February 22-26

Monday: In Bible, we went read on page 65 of our student textbooks, “The Gospel of John.”  Then we examined seven “I am” statements used in the book of John.  We will continue this tomorrow.  In language arts, we started looking at techniques used in propaganda.  We went over new terms.  You can view that here: Propaganda Terms by Julie Faulkner We continued this into science and completed a matching activity.  During grammar mini, we practiced our new spelling words from list 11:#21-30.  We also started a Ming vase art project to conclude our study of ancient China.

Homework: Final research paper is due Monday, February 29.  We have one more library day to bring home papers on a flashdrive or make edits in class.  Spelling homework is due Thursday.  Please remember to bring permission slips for the field trip.  We are still looking for drivers. 

Tuesday:  In the morning we continued to work on the “I Am” sheet in Bible to examine John’s statements about Jesus.  For language arts, we went through a PowerPoint on logical fallacies.  You can review that here: Logical Fallacies by Julie Faulkner In the afternoon, we played a matching game to review.  We finished with working on our boats and Ming vases.  We viewed a slideshare on the vases: Slideshare.

Homework: “I Am” worksheet due tomorrow

Wednesday: Our chapel speaker talked to us about Camp Oak Hills and the shield of faith.  This morning we read an article on how women are better students than men.  We examined it for logical fallacies and then worked on study sheets for a quiz on the propaganda and logical fallacies terms.  In the afternoon, we did a worksheet on complex sentences.  We also filled out a study guide for Heritage on ancient China and worked on our science fair boats.  We have one more day to get them ready!

Homework: Spelling homework is due tomorrow, complex sentence worksheets from today are due tomorrow, and we will be having a test on ancient China on Monday, Feb. 29

Friday: This morning we took a pop quiz in Bible on the gospels.


Feb 16-19


In Bible, we started learning about the history of John Mark and his gospel.  We learned that he wrote the book to the Gentiles and had a bit of a disagreement with Paul.

Internet Language Arts activity- Click here to go to the article “The Art of Dissent” that starts on pages 8-9.  You will need to zoom in to better read the article.

Questions to Answer: Write a critique of a poster from the article in complete sentences.  What methods did the artist use to get across their point of view (make about the poster shows that it isn’t in favor of the subject matter)?  How effective is the poster and why?  Is there anything that would make it more memorable to you?  

Should all protest art be protected under the First Amendment (freedom of speech), even if some find it offensive? If not, where should the line be drawn? 

When you are finished answering the questions on a separate piece of paper, read “The ‘Nazi Olympics'” that starts on page 16.

Question to Answer: How did the German government use the Games as propaganda? What was Hitler trying to convey to the rest of the world? How successful was he?

Lastly, answer the questions on the quiz (you can use the article) and analyze the photograph.

In the afternoon, we read an article on acupuncture, wrote our opinion about it, and viewed a short clip of it being performed.  Later we created a booklet on the layers of the atmosphere.

Homework: The Gospel of Mark worksheet is due Thursday,  no spelling test this week