Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HIP Reading Wednesday

We did bell work as a class then split up in our groups:

Team 1: Computer (ABC Mouse 15 min/ ASL pro 15 minutes)

Team 2:

We drew names to see who was on which team. Angel and Christine were together and Martavious and Tyrese were together. In groups they were give five flash cards. First one person showed their partner the side of the card with the word and asked their partner to sign what the word meant. Once they completed this, they switched and now the other partner was now asking the questions.

15 minutes in:

We turned the cards over and showed the card with the sign, the partner asked the other partner to fingerspell the word. If the partner did not know how to fingerspell the word, then they would spell the word together.

Team One Words:

Team Two Words:

US History Wednesday


Here is the study guide for Chapter 1 Test:

If you have been told by Mrs. Ferrell or Coach Yarbrough that you will take the Chapter 1 M Test, then please study the below Study Guide.

If you were told by Mrs. Ferrell or Coach Yarbrough that you will take the Chapter 1 (2M) Test, then please study the below Study Guide.
Test Friday:
Test Tuesday:

See previous post for notes or anything that you may have missed.

Also don't forget to email me or tell me if you need tutoring in US History.
-Mrs. Ferrell

Biology Wednesday

Today we had students read the first three paragraphs on the Density Independent and Dependent Worksheet. Then we had students underline all the words in the first two paragraphs that they did not understand. Then Mrs. Kannady started going over what some of those words that they underlined meant. She had them write the word, the definition and draw a picture of the words in their composition notebook. I will post pictures of those words tomorrow since I am only in that class 3rd period.

Here is the worksheet that we worked from: Students received a large print of this worksheet.

Spanish Wednesday

Spanish Quizlet:


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Biology Tuesday

Today in Biology students used third period to finish up their projects. See previous post for project details.

4th Period presented their projects.

Tomorrow we will start learning about Density dependent and independent factors as it relates to Biology.

Spanish Tuesday

Today we...

Don't forget that we are retaking our VOC QUIZ on FRIDAY!!! Study Quizlet!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

US History Tutoring

Hey if anyone is interested in getting tutored in US History, please let me know. You can put a message in my teachers box in the main office, send me an email at or you can write down your information (name, email, cell number, days you would like to be tutored after school) and give it to me, or Coach Yarbrough. 

US History Monday

Hey Guys!!

HOMEWORK Reminders:
-If you have not already, you need to complete Chapter 1 Voc Sections 1, 2, 3, 4
-Chapter 1 Section 3 Worksheet- These were handed out on Friday (See previous US history Blog post to see the worksheet. 
-Get your binders looking good and organized: see previous post for what should be in your binders. 

Today Students filled in a worksheet: 

If you did not finish filling it in, you can find the power point here.

Here are a few slides from today. 

Remember that you can log in, create your own account and have access to the book. 
Follow the directions below

Spanish Monday

Today we did bell work and then went over the Calendar.


1.     ¿Cómo te llamas? (What is your name?)
A. Mi nombre es ___________

2.     ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
A. Soy ____________ (age) años.

3.     ¿Cuándo es tu/su cumpleaños? (When is your birthday?)
A. Mi cumpleaños es ________________.

4.     ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?)
A. Estoy Bien (I am fine)

Biology Project

Today in Biology we will continue to work on our projects.

Students picked a ecosystem and did a project on it. They divide their paper into 3 sections.
1. Animals
2. Plants
3. Location

1. Interesting Facts
2. Author: Your Name
3. Title: The name of your ecosystem.

Students need to write their information in complete sentences and need to have pictures whether they are printed out on the computer and cut out or drawn.

This is due: at the start of 2nd period Tuesday August 26th.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Us History

Today coach checked Notebooks and we went over the Declaration of Independence.

Here's our bell work


Friday August 22, 2014

1.   Enlightenment intellectual movement that emphasized human reason (thinking)
2.   John Locke: the English Enlightenment thinker
3.   Social Contract: idea that society should be governed
4.   Grievances (complaints) against Britain:
·      Controlled judges
·      Gave colonist different laws
·      He harassed (bothered) people
·      Taxation with out representation
·      Didn’t let governors pass laws
·      He stopped trade
5.   Who won? The colonist won
6.   When was the government established? 1780 (when came independent)
7.   1812 War US vs. Britain

Thursday, August 21, 2014


1. Finish the Declaration of Independence Reading from last night (see previous post)
2. Chapter 1 Section 3 Checkpoint questions
3. Organize your Notebook (Notebook Check FRIDAY August 22, 2014)

Chapter 1 Section 3 PAGE 15
Answer the 4 Check point questions:

RULES for Homework: 
1. Write the questions
2. Write your answers in complete sentences


1. What were the chief (main) weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
     ANSWER: The Articles of Confederation had big weaknesses such as _____________________.

2. What key compromises did delegates to the Constitutional Convention make?
      ANSWER: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention made key (important) compromises such as        ____________________________________________________.

3.  What were the main arguments for and against ratification of the Constitution?
      ANSWER: The main arguments for and against the ratification of the Constitution were  

4. What major principles (ideas) appear (are in) in the US Constitution?
      ANSWERS: The US Constitution had major principles such as ________________________.

Supplemental Material for Declaration of Independence:


Brain Pop Video
Username: GreenwichPS 
Password: GPS2009

Declaration of Independence:

I also liked how this explained everything to the kids... I will print it out and may read through it with my Deaf kids tomorrow. 

Biology Thursday


Decomposers Video

Supplemental Material:

Worksheet Practice:

QUIZLET from last year:

Notes from Last Year:
Chapter 2 Ecology Notes

A: Not
Ose: Sugar
Ol: Alcohol
Bio: Living
Ology: The Study of
Inter: Between

BIOTIC (Living Things)
ABIOTIC (Non Living Things)



Temperature (Weather)



Biotic: Living things in the ecosystem
            Bio: Life
            Tic: Factor
            *Dead things are still biotic because they were once living.

Abiotic: Not a living thing
            A: Not
            Biotic: Life factor
            *Non-living things can’t be dead because they were not alive to begin with

Producer: Make new energy (food) for our ecosystem (against the system) (maker)
            Pro: For or positive

Consumer: Use/ Take away energy
            Con: Against or negative

Autotrophs: Makes their own food (Food from inside)
            Auto: Self
            Troph: Energy/Nutrition

Heterotroph: Get their food from different (other) sources (Food from Outside)
            Hetero: Different (Other Sources)
            Troph: Energy/Nutrition
Ecosystem: How all things interact together
            Eco: Life
            System: how things interact

Producer: Make energy (food) for our ecosystem (against the system)
            Pro: For or positive

Consumer: Use/ Take away energy
            Con: Against or negative

Decompose: To breakdown what was made
            De: Breakdown
            Compose: Make
Decomposer: Break down leftover energy found in dead things. (Eats dead things)

Organism: Any living things having 1- infinity (any number) of cells.
You must have one cell, any living things, no matter how big or small
·       Small Organism: Bacteria, Germ
·       Medium Organism: Bug
·       Large Organism: Dog, Human

Species: Group of the same kinds of organisms

Interactions: Things that happen between plants and/or animals
            Inter: Between
            Actions: How plants and animals do things

Guiding Question:

How do species interactions lead to changes in organisms?


·       Predator:
·       Prey:

·       Reduce

Must hunt for food, Predator = Lion
Who is hunted, Prey = Zebra

·       Predators eat prey and reduce their numbers (prey are killed so there are less zebra now)

Go down in number
This relationship is good for the predator because they get nutrition, but is bad for the prey because they die.


·       Ecto

·       Endo
o   Example:

Relationship where one organism needs a host to survive. Takes nutrients from the host. Example: Mistletoe, heartworms

Ectoderm (Skin)