As we have no control over how the weather impacts our scheduling, trying to complete our Peak unit has been quite the challenge. We need one more class day to wrap up our discussion from the lesson on conflict from Feb. 11. For those of you who were absent, please take the time to get the answers for the handout (link is on the right side of the blog) from someone who was in school. Remember also that the sentences for Unit 11 vocabulary and root words are due Tuesday, Feb. 18. THESE SHOULD BE TURNED IN WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE CLASS ON TUESDAY! If you do not normally have Language Arts on Tuesday, drop off your sentences sometime before dismissal. Sentences delivered to me on Wednesday will be considered late. If you forgot to bring home your Sadlier-Oxford book, use the Sadlier-Oxford site, the Quizlet link, and the Vocabtest site I have shown you in Tutorials.
If you have your Easy Grammar book at home (I did ask you to take it with you on Tuesday) work through page 124 as best you can. Do not skip over the pages of reading and explanation. Use a highlighter to note the key information.
Feb. 18: "regular day 2 schedule" Final review of Peak, summary of noun lessons
Feb. 19: Day 2 blocks - Final review of Peak, summary of noun lessons
Day 3 blocks - Peak Test OPEN NOTE, OPEN BOOK - bring your charts/notes/book
Feb. 20: Day 3 blocks - Peak Test OPEN NOTE, OPEN BOOK - bring your charts/notes/book
Feb. 21: All blocks - vocabulary and roots test, Unit 11 only.
Your only homework this week is to make sure your Peak notes are complete and accurate and to study the Unit 11 words and roots. Additionally, be thinking about these questions:
1) Should Mount Everest be closed permanently to climbers? (Why or why not?)
2) Are the dangers of high altitude climbing worth the potential success?