Thursday, October 30, 2014

English Harris

10-30-Th. Eng. 1- Harris
  1. Do Now:  Lit book – pg. 830 – Critical Thinking #2 – Pg. 831 – Summarize #3.
  2. On board:  nfs.sparknotes Romeo and Juliet modern text
  3. Pg. 818.  Tell about the nurse’s personality.
  4. At the beginning of the story it is the Prince who breaks up the fight, not Benvolio.
  5. Pg. 820.  The opinions are high.  Look at line 75.  Calling him a “flower” is a positive thing.  Look at footnote #9.  The kids read Sc. 3, a room in Capulet’s house:  Lady Capulet = Juliet’s mother.
  6. When is Juliet’s birthdate?  (know this) August 1st.  Know her age.
  7. Lady Capulet wanted to know if Juliet wanted to get married.  Juliet said she can take it or leave it.  She hasn’t turned 14 now.  If you look at the background, she was 13 and he was 17.  (Technically Juliet is an 8th grader and Romeo is an 11th grader).  Back in the days when this play was written, women married young but then people didn’t live very long either.  
  8. Take the last 10 min. of class and start on the summarizing sheet.
  9. Note:  Don’t forget to look at the foot and side notes to understand what is happening.
Finish the worksheet on summarizing that you started in class. And Do Exercise 9!!!!!!


Physical Science


Thursday's Powerpoint

We will have a quiz next week.

Unit 3 Verbs Quizlet

Unit 3 Weather

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

English Harris

10-29-14 Eng. 1 – Mrs. Harris

  1. On board = Writer’s Choice:  Pages 498 – 499.  Ex. 5 and Ex. 7.  Follow the directions.
  2. She announced this is your 5th entry for “Do Now” until next Wed.
  3. On board= Homework:  Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Sc. 111, Page 500 – WC book, Ex. 9 (1-10).
  4. Today’s Objective:  Analyze and interpret complex text.  Romeo and Juliet (audio).
  5. If you have trouble, come and see her.  She added that she left at 6:00 yesterday.
  6. On board:  Google:  nfs.sparknotes Romeo and Juliet modern text.  If you go there, it will come up the original and translated text of Romeo and Juliet.  The screen is split with the old and modern version.  The text, however, (pg. 808) has more information that you’ll need.
  7. Read all of Act I which end on pg. 830.
  8. Remember who was trying to break up the fight at the beginning? Benvolio.  
  9. The age of Juliet is 14.
  10. Who are the 2 quarreling families?  The Capulets and the Montagues.
  11. Romeo confides in Benvolio.  The word they used then and use now: “cuz”
  12. Pg. 813.  Romeo said that love will stress you out.  He tells this to Benvolio.
  13. Take our Reading Warm-up A.  Summarize:  means to briefly state (tell) what it is you have read.  
  14. As you read, stop every now and then and try to answer the questions in the book.  Be sure you can answer these.
  15. How does footnote 8 help you understand logic in line 36:  
  16. Do page 29 on your handout from yesterday.

US History

Today Umwali presented on the genocide of Rwanda. She did amazing and we are so proud of her!! 

US History

Chapter 6 PowerPoint

Guided Reading Version A
To come

Guided Reading Version B

Today's reading

Physical Science

Biology Project

Choose 1. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Us History

Monday & Tuesday 

English Harris

10-28 Eng. I – Mrs. Harris – Eng. 1
  1. Review homework in class.
  2. On  board:  Romeo and Julier, Act II, Sc. II
  3. On board:  W.C. book: pg. 496, Ex. 2, 1-5 – write the sentences / pg. 497, Ex. 3 (all)
  4. Be prepared for a TEST on finding the COMPLETE SUBJECT and THE COMPLETE PREDICATE.
  5. Talked about homework.  Class said what they didn’t understand.  Turn to pg. 808.  You literally have to read a line then look to the left and if that doesn’t help you, get a dictionary.
  6. On board:  Identify the complete subject and complete predicate.
  7. First 5 lines = Basically he tells him he’s not going to do anything. Movie:  Scene 1:  we’re in the middle of conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets.  Know who we meet in the beginning.  You meet Gregory, Sampson, Tybalt, Lady Montague, Lady Capulet, Romeo, Benvolio.
  8. You need to read Scene II.  She asked who would be willing to act.  Pg. 808 – stage directions.  Know what is said about the Montagues from the conversation Sampson and Gregory are having.  (The Montagues are not popular people –they’re not favorable people).
  9. Take out the sheet you were doing yesterday and notice how the vocabulary part relates to what is happening in the story.
  10. Setting:  Verona, Italy.  Montagues and Capulets are fighting.  We meet Sampson and Gregory first.  The scene in Verona is full of conflict.  Take out your sheet from yesterday and do the back/front.  We’re in 1500’s in Italy.
Homework:  Finish the Vocabulary Builder worksheet  (both sides)

Deaf News

Attention sign language teachers at Southaven Library.. please let me know if/when you plan to start another class.  I would like to inform DeSoto County parents.  Thank you.

Read With Me/Sign With Me
Nov 1st:  11:00 to noon.
Theme:  Shapes and movement

Benjamin Hooks Central Library on Poplar Ave., Memphis


Daylight Saving Time Ends
Fall-Back One Hour
November 2nd, 2014 at 2 a.m.


I didn’t get a chance to go to the interpreter’s workshop, but I heard it was very informative.

I did get a chance to visit my friends at Eternal Mercy Lutheran Church for their event.  I even won a game of Tic-Tac-Toe played on a large game board.

Education/Children Books
I like the “interactive book attachments” this speech therapist created (and sells) Scroll to the middle of the page to see a bigger image.  If you work with children, maybe you can create your own to see how well the child is understanding the flow of the book.

DNO in the end of the month at GBG is NO LONGER IN THE END OF THE MONTHS. GBG will let Wally know about special/social events.
GBG (Generation Bar and Grill) in Southaven, MS.

November 8 (Nashville, TN)
A Statewide Workshop for Teachers, Parents & Other Professionals Serving Children who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing
A Statewide Workshop for Teachers, Parents & Other Professionals Serving Children who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing | Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Algebra 1 Plus

Please make sure Alg 1 plus kids complete this hw.  

Algebra Niedens

Make sure you know how to do these.
They should make note cards with some of these so they have examples to use on a test.

Spanish Monday and Tuesday

Spanish Monday

Spanish Tuesday

Mrs. Satar was absent today. This is what we did today in class. Students had to choose two things to do. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

HIP Reading Monday

I will not be here on Monday. Ms. Bafford will be my sub.

Student will complete their letter C word mat Page 3 & 4.

The words are:
1. Car
2. Cat
3. Cow
4. Cub 
5. Comb

Team 1 will also be tested on the words:
6. Cost
7. Clean
8. Come
9. Complete
10. Comfortable

We will have a spelling test over these on Friday.

Bell Work: Practice Voc.
Reading Day:
Since Mr. Gaddy was not here, we had Team 1 and Team 2 students work together and help each other read the book "Follow Me".

Bell Work: Practice Voc.
Today we will make notecards to help students get ready for their vocabulary test and spelling test on Friday.
Here are the pictures and words students will have to cut out and put on their notecards.
Students will get in pairs to study their words. After five minutes students will switch groups.

Bell Work: Practice Vocabulary
Work: Review for Spelling Test

Bell Work: Study for test
Spelling Test
Sign Story

English Harris

Note:  From I was able to find this:   DO NOT COPY THIS, but look it over, and if it’s similar to the Prologue in your book, then try and put this in your own words:
  • The Chorus (kind of like a narrator) appears on stage and gives us the low-down on the play we're about to watch (or read).
  • The setting is "fair Verona," a town in Italy where two rival upper-crust families (the Capulets and the Montagues) have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember.
  • We're also told how the children of these two families (that would be Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet) will fall in love, but the story's not going to be a happy one. Before the play is over, our infamous "star-crossed lovers [will] take their life" (commit suicide), which will put an end to their parents' feud.
  • Finally, the Chorus invites us to sit back and relax while we enjoy the "two-hours' traffic of [the] stage," which is sixteenth-century theater speak for "the next two hours it's going to take for the play to be performed."
  • Brain Snack: In director Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation of the play (Romeo + Juliet), the Chorus is replaced by a T.V. anchorwoman who delivers the lines as an evening news story.

Facing History: Title the post on the blog: "Weimar Germany - A study in the weaknesses of a young democracy"

Title the post on the blog: "Weimar Germany - A study in the weaknesses of a young democracy"

Spanish Friday

Today we had a quiz over Unit 3. We also turned in notebooks and our projects.

US History

Today we have an open book test in US History so make sure you bring your book to class. Also study the previous Chapter 5 Quizlet and read through the chapter again.

We did a notebook check yesterday too.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Economics Supply & Demand Posters

Supply and Demand Posters

English Harris Thursday

10-23-14= Harris – Eng. I
With the exception of Cameron, all of our kids had to go to the 9th gr office this morning for being out of uniform.
  1. Do Now! Lit. Bk:  pg. 807, Write down the character list.  WC Book: Read pgs. 645 and 646, Do. Ex. 18, 1-10.  Write sentences!!
  2. On Board:  Do Now!  Check of 10 total:  10/3. 10/13, 20/14, 10/15. 10/16, 10/17, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, and today, 10/23.
  3. On Board:  Homework:  Read 798A – 799 Reread pg. 805. Google – W. Shakespeare. – find something interesting about him.
  4. Check Parent-connect.  If you ever see “0” it’s because you didn’t give the assignment to me, because no work is equivalent to a “0”.  If you see “0” you need to see me about what it is you’re missing or just turn in the work needed.
  5. Turn to 645 and 646 in W.C. book.  Clear Pronoun reference.  What is an antecedent?  The noun to which a pronoun refers.  Be sure to not use: this, that, it or which in a sentence unless it’s antecedent is clear.
  6. She asked:  Who is Paris?  Who is Romeo?  Who is Mercutio?  Who is Samson?  Who is Peter? You need to have all that information.
  7. If you come to class and you don’t have an assignment – ask her if you can go online on one of her computers.  
  9. “Ambiguous” =having 2 or more possible meanings.  Write this down on your “Do Now” sheet.
Ex:  When the ticket slips between the reports, they were lost.    To make it clear:
When the ticket slipped between the reports, the tickets were lost.
  1. Be sure you finish Ex. 18.

Will pick there tomorrow!  Bring a pencil tomorrow---you better!   

English Character Printout

Spanish Thursday

Here is today's power point

Remember that your notebooks and your weather project is due tomorrow. We also have a Unit 3 vocabulary test tomorrow.

Quizlet Unit 3: Weather

Today we add page 52 to our notebook, make sure you check the Powerpoint for details and ask to borrow someones notebook to see what you need to add.

HIP Reading

Today we used it as a make up day.

1. We finished our Word Mat from yesterday (if they did not finish for homework, points were taken off)
2. We finished our holiday cards for the military and their families.

Tomorrow will be a sign story day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Economics Chapter 16

This is due at the end of class on Thursday. 

English Harris

10-22-14 – Eng.I – Mrs. Harris

  1. Do Now!  Write down the top 7 problems you anticipate having with reading “Romeo and Juliet” –Do not use vocabulary.
  2. Still on board:/  Anticipate a Do Now check – it must MUST be in a composition book.
  3. To access lit book online:    -   user:  englishone one     -   pass: periods124
  4. Objective:  Shakespeare – Acquire background knowledge and vocabulary pre-reading activity.
  5. The class was given 10 things about Shakespeare’s life.  He married Ann Hathaway.  He was born on Stratford on Avon in England.  He died of unkown causes.
  6. Where is a prologue in a book or story = at the beginning.  It provides an introduction to the story.  Yesterday you were to read pg. 807.  Read it again.
  7. Homework:  re-read 805, Read 798A – 799.

Niedens Algebra Plus

Alg 1 plus kids should have completed last 3 items in this picture. 


McDonald's classes need to finish a handout and study for Chapter 4 vocabulary test for tomorrow. 

Reading Wednesday

Today we worked on a Word Mat. We are going to start doing Worksheet Wednesday's.

Students were suppose to complete this for homework if they did not finish during class.

US History

Here is Chapter 5 Everything
Students were given Chapter 5 Section 1 and 2 Cornell Notes and had to copy their own 5:3 Notes from the board. All notes, etc can be found below.

We have a notebook check tomorrow. Chapter 5 Test Friday.


Today in Biology Mrs. Kannady discussed Evolution

BrainPop Videos
Username: acps

Human Evolution

Natural Selection

Charles Darwin


Geologic Time

Spanish Wednesday

Wednesday's Spanish PowerPoint (Weather Continued)

For vocabulary Words see yesterday's post or Quizlet. Remember that we have a Unit 3 Vocabulary Test on Friday and our Weather Project/notebooks are due on Friday. 

Unit 3 Quizlet: Test Friday

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

US History

Mondays assignment:

HIP Reading

Team 1: ABC Mouse
Team 2: Read a book "Time for School" Once every student in Team 2 was able to read the book themselves, they were able to get on ABCMouse

Team 1: Read the story together "Salt" and answered the questions. We will work on the questions later in the week.
Team 2: Completed Workbook packet "letter d" and then was able to work on ABCMouse


Letter to Parents:
October 17, 2014

Dear Parents of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students,
White Station High School has recently established a Junior National Association of the Deaf (NAD) school chapter and would love for your Deaf or hard of hearing child to be apart of it.
What is Junior NAD you ask?
The Junior NAD, a program of the NAD, offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states.
Junior NAD chapters focus on advocacy, attitude, awareness, commitment, cooperation, friendship, information exchange, involvement and leadership skills. WSHS JRNAD chapter will have meetings and participate in many activities such as community events and fundraisers. Skills and values obtained by chapter members during these meetings and events will help them to become future leaders and advocates in the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Your Deaf or hard of hearing child can participate in the Junior NAD by joining the new chapter at White Station High School. If your child would like to join, please fill out the attached form and turn it in to Mrs. Ferrell by Thursday October 23, 2014.


Mrs. Ferrell
Teacher for the Deaf
White Station High School