Monday, May 22, 2017

Weeks of May 22 & 30 root words

quad=four
rad=ray or spoke
gram=letter or something written or drawn
ana=against
rat=fixed or determined
rect=straight
scend=to climb
a=to

Monday, May 15, 2017

MAY 15 JOURNAL

Choose your best or favorite journal writing from this year. Add to it and improve it. Make it longer. Correct mistakes. Conference with a peer about how to make it better.

We will be publishing this writing this week. 
Spelling and grammar WILL be graded. No mistakes! 

Your story should be complete and meaningful. You should be willing to allow future students to read this, even with your name on it. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weeks of May 8 & 15 root words

fort=strong
stru=build
con=together
sens=feel
fus=to pour
in=within
loq=to speak
gni/gno=to know
co=with
du=two
fid=trust or faith
term=limit

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1 Journal

What advice do you have for future students of this class? What should they do to improve their reading? What should they do to have a good grade? How is this class different from others? What do you wish you had done in this class this year? 

April 28 journal

Read the article: 
What Happens to Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar? 
Respond to the questions at the end of the article in your journal. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24 journal


JOURNAL:  Answer the questions at the end of the article.

Weeks of April 24 & May 1 root words

centr=center
con=with
cre/cred=to trust or believe
mis=bad
court=refers to a royal court
demo/dema=people
divi=to separate into pieces or groups
sect=to cut
here=to stick
co=together
note=to mark
mune=gift
cite=to call
re=again

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Haiku summary

Based on posts from all six classes, here is a simple definition of Haiku:

A Japanese style of poetry.
The poem has three lines-
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables

They do not typically rhyme. They do not typically use similes or metaphors.
They are usually about nature and the seasons.
They often convey a mood or emotion.
They create an image in the reader's mind.

Today's assignment: 
1. Write a Haiku. Write it in your journal. Check the description above to see if you did it correctly. Write more than one if you want so you can choose the best one to enter in the contest. 
2. Meet with at least THREE other classmates. Read each other's poems and write a positive comment on the side of the page. If you have ideas for making the poem even better, TALK TO THEM. 

Examples:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.

Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.


Monday came and wept 
like rain falling from the roof 
my hands caught each tear 

I hear falling rain 
I hear my thoughts falling too 
all i want is you.

shut tight your eyes now 
hold fast the breath in your lungs 
be brave when I can't

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight—
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

Lightning flash—
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass.

moon in the cold -
only my own footsteps
on the bridge.

A firefly flitted by:
"Look!" I almost said
but I was alone.

Easter Bunny hides
Easter eggs are out of sight
kids look everywhere

A summer river being crossed
how pleasing
with sandals in my hands.

It seems to happen 
when people least expect it
death waits for no one

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

Trees leaf in springtime,
provides shade of summertime,
weather culminates 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Period 7- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!

Period 6- HAIKU

What is a haiku? 
How is it defined? What are its characteristics?

What makes a good haiku?

Reply below.
Sign your post with your INITIALS ONLY.
Reply to each other.

Post definitions of haiku.
Post good examples.
Say why they are good.

Yes, this is for a grade. Yes, you have to reply below. Sign it with your initials so I know who gets the points!

Who can post the most meaningful, useful comments this period?
5 stickers for the top-posting student this period.
MEANINGFUL comments- not "IDK" or "I agree" or "Good idea"- NEW INFORMATION for the conversation!