May 29-June 2, 2017


Poetry: We will complete our hyperbole poems

We will further investigate poetry this week.  We will debate whether rap/music is poetry.  We will also be creating poems/raps from different perspectives.  Here is some further info that may help.





Young MC:

Kool Moe Dee:

Kris Kross:

Maestro Fresh Wes:


Word Warm-Ups Just as you would stretch before you go running, you need to warm up before you start writing poetry. Here are some exercises to help you stretch your mind:

  1. Word Play

Pick a word, any word, and think of all the words that rhyme with that word. Try first with one-syllable words, and then with words of two or more syllables.

  1. Object Observations

Pick an object — a pencil, a brick wall, a clock, a tomato — anything. Then write down everything you notice about that object.

  1. Synonym Silliness         

Think of an adjective, such as happy, soft, tall, or sleepy. Then write down all the words you can think of that have the same meaning as that adjective. This list will help a lot when you’re trying to describe things.

  • Write first about the things closest to you — yourself, or your family, friends, and pets. It’s a lot easier than writing about things you know little or nothing about.
  • If you’re writing poems, don’t worry about trying to make them rhyme. It’s much more important to say what you really want to say.
  • Try writing two or three different poems about the same subject. Use different points of view.
  • Look in the mirror and write about the person looking back at you. Write about how that person is feeling at that moment.
  • Take a walk around your neighborhood — and write about the things you see there. Don’t forget to take notes in your notebook.
  • Don’t expect to get things right the first time. You do sometimes, but it’s definitely the exception. Rewriting is an important step.
  • Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to write, nothing comes out. Forget about writing for a while, and go off and do something else. Then try writing again later.


Complete one-variable equations (X.1-X.8)

Once you have got above 90% on each level, you can move to the next level.




Body systems:

Reproductive System:

POI: Work on POI. It is due Monday June 12th.


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