Thursday, February 26, 2009


We have finished Number the Stars and students are working on their novel project. On Friday, students will take their final test on Number the Stars, turn in their chapter sheets and begin presenting their projects. Hopefully next week we will begin mythology and a grammar program. Students will continue to have vocabulary every Monday and tests on Fridays. Student should also keep up with their agendas.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Number the Stars

Next week we will finish Number the Stars! Students will complete all chapter sheets for a final grade. Also, Students will take a final test on the novel and they will have a final project on Number the Stars. After we finish the novel, we will begin mythology.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Against Vocabulary

Antagonist:  an opponent

Antiseptic:  something used to kill germs; free of germs

Antisocial:  unale to assoicate with other people; not sociable

Contradiction:  A statement that is opposite to another statement

Counterbalance:  A weight used to balance another weight; to balance or offset

Counterproductive:  producing the opposite of what is desired or intented

Oblique:  not straight; slanting; inclined, or sloping

Obnoxious:  Very unpleasant and objectionable

Obscure:  to make unclear; to conceal or make less obvious

Obstinate:  unyeilding; unreasonably determined to have one's own way 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Moving Away Vocabulary

Abandon- to leave or give up completely; to discontinue

Abdicate- give up power, authority or the throne

Abduct- to take away by force, kidnap

Abnormal- not typical, average or normal

Aboriginal- the original inhabitants of a country

Absolute- without restraint, not dependent on anything

Absolve- to free from blame, debt or responsibility

Abstain- to voluntarily refrain from

Abstract- not concrete or related to specific things; not easy to understand

Apogee- the point in the moon's or a satellite's orbit when it is farthest from the earth or the body it orbits

Monday, February 2, 2009


Every Monday students are given a new vocabulary worksheet. Students need to study these words throughout the week. We will go over these words in class and students will be tested on these words Friday.