Friday 24 February 2017

Movie Poster - Due Friday, March 3

Movie Poster for Hoot

Project Description:  Imagine that Carl Hiaasen’s novel, Hoot, is being made into a movie(again).  Create a movie poster that advertises the upcoming movie (it must be different than the ORIGINAL movie poster)
Project Requirements:
qMust be created on a large paper (provided)
qTitle must be in large writing and should stand out on your movie poster.
qYour name should appear on the poster as either the director or producer.
qA major illustration or collage should be the focus of your poster.  It should give a good idea of the theme of the novel.
qThe main character of the novel will be the cast in your movie.  Choose a famous movie star or television star that you know of and “cast” them in the main character role for your movie.  The other characters/stars of your movie can also be named on your poster.
qThe movie poster must have a slogan or catch phrase that represents the mood or theme of the novel (e.g. “In a galaxy far, far away” – Star Wars)
qA rating of the novel must be on the poster. (G or PG and a "Star" rating)

Have fun!  I am looking forward to seeing some creative results!

Tr. Salma

Novel Study Test - Hoot

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

The Novel Study Unit test on Hoot will be on Thursday, March 2.  Students are expected to have read the entire novel and study from the comprehension questions and in-class notes to prepare for the test.

Jazakum Allahu khairan,
Tr. Salma

Imaginary Organism Science/Art Project

Science/Art Project
Imaginary Organism
Due Tuesday, Feb 28
First Check: Wednesday, Feb 22

Design an imaginary organism that has characteristics from two different kingdoms, only two, ex: Fungi and Animal. Your design should be 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional and no bigger than an average cereal box.
You are not allowed to use pencil, crayons, or markers to draw any of the body parts. Your design should be a collage type using different textures and colors, ex: fabric, paper, foil, leather, wood, plastic, etc. BE CREATIVE!!! You CANNOT paint any of the materials you’re using. Do your research before you start working on your design. You will have to submit a short written description of your organism with the design.
The following are guidelines to keep in mind when working on this project:

  • Give your organism a scientific name and a common name.
  • What two kingdoms does it belong to? What’s the name of the new kingdom?
  • What are the main features that allow it to belong to these two kingdoms?
  • How does your organism feed, move and grow?
  • How big does it grow?
  • Where does it live? In which biome? And where in this biome?
  • Your description could either be typed or neatly handwritten and attached with your design.
  • Do not present your work in a duo tang or folder. It should be submitted as a mini poster or diorama.
  • For the “First Check”, you should show me that you have started working on your project by providing one of the following:

- a colored sketch/drawing of your organism on your Journal
- a draft of your short description on your Journal
- a list of the materials needed for your organism on your Journal
- email me a picture of yourself working on your organism

Enjoy Your Time!
Tr. Dina

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Math Quiz Postponed to Thursday, February 23

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

Please note that the Math Quiz (posted previously today) has been postponed to Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Thanks for your understanding.

Tr. Ahlam

Math Quiz Tomorrow

Measurement quiz: Wednesday Feb 22

  1. Metric unit conversion: Meter, kilometer, decameter, decimeter, millimeter, and centimeter
  2. Calculating perimeter of different polygons
  3. Drawing polygons with given perimeter
  4. study ch review questions on pg 160-161 of your math textbook
Tr. Ahlam

Monday 6 February 2017

Math Quiz on Wednesday, February 8

Math Quiz- Wednesday Feb 8th

  • Estimate the angle measure
  • Constructing different polygons using a ruler and a protractor
  • Sorting polygons by line of symmetry, diagonals, equal sides, etc
  • Terminology: supplementary angles, bisect, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, Quadrilaterals
Tr. Ahlam

Friday 3 February 2017

Performance Arts Assignment

Performance Arts
  • Costume/prop design
  • The colored and labeled sketch for your design on paper is due on Tuesday, Feb. 7th
  • The actual 2 pieces of costume or props are due Tuesday, Feb.14th