• Welcome!

    Posted by George Mortimer on 9/25/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Welcome to LAMS! I am very excited for the school year to begin and hope you are too. I look forward to getting to know all my new students as well as seeing some I already know. Be sure to check out the blog during the year as I will post about the class, homework, assignments, and whatever else crosses my mind. 

    -Mr. Mortimer

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  • Notes on the Benefits of Agriculture

    Posted by George Mortimer on 5/18/2017 7:20:00 AM

    See below for the notes on the benefits of agriculture as discussed in  class.

    Benefits of Agriculture

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  • Bud, Not Buddy

    Posted by George Mortimer on 5/18/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Chapters 9-10:

    Story Response Journal #7:

    1.What decision does Bud Make? Do you think it is a good idea?

    2.How does the change in setting change the story? Think about how is affects that characters and plot.

     

    Chapter 11:

    Story Response Journal #8:

    1.Did Bud make a good decision going with Left Lewis? Why or why not?

    2.Why do you think the author chooses to include the scene with Lefty’s family?

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  • Notes on Early Man

    Posted by George Mortimer on 4/25/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Notes on Early Man

    The Keys to Our Success

    1.Bipedalism: Walking on two legs freed up humans hands up to do other things.

    2.Use of tools that provided humans better ways to hunt and prepare food.

    3.Domesticating and controlling fire, which lead to cooking food and helped intensify brain development.

    4.Collective learning  helped humans remember, experiment, and improve techniques for creating tools, obtaining food, and creating new technology.

     

    early human notes

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  • World Religion Book - Finishing Touches

    Posted by George Mortimer on 3/21/2017 7:00:00 AM

    See below for the steps for each group. Note that steps may need to be changed or added on to as your work on your part. You will recieve a separate grade for your work on the finishing touches.

     

    Steps for the cover page:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Create a title.
    3. Gather pictures related to all the religions.
    4. Put the picture or pictures on the page.
    5. Organize the pictures to look interesting.
    6. Consider using quotes and colors for interest.
    7. Authors names

    8. (optional)Create a publishing company logo.

     

    Steps for Table of Contents:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Write the title for each chapter with the pages numbers in order they appear.
    3. Number the chapters.
    4. Create sub-chapters and page numbers.
    5. Use symbols or pictures to represent each chapter.

     

    Steps for the Introduction:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Read or skim the book.
    3. Write a catchy introduction sentence.
    4. Brief summary of what the book is about.

    5.Finish with a hook and compliments to make the reader want to read the rest.

     

    Steps for the chapter cover page:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Create a title for each chapter.
    3. Gather pictures related to the religion.
    4. Put the picture or pictures on the page.
    5. Organize the pictures to look interesting.

     

    Steps for the glossary:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Find all the words and phrases in each chapter that readers might need defined.
    3. Define the words and phrases in step two.
    4. List in alphabetical order.

    5. Put glossary at the end of the book, but before the index.

     

    Steps for the index:
    1. Create a blank document.
    2. Identify all topics and subtopics in each chapter.
    3. Record the pages that each topic appears on.
    4. List in alphabetical order.
    5. Put Index at the end of the book.

     

    Steps for the proofreaders:
    1. Read each chapter.
    2. Fix any formatting issues (blank spaces, pictures/ text on the wrong page.
    3. Look for an fix any errors in:
         a. Spelling
         b. Punctuation

         c.Grammar

     

     

     

     

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  • Group Work Rubric

    Posted by George Mortimer on 1/31/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Please click on the link below and begin to read the rubric.

     

    GROUP WORK RUBRIC

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  • TLT Chapter 5+6 Assignment

    Posted by George Mortimer on 1/30/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Assignment – Chapter 5+6

    1.Using evidence from the text, create a list of rules for Camp Half Blood. Think about the things that Percy needs to understand and survive as he “enters the unknown)

     

     

                   Evidence                                                       Rule

    "'But I don't believe in gods.'                                     The gods of Olympus  

    'Oh, you'd better.' Mr. D murmured '                          are real and  

    Before one of them incerinates you'" (69.                 making them angry

                                                                                      can get you killed.

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  • TLT Chapter 4 Assignment

    Posted by George Mortimer on 1/27/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Assignment – Chapter 4

    1.Draw a picture of the monster based on the description on page 50. List or label the drawing with evidence.

     

    2. RAFT Assignment

    Role - Percy

    Audience – Gabe Ugliano

    Format – letter

    Topic – An explanation about what happened to his car.

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  • TLT - Chapter 3 Assignment

    Posted by George Mortimer on 1/25/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Assignment – Chapter 3 - Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Pants

    1.Character analysis Sally and Gabe – list of character traits.

    2.What do we learn about Percy’s life from meeting his mother and Gabe?

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  • The Lightning Thief - Chapter 2 Assignment

    Posted by George Mortimer on 1/23/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Chapter 2 - Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death

    Assignment Details

    1.Summarize the most important events and details in a few sentences.

    2.Character analysis: Grover– list character traits and evidence.

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