Let’s Go to India!


Hi Students!

Since you are currently learning all about ancient India, I thought it would be fun for you to take a virtual field trip to present day India via Project Explorer. (Image courtesy of projectexplorer.org)

1. I would like for you to watch the video “The British in India” and read the text below clicking on the links for more in-depth information.

2. On the right-hand side of the page, watch the videos ” A Taste of Mumbai” and “The Art of Henna” and read the texts and click on the links under each respective video for more information on those topics.

3. After the Henna video, you can watch the video on “The Sari.”

When you have completed all this, write to this prompt:

Reflect on what you have learned from your short trip and include the following:

History of India



And some personal thoughts (Have you been to India? Want to go? Have you had Henna done? Eaten Indian food? Anything else?)

Create your paragraphs where you see fit…watch your sentence structure!

Click on this link to access the site.


Who Stole Frosty’s Nose?


A terrible crime has been committed! Someone stole Frosty the Snowman’s nose! You say you didn’t do it but, how do we know for sure?

Write your very best alibi explaining your whereabouts and how you couldn’t possibly have stolen Frosty’s nose. Be very persuasive…otherwise…

One good paragraph. This is a persuasive write, meaning you need to be very convincing with your reasoning. Good luck!

Have a very fun holiday break, safe travels, and see you in 2018!!

Deserted Island

Hi Students!

You get to take one book that you have read, one food item, and one famous person (living or dead) to a deserted island. What and whom do you take? Explain why for each fully.

Remember that the important words in a book title are capitalized.

Be sure to have a creative opening sentence!









Big Appetites: Tiny People in a World of Big Food – By Photographer Christopher Boffoli





















Hi Students!

Please choose ONE image to write on.

A creative three paragraph story (intro, details, conclusion) based on what you see in the image is the goal for this week’s prompt.

You may write from first person perspective or third person. If you choose to use dialog, remember those quotation marks and commas. Each time someone new speaks, you must drop down to a new line. Watch those run-on and incomplete sentences, and I want to see the use of effective commas.

The way you begin your story should clearly tell the reader which image you are responding to. Please DO NOT begin with: “I chose the image of…to write on.” Peer edit with a classmate before posting.

The bio on Christopher Boffoli is from the website bigappetites.net, and all images are courtesy of Christopher Boffoli. They truly are amazing and tell wonderful stories…which one will you tell?




Magnus Chase and Paradox Ingredients

Paradox ingredients (things that do not exist) are very difficult to craft with, very dangerous. Gleipnir contained the footfall of a cat, the spittle of a bird, the breath of a fish, the beard of a woman…Andoskoti, the Adversary is woven with the most powerful paradoxes in the Nine Worlds – Wi-Fi with no lag, a politician’s sincerity, a printer that prints, healthy deep-fried food, and an interesting grammar lesson (Riordan 321-322).

1. Students, think of an item…any item (no silliness or ridiculousness here) and give it a creative name.

2. Describe what this new item does, its purpose.

3. Then give it four Paradox Ingredients. You’ll have to really think and be creative. Remember, paradox ingredients are things that do not exist. 

My Example: The most powerful seashell in the world is the Beachtrinket. With it, you can hear the ocean, waves, and seagulls loud and clear as if you were actually at the beach. Very relaxing! It is created from a windless hurricane, the glare from the moon, the speed of a turtle, and a long lasting battery.

DO NOT borrow any of these ideas.

One good paragraph. I’ve seen too many run-on sentences, spelling errors, apostrophe errors, and me and my….yikes!!