Monday, October 31, 2011

Vocabulary - Week of October 31

Vocabulary words for the week of October 31st:  Try using these words in well-written sentences.
Don't forget to proof your work before sending...have fun and be creative!

avert: verb turn away from
2. to prevent

majority: noun
1. more than half or most of something

fastidious: adjective
1. not easy to please

lunge: verb
1. to move forward suddenly

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Knowing how to use a keyboard efficiently and accurately is an important skill! I added  two new links to online keyboarding sites that you can use to learn proper keyboarding skills.  Just like anything new, it takes practice. Give both sites a try and let me know what you think.  Pretty soon you'll be typing like a pro!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hmmm...How Do Our Questions Help Us Understand?

We have listened to H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" and read a text about Robert Falcon Scott's quest to claim Antarctica for Great Britain.  As we read, we asked questions to help us understand and connect with the text.  What questions did you have that might be worth discussing, or that might help bring us to better understanding?  You may also respond by telling us how questioning helped you better understand the text or radio program.  I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

Friday, October 21, 2011

I Want Your Ideas!

Hello Students,

I want your ideas on how we should develop our blog!  What are some things you would like to see?  How do you think we should use our blog?  Let me know what you think...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Heartland Camp

We spent 2 1/2 days at Heartland Camp this past week.  You participated in archery, team building activities, nature walks, learned about reptiles and amphibians, experienced pioneer life, went to a bonfire and a night hike, sang songs, square danced, ate great food, and participated in several other activities.  What did you learn?  What did you enjoy?  What would you recommend for next year's sixth graders?  Let us know what you're thinking! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Message to My Writers...

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