Day 15 Lesson Plan: High School in 5 months; Escape Tools, 12020 HE (Holocene Era), St. Sophia’s Day, Last day of 5780: Hebrew Calendar

To escape from bondage in southern MD, the hero of my #WiP would also have had to schedule his project carefully, dividing his escape plan  into manageable chunks. 

Calendars, especially calendars like The Holocene Calendar, which have a year Zero (another invention for which we can thank the Arabs for transmitting to us from farther east), make scheduling far easier!  Oh, wait, first, you have to know how to count, right…

Happy Rosh HaShannah tomorrow, for those celebrating the start of another year on the ancient Hebrew Calendar, and May All be Inscribed for a Happy, Sweet, and Healthy year of 5781!     Since this calendar begins at the traditional creation of the civilized world, complete with a city within two generations, there is no need for a year Zero.

And lastly, but certainly not least, best wishes for a very happy Feast Day of Saint Sophia, to our Greek and other Eastern Orthodox friends, and to our Roman Catholic friends as well!!  Today is the feast and name day for many girls and women who carry the name Sophia as one of their names, and to all of them, best wishes for another happy and healthy year!

Day 15 Lesson Plan, Tuesday, 26  February, 2019 Grammar: Ending a Sentence… Math: US measurement conversions Day15ExitSlips

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Tuesday, February 26th, 12019 HE
In our Learning Toolbox:
1.) Scheduling your test/hour/day/month/year/project by dividing into smaller chunks, and
2.) From “The formulas needed to answer certain
questions will be provided via a formula sheet. Test takers should know some formulas prior to testing.”
Some of these include: a.) distance-rate-time, b.) Pythagorean theorem, and c.) quadratic formula.
Those three formulas will not be provided on the formula sheet.
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking
conclusions Punctuation,
introduction to…
Measurements skim the
fact period 12 inches = 1 foot,
3 feet = 1 yard
divide time/#
of questions
opinion comma 1 pound = 16 ounces
2000 pounds = 1 ton
look at the
assumption (i.e. ‘he
must have done
semicolon About
Note how
divides up sent.
observation colon expand observe words!
conclusion quotations/quotes Small to Greatest
empire = Area = ft2
Math- translate
problem into…
6pm: Spend one minute imagining x.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you
think about the Turks. (  Or you can review yesterday’s lesson on decimals in Damascus, which is not at all part of Turkey…   You do not have to show me, so please raise your hand if you want me to correct
your sentence(s)… Ms. Jones)
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then
you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,
on your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What is an assumption, and how can it be
distinguished from conclusions in a passage?
“Between 1300 and 1326, a popular and powerful Muslim leader named Osman
established a small state in Anatolia, which” are present-day Turkey. His successors
greatly expanded the kingdom, making the Ottoman empire one of the most powerful
states in the world during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. the empire were at its
greatest from 1520-1566, under the rule of Suleiman the Magnificent. (Today’s reading comes from
Master the Hiset, p. 283, and the video clip comes from ) (To see a historical drama about this time period, see Magnificent Century…)
Does there appear to be an assumption in this reading passage?
Where might it be?
What is a conclusion, and where is it usually found?
What might the conclusion of this passage be?
Is it in the usual place?
7:07 Grammar: Ending a Sentence: Why do we need punctuation?
An example (from
i.e.: I collect silver, paper, hats and chairs.
I collect silver paper, hats and chairs.
I collect silver, paper hats and chairs.
Let’s find the punctuation marks in our reading above…
What is the pronoun agreement in this paragraph?
Is there punctuation in this passage?
Where is it?
Where are the Grammatical errors?
Rules: Every sentence must end with a period, question mark, or exclamation point
Please write one sentence using any punctuation… (i.e. “Lincoln wrote his speech on the back of
an envelope.”)
7:15 Mathematics: Measurement (from small to great…)
How many feet are in one yard?
What are square feet? How many feet are in one square yard?
How do we generally measure the size of a location/place area of the world? (but
don’t worry, we will cover the topic of Area next month…)
Let’s convert 6,160 yards into feet.
How many yards are there in 18,480 feet?
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
and then,
Let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from Khan Academy:
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy:
onversion/e/converting-units–us-customaryMathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions:
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between the period,
question mark, and exclamation point.
2. 36” = x’ 1.) translate and 2.) solve for x
3. Would you prefer the math lesson to be with the Reading/Grammar
lesson, or separate, at 8pm?
4. Please write one sentence explaining what a square yard is.
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Action Items in support of literacy and civilisation in general:

1.) Write a novel that both tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

2.) Write blog posts pointing folks to non-profits that offer pro Bono legal aid and free financial education for those most needing it, such as The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, in South Carolina.

3.) Draw or caligraph something helpful on your COVID-19 face mask, in favor of Universal Health Care.

4.) Write songs or music that get people thinking about public transportation, like the song ‘Walkin to New Orleans’ by Fats Domino

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19

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