Sunday, June 3, 2012

If you only read thre books everyone else is reading, you can think only what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

Hmmm, what does this quote mean to you?

Monday, May 28, 2012

6 Word Memoirs

What is your 6 word memoir?
Here are a few of mine...

We tried to laugh every day.
We were awesome at fire drills.
We could argue, yet remain friends.

I will miss all of you!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Getting Close to the end of the year...

Goodness kids,

We're getting close to the end of the year and I have so many mixed emotions!  I am so proud of each and every one of you!  You have made this year such a pleasure and I have enjoyed our time together.  I am sad, that the year is closing because I will miss you terribly, but I know you are ready for middle school and will enjoy being 7th graders.  So... what are your thoughts as we say goodbye to our LA block and to Creekview?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last Book in the Universe

We have been reading The Last Book in the Universe by Redman Philbrick.  We've followed Spaz, Ryter, Little Face, and Lanaya on a journey to Eden to save Bean.  We've met latchbosses, proove's, normals, and wildly different "protectors" throughout the book.  Take a perspective of one of the main characters and write from that perspective.  You can respond in poetry, journal entry, dialogue, or recreate a scene...see what you come up with!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Current Events Reflections

Students, as you complete your current events summaries, keep the following in mind:

  • Name the article title and publication in your summary.  Example:  "Travel Team", and article in the Marysville Gazzette, tells about the Marysville Lacrosse team and their recent wins on the road.
  • Be sure to write in third person throughout the summary.
  • Be prepared to share you article with the class.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Military Mascots

Many of you were wanting to learn more about military mascots, so here are a few sites you might want to check out...

Coast Guard Mascots

Army Mascots

Monday, April 16, 2012

OAA Practice

It's that time of year to start thinking about testing and how we approach it as a genre.  There are strategies that  can help you be more successful.  The link below will help give you some extra practice and let you know what the OAA will look like and what kinds of questions you might see on the test.  Let me know what you think!