Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 28th & March 1st

Hello All,
Sorry I am out today but here are your activities:
Please create a March Folder
Journal Write:  If you were the governor of New Jersey, what would you do to protect pollution in the ocean?  List 10 suggestions in your journal folder.
Table Activity:
Textbook page 90 Activity 3 & and; 4  Create the tables accordingly.  Bold and center your titles then center on page.
Retype the report "Dictionary"  Make proper proofreading and format corrections.  Save in March folders
You can play yahoo games when finished.  Please be on your best behavior.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22 & 25, 2013

Hello All
Happy Friday!  Today we will start with a journal write: Topic is List 10 things our class could do to help the homeless......
Continue to work on your collages.  Remember, there should not be any white background showing on your paper.  Ask for permission before printing (black & white printer first!)

Job 7 handout  Use proofreading skills to retype the report.
Enjoy your weekend :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

February 19 & 20, 2013

Hello All

Journal Entry: Write two paragraphs about how the effects of the storm Sandy may have changed the way you or your parents save money…..

Warm Up drill: page 76:

Activity 1 Proofread and correct lines 1-10 use the rules to make corrections.

Activity 2 lines 1-6

Page 87 Add to notes folder the definitions of parts of a table: (retype the purple vocabulary with definitions)

In Word: Please start or continue to create a collage about yourself using pictures only to describe yourself. See teacher for handout. You should include at least 35 pictures. (Overlap pictures slightly so no white space should be showing) Handouts on teacher’s desk in a folder

Save all work in your February folder

You are going to make a collage all about you!  You need to include at least 35 pictures that will overlay on the paper that best describes you, the things you like to do,  things you like to eat, your interests etc.
When you are done with your collage, there shouldn't be any white space showing on your document.  Cut the shape of your pictures, re -size them, rotate them etc.  Have fun being creative!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 12 & 13, 2013

Hello All
Do Now:  Journal Write:   Explain to me where your ancestors came from.  What country were they born?  Were your parents born in America? If not tell me where they are from.... If they were born America, tell me what part of the country are they from?  How did you end up living in Denville or Rockaway Township NJ?

Today we will continue to work on Unbound Reports. Please open your textbooks to page 72 and retype "Immigration To America" be sure to use proper format skills.  When finished, retype "Play Review" on page 73.  Then, format the poem on the bottom of page 74 "The New Colossus" include the source given in the yellow side heading.   Format properly using a hanging tab.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February 6 & 7, 2013

Hello All
Today you will be completing your Quarterly Assessment.  We will start off with a journal write.  Please write one paragraph about how you feel about taking your second assessment.  Are you as nervous as you were for the first Assessment?  Do you feel confident in taking your Assessment today?  Is there something you are more likely to well on if you could have a few more days to study?
Good Luck today!
Complete the following for your assessment:  (see whiteboard for instruction)
Page 101  35 B-Create the email, print a copy (do not send)
         102 Create a Memo and a Personal Business Letter.  Save in Quarter2assessment folderand Print

Staple cover sheet on your assignments and hand in.
Finish all timings in ATRT and print your results.

February 8 & 11, 2013

Hello Everyone
Do Now:  Please write in your journal about your pet.... Tell me all about him or her.  If you don't have a pet, what kind of pet would you want and why?  What would you name it?

Today we will be making a flyer on Internet Safety Tips.
Please go to and search under teenager tab to find "Tips on Internet Safety"  Retype the tips in a word document. Change fonts, add a boarder and a picture.  Print and save to Feb folder
Please complete "Snow Poem, and Winter story activities.

Friday, February 1, 2013

February 4 & 5, 2013

Hello Everyone
Today we will be working on Unbound reports.
Do Now:  Write in your journal about the Superbowl.  Do you feel there was to much "Hype" about the game?  Were you happy with who won?  Which commercial do you remember?

  • ATRT  Finish all the timings.  Retake any that you are not happy with the results.
  • Practice Drill:  page 67 Activity 4 Retype the paragraphs indent where needed. 
  • Activity 7 page 68 Retype the short paragraph using the Thesaurus and replace that words that are highlighted in blue. 
  • Page 69 25A three times each, (once plain text, once in all caps, once with italic and bold)
  • Use textbook, retype Use textbook, retype the Unbound Report "Effective Communicators: page 65 the Unbound Report "Effective  Communicators: 
  • Print our your ATRT report.  Determine your grade.