Thursday, May 21, 2015

Final Days

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Physical Science


Here are some more definitons of terms:


  • assonance occurs when vowel sounds are repeated
  • consonance features repetitive consonant sounds throughout, usually in the middle or end of words.
  • Alliteration = repetition of the first consonant:  Laresa likes ladders and other things.
  • Onomatopoeia = sound words, ex:  bam! Crash! Thud! Pow!
  • Simile = comparison of 2 things using “as” or “like
  • Metaphor = comparison of 2 things NOT using “as” or “like”
  • Personification = giving human characteristics to non-human things – Ex:  The ocean danced in the moonlight.  Another ex:  The words appeared to leap off of the paper as she read the story.
  • Paradox = opposing things; opposites put together. Ex:  The older you get, the younger you look.
  • Hyperbole = obvious exaggeration; ex:  I texted you 1,000 times last night!
  • Illusion = something seems real but isn’t real
  • Allusion = a reference to something
  • Myth = a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation., especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods.
  • Epic = noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style.
  • Media res =  In the middle of the action. Epics often begin in medias res.

Friday, May 15, 2015

US History

US History

Here is the study guide that we did today:

Chapter 9 Study Guide:

Chapter 10 Study Guide:

Chapter 11 Study Guide

12-13 Study Guide


16, 17, 18 Study Guide


5-15-15 – Harris

  1. Poetry Slam this morning! J  The kids who volunteered to participate did a very good job!
  2. We returned all of our textbooks.
  3. Ms. Harris announced that the review sheet would be ready sometime this afternoon—you can check back with her, otherwise she’ll have it to give out Monday.
  4. Be sure you know the following (Note: I did not get all of what she called out!)  Start Studying now!
  • Paradox
  • Assonance
  • Consonant
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Rhythm
  • Myth
  • Epic
  • Epic simile
  • Media res
  • The different sentence types (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex) and know how to punctuate compound sentences –2 different ways
  • Fragment
  • Sentence run-on
  • Protagonist vs. antagonist
  • Flat rhyme
  • Slant rhyme
  • Internal rhyme
  • Primary source
  • Persuasive essay
  • Humorous essay
  • Understatement
  • Emotionally charged
  • Lyric form



Alg 1 wb page 161

Kannady-Biology-Study Guide Answers

The answers to the study guide can be found here.

Or in the list below:

Study Guide Answer Key
1. B
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. A
6. C
7. A
8. A
9. B
10. A
11. A
12. B
13. C
14. B
15. B
16. A
17. C
18. C
19. A
20. A
21. A
22. C
23. C
24. A
25. B
26. A
27. B
28. C
29. A
30. B
31. D
32. C
33. B
34. D
35. A
36. C
37. C
38. D
39. D
40. A
41. A
42. B
43. B
44. D
45. B
46. A
47. B
48. A
49. D
50. B
51. A
52. A
53. C
54. D
55. A
56. A
57. A
58. D
59. B
60. B
61. A
62. C
63. C
64. A
65. C
66. A
67. B
68. B
69. B
70. B
71. B
72. A
73. A
74. B
75. D
76. C
77. C
78. C
79. C
80. A
81. C
82. D
83. B
84. B
85. B
86. A
87. C
88. B
89. B

90. C

Thursday, May 14, 2015

White Station Spartans

Congratulations Class Of 2K15

Hip Reading

Today we gave out awards and showed our school spirit on the school side walk. 

Voices of Change Practice

Deaf Drama Seniors

We are so proud of you!! We are missing Jovon


Physical Science


5-14-15 – Harris – Eng. 1

Note:  Tomorrow is turn in all 9th grade text books and Poetry Slam day (In here we have 5 students who volunteered to participate in this optional activity).

Note:  M is absent;  L turned in her “Do Now” book.

1. Do Now:  What have you done with the information to the right?  Why??? Be specific.  

Info to the right was about the exam pages and topics to review for the exam.  Ms. Harris called on students to tell what they wrote for their “Do Nows”.  Why would you have written what you say you have written and why have you accessed the information you have?  REMEMBER:  TOMORROW WE TURN IN OUR BOOKS.  AFTER THIS,

YOU WILL HAVE TO DEPEND ON ONLINE ACCESS (username:  englishoneone    /  password:  periods124 = this is on the link:  www.

Exam Review (a repeat from my notes beforeJ

426 – 430; 498, 606 – 609; 617, 519; 539, 1030 – 1040; Sentence types / Infinitives

2. I presented the poem “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson, and I’m delighted to say I think the class really enjoyed it.
3. We saw a video of some excerpts from a Poetry Slam.
4. Some people turned in their “Do Now” books as she said they could, if they were in “perfect condition.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


5-13-15 – Harris – Eng.1

1. Do Now:  Lit Book.  Pg. 669 – Practice A, 1 – 4.
2. On board:  Again, Exam review pages were listed.  
3. On board – Homework:  Study for your semester exam.   Prepare for your Poetry Slam.
4. Read aloud several different students doing the reading, “I Wander Lonely as a Cloud.”  Be sure you know what is being compared (in the similes) and know the rhyme scheme.
5. Pg. 626. What is the tone of the poem—in the first stanza?  Perhaps it’s relaxed or calm.  Look at the questions that surround that poem.  
6. Know the difference between connotation and denotation.  (go back to 608).  (connotation = what kind of emotions do the words evoke (create)).   Denotation is the literal meaning of the word.  (Fill in:  connotation = _______________________________________________.
7. 628.  Answer #1,2, & 3.  Go to pg. 621, the poem “A Dream”  Life is being compared to a broken wing bird and a bare field.  Don’t let go of your dreams because without them life can be too depressing.
8. How many questions does “A Dream Deferred “ ask?  6
9. The last question is that there is more finality to it, if a dream just “explodes.”
10. Look at the questions of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”
11. Read pg. 643.  Fluency = reading smoothly but at the same time with rhythm.  Poem for fluency:  

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.


It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I not to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?


You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.


We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.  It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ----Marianne Williamson

Physical Science

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


5-12-15 -  English I – Harris

Note:  Absent:  L)

How sweet!!  Ms. Harris presented me with a brown paper bag full of notes from the class to me, in appreciation of whatever it is I have done throughout the year.

1. Friday:  Bring all of your books first period.  We have to return them to audit. Lobby area.
2. Poetry Slam:  this activity is optional.  You do not have to sign up.  Nothing will happen to you if you don’t sign up.
3. Do Now:  Lit. book:  pg. 668.  Do Practice A (#1-4).  Go over in class with the answers and reasons for such.
4. Exam Review Pages:  426-430,  498, 606-609; 617, 519; 539, 1030 – 1040.  Sentence Types and Infinitives. 
5. On Homework:  Study for your semester exam.  Prepare for your Poetry Slam.
6. Analyze and evaluate poetry from Langston Hughes.
7. What does “deferred” mean?  Put aside; to put off.  Be able to answer questions about this poem.  What does it mean if a dream becomes infected?  What does it mean if something explodes?  Analyze the poem and be sure you understand the imagery in the poem.  “A heavy load” –what happens to this?  How would you end up carrying it.  
8. Pg. 624. Turn to pg. 621.  What does the picture on 620 and the poem “A Dream Deferred” have to do with each other.  Pg. 619 – read about Langston Hughes
9. Tomorrow answer the questions on pg. 628.

Handmade Picture Frames

Bill Rice Ranch

Monday, May 11, 2015


5-11-15 – Eng. I – Harris

Note:  J, when she calls on you make an attempt to answer!! “Personification…”what word do you hear?”  J, do you not hear “person”?  Please eat before coming to class and get in a better mood.   You do not need to show you are not in a good mood in this class!!!  She takes note of this and that’s not good for your grade!!

1. On board:  Do Now:  For homework, I chose the poem __________________by ___________________________because it  _____________________________________________________________________________.
2. Also on the board:  class work pgs. 613-614, Ex. On p. 615.
3. Ms. Harris spoke of what the students need to study for their upcoming Final Exam.  I got here late, so sorry I missed that, but hopefully the students wrote this down.  Be able to recognize simile, personification, and other figures of speech.  Know what is meant by historical context.
4. Lit. bk. Pg. 606.  We’ll study syllables and look at “scanning Meters.”  Know the definition of poem, meters, stanza—be able to know the definitions.  
5. Handout:  Learning about Poetry.  Know what these definitions mean.
6. What is narrative poetry?  Haiku? What is onomatopoeia? What is a sonnet?  (a 14-line lyrical poem).
7. Rhythm:  follows a certain pattern.
8. Know the definition of figurative language….and all the definitions on that handout!
9. What is poetry?
10. Lyric poetry:  expresses the feelings of one speaker, creating a single effect.
11. Be able to give examples of a sound device.  There are 5 different kinds of these.  Can you list them and give examples of each?
12. Students were called on to read aloud their “Do Now.”
13. Pg. 620. “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes.   

Hold on to your homework.  There is no homework.  Study those pages I gave you earlier.  Be sure to be able to know how to access the lit book online.


Voices of Change

Voices of Change GLORY PRACTICE

Monday, May 4th 2:30-4
Tuesday, May 5th 2:30-4

Wednesday, May 6th 4-6
Parents need to pick students up at 6 at 1475 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN
  Thursday, May 7th 3-4:30
Students should wear their black pants and white button down shirts to this practice.
Parents need to pick students up at 4:30 at 1475 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN

Note: Mrs. Ferrell/Ms. Grivich will drive the students to the City University School on Wednesday and Thursday, but parents would need to pick them up.

Saturday DETAILS:
Voices of Change

Students should be dropped off at
William Curthers Park
3880 Neely Road at 9:00
Students be picked up at 12 Noon
Students can dress casual, they can wear shorts, but they should not be too short since we are representing WSHS and we want to dress appropriate.

Students need to be dropped off at
City University School at 4:00
1475 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN
Doors open at 6:00 but show starts at 7:00

Students should be wearing black dress pants, white button down shirt and a belt.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Voices of Change

We would love for everyone to come out and support a few of our Deaf students from White Station. They will be telling their stories in sign language and they have really worked hard for this event. Interpreters will be provided and the tickets are FREE, you just need to reserve your tickets.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


5-7-15 – Eng. 1 Harris

Note:  I don’t see L.  I turned in sentence type quiz #2 to Ms. Harris (from J and L)

1. Do Now:  List the types of formal poetry and a brief definition of each one.
2. Know the name of poems that take on the shape of whatever you writing your poem about.
3. She announced that the books would be taken up next Friday, but since the text is online they are still responsible for what’s assigned in the lit. book.
4. She seemed disappointed –I came in late—about the homework, but hopefully our kids did it.
5. Haiku = Take out a sheet of paper.  Writ a topic –(keep it natural, but choose a topic about nature.  Haiku topics are about nature or the seasons.
6. Syllables?  What is the importance? When you break down the word, how many sounds you get is called finding syllables.   Some Haiku poetry examples were shown:

Colorful leaves blow  = 5 syllables

Trees lose their colorful leaves = 7 syllables

Crisp smell of apples.= 5 syllables = unrhymed

7. On your paper write your topic:  the name of a season, an outdoor sport, weather, etc.
8. Think, and then write your own Haiku
9. Homework on board—due Monday:  Find a poem.  Print it out.  Write on the poem rhyme scheme.  What it’s talking about?  What type of poem Is it.
10. A poem with 4 lines:   a,b,a,b rhyme scheme. (Lines 1 and 3 must rhyme, and lines 2 and 4 must rhyme).
11. Now do a poem that rhymes :  a, a, b, b and bring this back to her before the end of the day.
12. Now we’re going to write a poem where you make the rules—free verse.