• Bellwork 8/9/21

    On a half sheet of paper I would like you to describe yourself using FIVE nouns.  Then elaborate on THREE of them. 

    8/10/21

    No Bellwork 

    8/11/21

    On your half sheet, please answer the following questions with a yes or no:

     

    • Have you ever been teased because you have a specific talent?
    •  Should everyone on a team receive a trophy for just participating?
    •  Have you ever witnessed other students reacting negatively because another student receives excellent grades?
    • Do you believe if a person tries hard and practices, he or she can excel in everything? For example, playing on a professional basketball team or becoming a professional singer. Should people not be allowed to receive recognition for being successful to keep others from feeling inferior?
    • Should schools stop recognizing the top students in the class, such as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian?
    • Should all employees make the same the salary?

    8/12/21

     

    Directions: Choose one of the questions below and elaborate in greater detail. You should base your opinion on a personal experience or something you have, or a friend, observed. Please write in complete sentences (5 sentences minimum)

     

    • Have you ever been teased because you have a specific talent?
    •  Should everyone on a team receive a trophy for just participating?
    •  Have you ever witnessed other students reacting negatively because another student receives excellent grades?
    • Do you believe if a person tries hard and practices, he or she can excel in everything? For example, playing on a professional basketball team or becoming a professional singer. Should people not be allowed to receive recognition for being successful to keep others from feeling inferior?
    • Should schools stop recognizing the top students in the class, such as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian?
    • Should all employees make the same the salary?

    8/13/21

    No bellwork

    8/16/21

    • Define the word Infer.

     

    • What do we infer on a daily basis?

     

    8/17/21 

    DIRECTIONS: Complete the paragraph below by writing the correct word from the box in each blank. Not all words from the box will be used.

    The two enemies stared at each other. The gray-haired one laughed. “What are you laughing at?” the brown-haired one asked in (1)_________ . “I am laughing at two helpless men caught in a trap,” the other (2)_________ in anger. “Shall we become friends? No, (3)___________ is not in my plans. I will never make up with you. And don’t give me any (4)__________ words about what religion has taught us. We will always be enemies. Our widows can send each other (5)_______________ if they wish.”

     

     

    Precipitous

     Acquiesced

     marauders exasperation

     Pious

     Retorted

     condolences 

    languor 

    Reconciliation

     succor

     

    8/18/21

    Today is National Serendipity Day!



    The word "Serendipity " was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. He took it from a Persian fairy tale "

    The Three Princes of Serendip". It was written over 1,000 years ago. According to the Miriam-Webster 

    Dictionary, Serendipity is: "the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not 

    sought for". Serendipity is not fate. It's similar to luck. Perhaps best of all, serendipity can occur each 

    and every day of your life!

    Tell me about a time when something good happened to you but you were not expecting it. 

     

    8/19/21

    No Bellwork

    8/20/21

    No Bellwork

    8/23/21

    Define the following words:

    Figurative

    Literal

    Then, give me an example of both. 

     

    8/24/21

    Do you think that elders in today's society are treated with respect? 

    Why or why not?

    *3 sentences minimum*