Thursday, November 29, 2007
One of the best ways to improve writing is to read aloud your essay. ATandT Research Labs has a program that will read aloud for you. The program, called Text to Speech, reads what is written. This is a great tool to use when revising and editing in Writing Workshop.
According to ATandT:
Text-To-Speech, or TTS for short, is computer software that converts text into audible speech. You can try it yourself on our demo page. See our Home page for more information.
All you have to do is type or paste your writing into the text box (step 2) and click on the Speak button. To try it, just go to here.
Monday, November 26, 2007
10. Get to go shopping
9. More video game time
8. More TV time
7. 24/7 recess
6. We can eat until we're fat
5. No tests
4. No homework
3. The girls don't have to deal with stupid boys
2. No more writing the Top 10
1. Don't have to fake laugh at Mr. McGuire's bad jokes
Great job to all of the students for all of their lists, except for the #1 reason!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
November 8, 2007
I would like to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me. So get ready to be very amazed at my writing about my dedication to you.
I am very grateful when you take me to the camper every weekend. When we go there it's like we are in heaven. The reason why I think it's heaven is because it is just so peaceful there. The birds are always chirping and the deer are always grazing. When we go there we ride around on golf carts. Sometimes we work for the manager or sometimes we fish. I am very grateful because if you did not take me to the camper, I would be watching Addy, or siting in my room really bored. I would probably be planning a prank on Ashlee (Should I use water balloons filled with hot water or the old whipped cream in the hand prank?).
I am grateful that you were always there for me when Dad was not. If you would not have been there for me I would not have had any other boys to have fun with. Like that time in Tar Hollow when this kid laughed at me because I had no Dad around like most kids but I told him that I did have a Dad, my Grandpa. Since then you have been my substitute Dad.
Grandpa I can't tell you how grateful I am. Especially not in this little peace of writing but I am really grateful that you have done all those things for me. Thank you Grandpa.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This act of kindness made working together totally worth it.
Friday, November 9, 2007
I was especially proud of how the sixth grade "teachers" showed their younger students how to find the correct response when they struggled. The sixth graders did an awesome job helping make the first experience on Study Island a positive learning experience.
November 20 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30
November 21-26 No School--Thanksgiving Break
November 28-29 Author Sandra J. Phillipson Visits
November 29 Picture Retakes
December 7 Interim Reports
December 13 PTO Meeting @ 3:30
December 14 Holiday Craft Day
December 20 Christmas Break Begins
January 2 School Resumes
January 18 End of 2nd Nine Weeks
Monday, November 5, 2007
Today we had the Awards Assembly for the 1st nine weeks. Congratulations to all of the students that received awards. This is one of my favorite days of the school year because students get recognition for all of the hard work and effort they have put into school.
Some More Stars!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Here are just a few of the weirdos running around town.