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Jennifer Bessert

Teacher: 4th Year, 2017-18 4th Grade Reading and Handwriting 7th Grade Grammar and Spelling Spanish I and II

  • Monday, February 12th, Ice Day


                                                                                                                              4TH Grade  Reading and Handwriting

    4th Grade Grammar:

    Read Chapters 13 and 14,The Whipping Boy 

    Handwriting: Pages 63 and 64

    Homework:

    Just Write pages 49 -51

    Read Chapter 15, The Whipping Boy 

                                                                                                                        7th grade Grammar and Spelling

    Spelling Unit 19: A prefix Is a syllable united with the beginning of a word to modify its meaning. The prefix un - gies a neagtive meaning to the root word and can be attached to almost any adjective. The prefixes in-, il-,im-, and ir- mean "not."

    Complete a practice test with a family member. Write all the words one time each and define them. Fridays test will contain spelling and definitions.

    Unshaken

    Unguarded

    unwieldy

    unconscious

    incurable

    inevitable

    ineffectual

    inseparable 

    illegality

    illegitimate

    illiterate

    illimitable

    impatient 

    improbable

    immortal

    impassable 

    irresistible 

    irreligious

    irrespective

    irreverent

                                                                                                                                                      Grammar: 

    Hailey: Pages 98 & 99 (Friday 2/9) 

    Hailey and Isaac: Pgs. 100, excersize A and B.

    Homework:

    Spelling: Review words and defintitions in prep for Fridays test. 

    Grammar: Pages 101 and 102 

     Spanish I 

    Rebecca: please continue your pace and progress on the lesson plan packet I gave you. Call/ text me if you have any questions.

                                                                                                                                                      Spanish II

    Review Page 121, and read page 122. Listen to the CD Mrs. Leon made for you on Lescion 15 (13-15 CD, given to before the Christmas break) Complete Actividads 6 -  9.

    Homework: Read page 123 and complete Complete Actividad 10 and 11. Write out and study the "Versiculo" Luke lucas 2:14 

     

  • 4th Grade Reading and Writing

    Todays class work:

    Please use a dictionary to look up, and write out the definition of the following vocab words from Chapters 21-23 of Snow Treasure.

    Smack

    forty winks

    mystified 

    disclaim

    precede

    menace

    torrent

    companionway

    passport

    These words will be on thier vocab quiz for this Friday 1/19.

    Read Chapter 24 of Snow Treasure

    Home work:

    Read Chapter 25

    Handwriting Lesson 47, page 52 "Nebraska Tornadoes" 

    Study vocab. words and definitions, practice orally or written, vocab words, quiz with a family member. 

  • 7th Grammar and Spelling

    Have parents or family member give you the spelling pre-quiz for unit 15, to check your base knowledge of thier spelling.

    *** Note, the suffix "ish" means "like, of, pertaining to, having," or "in a small degree." The suffix, some, means "full of" or "very".

    slavish

    fiendish 

    childish

    knavish

    bluish

    redish

    dampish

    brackish

    feverish

    British

    Irish

    Spanish

    Danish

     Swedish

     Scottish

    gladsome

    blithesome

    wearisome

    burdensome

    toilsome 

    Write out your spelling words and define them. 

    Grammar: 

    Read page 76, Using Verb Tenses and complete the work that follows.

    Please look back at page 73 and review irregular verbs. These are important to everyday language and writing. You need to be very familiar with them as we go forward. 

    H.W. Read page 77,  and complete excercise a & B. 

     

  • Spanish I and II

    Spanish I:

    You are hopefully on day 42. Student Text pages 34-57, Activity Manual 18, Chapter 3 Review. If you have not taken Capitulo 3, Preuba 3, text pgs. 53-56 (Day 41) yet, plan to do that on Wdenesday. If you have already completed the above mentioned quiz then we move on to Examin Capitulo 3, over pages 39-57.

    Please refer to you Student guide for the exact break down of todays work.*** You were not assigned to do the Dominican Republic questionaire, earlier in this chapter, so if you see assignment references to that, just cross that off when you see it on your student guide list of tasks. We will not do the overview of specific countries at this moment in time. We may do some of that in 4th quarter if time allows.

    Note: Please answer the questions on page 57, in English, since the text your are reading about is also in English on this page. You may attmpt Spanish if you like, but it is not required. 

    Make sure you the study flash cards/ study list, that you were previously assigned to create, is up to date with you new vobulary words. Study and review your cards. Capitulo 3 quiz/ test is scheduled for Wednesday. Please prepare yourself and study for that. I will check your prgress on Wednesday and then decide if we take it  Wednesday or push back to Friday.

    Thank you, 

    Mrs.Bessert 

     

    Spanish II:

    Please finish completing any work that was assigned to you on Friday, including Actividad 4, pg 107. Today, you should be on Day 78, Review for Capitulo 6, Prueba 1, covered in text pages 103-108. We are scheduled to take this test on Wednesday. Remeber to review your verbs ending in -oy.  

    Please also check you student guide to make sure you are up to date with your activity manual and actividads in your text book. You should be checking off the task boxes and dating them as you complete them so we can check the flow of our progress and timing to complete each chapter. *** You were not assigned to do the Columbia questionaire, so just cross that off when you see it on your student guide list of tasks. We will not do the overview of specific countries at this moment in time. We may do some of that in 4th quarter if time allows.

    Make sure you the study flash cards/ study list that you were previously assigned is up to date with you new vobulary words. Study and review your cards. Spanish II, you have a quiz, Capitulo 6 scheduled for Wednesday. please prepare yourself and study for that. I will check your prgress on Wednesday and then decide if we take it  Wednesday or push back to Friday.

     Thank you,

    Mrs. Bessert 


     

     

  • American Literature, Snow Day(s?) - Jan. 13th & 16th, 2017

    Friday: 

    Read Chapter 18 and complete questions on page 39.

    Monday:  

    Read Chapter 19 and complete questions on page 40.

    Mon. Homework:

    Read page 20 and complete questions on page 41.

    Let me know if you have any concerns or need guidance on the questions.

    Be blessed and stay warm.

    Mrs. Bessert

    660-223-6008 cell

    660-438-8800 home 

     

     

  • Brit./English Literature, Snow Day - Friday, Jan. 13th, 2017

    Comprehension and Creative Writing 

     Read: 

     “A Lady in a Machine-Shop” By Susan Bivin Aller

    “Mattie, will you make a new sled for us?” the boys called out as they ran home through the fresh New Hampshire snow.

    Margaret sighed. Then she smiled and went to find her toolbox and some wood. She was not yet fifteen that winter day in 1853, but the sleds, kites, and other playthings that she made for her brothers were the envy of all the boys in town.

    Margaret liked working with jackknives and pieces of wood. When she grew up, she said, “Dolls never possessed any charms for me. I couldn’t see the sense of coddling bits of porcelain with senseless faces.”

    Margaret E. Knight was born in York, Maine, in 1838. Her family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, when she was young, and she and her brothers all worked in the cotton mills as children. When she was twelve, Margaret saw a mill worker injured by a steel-tipped shuttle that fell from a loom. Shocked by the accident, she invented a safety mechanism to keep shuttles from flying loose. That mechanical device—her first invention—was so practical that it was soon adopted by all the cotton mills.

    By the late 1860's, Knight was working for the Columbia Paper Bag Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. There she operated machines that made the flat, envelope-shaped bags that were in general use at the time. A number of people had tried to improve these machines so that they would automatically make square-bottomed, self-standing bags—like our present-day grocery bags—without having to cut, fold, and paste them by hand. No one had been able to make such a machine.

    Knight studied the machines at the factory during the day and made numerous drawings and models at night in the boarding house where she lived. In 1867, she wrote in her diary, “I’ve been to work all this evening trying the clock work arrangement for making the square bottoms. It works well so far, so good. Have done enough for one day.”

    She completed a wooden model and made thousands of trial bags in the factory. When she was sure the machine was in working order, she hired a machinist to make an iron model so that she could register it at the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.

    Before Knight had time to apply for a patent, however, she heard that a man named Charles F. Annan had just received a patent for a nearly identical machine. She discovered that Annan had been spying on the machinist who was making her model and that he had copied it and hurried to have it patented in his name.

    Knight was furious. She hired an attorney, and armed with witnesses, documents, drawings, early models of her machine, and even her personal diaries, she fought for her rights to the patent. And she won!

    In his decision in the case of Knight v. Annan in 1871, the commissioner of patents complimented Knight on “the most notable character” of her work and judged her “the prior inventor, and entitled to a patent.” Then he added, “Considering her little practical acquaintance with machinery, her success . . . is a matter of great surprise.” Knight must have been insulted. Little acquaintance, indeed! Defending her knowledge of mechanics at one point in the case, she told him, “I have from my earliest recollection been connected in some way with machinery. . . . I have worked at almost everything where machinery is employed.”

    Knight continued to broaden her mechanical and inventive skills. While most women inventors of the time patented devices for the home, she was truly “a lady in a machine-shop,” as the Woman's Journal called her in 1872. She lived in Framingham, Massachusetts, but worked long hours in her “experiment rooms” at 110 High Street, Boston. In the next twenty years, Knight patented machines for the paper bag, rubber, and shoe industries. By 1900, she was designing engines for the new automobile industry.

    Among her last patents, registered when she was in her seventies, were ones for a “nonskiddable” tire tread and the gasoline-powered Knight Silent Motor, which she developed with the financial backing of Anna F. and Beatrice M. Davidson and others of Saratoga Springs, New York.

    When Knight died at the age of seventy-six on October 12, 1914, she held patents for twenty two inventions and had assigned patents for an estimated sixty more to her financial backers and employers. One newspaper called her a “woman Edison.” As a professional inventor, Knight might have considered that a great compliment.

    Write:

    Then write an essay explaining what skills and qualities Margaret Knight possessed that led her to her success as an inventor. Be sure to include specific  information from the article to support your ideas. Do not merely summarize the article. Remember that your response will be evaluated in two ways on your understanding of the article and on the quality of your writing. 

    Two paragraph Minimum please. Utilize your essay rubric for reminders of of the writing expectations. Please be sure to proof read your work. When doing so make sure that your writing educates your reader. As a writer you always want to assume your reader has no familiarity with the topic you are writing about and then ask yourself the question; Have I informed them? Does the reader have more answers than questions after reader my work?

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a shout, or a text. 

    Mrs. Bessert

    660-223-6008 cell

    660-438-8800 home 

  • 10th - World Literature, Snow Day - Friday, January 13th, 2017

    Comprehension and Creative Writing 

     Read: 

     “A Lady in a Machine-Shop” By Susan Bivin Aller

    “Mattie, will you make a new sled for us?” the boys called out as they ran home through the fresh New Hampshire snow.

    Margaret sighed. Then she smiled and went to find her toolbox and some wood. She was not yet fifteen that winter day in 1853, but the sleds, kites, and other playthings that she made for her brothers were the envy of all the boys in town.

    Margaret liked working with jackknives and pieces of wood. When she grew up, she said, “Dolls never possessed any charms for me. I couldn’t see the sense of coddling bits of porcelain with senseless faces.”

    Margaret E. Knight was born in York, Maine, in 1838. Her family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, when she was young, and she and her brothers all worked in the cotton mills as children. When she was twelve, Margaret saw a mill worker injured by a steel-tipped shuttle that fell from a loom. Shocked by the accident, she invented a safety mechanism to keep shuttles from flying loose. That mechanical device—her first invention—was so practical that it was soon adopted by all the cotton mills.

    By the late 1860's, Knight was working for the Columbia Paper Bag Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. There she operated machines that made the flat, envelope-shaped bags that were in general use at the time. A number of people had tried to improve these machines so that they would automatically make square-bottomed, self-standing bags—like our present-day grocery bags—without having to cut, fold, and paste them by hand. No one had been able to make such a machine.

    Knight studied the machines at the factory during the day and made numerous drawings and models at night in the boarding house where she lived. In 1867, she wrote in her diary, “I’ve been to work all this evening trying the clock work arrangement for making the square bottoms. It works well so far, so good. Have done enough for one day.”

    She completed a wooden model and made thousands of trial bags in the factory. When she was sure the machine was in working order, she hired a machinist to make an iron model so that she could register it at the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved.

    Before Knight had time to apply for a patent, however, she heard that a man named Charles F. Annan had just received a patent for a nearly identical machine. She discovered that Annan had been spying on the machinist who was making her model and that he had copied it and hurried to have it patented in his name.

    Knight was furious. She hired an attorney, and armed with witnesses, documents, drawings, early models of her machine, and even her personal diaries, she fought for her rights to the patent. And she won!

    In his decision in the case of Knight v. Annan in 1871, the commissioner of patents complimented Knight on “the most notable character” of her work and judged her “the prior inventor, and entitled to a patent.” Then he added, “Considering her little practical acquaintance with machinery, her success . . . is a matter of great surprise.” Knight must have been insulted. Little acquaintance, indeed! Defending her knowledge of mechanics at one point in the case, she told him, “I have from my earliest recollection been connected in some way with machinery. . . . I have worked at almost everything where machinery is employed.”

    Knight continued to broaden her mechanical and inventive skills. While most women inventors of the time patented devices for the home, she was truly “a lady in a machine-shop,” as the Woman's Journal called her in 1872. She lived in Framingham, Massachusetts, but worked long hours in her “experiment rooms” at 110 High Street, Boston. In the next twenty years, Knight patented machines for the paper bag, rubber, and shoe industries. By 1900, she was designing engines for the new automobile industry.

    Among her last patents, registered when she was in her seventies, were ones for a “nonskiddable” tire tread and the gasoline-powered Knight Silent Motor, which she developed with the financial backing of Anna F. and Beatrice M. Davidson and others of Saratoga Springs, New York.

    When Knight died at the age of seventy-six on October 12, 1914, she held patents for twenty two inventions and had assigned patents for an estimated sixty more to her financial backers and employers. One newspaper called her a “woman Edison.” As a professional inventor, Knight might have considered that a great compliment.

    Write:

    Then write an essay explaining what skills and qualities Margaret Knight possessed that led her to her success as an inventor. Be sure to include specific  information from the article to support your ideas. Do not merely summarize the article. Remember that your response will be evaluated in two ways on your understanding of the article and on the quality of your writing. 

    Two paragraph Minimum please. Utilize your essay rubric for reminders of of the writing expectations. Please be sure to proof read your work. When doing so make sure that your writing educates your reader. As a writer you always want to assume your reader has no familiarity with the topic you are writing about and then ask yourself the question; Have I informed them? Does the reader have more answers than questions after reader my work?

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a shout, or a text. 

    Mrs. Bessert

    660-223-6008 cell

    660-438-8800 home 

  • Class assignments

    Jr. High Girls Bible:

    Challenge:

    Wednesday: Spend time with the Lord in prayer today and ask Him to reveal to you someone who is need of encouragement. Then take a few minutes to grab some stationary and send that person a hand written note with a Bible verse to help encourage them and to let them know you are standing behind them in prayer. Note in your prayer journal what God revealed to you and how you felt after being faithful to His prompting. 

    Thursday: Again today as you spend time in the word and in prayer ask God to reveal to you a tangible way in which you can show his love through your words and actions to someone else. Then lead with a random act of kindness to someone in your household, or that you come in contact with this day. Be a love ninja - and do this quietly and secretly - without being asked or rewarded. Note in your prayer journal what God revealed to you and how you felt after being faithful to His prompting. If you were able to witness their receipt of the blessing, how did this act of kindness affect the person who received it?

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    Themes and Literature: 

     Wednesday: Read "Pip" starting Pg. 118, at the end complete questions 1-6.

    **Review the literature terms that we tested on just before Christmas break. You were instructed to keep those handy, as we would be revisiting them later. This was an area that most students struggled with. You should have the original worksheet that I gave you as well as your own notes with terms and definitions. Understanding these terms and being able recall their definitions will aid in your enjoyment and execution of academic reading and writing.

    Homework:

    Read "Humble" begins on page 125, complete questions 1-3 

    Review your Lit. terms as noted above. 

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    8th Grade Science:

    Wednesday: Read Pages 122-125, complete question 5.10. Please read through the experiment in the text in its entirety, as we will attempt to this experiment together in class on Friday.

    Add and any new bold words and their definitions to your science - vocab notes. 

    Thursday homework: Read 125 -127 

    Add and any new bold words and their definitions to your science - vocab notes and review them. If you study a few minutes each day, recall will be much easier for you come test time. We will review those orally on Friday and begin the Study Guide on Monday. Please make sure you have copied any of your science fair work/ information onto an external ("thumb", "zip", "flash") drive. Remember you were instructed to bring those with you each Friday from now until the Science Fair. This will allow you have a working copy of your project at school (without duplication) so that you can work on it as time allows, and for me to check your progress.

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     World Lit.

    Wednesday:  Read: Cry The Beloved Country, Chapters one and two, write a summery of what you have learned so far. This is a great place to start with exposition, the premise of the story and who the characters are, as well as your initial perceptions of the novel. From what you know so far,what do you think the authors in tent was in writing this book? Please be sure to give solid  information (details) to defend, or support your perceptions. 

    Thursday homework: Complete your weekly Lit. Logs and writing journals. Remember this assignment is to be written in cursive and must be at least two paragraphs long. Please review your rubric to make sure you are fulfillment all the requirements. 

     **Review the literature terms that we tested on just before Christmas break. You were instructed to keep those handy, as we would be revisiting them later. This was an area that most students struggled with. You should have the original worksheet that I gave you as well as your own notes with terms and definitions. Understanding these terms and being able recall their definitions will aid in your enjoyment and execution of academic reading and writing.

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    American Lit. 

    Wednesday: Read and complete pages 25 -26 "Setting", "characterization" pgs. 26 - 28 *skip #7 (essay) of the worksheet pack I gave you for Section One of Fahrenheit 451.

    Thursday homework: Complete your weekly Lit. Logs and writing journals. Remember this assignment is to be written in cursive and must be at least two paragraphs long. Please review your rubric to make sure you are fulfillment all the requirements. 

     **Review the literature terms that we tested on just before Christmas break. You were instructed to keep those handy, as we would be revisiting them later. This was an area that most students struggled with. You should have the original worksheet that I gave you as well as your own notes with terms and definitions. Understanding these terms and being able recall their definitions will aid in your enjoyment and execution of academic reading and writing. 

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    Brit./ English Lit.

    Wednesday: Read Chapter One. Write a summery of what you have learned so far. This is a great place to start with exposition, the premise of the story and who the characters are, as well as your initial perceptions of the novel. From what you know so far,what do you think the authors intent was in writing this book? Please be sure to give solid  information (details) to defend, or support your perceptions. 

    Thursday homework: Complete your weekly Lit. Logs and writing journals. Remember this assignment is to be written in cursive and must be at least two paragraphs long. Please review your rubric to make sure you are fulfillment all the requirements. 

     **Review the literature terms that we tested on just before Christmas break. You were instructed to keep those handy, as we would be revisiting them later. This was an area that most students struggled with. You should have the original worksheet that I gave you as well as your own notes with terms and definitions. Understanding these terms and being able recall their definitions will aid in your enjoyment and execution of academic reading and writing. 

     

     

     

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