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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

Feb. 21, 2012

February 21-24

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday:
Review Ablative of Means
Translation passage on p. 58
HOMEWORK:  put verbs in 2nd person singular & plural and translate.

Wednesday:
Email verbs to Ms. Abbott (nabbott@schillingschool.org)
HOMEWORK:  STUDY FOR VOCABULARY QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thursday:
Lesson VIII vocabulary quiz
Introduce 2nd declension –r nouns
Oral practice on p. 63
Go over new vocabulary on p. 66
HOMEWORK:  email to Ms. Abbott the 2nd person plural future tense form of the verbs on p. 66.

Friday:
Email p. 66 verbs to Ms. Abbott (nabbott@schillingschool.org)
HOMEWORK:  Lesson IX worksheet E. A

Feb. 19, 2012

Words for Vocabulary Test on 2-22-12

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

1. bi-; bio- life; living
2. -blast- sprout; germ; bud
3. brachi- arm
4. brachy -short
5. brady- slow
6. branchi-fin
7. brev- short
8. bronch-windpipe
9. cac- bad
10. calor- heat
11. capill- hair
12. capit- head
13. carcin- cancer
14. cardi- heart
15. carn- meat; flesh
16. carp- fruit
17. carpal- wrist
18. cata- breakdown; downward
19. caud- tail
20. -cell- chamber; small room
21. cen-; -cene- now; recent
22. cente- centi- centr- pierce hundredth center
23. cephal- head
24. cerat- horn
25. cerebr -brain

Feb. 13, 2012

February 14 - 17

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday:
Turn in Homework
Review Ablative of place where “in”
Introduce Ablative of means
p. 60 E. A in class
HOMEWORK:  p. 60, E.B   Email to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Wednesday


Wednesday:
HOMEWORK:  Lesson VIII worksheet 2-sides


Thursday:
Turn in Homework
Review Ablative of means
Introduce substantives
p. 60, E. C together in class
Lesson VIII vocabulary quiz next Thursday
HOMEWORK:  put all the nouns on p. 61 in ablative case in both the singular and plural forms.  Email to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Friday.


Friday:
HOMEWORK:  p. 33 worksheet

Feb. 07, 2012

February 7 - 10

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:All Students

Latin for Americans

2/7 TUESDAY:
HOMEWORK:  p. 54, Exercise A, 5 – 8.  Be careful of datives!!!!

This assignment must be emailed to nabbott@shillingschool.org by WEDNESDAY!

 


2/8 WEDNESDAY:
HOMEWORK:  Decline “good memory.”  Study for the QUIZ tomorrow on 1st declension.

This assignment is due in class on THURSDAY!


2/9 THURSDAY:
QUIZ on the 1st declension endings.
HOMEWORK:  Decline animus.

This assignment must be emailed to nabbott@shillingschool.org by FRIDAY!

 


2/10 FRIDAY:
HOMEWORK:  Function Review Worksheet.
This assignment is due in class on TUESDAY!

Feb. 03, 2012

Spelling and Vocabulary Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

These are the words and definitions to study for your vocabulary test on Friday, Feb. 3rd
1. Predisposition -The fact or condition of being predisposed. Happens beforehand.
2. Prolonged- To lengthen out in time; extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.
3. Presumably- By assuming reasonably; probably.
4. Manipulation- The act of manipulating. To handle or manage.
5. Shrewd- Astute or sharp in practical matters.
6. Etymologists- The derivation of a word.
7. Appalling- Causing dismay or horror.
8. Xenophobe- A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc.
9. Apportion- To distribute or allocate proportionally.
10. Obsequious- Characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference. Obedient.
11. Indulged- To yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will.
12. Trepidation- Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
13. Floundering- To struggle with stumbling or plunging movements.
14. Idyllic - Charmingly simple or rustic.
15. Gist - The main or essential part of a matter.
16. Tranquil- Free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm.
17. Scintillating- Animated; vivacious; effervescent.
18. Austere- Severe in manner or appearance.
19. Snippet- A small bite or fragment.
20. Angst -A feeling of anxiety or apprehension, accompanied by depression.
21. Myriad -Constituting a very large, indefinite number.  
22. Doggedly - Stubbornly persevering; tenacious. Determined.
23. Dejectedness- the state of feeling depressed.
24. Subterranean- underground.                         
25. Anomaly- a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
26. Oblong- elongated.                    
27. Feebly- weakly. 
28. Reconcile- to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable.
29. Sundered- to separate; part; divide; sever.
30. Convulse(d): To shake violently

Feb. 03, 2012

One-page paper on Tesla, Carnagie,Vanderbilt and JP Morgan

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

Paper is a single paged, Times New Roman, 12-point-font assignment. Please tell me about these four men of the late 19th century and use two sources to do it. Use your own words!

Feb. 01, 2012

Vocabulary and Spelling Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Here are the roots/prefixes to study for the test

ante- before antebellum before the war
anti- against antifreeze liquid used to guard against freezing
auto- self automatic self-acting or self-regulating
bene- good benefit an act of kindness; a gift
circum- around circumscribe to draw a line around; to encircle
contra- against contradict to speak against
de- reverse, remove defoliate remove the leaves from a tree
dis- apart dislocate to unlodge
dys- bad dysfunctional not functioning
ecto- outside ectoparasite parasite living on the exterior of animals
endo- within endogamy marriage within the tribe
ex- out  excavate to dig out
equi- equal equidistant equal distance
extra- beyond extraterrestrial beyond the earth
hyper- over hypertension high blood pressure
hypo- under hypotension low blood pressure
in- in interim in between
inter- between intervene come between
intra- within intramural within bounds of a school
intro- in, into introspect to look within, as one's own mind
macro- large macroscopic large enough to be observed by the naked eye
mal- bad maladjusted badly adjusted
micro- small microscopic so small that one needs a microscope to observe
multi- many multimillionaire one having two or more million dollars
neo- new neolithic new stone age
non- not nonconformist one who does not conform
pan- all pantheon a temple dedicated to all gods
poly- many polygonal having many sides
post- after postgraduate after graduating
pre- before precede to go before
pro- for proponent a supporter
proto- first prototype first or original model
pseudo- false pseudonym false name; esp., an author's pen-name
re-, red- back again rejuvenate to make young
re-, red- together reconnect to put together again
retro- backward retrospect a looking back on things
semi- half semicircle half a circle
sub- under submerge to put under water
super- above superfine extra fine
tele- far telescope seeing or viewing afar
trans- across transalpine across the Alps

Feb. 01, 2012

Spelling and Vocabulary Words for Feb 8

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

a-; an- ab- -able   not; without;lacking;deficient away from; out from capable of
ac- to; toward
-aceous of or pertaining to
acou-; acous - hear
ad- to; toward
aden- gland
adip- fat
aero- air
agri- field; soil
-al having the character of
alb- white
alg-; -algia pain
alto- high
ambi- both
ameb- change; alternation
amni- fetal membrane
amphi-; ampho- both
amyl- starch
ana- up; back; again
andro- man; masculine
anemo- wind
ang- choke; feel pain
angi- blood vessel; duct
ante- before; ahead of time
anter- front

Feb. 01, 2012

Vocabulary and Spelling -Roots

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

ante- before antebellum before the war
anti- against antifreeze liquid used to guard against freezing
auto- self automatic self-acting or self-regulating
bene- good benefit an act of kindness; a gift
circum- around circumscribe to draw a line around; to encircle
contra- against contradict to speak against
de- reverse, remove defoliate remove the leaves from a tree
dis- apart dislocate to unlodge
dys- bad dysfunctional not functioning
ecto- outside ectoparasite parasite living on the exterior of animals
endo- within endogamy marriage within the tribe
ex- out  excavate to dig out
equi- equal equidistant equal distance
extra- beyond extraterrestrial beyond the earth
hyper- over hypertension high blood pressure
hypo- under hypotension low blood pressure
in- in interim in between
inter- between intervene come between
intra- within intramural within bounds of a school
intro- in, into introspect to look within, as one's own mind
macro- large macroscopic large enough to be observed by the naked eye
mal- bad maladjusted badly adjusted
micro- small microscopic so small that one needs a microscope to observe
multi- many multimillionaire one having two or more million dollars
neo- new neolithic new stone age
non- not nonconformist one who does not conform
pan- all pantheon a temple dedicated to all gods
poly- many polygonal having many sides
post- after postgraduate after graduating
pre- before precede to go before
pro- for proponent a supporter
proto- first prototype first or original model
pseudo- false pseudonym false name; esp., an author's pen-name
re-, red- back again rejuvenate to make young
re-, red- together reconnect to put together again
retro- backward retrospect a looking back on things
semi- half semicircle half a circle
sub- under submerge to put under water
super- above superfine extra fine
tele- far telescope seeing or viewing afar
trans- across transalpine across the Alps

Jan. 27, 2012

Test on Ch. 14, 15 and 16

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Review the notes from the board for chapter 14, 15 and 16 as well as any questions that the students and their classmates have developed. Students won't need to study every bit of each chapter if they focus on the previous study suggestion.

Jan. 26, 2012

January 31 - February 3

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday, January 31:
HOMEWORK:  Allow each student to pick a sentence from C to construct. “The master” will be the subject in every sentence, the person will be the indirect object, and the “thing” will be the direct object.  Students must email their sentence to (nabbott@schillingschool.org) by WEDNESDAY night. 
MAKE SURE THE VERB IS IN THE FUTURE TENSE!!
 

Ex.  1. beata puella / antiqua pupa
The sentence would have to say, “the master will give an old doll to the happy girl.” 

ANSWER:  dominus beatae puellae antiquam pupam donabit.


Wednesday, February 1:
HOMEWORK: 
Decline (put in all cases & numbers) the noun and adjective pair for “the grateful farmer.”  FARMER IS A PAIN NOUN!

Thursday, February 2:
HOMEWORK:
  Put the nouns on p. 61 in both the accusative singular & plural.  Email the answers to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Friday, February 3. 

Friday, February 3:
HOMEWORK:
  Due in class on Tuesday – Lesson VIII crossword.

Jan. 25, 2012

Report on Life, The Universe and Everything

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

This book report is a standard report that has the same requirements as the previous reports. The "Rough" version should be submitted to me by e-mail by January 25th at the latest. The final version is due by e-mail on January 30th. A false deadline of the 23rd would be wise. My email address is jstevens@schillingschool.org.

Students know that the "rough" version means that they have proof-read their paper, used F7 to spell check, read it aloud to themselves, read it aloud to their parents and then had their parents read it once, all before submitting it to me by e-mail.

All papers are to be two pages in length, single or double spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font. The student's name, the book title and the date that the paper is due, should be placed on the top of the paper, in the same font/size, just like always.

Jan. 25, 2012

Test on Chapter 6, all sections

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

Study Chapter 6, any notes you have taken and the questions you and your classmates have developed.

Jan. 24, 2012

Chinese New Year Lunch

from:Peng, Ling

to:All Students

I'm planning to take my class to Chinese Lunch on 1/24/2012, it's Chinese New Year ! 

I need Parents' permition.

Ms. Peng

Jan. 23, 2012

Vocabulary and Spelling Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

Students should study handout to ensure they know how to define and spell the words on the sheet. 

Jan. 21, 2012

January 24-27

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Latin for Americans
3rd Quarter Syllabus

Tuesday, January 24:
HOMEWORK:  Put the 6 nouns under the vocabulary listing on p. 55 in the dative plural.  Email the answers to me (nabbott@schillingschool.org) by WEDNESDAY night.


Wednesday, January 25:
HOMEWORK:  Conjugate the 6 verbs on p. 56 in the future tense.  This assignment is due in class on THURSDAY.


Thursday, January 26:
HOMEWORK:  Identify the FUNCTION of the underlined nouns in the 5 sentences from the case exercises worksheet.  Then give the correct Latin translation of the noun and adjective pair in the correct case.  Email the answers to nabbott@schillingschool.org by Friday, February 3. 


Friday, January 27:
HOMEWORK:  Worksheet D.  This assignment is due in class on TUESDAY, February 7.

Jan. 20, 2012

Powerpoint on Native Americans

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students will complete a PowerPoint on Native Americans, Geronimo,Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Tecumseh. Each person will have three slides with four facts per slide at a minimum. There should also be pictures and a uniform background on each slide. An introductory slide and a reference slide are mandatory. The reference slide should have two separate souces per person. That is a total of 14 slides.

The grade for this assignment counts for both Language Arts and Social Studies.

Jan. 16, 2012

French A and French B students

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French I

French A

     - Maddie & Emma

French B

     - Daniel, Tyler, Daniel F., Helena, & Aiden

 

 

 

Jan. 16, 2012

January 17 - 20

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday, January 17:
Students conjugate the verb monstrō in present and future tense.
Review 3 rules of conjugation.  Review rules of future conjugation.

QUIZ THURSDAY ON VERB CONJUGATION PRESENT AND FUTURE TENSES!

Review noun cases by completing the packet together in class.

Play Lightning!

HOMEWORK:   Decline the nouns wave and food under the correct declension.  [Decline means put the nouns in all cases and numbers in accordance to its declension.]
Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.
THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE BY MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

 


Wednesday, January 18:
HOMEWORK: 
conjugate the verb donō in the present and future tenses to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.


Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.
This assignment is due IN CLASS on Thursday, January 19.

 


Thursday, January 19
Conjugation quiz over present and future tense.

Go over the new vocabulary on pp. 55-56.

Read about prepositions and accusative of motion towards on pp. 47-48.
Simply stated, if a preposition is asking in what one spot something is, use ablative.
If there is an indication of a motioning towards something, use accusative.

Do Exercise A on p. 49 together in class.

Continue review prepositions by Playing Casus!

HOMEWORK:  Answer the questions at the bottom of the worksheet with Hermes.  Do NOT do the passage at the top.
This assignment is due Friday, January 20
Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.

 


Friday, January 20
HOMEWORK:
  Complete the two crossword worksheets, UNIT II LESSON VI and UNIT II LESSON VII.
Due Tuesday in class.

Jan. 12, 2012

French Listening Websites

Jan. 04, 2012

Ms. Abbott is out the first week of January

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Due to my recent hospitalization, I will not be in for the first week of January, but I am hoping to return next week.

 

For Tuesday the class should've taken a vocabulary test and then given a word search which is due on Thursday, January 5.

For Thursday, January 5:  Read about the future tense on pp. 46-47

HOMEWORK:  Do the 2 word studies activities on p. 51.  This assignment will be due Tuesday, January 10.