Monday, September 4

  • Labor Day
    • celebrate Labor in America!

Tuesday, September 5

  • Freshman Day!

Wednesday, September 6

  • First Day!

  • Seating Chart!

  • Assignment sheet

    • Use this or your own planner/calendar

    • You need to keep track of your assignments!

  • Syllabus
    • 3 pts.
    • Due Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Drawing with Ed Emberley

    • Add one shape at a time

    • We can draw everything

  • Draw one on your own

  • First Day questions

    • 3 pts.

    • Due Tuesday, Sept. 12


Thursday, September 7

  • Tomorrow:

    • bring ID card to check out Of Mice and Men

  • Vocabulary warm-up: 2 parts!

    • Part 1: start a study list of these words
      • keep this list, add 4 words each day
      • This list is for you.
      • Title of first list: Of Mice and Men vocab
    • Part 2: practice using these words

      • use a small warm-up sheet from a basket on your table

      • Use today's vocab words in sentences.

      • You may write 4 sentences or 1 sentence

      • but you must use all of today's words

      • Underline today's words on the little sheet

      • Turn the little sheet into the silver box on the wall by the door

  • Today's words! Of Mice and Men vocab - #1 - #4

  • 1. morose, adj. – gloomy


    2. skeptical, adj. – not easily convinced; doubtful


    3. gullible, adj. – easily convinced; overly trusting


    4. derogatory, adj. – belittling


  • The Book Love Experiment: What is it?

    • what are the advantages?

    • we'll be reading this book for 12 - 15 minutes each day in class

    • Tomorrow, Friday, we'll be going to the library to choose a book
      • think about what you might be interested in - topics, authors, styles
  • What do you know about the Great Depression?

  • Dorothea Lange photos - lets look at these photos

    • Migrant Mother - we'll work on as a class
      • front of the sheet

    • Choose one of the other three to do

      • discuss with classmates

      • back of sheet

    • final paragraph to write
      • Choose from:
        • Migrant Mother
        • Dust Bowl Refugees
        • Stoop Labor
        • White Angel Breadline
      • answer one of the Level III questions more thoroughly in a good paragraph

      • feel free to use ideas from answers to the Level II questions to support your topic sentence

    • Staple together question sheet and paragraph

      • turn in at end of class

Friday, September 8

  • Student tutoring will start soon

    • Could you be a tutor?

    • Are you confident in a subject?

    • Can you help someone else with patience and kindness?

    • Organizational meeting next Wednesday after school, room 409

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • 5. slough, n. – sloo – stagnant backwater, often left behind when a river moves.

  • 6. slough, v. – sluf – to shed; to cast off

  • 7. slew, v. past tense – sloo – past tense of to slay, to kill.

  • 8. mottled, adj. – marked with blotches of different colors

  • Check out Of Mice and Men - 8:40

    • reading schedule starts on Monday

    • Go straight to the library after you get your book

    • See me if you don't get a book

  • Trip to the library for Fun Reading book
    • fiction or non-fiction

      • what's the difference?

    • no graphic novels this time