, Clytemnestra, Tantalus, Pelops, Oenamaus, Hippodamia, Atreus, Thyestes, Pelopia, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Iphigenia, Orestes

Assignment:  Complete the packet on the House of Atreus

April 27, 2012

ALL HOMEWORK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!!!!

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Latin for Americans

5/1 TUESDAY:  Decline (put in all cases & numbers) the noun adjective pair "foreign ally."  This assignment is due on Thursday.  Also, study for your vocabulary quiz the words on p. 90.

5/3 THURSDAY:  Your homework is Exercise A on p. 109.  You are to do the following:
1) Translate the sentence

2) Identify which of the two forms you should use

3) Explain why the form is correct if it is a noun (i.e. subject, predicate nominative, possession, indirect object, direct object, accusative of motion towards, ablative of place, or ablative of means)  If it is an adjective identify its gender, number, and case AND what noun it is modifying.

PLEASE NOTE:  in sentence #5 "nostra" means "our"
This assignment is due in class on Tuesday, 5/8

5/8 TUESDAY:  Email to Ms. Abbott, the ablative forms (singular & plural) of the nouns on p. 95.  Put a “_” after the “a” to identify the macron in the feminine.

WEDNESDAY:  Translate the #2, 3, & 6 in exercise A on p.94. 
NOTA BENE:  “Via Quinta” means “Fifth Street.”

5/10 THURSDAY:  Put the nouns on p. 95 in the vocative case (both singular & plural).  Email to Ms. Abbott by Friday night.

FRIDAY:  Translate sentences #1, 4, & 5 in exercise A, on p. 94.

5/15 TUESDAY:  Give the imperative forms (singular & plural) of the verbs on p. 95.  Due in class (or email if you prefer) on Thursday.  Study vocabulary words on p. 95 for quiz on Thursday.

5/17 THURSDAY:  Exercise B, p. 109 – careful with #3.  What tense will you use?  How do you know?  Due in class on Tuesday.

5/22 TUESDAY:  decline “our son” and email to Ms. Abbott by Wednesday night.

WEDNESDAY:  Translate sentences #1-3 in exercise A on p. 100, due in class on Thursday.

5/24 THURSDAY:   Conjugate AND TRANSLATE sum in the present & perfect tense!  Email to Ms. Abbott by Friday night.

FRIDAY:  Translate #4-6 in exercise A on p. 100.  Due in class on Tuesday.

April 27, 2012

Read Chapter 10

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Prob & Stats

Read Chapter 13 ("Information Theory and Art") in Introduction to Information Theory by Monday.

Today I handed out sheets with extra credit questions on them.

April 25, 2012

Lesson XI

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:All Students

4/24  TUESDAY:  Email to Ms. Abbott by Wednesday night (nabbott@schillingschool.org) the 2nd conjugation verbs (there are 2) on p. 90.  You need to conjugate AND TRANSLATE them in the perfect tense.

WEDNESDAY:  Turn in class tomorrow #1-4 on p. 89, exercise A.  You are only translating the sentences into English

 

4/26 THURSDAY:  Email to Ms. Abbott by Friday night (nabbott@schillingschool.org) the 1st conjugation verbs (there are 3) on p. 90.  You need to conjugate AND TRANSLATE them in the perfect tense.

FRIDAY:  Finish exercise A (sentences #5-9) on p. 89.  You are only translating the sentences into English.

 

5/1 TUESDAY:  Decline (put in all cases & numbers) the noun adjective pair "foreign ally."  This assignment is due on Thursday.  Also, study for your vocabulary quiz the words on p. 90.

 

5/3 THURSDAY:  Your homework is Exercise A on p. 109.  You are to do the following: 

1)Translate the sentence

2) Identify which of the two forms you should use

3) Explain why the form is correct if it is a noun (i.e. subject, predicate nominative, possession, indirect object, direct object, accusative of motion towards, ablative of place, or ablative of means)  If it is an adjective identify its gender, number, and case AND what noun it is modifying.

PLEASE NOTE:  in sentence #5 "nostra" means "our"

This assignment is due in class on Tuesday, 5/8

April 23, 2012

History Test on CH 23 and 24

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students should plan on taking a test on Chapters 23 and 24 on Monday the 23rd of April

April 22, 2012

"Rough" Draft for Wringer Book Report

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

Students will need to e-mail their Wringer  "rough" draft to Mr. Stevens at jstevens@schillingschool.org by Sunday, April 22nd. The report must be two-pages long, single spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font and free of errors. The FINAL paper is due to Mr. Stevens by April 27th.

April 20, 2012

Biology Test on Ch 14

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Students should study for a test on Ch 14 in the Life Sciences textbook for a test on Friday, April 20th.

April 20, 2012

Biology Test on Ch 14

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Students should study for a test on Ch 14 in the Life Sciences textbook for a test on Friday, April 20th.

April 17, 2012

The Great Depression and a person who lived through it

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

This two-page, single-spaced paper with Times New Roman, 12-point font is due on Monday, April 30th. The students should write about the history of the Great Depression, cause and effect and other facets, and also include an interview with someone who lived through the Great Depression. The report may include a small photo of the person interviewed and the student together. A separate reference page should also be included in the report, in addition to the first two pages.

April 05, 2012

What infuriated A Young Adolph Hitler at the end of WW1?

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

This two-page, single- spaced paper with a maximum of two small jpegs, should investigate why Adolph Hitler was so mad at the end of WW1. The clues are the Treaty of Versailles and Woodrow Wilson's 14 points. Students should NOT write about Hitler during his time as the leader of Nazi Germany, only the yound, post-war soldier. All paper should have the standard margins with 12 point, Times New Roman Font. All papers need to be e-mailed to jstevens@schillingschool.org before 4/4/2012.

April 04, 2012

Vocabulary Spelling Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1. hyper- above; beyond; over
2. hyph- weaving; web
3. hypno- sleep
4. hypo- below; under; less
5. hyster - womb; uterus
6. -iac person afflicted with disease
7. -iasis disease; abnormal condition
8. -ic (adjective former)
9. ichthy- fish
10. ign- fire
11. in-; il-; im-; ir- not
12. in-; il-; im-; ir- to; toward; into
13. in- very; thoroughly
14. -ine of or pertaining to
15. infra- below; beneath
16. inter- intra- between within; inside
17. -ism a state or condition
18. iso- equal; same
19. -ist person who deals with...
20. -itis inflammation; disease
21. -ium refers to a part of the body
22. -kary- cell nucleus
23. kel- tumor; swelling
24. kerat- horn
25. kilo- thousand

March 29, 2012

3/27 - 4/19

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:All Students

TUESDAY, 3/27:  Decline all the nouns on p. 80.  Don’t forget 1st declension ablative MUST have a macron.  You must email this assignment to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Wednesday night, 3/28.

Wednesday, 3/28:  Lesson X crossword worksheet.  Due in class on Thursday, 3/29.

THURSDAY, 3/29:  Lesson XI  worksheet.  Due in class on Tuesday, 4/3.

 

TUESDAY, 4/3:  Conjugate the verbs on p. 86 in the future tense and give the imperative forms.  Email this assignment to nabbott@schillingschool.org by WEDNESDAY, 4/4.

Wednesday, 4/4:  Translate sentences 1-5 on p. 85, exercise A.  This assignment is due IN CLASS on Thursday, 4/5.

THURSDAY, 4/5:  p. 85 exercise A, sentences 6 – 9 AND exercise B, sentences 1 and 2.  This assignment is due in class on Tuesday, 4/17.

 

TUESDAY, 4/17:  Decline all the neuter nouns on p. 86.  Don’t forget castra!  Email this assignment to nabbott@schillingschool.org by WEDNESDAY, 4/18.

Wednesday, 4/18:  Lesson XI crossword puzzle.  Due in class on Thursday, 4/19.

THURSDAY, 4/19:  Write 3 sentences in Latin that take dative nouns.  Note:  you need to know what verbs take the dative case.  Review pp. 53-55 if you need help.  This assignment is due in class on Tuesday, 4/24.

March 28, 2012

Two-Page paper on 6 animals from the Newport Aquarium Trip

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Students need to produce a two-page paper based upon six of the animals observed at the Newport Aquarium. There should be a small jpeg of each animal included in the paper and the text should wrap around the jpegs. Like always, this paper is to be emailed to jstevens@schillingschool.org by the due date.

March 26, 2012

Chapter 13 Science Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Study Chapter 13 for Monday's Science Test and use the practise questions at the end of the chapter to study for test.

March 24, 2012

Spelling/Vocabulary Test on March 28th

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1. -gross- thick
2. gymno- naked; bare
3. gyn- female
4. gyr- ring; circle; spiral
5. -hal-; -hale, breathe; breath
6. halo- salt
7. hapl- simple
8. hecto- hundred
9. -helminth- worm
10. hem- blood
11. hemi- half
12. hepar-; hepat- liver
13. herb- grass; plants
14. hetero- different; other
15. hex - six
16. hibern- winter
17. hidr- sweat
18. hipp- horse
19. hist- tissue
20. holo- entire; whole
21. homo- (Latin) man; human
22. homo- (Greek) same; alike
23. hort- garden
24. hydr- water
25. hygr- moist; wet

March 20, 2012

Lesson 10

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

TUESDAY, 3/20:  Unit II Test.

THURSDAY, 3/22:  Exercise B on p. 78.  There are 4 steps:  write the person, number, and tense of the verb and then write the correct Latin form.  You must email this assignment to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Friday night, 3/23.

FRIDAY, 3/23:  Lesson X Worksheet, A – D.  This assignment is due IN CLASS on Tuesday, 3/27.

March 16, 2012

Conn Yankee Book Report

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

This two-page book report has all of the same requirements as the last five reports, EXCEPT this paper must be a single-spaced paper. All papers for the rest of the year will be required to be single spaced.The " Rough Draft" will be due to me via e-mail by Monday,March 12th and the final version is due to me by Friday, March 16th. My e-mail address is jstevens@schillingschool.org  All book reports should be saved with the student's name in the file name and it would help if the first version sent had the word ROUGH at the end of the file name.

Example;  Freds Conn Yankee Book report ROUGH.docx

Any questions? Please use jstevens@schillingschool.org above for correspondence. Thank you. JS

March 07, 2012

Vocabulary words for March 14

from:Stevens, John

to:All Students

1. du-; duo- two
2. -duct lead
3. dynam- power
4. dys- bad; abnormal; difficult
5. ec- out of; away from
6. echin- spiny; prickly
7. eco- house
8. ecto- outside of
9. -elle small
10. -emia blood
11. en-; endo-; ent- in; into; within
12. –en- made of
13. encephal- brain
14. enter- intestine; gut
15. entom- insects
16. -eous nature of; like
17. epi- upon; above; over
18. -err- erythro-
19. -escent wander; go astray red ; becoming
20. eso- inward; within; inner
21. eu- well; good; true; normal
22. eury- widen
23. ex- out of; away from
24. extra- beyond; outside

March 07, 2012

Words for Mar 21st Spelling and Vocabulary Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

Words for the Vocabulary/Spelling Test on Wednesday, March 21st

1. anachronism- something or someone not in its correct historical or chronological time
2. gaudy: ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented
3. append: to add as a supplement
4. wholly: entirely; totally; altogether; quite.
5. discordant:  disagreeing
6. reputation: overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general
7. satire: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
8. inquire: to seek to learn by asking
9. perplexed: confused
10. provision: to supply
11. imperceptible: cannot be seen without very close inspection (subtle)
12. sylvan: within the woods
13. anecdotes: a short description of an event
14. rebuke: strongly disapprove
15. gratis: without cost
16. cordial: friendly
17. indifferent: without bias or care
18. cataract – a waterfall of considerable size
19. wallow – to lie or roll in water, snow, mud, dirt, or dust.
20. guileless – honest
21. unanimity- absolute agreement
22. cogitating- to think hard; ponder; meditate
23. airy-light in movement; graceful; delicate
24. gratified- pleased, delight, gladden.
25. enmity – a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity;
26. acumen-keen insight; shrewdness
27. scoff- to mock; deride.
28. subterranean- under the earth
29. aristocracy- a country or state ruled by privileged, upper classes
30. ostensible - outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended

March 07, 2012

Best idea from the turn of century

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1 page paper - single or double spaced- on the best idea from the turn of the century. This is totally your opinion but you should be detailed as possible, no matter what you choose. E-mail your paper to jstevens@schillingschool.org  by Mar 7th.

March 05, 2012

Ch. 12 Animals Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Study notes that were copied in class in addition to textbook, Ch 12.

March 04, 2012

March 5-9

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday, 3/6:
Review the imperative mood.

HOMEWORK:  Email to Ms. Abbott by Wednesday night, the accusative singular and plural forms of all the nouns on p. 66

 


Wednesday, 3/7
HOMEWORK:  Conjugate the verbs on p. 66 and turn in on Thursday, 3/15.

 

Thursday, 3/8

Lesson IX Vocabulary Test.
HOMEWORK:  Finish Unit II Review.  It is due on Tuesday, 3/13

March 02, 2012

Turn in 20 words defined

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

Students need to define and e-mail 20 words from the Yankee book. Email to jstevens@schillingschool.org

Feb. 29, 2012

Words for Vocabulary Test on Weds

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

1. cervic- neck
2. chel- claw
3. chem- dealing with chemicals
4. chir- hand
5. chlor- green
6. chondr- cartilage
7. chrom-; -chrome color
8. chron- time
9. -chym- juice
10. -cid-; -cis - cut; kill; fall
11. circa-; circum- around; about
12. cirru- hairlike curls
13. co- with; together
14. cocc- seed; berry
15. coel- hollow
16. coll- glue
17. coni- cone
18. contra- against
19. corp- body
20. cort-; cortic- outer layer
21. cosmo- world; order; form
22. cotyl- cup
23. counter- against
24. crani- skull
25. cresc -; cret- begin to grow

Feb. 24, 2012

Slideshow due by e-mail this Friday the 24th

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

I assigned the class a Powerpoint project that is due this coming Friday,the 24th.The students need to produce 1 cover slide, 1 reference slide with 2 references per person and 3 slides each (11 total) on W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver.

Thank you

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