Archive for May, 2006
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
6/2/06 The stories and magazines are really coming together. I can’t wait to see the finished products.
We’ll probably have a publishing party on Tuesday? Stay tuned!
5/31/06 We’re working on our portfolios this week.
What are some of your favorite pieces in your portfolio???
Remember that our field trip is Thursday! Bring a sack lunch and comfy shoes.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
Did you ever make one of these???
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
- Your IRL is due May 30.
- A copy of your final draft of your writing project, including all revisions is due THURSDAY! You may want to make 2 copies, one with space for pictures.
Wednesday Chatting: What inferences did you make about the political cartoon we analyzed today? I enjoyed lit. circles once again. Did you??
Monday’s Musings: I loved the Lifeskills Program. And our literature circle discussions were phenomenal. I’ll meet with one group a day this week.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
Wolf Rider? Witness? White Mountains? Out of the Dust? Wringer? Gathering Blue?
Which book did you read?
What reactions did you have to the book?
Should I offer the book again next year?
Monday, May 15th, 2006
Ah! The Glories of Homework:
Lit. Log: Assignment 4 was passed out today. It is due on Monday, May 22.
Independent Reading Log: Ye olde IRL will be due on May 30.
Wednesday Wonkiness: We learned about “pantoums.” Remember what they are?
Tuesday Talk: We had a great read around today about Kiki Smith’s painting. We also reviewed “figurative language.” It seemed that everyone was making quite good progress on their lit. logs. Yay.
Monday Matters: Did you know that May is National Biking Month? Do you have a bike? Do you ride it frequently?
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
Mr. Wright’s new baby has a beautiful name: Annalace.
Do you know the most popular names for infants in the U.S.? In Mexico? Canada?
How do you feel about your own name? Is there a family history to your name?
Friday, May 12th, 2006
Do you think you’ll see this movie?
Did you read the book???
Sunday, May 7th, 2006
* Lit. logs due Friday.
*** Rough drafts and revision sheets for writing projects due Friday!
* Midterms, signed, due Wednesday.
* Field Trip Permission Slip due Thursday.
Wednesday: The editing circles were a little tricky today, but I think we’re moving in the right direction now. Please remember to be friendly when you edit someone’s work. Writers are sensitive folk! I hear we have many days of rain ahead. Not sure how I feel about that.
Tuesday: Your read around pieces were great to hear today. I’m looking forward to your editing groups tomorrow.
Thursday, May 4th, 2006
May 5: Your writing project rough drafts are due Tuesday. What did you think of our speed dating literature discussions? The IRP presentations have been terrific. It was so nice to spend time outside with our books today. Happy weekend, Sixers!
I’ve been behind on BLOG news and notes this week. It’s been a hard week for Childs. I want to thank all you sixers for your kindness today and every day. You’re all remarkable people and all your teachers feel lucky to know you.
Today we heard about some excellent books. Thanks for working with me to produce “one sentence summaries.” Tomorrow lit. logs are due, so please have those ready to go.
Your “Used To But Now” poems were lovely. I always enjoy the read arounds. Tomorrow’s Friday and I’m looking forward to meeting with literature groups. Enjoy the nice weather this afternoon.
Thursday, May 4th, 2006
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