Friday, September 23, 2016

Never, Ever Give Up!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Dear Students

Dear Students,

This has been a great start to the new school year. Students have been working hard with great attitudes. Also, it seems like this has been a record start for smiles. By now, everyone should know how I feel about smiles--they make our world a better place. Language arts class this year has been the best.

Our language arts class is built around books. Knowing this, when I see students making great choices, I know they will have a good year. Book selection is so important in determining how students feel about language arts and reading. I have seen students talking to each other, talking with Mrs. Blubaugh, and asking me about good books. 

As I am sure you have noticed already, students do a lot of writing in Reading Workshop. Some of the writing will be based on the book students are reading, but they will write on many topics throughout the year. In every assignment, quality is based on the details. Writing supported with evidence always means more, but like everything else, this takes work.

I hope all students have a fabulous sixth grade year. Please keep in mind, two factors control success--hard work and a great attitude. Make these a priority and choose good books and it will be a year to remember.

Take care,

Mr. McGuire

Kid President Says Get Along

The latest video from KP talks about how to disagree without being disagreeable.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eleven Habits of a Successful . . .

I saw this today on Twitter.

And it made me think about students, so here goes:

What do you think? Reading Workshop students, does this sound like you?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Celebrate National Read a Book Day!

Today I am reading _________________ on National Read a Book Day,

Please share the title of the book you are reading in a comment below. I am reading Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

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Be Tough!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Be the Best You Today!