Spirit Bear Test

Over the weekend, I have decided to offer corrections for the Spirit Bear test.  The average grade was a 64.  More students failed than passed.  That usually means something is wrong with the test, so it would not be fair to the students to let the grades stand as they are. Students have the opportunity to Read More…

Vocabulary – Group 3 (PreAP only)

The quiz will be this Friday (October 31). Formidable (adjective) – powerful Foster (verb) – to nurture or encourage Intensify (verb) – to sharpen or strengthen Invincible (adjective) – cannot be conquered Ponderous (adjective) – 1) very heavy or 2) lifeless and dull Prowess (noun) – superior strength, skill, or bravery Replenish (verb) – 1) Read More…

Vocabulary Group 2

1st, 5th, and 7th vacant (adjective) – empty comply (verb) – to go along with; to do what is asked or ordered manhandle (verb) – to treat someone roughly criticize (verb) – to point out what is bad about someone or something warrant (noun) – a document, or piece of paper, that gives a police officer the right Read More…

Vocabulary: Group 1

Today, you will create a presentation that teaches the first group of vocabulary words. You will create a slide for each word that has the following: The word A definition for the word An original sentence using the word A picture that illustrates the word You will have a total of ten slides (one slide Read More…

School Song Quiz

Oh Kaufman Lions Forever Firm Together Stand Comrades True and Faithful Steadily We’ll Face the World So Fearlessly And Through The Years to Follow We’ll Pledge Our Loyalty For the Black and Gold With All Our Soul We’ll Fight for VIC-TO-RY!

Coming Up….

We have been enjoying “The Giver” in class and there is still a lot more to come.  The next vocabulary quiz will be Wednesday, January 29.  The words can be found here. I am looking forward to the next novel we will study together.  It’s a secret for now because I am waiting to get Read More…

Vocabulary Quiz

The next vocabulary quiz will be Wednesday, January 22.  The quiz will be over “List Two” (original name, I know) and can be found by clicking here. Students will need to study these words outside of class.  The quiz format will be matching and should not take more than a few minutes to complete. Good Read More…

Essay Assignment

Today, we wrote an 11 Minute Essay about the following truism: “Nobody gets along all the time.” On Tuesday, October 29, students will turn in a final draft of the essay with the following criteria: Is 250 words or more Has AAAWUBIS sentences Properly used Star Point words Must be handwritten Neat, with minimal corrections Read More…