Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Reading and Jobs

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:
  • Hoot
  • Fairest
  • Number the Stars
  • No Talking
  • Flush
  • Scat
  • The Mixed Up Files Of Ms. Basl E. Frankweiler
  • The Desert Stone
  • Narnia Series
  • Holes
  • Bridge To Terabithia
  • Island Of The Blue Dolphins
  • Zia
...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,

Friday, May 29, 2009

Book review for "Number the Stars"

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,

Monday, May 11, 2009

Literature Circles

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,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth day at school

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!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Environmental project

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
  • reduse, reuse,recycle
  • 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.