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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 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.

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 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 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 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. 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. 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