Tenth-Grade, First Six Weeks
August 25 - October 6, 2000
English (World Lit.)          A
Algebra II/Math Computation   A
American Government           A
Chemistry                     A
Spanish                       A
Basketball                    A
     Writing:  Wrote an action episode focusing on reader identification with character, a 150-200 word description choosing the position of the narrative voice (point of view) and various options (person, tense, attitude, involvement, knowledge, and perspective) (Writing Strands), a persuasive letter, two radio dramas, and three pages of a Clue story
     World Literature:  Continued book by Roehmer and Sleep Thieves, by Cohen; listened to All Creatures Great and Small (sanitized), by James Herriot, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, and the beginning of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost before seeing a performance of it; analyzed a Whittier poem
     Grammar:  Identified predicate nominatives and verbal types (infinitives, gerunds, and participles)(Jenson's Grammar, 3)
Algebra II - Solved equations, factored polynomials, and multiplication and division of expressions; multiplied and divided expressions containing exponents, wrote expressions in radical and exponential form (Jacobs Algebra)
Math Computation (taught by Dr. Miles Jones) - Memorized two- and three-digit squares ending in 5, squares of numbers beginning with a 1, and number factoring
American Government - Pre-revolutionary history of the colonies, including the Great Awakening, colonial government, and the issues of rightful rule and government by consent (A Beka World History, 2)
     Geography:  Learned shapes of New England states in and out of context, labeled 37 rivers in the U.S. (United States, Mark Twain Media)
Chemistry - Measurement, matter, chemical reactions, physical vs. chemical changes of matter, separation of mixtures, classifications of substances (homogeneous mixture, element, or compound); isotope, atomic, and mass number notation (A Beka)
     Lab:  Test-tube cannon, two methods of chromatography, physical changes of mixtures (NaCl and H2O), chemical reactions, identifying substances (NaCl and CaCl2) by filtering and HCl test (A Beka)
Spanish – Words pertaining to family and  furniture, paternal and maternal names, numbers, prepositions, and addresses, possessive nouns and pronouns, speaking and listening skills, conditional and future verb tenses
P.E. (taught by Clay Arnold) - Practiced fitness training (physical conditioning), stance, lay-ups, defensive dribbling, free throws, and jump shots
Other - Learned most of the letters of the Morse code, practiced playing piano with written music

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