Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Week 3 of Summer Homework

First, thank you to those that are keeping up with the summer homework. I appreciate your commitment to being a scholar. Second, I apologize for getting this up late. I was in San Diego for the weekend and just now got back to my computer.

Let's do something simple about travel this week. In the comments section, give me one paragraph, using 3 - 4 sentence openers about something you've been, someplace you're going, or someplace you'd like to go this summer. Then, later in the week, come back and reply to someone else's post. In your reply identify what sentence openers they used.

Here's mine:

This last weekend I went to San Diego for the Ingress Anomaly. The weather, mid 70's and with a slight breeze, was simply gorgeous. Being with friends made the long drive and lack of sleep fun instead of a trial. While there we saw the USS Midway museum, the Unconditional Surrender statue, a restaurant featured in Top Gun, and Balboa Park. Victory was sweet and all in all the weekend was a huge success.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Week 2 of Summer Homework

Thank you to everyone who participated in week 1's homework. This coming week, let's work on math and writing.

1. Math - Work on math for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. If you have internet access, I would suggest Kahn Academy or http://www.mathplayground.com/index_prealgebra.html . Math is one of those skills that gets weak if you don't use it. 15 minutes a day of focused mathematical practice will keep you fresh and ready for your new level in September. At the end of the week please post a quick summary of what you did!

2. Writing - Write a 1 page note to a friend of family member. Focus on sharing ideas in a clear and concise manner. Be sure to give the note to the person. Extra kudos if you hand write it in cursive italics. In your end of week reply to this blog, tell me who you wrote to.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

First Week of Summer Homework

Welcome to summer!

You have 2 assignments for this week. Be sure to read them fully and document correctly.

1. Suggest a book on the summer reading blog post. The post just before this one is about summer reading. Pick a book you love, one you believe others should read, and follow the directions on that post.

2. Prepare a meal. Plan a nutritious meal and prepare it. It should include all food groups and be done independently. Comment on this blog post and tell us what you prepared. Have fun with it!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Welcome Class of 2021

I am thrilled to welcome the class of 2021. This is our main communication tool and I hope that you will check it often. For our first post, let's talk reading! During fly up we talked a lot about books. Many of you suggested books for me to read and I promised I would put up a blog post so you could share those with me. What would you recommend to your classmates for summer reading? I will be putting them all on my reading list as well, so be sure to give us the title, author, and maybe a few sentences about the plot! I can't wait to hear what you're reading. 

Promotion

Congratulations to the class of 2020. I am so very proud of each and every one of you. A very special thank you to the Agard - Berryhill family for hosting us in their beautiful event space. Also, thank you to Skye Hampton and her amazing crew of helpers that put everything together from the banners (thank you Mrs. Richardson) to the swag bags. Each touch was noticed and appreciated! A last thank you to the 7th grade families who did the clean up.

I will be continuing to add pictures here as they come in.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Promotion Reminder


Balloons are not allowed in this facility, please celebrate with flowers!

Ashland Photos

We had a wonderful time in Ashland. Ask your student to narrate the pictures below.