Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fun Knee!

Make Today the Best Today Ever

Monday, August 28, 2017

Be Yourself and Stand Out!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hotdog for Lunch?


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017



It's a new school year and I can't wait to get started! Welcome to the sixth grade. I hope your year at Salt Creek in the hallway is the best ever. Work hard, laugh loudly, and smile a lot. Great times are straight ahead!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

If You Were There . . .

If you end of living in one of these spots, what would your life be like?

New York Habitat
A series of videos of New York, London, and Paris

Washington D.C.

Amazon Rain Forest

African Safari


Yellowstone National Park Video Channel

Alaska Winter

Life in Naples, Italy

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Drowning in a Sea of Silliness


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Worries Today


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a Successful Day!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Make Someone's Day Today

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dear Puns


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Writing an Introduction

Friday, March 24, 2017

This Pun is a Dog

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Argumentative Essay

Pick an issue you care about and argue your point. The assignment is to write an argumentative essay. The key is to have facts to back up your opinion.

  1. Pick a topic question from the lists below.
  2. Begin with a topic sentence/introduction that shares your opinion.
  3. Research the issue and find at least two sources with facts that support your position.
  4. Find and rewrite three or more of the best facts that support your opinion. These will be the topic sentences for the paragraphs in your body.
  5. Write supporting details for each of these facts. These should not be opinions, thoughts, or ideas.
  6. Write a conclusion that restates your opinion, gives an interesting fact/point/idea about the topic, and wraps up the essay.
  7. Read the essay aloud to find mistakes/areas that are not clear.
Argumentative Essay Topics

    • Using cell phones make people more/less connected
    • Social media and texting hurt/improve the lives of teenagers
    • Violent video games cause/don't people to act out violently
    • Reading online is better/worse than reading a book
    • Helicopter parents help/harm their children
    • Recycling really makes/does not make a difference
    • Schools should/should not have vending machines that sell sodas, candy, and other "bad" snacks
    • Cell phones should/should not be banned in schools for both students and teachers
    • Students should/should not wear school uniforms
    • Students should/should not be held back for bad grades
    • Using animals for scientific research is/is not inhumane
    • Fast food, soda, chips and other unhealthy food should/should not be heavily taxed
    • Watching TV is good/bad for children
    • Athletes caught using steroids should/should not be banned from professional sports for life
    • Students should/should not have to learn cursive writing
    • Parents should/should not monitor what their kids are doing online
    • Social life is/is not more important than academics
    • Home schooling is more/less effective than public schools
    • Charter schools are more/less effective than public schools
    • Social media improves/reduces students reading skills
    • Social media improves/reduces students writing skills
    • Violent sports like boxing and MMA should/should not be banned
    • Sports involving animals should/should not be banned
    • Violent movies increase/do not increase teen violence
    • Lotteries should/should not be banned
    • Sports betting should/should not be legal
    • Carrying a concealed weapon should/should not be legal
    • Gun control reduces/does not reduce crime
    • Praying in school should/should not be legal
    • Youtube should/should not be legal under 18 years old
    • Cigarette smoking should/should not be banned

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    A Tacky Pun

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    Monday, March 13, 2017

    How Strong are You?

    Image result for Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Being a Part of the Team


    Reading Workshop students, the question is what do you do to help your class be a team like this?  Patty Mills is a guard for the San Antonio Spurs. They are world famous for their teamwork. A class should be just like a team. All members should work together to make everyone successful. What role do you play in making your class world class?
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    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Be a Sunshiny You

    From The Twits by Roald Dahl

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Whether You Want it or Not


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