Monday, November 24, 2014


Macro molecule puzzle. 

Physical Science

McDonald's classes need to finish Chapter 6 Guided Reading and Vocab for homework. Tracy, Joshua and Christian are now in McDonald's class. Their schedules changed. 

Spanish Monday

Monday's Spanish PowerPoint


Today in Reading Christine was able to sign what she was thankful for. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Students in lab.

In tutorial working in economics 

Spanish Friday

Today projects were due. Students did an in class reading and answered questions.

Todays Powerpoint
Spanish PowerPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Biology Lab

Today and Friday

HIP Reading Now until Thanksgiving


What are we thankful for?
Students will write on the feathers things that they are thankful for.

Thanksgiving Bingo

Monday: We will start a new Unit on Jobs/Applications

Physical Science

Test on the Periodic Table tomorrow in McDonald's class. The work above is for homework.  Thanks.


Here are there finished pumpkins 

Spanish Thursday

HIP Reading


We have a vocabulary test on Friday. They will not be tested on Spelling but will be tested on signs.

NAME: __________________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________________

Read Aloud: Pumpkins

1.    Are all pumpkins orange? YES / NO

2.    What colors can pumpkins be?


3.    What are some names of some pumpkins?


4.    Do pumpkins have seeds? YES / NO

5.    Giant pumpkins have ____________ seeds.

Little pumpkins have ________________ seeds

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Facing History

Google Docs

Creating Context
This poem was written by Sonia Weitz, a survivor of the Holocaust. Born in Krakow, Poland, she was 11 years old when her family and other Polish Jews were herded into ghettos. Of the 84 members of her family, she and her sister Blanca were the sole survivors of years in ghettos and concentration camps. At an early age she turned to poetry to cope with her emotions.
“Yom Ha’Shoah” is Hebrew for the Day of Holocaust Remembrance. In this poem, Weitz, a Holocaust survivor, invites others to learn about her experience while also acknowledging that this is an impossible task.

Instructions: Read the poem and answer the following questions.

Come, take this giant leap with me
Into the other world...the other place
where language fails and imagery defies,
denies man’s consciousness…and dies
upon the altar of insanity.
Come, take this giant leap with me
Into the other world…the other place
and trace the eclipse of humanity…
where children burned while mankind stood by
and the universe has yet to learn why
…has yet to learn why.

  1. What does this poem mean to you? What questions does it raise for you?
  2. Sonia Weitz has been called a “survivor with a poet’s eye.” How can poetry deepen one’s understanding of the Holocaust? What can we learn from poetry that more traditional historical accounts might not capture?
  3. Re-read the poem and highlight the verbs Weitz uses. How do the verbs help accentuate the idea of “the other world” she describes?
  4. Do you think that Weitz believes it is possible to understand the horrors of the Holocaust? What can we gain by studying the brutality of the Holocaust?


11-19-14 Harris – Eng. 1
Note:  Mario and Jaelynn need to review the exercise below.  Mario, did you finish the test re-take I gave you to do last week?
Laresa, where is your W.C. book?!!!
  1. Do Now! = W.C. bk. Pg. 509, Ex. 22.  You do not have to write sentences.  Follow the instructions.   We’re looking for a noun, or an adj., or a pronoun.
  2. Laresa, Camryn, and I turned in work.  I turned in a re-take test for Jaelynn but don’t know if that will receive any credit; we’ll have to wait and see.
  3. Lit. bk., pg. 897.  Act IV.  (Students, use the
  4. On board:  Homework:  WC book ex. 23, pg. 509 due 11/21 and Study Act IV – Romeo and Juliet TEST ON FRIDAY.
  1. Yeah, Jaelynn got an 80 on her drama test re-take.
  2. Note:  Mario also turned in his drama test re-do.

To all:  Note on finding direct objects:

They can’t be objects of prepositions, nouns following words like:  in, on, by, from, beside….etc,

He hit the ball.  = ball = d.o.
He hit the ball across the park.   =park = is NOT a d.o. but an o. p. (object of preposition)

To all:  Note on simple subjects and predicates:

Underline ONLY who or what the sentence is talking about and what do/did the subject do:

Ex:  The Federal government collects and spends Americans tax revenue.
Note:   you have a compound predicate: collects & spends
Note:  “Federal” is an adjective describing government.
            Tax is used as a adjective saying “what kind of” revenue.  It is the d.o.

Econ projects


White Station now has a chapter with JR NAD

Spanish Wednesday

Today's PowerPoint

REMEMBER that your project is due Friday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Us History

Binder Check is tomorrow. Everything you need is somewhere on the blog. See previous post for details. If you don't see it, keep hitting previous post because I promise everything is on here. 

Today we corrected our tests for half credit. 


Hip reading

Today we made pumpkins.

Spanish Tuesday

Tuesday's PowerPoint

You have an assignment due Friday. See powerpoint for details.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Us History

Coach Yarbrough: Take books home and study - you will have an opportunity to take the test again and correct answers for partial credit.

See previous post for quizlet. 

Deaf News


Signing Santa - December 14
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children are invited to visit and a have their photo taken with Signing Santa!  
Sunday, December 14, 2014 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm  
Hughes Pavilion Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Ave Memphis, TN 38117  
Sponsored by  DeafConnect of the Mid-south  
For information: 901-278-9307 voice                 901-620-6062 VP


Sign Language Class on Fridays at Southaven Library
Classes started on November 7th and will convene for a total of 6 weeks on Fridays at 4:30 - with the exception of the Friday after Thanksgiving.

First Regional Library 8554 Northwest Drive Southaven, MS, 38671-2411


Dec 6th:  11:00-1:00
Read With Me/Sign With Me

Benjamin Hooks Central Library on Poplar Ave., Memphis


I may be the last to know about this FREE Sign Language app called Spread Signs:

If you have a recommendation of a sign language app that would be good for parents of deaf children, please let me know.  I’m trying to update resources.

I’m excited about this FREE app (Bitsboard) to use for vocabulary building with children

Video of how it is being used in a classroom

How I have used it
I took pictures of the images the Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) is using with a deaf student to help build her vocabulary.  I imported the pictures in Bitsboard.  I typed the text of the image and also imported the images that Bitsboard had available so the student could see the image in a different context  Various games come with the “board” you create.  I turned off some that were dependent on sound.  Some of the options I used included FLASHCARD, TRUE/FALSE, POP QUIZ, MATCHING, WORD SEARCH, TRACE…

I can see using this to learn names of family members (by importing family photos), objects around the house, etc.

If you and your child’s teacher use an iPad; the teacher can create a board, upload to a Dropbox account, and provide you the link so your child can practice the vocabulary at home.  Boards can also be made public for use.  Progress can be emailed.

Check it out and let me know how you are using it.


Some of our students are asking about the availability of MATA bus passes to enable them to remain after school for tutoring. Your Title 1 Team did a bit of investigative work. This is what we discovered.

MATA IDs cost $3.00 and are processed at the William Hudson Transit Center - 444 N. Main St. (901) 523-8134. Replacement cards are $5.00. 

This card is used to obtain the reduced student fare. Student Fare: All students in grades 1-12 are eligible for a discounted student fare rate. Proof of enrollment (such as a report card or progress report) and a form of identification is required, such as birth certificate, social security card, insurance card, and parents or guardians may serve as a form of ID.