Nike celebrates how far women’s sports have come by featuring elite athletes who defied convention—women who wanted to play so badly, they wrote their own rules.
The seventh graders begin their summer vacation May 30 after finals are over!
Next school year, this blog will be a sixth grade English blog! Please check back here the end of August as conversations begin. You are welcome to join us anytime as we write out loud.
To all my students:
Have a fabulous summer! Please drop a line on the blog to let us all know what you are up to. I’m happy to post any pictures, too.
Students, please watch the above video created by a sixth grade class. (No borrowing of ideas)
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a short story using only six words. The result? For Sale: Baby shoes; never worn.
Your challenge is to write your six word memoir. Give it some thought.
I have two: Every year is a new adventure.
I still get sick on boats.
In addition: Please write a short paragraph about some highlights from your classes this year. What were some funny things that happened? Did you love learning about anything in particular?
This is my last year teaching seventh grade English. What will I remember? There’s so much….. but 60′s Day, The Hunger Games, and the sharing of books stand out…….but mostly…… I will miss all of you!
Have a wonderful summer……safe travels and happy times!
Please come visit me next year in the Sher Building with the sixth graders!
While this blog will become a sixth grade English blog next year, you are all welcome anytime to join our conversations!
This is optional if you want to explore. The Pottermore site is now open, and it is unbelievable. You’ll need to register to access the site, but it is well worth the time.
J.K. Rowling adds some background history to many of the characters, places, and things from the novels that you would not know from just the reading.
For those of you not familiar with Harry Potter, the second prompt is for you. Choose one of the two questions to answer. Five quality paragraphs. Since you are writing a story, think in terms of intro, body paragraphs, and conclusion.