Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy First Day of Fall...

Aren't we all just ready for some cooler weather? No more sweating, no more short sleeves! It's time to pull out the sweaters, boots, and pumpkin spice! Happy First Day of Fall, Y'all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Change in Government Schedule...

The Preamble Quiz scheduled in 11th and 12th Government for Thursday, September 22nd, has been moved to Friday, September 23rd. Then Test 2 scheduled for Friday, September 23rd, has been moved to Monday, September 26th. Study hard!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Using Significant Digits...

In both Physical Science and Chemistry we are learning to use precise calculations in the math portions of our work. Please watch the above video by Mr. Anderson as he explains the rules for what  numbers are considered significant and which ones are not and how to calculate in addition/subtraction and multiplication/division using correct significant digits. Remember: your answer cannot be more precise than the measurements used in the calculations.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Progress Report Time...

Just a reminder that Progress Reports will be going home on Wednesday, September 21st. Don't forget that if you are able to bring your grades up in my classes only by the end of the nine weeks when report cards go home, then you can earn yourself a +5 Quiz Points and Homework Pass coupon. Check out my detailed post HERE for more details! Work hard!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Schedule Change in Spanish 2..

UPDATED: Monday, September 19, 2016-
On our last Spanish 2 test last Thursday one fact came to light: We need to spend a little more time on the Present and Preterite tense verb conjugation. That means that what was on the schedule for homework has now been changed until we can master those verbs!  Here's a look at what we can expect this next week:
  • Monday, September 19th
    • Present Tense Irregular Verb Conjugation p. 204, 183
    • Study Vocal Quiz B
  • Tuesday, September 20th:
    • Vocal Quiz B
    • Present Tense Irregular Z and G Verbs Conjugation p.247, 279
    • Study Quiz Present Regular/Irregular & Z Verbs Conjugation
  • Wednesday, September 21st:
    • Quiz Present Regular/Irregular & Z Verb Conjugation
    • Present Tense Irregular I & IE Verbs p. 313, 325
    • Study Quiz Present Irregular G & I Verbs
  •  Thursday, September 22nd:
    • Quiz Present Irregular G & I Verbs
    • Present Tense Irregular UE Verbs p. 363, 372
    • Study Quiz Preesnt Irregular IE & UE Verbs
  • Friday, September 23rd:
    • Quiz Present Irregular IE & UE Verbs
    • Preterite Tense Regular Verbs p. 413, 469
  • Monday, September 26th:
    • Preterite Tense Irregular I p. 473, 496
    • Study Quiz Preterite Regular & Irregular I Verbs
  • Tuesday, September 27th:
    • Quiz Preterite Regular & Irregular I Verbs
    • Preterite Tense Irregular II, p. 484
  • Wednesday, September 28th:
    • Preterite Tense Irregular III, p. 517
    • Study Quiz Preterite Irregular II & III
  • Thursday, September 29th:
    • Quiz Preterite Irregular II & III
    • Review Re-Take Test 1 (Verb Conjugation Only)
  • Friday September 30th:
    • Re-Take Test 1 (Verb Conjugation Only)
As soon as I am able to, I will also update the Weekly Schedule under the Spanish 2 heading to the right of the screen. If you have any questions please let me know!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

All About the NASA Rover Curiosity...

In beginning a new chapter of Physical Science today, we are now studying the measurement of matter. From the basic units to the derived units, from the micro- to the mega-, correct mathematical measurements of matter are extremely important. An example of this great importance can be found in the ingenuity and construction of the NASA rover Curiosity. Here is the video that we watched the first three minutes of in class showing exactly how the Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars as well as it's construction and mission. Enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Can You Find....

This is the first "Can You Find..." post that means you could earn five extra bonus points on a quiz this week if you can find this picture somewhere on this blog. It could be anywhere. Can you find it? Happy hunting!!

Bonus Coupons for Improved Grades...

On Friday, September 16, 2016, four weeks grades will end and Progress Reports will go home on the following Wednesday, September 21st. I am offering to any of my students in the 9th through 12th grades that if they can bring their grades up from the four week Progress Report to the report cards five week later, I will award that student one +5 Bonus Quiz Point coupon and one Homework Pass coupon for that class. Now this is only for the five classes that I teach and not for Mrs. Ross or Mrs. Allison's classes. Hope this gives you an incentive to work hard at bringing your grades up!!