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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

We will go over the Ch. 8 vocabulary and read the last chapter of “Who is Michelle Obama?” today! Students will also work on completing the Ch. 7 assignments. Students should work on completing any unfinished assignments for homework tonight and over the winter break. All work will be due on Jan. 6 when students return to school after the break.

Students should review all of the vocabulary words from this book for a special activity tomorrow. Go over the vocabulary quizzes and make sure you know the meanings of the words.

Here are all the vocabulary words that we studied for this book:

Here is more information about topics discussed in Ch. 8:

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

Students will continue to work on completing the Ch. 6 work and we will read Ch. 7 together. *There will be a vocabulary quiz on Ch. 5 & 6 tomorrow, Wednesday.

Today, the schedule for our class will be different because of the holiday lunch that will be served to all students from 11:20 – 1:00. Here is the schedule:

If you have a class before this class, go to it and you will be called to go to lunch during that class time. If you do not have a class, come to school at 12:00 (or earlier) and wait in the library or student lounge and you will be called to come to lunch at a certain time. Wear an ugly sweater if you want to enter the contest. Enjoy! 🙂

*Our class (10E) will start today at 1:00 – 2:35 after the lunch.

https://people.com/celebrity/cover-first-daughters-white-house-rules/

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Students will continue to work on completing the Ch. 6 work and we will read Ch. 7 together. *There will be a vocabulary quiz on Ch. 5 & 6 on Wednesday.

Tomorrow, the schedule for our class will be different because of the holiday lunch that will be served to all students from 11:20 – 1:00. Here is the schedule:

If you have a class before this class, go to it and you will be called to go to lunch during that class time. If you do not have a class, come to school at 12:00 (or earlier) and wait in the library or student lounge and you will be called to come to lunch at a certain time. Wear an ugly sweater if you want to enter the contest. Enjoy! 🙂

*Our class (10E) will start tomorrow at 1:00 – 2:35 after the lunch.

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Students will work on completing the Ch. 6 questions and reflection today. There will be a quiz on Ch. 5 & 6 vocabulary next week on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Articles about Barack Obama’s mother:

https://www.npr.org/2011/05/03/135840068/the-singular-woman-who-raised-barack-obama

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/unordinary-facts-president-obamas-mother/story?id=16330771

Image result for barack obama's mother

What the Colour of Your Tie Says About You: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20140827-the-psychology-of-tie-colours

Why Do Politicians Wear Red Ties?: https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-accessories/a8843/why-politicians-wear-red-ties-110310/

What Does Your Tie Color Mean?

 April 20, 2012  Sonny BalaniBlogThe Gentleman’s Guide

Get the job.

Close the deal.

Get the girl.

What do these three things have in common?  The right image.We all know that first impressions can be influenced by what you wear.  Whether conscious or not, people make grandiose assumptions based upon your everyday appearance.

A tie is one of the most influential tools at your disposal.  That’s why you always reach for your lucky tie when you are about to close a deal or why the girl at happy hour playfully touches your tie to show she’s interested.  Your tie makes a powerful statement and its important to know what image you are projecting.

Red

It’s called the power tie for a reason, and by wearing a red tie you are implying that you mean business.  Just like Tiger Woods wears a red shirt to convey dominance, the red tie is a reaffirmation of strength, authority and dominance within the professional world.  For a less aggressive approach, switch out your vibrant red for a softer shade of burgundy.

Yellow/Gold

Yellow is the approachable cousin of the power tie.  While still conveying authority, intelligence and positivity, yellow is the subtle version of a red power tie.  This is the perfect tie to wear for a first interview, because it shows you are confident and not afraid of a challenge.

Blue

Conveying trust, stability and confidence a blue tie is perfect for client facing or public speaking.  That being said, it’s no coincidence that politicians and salesmen are frequently seen in blue ties.  The lighter blue shade is softer and appears more approachable.  A darker shade of blue represents seriousness and matter-of-factness.

Green

This color symbolizes practicality, reliability and implies being down-to-earth. Brighter shades of green will imply that you are balanced, fresh and energetic. For a conventional look, darker shades of green are more appropriate and will imply that you are stable and serious.

Orange

Orange is the wild card of tie colors.  A bright orange tie will imply that you are enthusiastic, open-minded and adventurous.  It is the perfect tie for making a memorable first impression and creating a sense of excitement within the workplace.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

There will be a quiz on Ch. 3 & 4 vocabulary and singular and plural possessive nouns today. We will also read and discuss Ch. 6 of “Who is Michelle Obama?” today.

Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic National Convention Speech:

Ch. 6 Vocabulary:

capturing: catch; get

fascinated: You can be fascinated by something happening, you find it very interesting 

sworn: to be pledged in or promised

senator:senator is a person who works in the government. In the United States, senators are elected by voters to represent them in a state or federal senate.

convention: a meeting of people

candidate: A candidate is someone running for political office — or anyone being considered for a position or opportunity of some sort.

reporter: newsperson; a journalist who finds out about the news and informs people

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

We reviewed the difference between singular and plural possessive noun with apostrophes today. Students also worked on completing the Ch. 5 questions and reflection (turn in). There will be a quiz on Ch. 3 & 4 vocabulary and on singular and plural possessive nouns tomorrow.

Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns with Apostrophes

A possessive noun shows ownership.

To make a singular noun possessive, add an apostrophe and s.

Example: the book of the teacher ——- the teacher‘s book

To make a regular plural possessive, just add an apostrophe.

Example: the books of the teachers ————– the teachers’ books.

To make an irregular plural noun that does not end in s possessive, add an apostrophe and s.

Example: the toys of the children —————— the children‘s toys

Monday, Dec. 9, 2020

Students worked on completing the Ch. 4 & Ch. 5 assignments and the reflections (turn in). There will be a quiz on Ch. 3 & 4 vocabulary this week.

In Chapter 5, we noticed an apostrophe was used after an s, several times. This is used when there is a plural possessive noun.

Example for Ch. 5:

“However, the Obamas’ life as new parents was very different from Michelles’ parents.” (pg. 54)

We will discuss this further in class tomorrow. There is more information about this below.

Topics Discussed in Class Today:

Plural Possessive Nouns:

https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/nouns/plural-possessive-noun.html

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-plural-possessive-nouns.html

https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-are-plural-possessive-nouns-definition-examples.html