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Aug. 30, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Pre Algebra students who had not turned Practice 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 are due tomorrow (1.1 was due today). To ones who already turned in, grades are posted. Homework reminder is also posted individually in the comment.

Tomorrow, we will review some of the problems on the homework, then we are going to look at 1.4. There may be mid-chapter test and quiz 1.4.

Mrs. Fatica

Aug. 29, 2012

Homework reminder

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Homeworks:

Practice 1.1 - All odd numbered problems - due tomorrow, 8/30

Practice 1.2 - All circled problems - due on Friday, 8/31

You will receive  a bonus point on extra problems which are not assigned. If you have any questions, email me or bring them to me tomorrow.

Mrs. Fatica

 

Aug. 28, 2012

Build an Edible Racecar

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 5-6

Build an Edible Racecar

Your challenge is to build a racecar and except for the axles, it is to be made entirely out of edible objects. You can use whatever you like but the car must be able to roll down a cardboard ramp and it must not drip or leak (too much) on the cardboard ramp.
As for the aforementioned axles, you may use toothpicks, or cut up metal coat hangers or the round type of chopsticks or anything you like that is solid enough to take the load of being raced several times.
There are three prizes to be awarded and Mr. Stevens will be the official judge.
One prize will be for the racecar that travels the longest distance.
One prize will be for the racecar that is the best designed e.g. most creative.
One prize will be for the most delicious racecar.
Remember, all cars must roll on their own and be made to survive several races.
Race day is September 7th during our science class. Have fun engineering your racecar!

Aug. 28, 2012

Letter to Parents

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Bonjour Parents,
 

I hope that everyone is doing well, and excited to start another school year!
 

French classes will be structured the same as last year. We will work very hard our two days in class together on speaking and listening comprehension, and the homework will be focused on reading, on writing, and on listening comprehension.
 

Homework will be assigned every Tuesday and Thursday. It is important for students to turn in homework on time. NO late work will be accepted this year! All assignments will be listed on Thinkwave, but I strongly advise students to use a planner/ agenda as well. I will NOT accept the excuse that a student was unable to complete his or her homework because he or she did not have access to Thinkwave.
 

Supplies needed for both French classes include one spiral notebook, and one blank CD. Please have all supplies by September 4th!
 

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have; I am always happy to meet face to face or discuss any problems over the phone. Please contact me at mwood@schillingschool.org to set up any conferences.
I look forward to a great year!

 

Best regards,
 

Morgan K. Wood

Aug. 28, 2012

Letter to Parents

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French 1

Bonjour Parents,
 

I hope that everyone is doing well, and excited to start another school year!
 

French classes will be structured the same as last year. We will work very hard our two days in class together on speaking and listening comprehension, and the homework will be focused on reading, on writing, and on listening comprehension.
 

Homework will be assigned every Tuesday and Thursday. It is important for students to turn in homework on time. NO late work will be accepted this year! All assignments will be listed on Thinkwave, but I strongly advise students to use a planner/ agenda as well. I will NOT accept the excuse that a student was unable to complete his or her homework because he or she did not have access to Thinkwave.
 

Supplies needed for both French classes include one spiral notebook, and one blank CD. Please have all supplies by September 4th!
 

Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have; I am always happy to meet face to face or discuss any problems over the phone. Please contact me at mwood@schillingschool.org to set up any conferences.
I look forward to a great year!
 

Best regards,
 

Morgan K. Wood

Aug. 28, 2012

No homework for tonight

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

Again, there is no homework for tonight. I promise we start chapter 1 of the textbook tomorrow.

Aug. 27, 2012

Welcome back students!

from:Stevens, John

to:All Students

I look forward to teaching you this year.

Aug. 27, 2012

No homework for tonight

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

There is no homework for tonight. Tomorrow we are starting chapter 1 of your textbook.

Mrs. Fatica

Aug. 24, 2012

Assignment portfolio

from:Fatica, Atsuko

to:Pre-Algebra

To Pre Algebra students,

Welcome to Schilling School Pre Algebra class. 

On Monday, you will need two portfolios (one is for ungraded assignments, another is for graded assignments), or a pocket file which has at least two pockets.

I am looking forward to seeing you all.

 

Atsuko Fatica

 

May 25, 2012

Chapter 26 Test on WWII

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students should study Chapter 26 and also recall details from notes taken during movies and class discussions.

May 23, 2012

Chapter 26 Test in Biology on Ecosystems

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Student will need to read chapter 26 and prepare for a test on Wednesday, May 23rd.

May 23, 2012

PowerPoint on President

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students were assigned specific Presidents on May 9th. A 12-page PowerPoint will e-mailed to jstevens@schillingschool before May 23rd. 1 page for intro, 10 pages for content and 1 page for references.  Students will be required to deliver their presentations in front of the class and their report must be no longer than 10 minutes.

May 21, 2012

Lab notebooks due

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Lab notebooks should be turned in on the 21st. Students should ensure that they are accurate, detailed, neat, and colored in where applicable. All new pages since the last collection date must be referenced in the table of contents.

May 16, 2012

Words for May 16th Spelling and Vocabulary Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1. photo- light
2. phren- mind; diaphragm
3. phyc- seaweed; algae
4. phyl- related group
5. -phyll leaf
6. physi- nature; natural qualities
7. phyt-; -phyte plant
8. pino- drink
9. pinni- feather 
10. plan- roaming; wandering
11. plasm-; -plast- form; formed into
12. platy - flat
13. pleur- lung; rib; side
14. pneumo- lungs; air
15. -pod foot
16. poly- many; several
17. por- opening
18. port- carry
19. post- after; behind
20. pom- fruit
21. pre- before; ahead of time
22. prim- first
23. pro- forward; favoring; before
24. proto- first; primary
25. pseudo- false; deceptive

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