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A morning begun by watermelon, cinnamon rolls and a peach from the beach. Deb Holly’s daughter is well, with praises all around. A morning write that left many of us wordless, or at least writing about being wordless. But our fearless leader was certainly not wordless, being able to respond explicitly to Frank Stepnowski’s call for a more realistic school mission. Diana reminded us of the Beverly Hillbillies in a wonderful song. Keep those cards and letters coming, folks!
Jerrianne taught us about satire in a fun lesson. She very skillfully demonstrated to us what to do when the technology malfunctions at just the most inopportune time. “Satire Is Everywhere” could be used later in the year, but especially as a precursor to 1984 or Gullivers. Satire is a Genre all to itself. Jerrianne gave us an opportunity to renew our acquaintance with Shrek and the crazy donkey. We discovered that some of us are really good at composing satirish stories. Pinocchio as the first Italian candidate for President of the United States, Cinderella as the wicked stepchild of the wonderful stepmother, Three Pigs in the Gulf of Mexico, and Goldilocks as a spoiled little rich kid were all movies that are waiting to come to a theater near you! We elementary people agreed that we just need to read our kids some Fairy Tales next year so they will know them when they get to high school!
With a terrific lunch of pasta salad and green salad brought by Tracy, we were all renewed and refreshed and ready for Crystal to teach us how to add our voices to our VoiceThread projects. All of us got to search for a voice thread project in our grade level – “Every step of this is a PAIN!” (Diana) and “Sorry, I was in some other world, which I dwell in quite often….” (Andie) . All of us found at least one idea and are anxious to begin using it in the fall.
With a run on Miss Bell’s computer to copy our e-Anthology stories for revision, we then enjoyed Writer’s Response Groups. Personally, I’ve found this to be a most advantageous opportunity for perfecting my story about Uncle Ockie. I’m wondering if I can get my group together during the school year for my future stories!
Holly reported (thru Courtney) that she had found a company that publishes stories from 6th through 12th graders. After hearing about Studentreasures.com yesterday, the teachers of older students wanted the opportunity to have their students become published authors. Studentales.com
Deb found a chapter in one of the library books called “Sex”……. Which led to quite an interesting discussion. “TMI!” said Diana.
Jill is nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof about presenting tomorrow. Chill out Jill!
Plans were made for tomorrow’s afternoon soirée to the Christian Church in Downtown Logan, which will be followed by dietary ice cream and toppings! Serious discussions about how to get the representatives of ALL participating counties to come to our final soirée were held. The final party will be held on next Friday, from 11:30 – 3:30.
Mary Hawkins, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Andi informed us all that if she is mad at a person, she will not look at that person. Now we will all wonder…….
Read pages 1 – 9 and pages 115 – 122. In the Social Networking book. Watch out Diana….more pain!
Tall and Cylindrical – used to be shiny but now has some rust around the edges.
Noisy when he moves off his crate - cans clanking, glass chinking, paper crunching
His fear is that he will be washed with a hose and Lysol…..he thinks that will make him sick.
He hopes that others will continue to thow trash at him so he can always be full on Tuesday mornings.
Submitted by: Reggie Wright