ALA Fusion


Bellwork: What have you accomplished this year that you are most proud of?

Caught Ya #48: id rather die than go out with that arrogant toad cried perturbed juliet to her irate parents

Turn in Caught Yas and Bellwork!

Today we presented Stargirl projects.  If you did not present your project or were absent, you will need to arrange a way with us to get credit on this assignment.

We also had time for you to work on your amendment posters.  Everyone signed up for an amendment and created a poster to help remember the amendment.  You will need to talk with us about how to complete that assignment.

All late work is due May 17th!



Today we had time in class to work on Stargirl projects.  We also finished talking about each of the amendments to the Constitution.  Your Stargirl projects are due on Tuesday of next week (they will be docked points if they are late!), and your Constitution test is coming!

All late work is due May 17th.



Caught Ya #47: meanwhile juliets snobby pompous parents were trying to get her to go out with paris the rich spoiled son of the most prominent people of tragedy florida

Today we finished reading Stargirl and continued our study of the amendments to the Constitution.  You will need to get notes on what you missed and read Stargirl on your own.

All late work is due no later than May 17th. Remember – you WILL NOT pass if you don’t turn in your Warriors Don’t Cry test!


Bellwork: What rights do you have as a student?  What rights don’t you have that you feel you should?  (Don’t just apply this to yourself, consider all students.)

Caught Ya #46: aunt nurse visited romeo and told him what an odious toad he was to have hurt tybalt juliets cousin. she also arranged a meeting between the 2 lovers at juliets church

Today we read through chapters 27-29 of Stargirl.  You will need to catch up on this reading on your own at home.  We also continued reviewing the amendments to the constitution.  You have a memorized test on this information soon!

Your Stargirl projects are due on May 9th (next week!).

Late work is due May 17th.



Caught Ya #45: juliet ceased her blubbering and called her aunt who agreed to help the star crossed lovers. aunt nurse plans to go see romeo at his grandmothers house

Today we read chapters 24-26 of Stargirl and had some time to work on the project.  The second draft of your project is due on Tuesday, May 2nd.

We also read more of the US Constitution.  You will need these notes!  Talk to a friend or Mr. Duffin so you can get caught up on what you missed.

If you have a completed 20% Project that you would like to receive credit for, please come talk to us.

All late work is due on Wednesday, May 17th by 4:00 PM (hard copy) or 11:59 PM (online).


Bellwork: Stargirl believes in “enchanted places”.  Do you have an enchanted (or favorite) place?  What makes it special to you?

Caught Ya #44: miranda my friend your right sighed juliet. aunt nurse is like a tank she will fathom the problem and keep bulldozing on until it is solved

Today we read chapters 21-23 of Stargirl and worked on the Stargirl project.  We also talked about a recent string of inappropriate texting that’s been going on in the 8th grade classes.  The administration has noticed an upswing of sexting at the school, with much of it centered in the 8th grade.  We discussed the consequences of sexual harassment, and what to do if you or someone you know is involved in inappropriate or dangerous behavior.  If you have any further questions (or if your parents have questions), they are welcome to contact us or any administrator.


Today we finished reading through chapter 20 of Stargirl (if we hadn’t finished already) and worked on the first draft of the project in class.  Most students checked off the draft in class.  If you didn’t finish (or weren’t in class), you need to check off the first draft of your project by next week on Wednesday or you will not be able to turn it in for credit.



Caught Ya #43: juliet why dont you ask your battleship of an aunt to help you suggested miranda. shell discern what to do and shes always on youre side

We continued our notes on The United States Constitution.  You will need to get these notes from a neighbor or get them from Mr. Duffin.

We read more of Stargirl.  B1/2 read chapters 15-17.  B4/5 read through chapter 20 and had time to work on late/missing work and to work on the Stargirl project.  You will need to read these chapters on your own.

Your Warriors Don’t Cry test review is due on Tuesday of next week.  Part one of your project is due tomorrow.  You must turn in this first part for credit before the second part is due.


Bellwork: The first ten amendments of the US Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.  These ten amendments outline the rights that the Founding Fathers felt were most important to protect.  What rights do you feel every human/American should have?

Caught Ya #42: juliet continued to shed copious tears and added me and him will never see each other again

Turn in Bellwork/Caught Yas

Today we read chapters 12-14 of Stargirl.  You need to read these chapters.

We reviewed common mistakes from the Warriors Don’t Cry test and gave the test review assignment.  You need to log in to and view the comments on your test.  Then you need to write a one paragraph summary of the comments you received and state whether or not you are going to revise and resubmit your test or not.

We began reading through the United States Constitution.  You need to pick up a copy of the Constitution and get the notes that you missed.  There will be a (memorized!) test on this information!


Today you took the Revolutionary War test and read chapters 9-10 of Stargirl.  You were also given the Stargirl project pages.  You will need to schedule time to take the test, read the missed chapters, and pick up the project page for the project you want to do.