Monday, March 29, 2010

Number the Stars Notebook

Number the Stars Notebook Check

___Holocaust Web Quest
___Chapter Sheet 1
___Chapter Sheet 2
___Chapter Sheet 3
___Worksheet 1-3
___Where in the World are You Map
___Chapter Sheet 4
___Quiz Chapters 1-4
___Chapter Sheet 5
___Chapter Sheet 6
___Worksheet 4-6
___Drawing of Favorite Scene
___Journal Response Option 1 or 2
___Chapter Sheet 7
___Vocabulary Worksheet for Chapters 7-9
___Questions Worksheet for Chapters 7-9
___Chapter Sheet 8
___Chapter Sheet 9
___Vocabulary Worksheet for Chapters 10-12
___Chapter Sheet 10


Students need to "catch up" on work. They should be on chapter 10. Students need to organize notebook for a notebook check. Notebook check and Quiz soon!!

No homework

Students need to make sure that they reorganize their notebooks. Several students were missing work or information for the notebook check today. I expressed to my students how important it was to keep all of their work for their notebook.

Enjoy your Spring Break!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Missing Work

If your child is missing work, it is most likely from February 12th-19th. Please look at the post for Friday February 19th and there will be a list of assignments. The literature book is online and all of the assignments can be found there. All missing work is due by Friday March 26th. I can not accept work after Friday.
Mrs. King

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

End of 9 weeks

The end of the 9 weeks is March 30th. All grades have to be in before that. Any missing work must be turned in by Friday March 26th. I will not accept work after this day.
Mrs. King


No homework
No homework
Students can study Poetry notes
No homework
Progress Report signed
All missing work is due tomorrow!
Progress reports are due Monday. I will also start checking chapter sheets. Students should have chapter sheets 1-9 completed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Poetry Review

Students will probably see Poetry on the benchmark and it will definitely be on the EOGs. Here are a few terms that we have been discussing: (Buckle Down Books)

Line: row of words

Stanza: lines grouped together like paragraphs

Sound Effects
Rhyme- repetition of sounds

Rhythm- the "beat" of a poem

Alliteration- the repetition of the first consonant sounds. "Polly Parker picks a peck of peculiar petunias."

Dialect- a variety of language spoken by a certain group of people. The poet uses dialect to create sound.

Figurative Language
Simile: a comparison using like or as. "The fish's scales sparkled in the sunlight like rare jewels." The scales are being compared to jewels using the word like.

Metaphor: a comparison not using like or as. "Jacob's new puppy is an eating machine."

Personification: gives animals or objects human qualities. "The chocolate cake on the counter called out to Jared, begging him to take a bite."

Hyperbole: extreme exaggeration usually to make a point or to get a laugh. "That girl could run from New York all the way to Wyoming without stopping."

Types of Poetry
Light Verse -funny or playful poem
Narrative Poetry- poetry that tells a story
Haiku -3 line Japanese Poem (5-7-5)
Lyric Poetry- musical quality
Sonnet-14 lines usually rhymes
Blank Verse-poetry that doesn't rhyme but has a pattern or beat
Free Verse-no particular rhyme or pattern
Pattern Poetry-poetry that follows a pattern
Limerick-5 line poem with a rhyme scheme of aabba with a punch line
Concrete Poems-shape poem

Other Terms:
analogy: a comparison of two things

image: a vivid picture the poem paints in the reader's mind

sensory words: words that appeal to the senses....touch, taste, smell, sound, or sight

symbol: something that stands for something else....a dove is often used as a symbol of peace.

Monday, March 15, 2010

1st Journal Response

Option 1
AnneMarie's best friend is Jewish. Have you ever had a friend with a different religion or nationality? How were you alike? How were you different? Did this matter to you or anybody else?

Option 2
These Chapters tell about a time when people are frightened. Write about a time when you were afraid. Who was there? Would you feel differently if faced with the same situation today?


Chapter sheets 1-6, Worksheets, Journal Response, Star of David

Chapter 7

Chapter Sheet 7
Vocabulary Worksheet 7-9

Chapter Sheet 8

Students should have Chapter 9 sheet completed and should have started on the questions. They can work on this over the weekend if they did not finish in class.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saturday School

Ask your child if they received a letter about Saturday School......
Dear Parents/Guardians,
In an effort to help your child perform his/her best on the End of Grade test in May, South Brunswick Middle School is offering Saturday school from 8:30-11:30 AM. This is an opportunity to ensure that your child receives all of the remediation he/she may need to do his/her best. Please make sure that your child has breakfast and arrives at school on time and ready to learn. It is also very important that you arrive to pick up your child at 11:30 AM.
We hope that you will take advantage of this special opportunity to help your child get a three or four on the End of Grade test the first time! As always, it is our goal for every child to do well.
Thank you for doing all you can to help your child be successful!
Mrs. King, Ms. Powell, and Mrs. Jones

Dates of Saturday School opportunities:
March 13th, 27th
April 17th, 24th
May 1st, 15th, 22nd

If your child did not receive a letter and you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please let us know and we will place your child in the next Saturday School.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Finish all classwork....chapter sheets, map worksheet and vocabulary
Get Agenda signed daily!!!

Study for Quiz (Chapters 1-4) using chapter sheets

No Homework

Finish Worksheet

Students should be finished with Chapter Sheets 1-6. If not they need to complete them over the weekend. They also have questions 1-8 on their recent vocabulary worksheet that they were supposed to complete in class. They can finish the journal response on Monday.

Friday, March 5, 2010


We have started Number the Stars in class. Students will have to keep up with a notebook as we read. They are responsible for creating a chapter sheet for each chapter. This consist of characters of the chapter, the setting of the chapter and the plot (a summary) of the chapter. We have gone over Chapters 1 & 2 and the first chapter sheet. Students completed a vocabulary sheet for Chapters 1-3 on Friday. They seem to really enjoy the novel so far.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Get Progress Report Signed

Get Progress Report Signed

finish Chapter Sheets 1 & 2

No Homework