Hello everyone, I hope you are having an awsome Summer so far. But, make sure you keep up on your summer reading. Try making a goal of how many books you want to read. Try meet your goal ofcourse. It even helps to make a list of book you would be interested to read here are a few I would reccomend for 6th graders:
Number the Stars
The Mixed Up Files Of Ms. Basl E. Frankweiler
The Desert Stone
Bridge To Terabithia
Island Of The Blue Dolphins
...And so many more, those are just a few of the wonderful books out there today. Speaking of books A great summer job could be tutoring a younger child if you are book smart. If not you could babysit, Mow someone's grass, petsit, watch someone pets if they go away, have a yard sale, or maybe if you can even get a work permit. Anyway, there are so many wonderful books out there, so just don't stop reading because schools out, keep reading and it will pay off in the long run. peace, love, laughs, Mckenna
For Literature circle's this last couple of weeks I have been reading Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I finished this book Today about 5 minutes ago actually. Last year my teacher read it to our class but, I was absent many days and did not fully understand it. I loved Number the Stars and I really was interested through the whole book. The Newberry award winner Number the Stars is about a girl named Annemarie and her family that live in a place dictated by German Soldiers. With her friend Ellen and Ellen's Jewish family they go through many heartfelt times of losses and hand-shaking adventures. Especially when the German soldiers Decide to take away all of the Jews. What will happen to Ellen and her family? Will Annemarie get involved? What happened to Annemarie's older sister Lise? Who will get caught? Who will die? What will happen? Read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry to find out.
I loved this book. I would recommend it for ALL ages. It is an amazingly written book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is 137 pages of excitement and historical fiction. You can get this book at your local bookstore. I would if I were you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Peace, Love, Laughs, McKenna
So, we are starting Literature Circles tomorrow and I am really excited it sound's really fun. Literature Circles are when we get into groups and read a book then we discuss the chapter (book) in our groups. The way our teacher does it is that each group has a different book. I do not really know what book I want to do, I would preferably like to read a Fantasy book but, however, any book I'm sure will be fun and interesting to read. Oh well I guess I will let you know which one I pick tomorrow. Signing Off in hope of world peace, McKenna
Today in school we read Dr. Suess' book The Lorax and no it's not just made for kids if you "infere" it sends a great message to everyone telling them how important it is to recycle to save our planet before it gets puluted. So today during Earth Day try to make a difference, like when my class went around our school and picked up trash, then we recycled the trash and plasic we found. So remember to help our planet today!
So, as I told you before we are doing an environmental project in my literature and lanuage arts (reading and writing) class at school. Here are some ways you can stay"GREEN."
only use energy star rated appliences which is a R with a circle around it and a yellow star
caulk drafty doors and windows
use ceiling fans instead of the air conditioning
use a dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes
use full loads and cold water for laundry
unplug all apliences, tv's, computers, electronics,ect... because it still uses electric when there off put plugged in
turn off lights
recycle cans, bottles, plastic, papers,ect. at your local recycling dump station
use short showers
use showers instead of baths
use the microwave for smaller foods instead of the oven because it uses electric to heat the oven up for that app. 5 min. your waiting to put your food in
save money it will help you and the economy
insulate you attic, house, or anything that is spacy
check your hot water heaters
check your lint build-up in your washing and drying mashines
Here a just a few ways to help the environment we came up with to help the environment. I'm sure you could come up with more, just remember to do everything with "help the environment" in mind and we can make a difference.
Hi, my name is McKenna and I am in 6th grade. I am in school doing Literature and Luanguage Arts. My teacher is really nice and decided to let us blog about our work and what we do in literature. Mostly, so we could practis writing Skills and to comprehend what we do in school. Currently, we are studing Environmental issues and discussing ways that as a 6th grader we can help and prevent. We have been taking alot of notes and doing a constisant amount of reasearch. We are making Environmental poasters in Art class and writing paragraphs of why it's important.