February 8

Ray Bradbury – A Sound of Thunder

Today students are studying a short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder”.  We read the short story and observed some vocabulary and questions related to the story.  Then we watched the classic television production of this story as represented in “Ray Bradbury Theatre”.

Click the link below for a copy of the story:

15.03.12 A Sound of Thunder- Ray Bradbury

Click the link below for a copy of the assignment:

15.03.12 sound of thunder assignment

Watch the video below

February 8

Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art

Image result for ancient egypt art

Today we are going on a virtual field trip to Egypt with our VR headsets.  You will see many wonders including the Rosetta Stone itself.  Download a copy of the google expeditions onto you device in order to join the fun.  The google expedition that we are going on is called “Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt Art”



Students have an assignment associated with the experience.  Download the response questions here.

17.02.08 vr field trip to egypt –

February 6

Quickwrite – Pick One of Three

For your quickwrite today pick one of the three options below.

1. Create your own holiday.  What would you celebrate?  How could you get others to join in the fun?

2. Would you rather hang out by yourself after school or with friends?

3. If you could end any one problem in the world, what would it be?  Why?

February 2

Ancient Egypt – The Rosetta Stone

Today we are discussing the Rosetta Stone: the key to understanding ancient Egypt.  Students will decipher codes, watch a fascinating documentary, and begin work on their very own Rosetta Stones that will be written in Cuneiform (the Mesopotamians), hieroglyphics (the ancient Egyptians), and English (us of course).

Image result for the rosetta stoneUse this link below to translate into Cuneiform



Here are some sheets used in class

17.02.01 HieroglyphicsPrintableWorksheet

17.02.01 rosetta stone worksheet Keywords+Students+v.2

17.02.02 decoding_ancient_egyptian_hieroglyphs