Here is my morning 🌤 Routine 💦-: First, my mom 👩🏽 wakes me up. I hate 😾 getting out of bed 🛌, but I don’t have any other choice 😪. So I wake up 🙆, I use the toilet 💩 and I brush my teeth 👽. Then, I go straight to my room and change my clothes 🎽. When I’m done, I eat my breakfast 🍲🍱🍧 and wait for the bus 🚌.
How about you, do you have a morning routine ??? 🌅
What an exciting week! My eighth grade students (and one seventh grader) took on the NaNoWriMo challenge. As of today, a few hours before midnight, 100% of them have become winners as they finished writing their first novels! What fun!
Thanks to the NaNoWriMo staff, especially those working on the Young Writers Program. You guys rock!
Finally, we have all said good-bye to Stanleys belonging to Mrs. Howlin’s class and shipped them back to New South Wales. We had lots of fun with them. They were kept busy here in Iowa. Here are a few photos of their adventures, plus a special video for Jorja.
Checking out the compost pile, which includes compostable plastic.
On the neighbor's swing set
Grace with Jorja's and Meghan with Angus' Flat Stanleys
What do you think? Do you want to take a risk? Do you want to have a great blog? Do you want to have the best student blog of 2011?
If you do, we can take the baby steps needed to make that a possibility! It just takes a commitment to sharing your genius with the world–creating, contributing, connecting, collaborating, and curating.
Think about it, and talk to me if you want to be in the list of the best student blogs.
Eighth graders read the book Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence in jigsaw fashion. That is, each pair or triad read one chapter. They were responsible for reading it well and understanding it. Then each group presented their chapter to the whole class. I’m curious if you have used this method, and if you have had success with it. But first, here, for your viewing pleasure, are the chapter summaries.
Seventh graders used iMovie to create stunning book trailers for The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. After you view the seven trailers below, you just may be inspired to read the online book at Read.gov. It’s 27 chapters of fun, written by about 20 different authors, including Katherine Paterson, Lemony Snicket, Jon Scieszka, Kate DiCamillo, Steven Kellogg and so many others. We thought it was a fun read. Some of us thought it was a little too fantastical at times, but with so many authors, it was bound to get crazy!