I think about your kids all the time. I am constantly trying to come up with ways to engage them with their learning. I lose sleep; I take up family time; I read and read and read-- always looking for ways to make better readers, writers, speakers, citizens.
If you have ideas for me, I am always open to trying new things. I want 6th grade to be successful, challenging, and rewarding.
Here is a post from Peter and his mom!
Hello, Dawn and class.
Peter's been swamped with schoolwork/homework. Sorry this has taken so long. He loved all the letters he received. He is writing back to each and every one. Here is his blog post and some photos.
Linda for Peter
I have no idea how to start this blog post, so here goes. First off, my name is Peter and your teacher is a friend of mine and my family. Since I have been traveling in Asia, she thought it’d be cool for me to write a couple blog posts. So… I present…
Life From Halfway Around The World A Blog Post Thingy By A Child Who Knows No Chinese. In Asia.
Anyway, here’s a few things about where I live:
1. Lots of yummy food.
2. Lots of cobras.
3. Lots of fun.
4. Lots of idiot scooter drivers. (Driving on the sidewalks!!!)
5. Lots of Sasparilla beverages.*************************************
My famous person was born on April 6, 1976 and is still present today. Her career was mostly acting, but did some dancing too. Her acting career included a famous 90’s show, Full House. She played as Danny Tanner’s oldest daughter. Her full name in Full House is Donna Joe Tanner. Her sisters in Full House are Michelle and Stephanie. She will be starring in 2016’s new show, Fuller House. In this show, directed by John Stamos, Danny Tanner’s oldest daughter becomes a widow raising two sons, and Stephanie and Kimmy move in with her to help her. Can you guess my famous person?
Question(s) of the Week
I asked Zach, “What are Pokémon?”
“Pokémon are made-up creatures that have roamed the earth since time was created. Humans and Pokémon live together, and people bond with Pokémon to help them become stronger.”
Do they have powers?
“Yes and no. They have moves and abilities.”
How many types are there?
“There are 18 types: fire, water, grass, ghost, electric, bug, normal, flying, fighting, steel, rock, ground, ice, dark, poison, dragon, psychic, and the new fairy type.”
Are there legendaries?
“Yes, there is the normal everyday Pokémon like Picu, the mythical Pokémon like Mew, and the rarely seen legendaries like Kyoagar.”
2 Truths and a Lie
- When I was 9 we went to Alaska to visit family. When we were there my uncle and I went on a walk. We brought the dogs along with us. After a while it was getting dark. We were walking for at least 2-3 hours, so we headed back. Then suddenly we heard something in the bush. We noticed the dogs were gone, so I thought it was the dog. My uncle thought it was a bear and the bear ate the dogs, but no. It was a … baby wolf cub just wanting to play. We took it to our grandparents’ house, and they kept it. Its name is now Dakoda.
- The day before the Fourth of July we went to San Diego. It was a 10 hour drive. We got there at like 7 o’clock, so we went to my uncle’s and aunt’s. Then we went to our cabin. We went to bed then. When we woke up, and all we did was watch people play baseball. After the baseball game, we played with our cousins at the beach, we rode some rides at the boardwalk, then we got food and went home.
- On Christmas Eve we go to my aunt's house and open presents, eat, and lots of other things. Every christmas they come to our house and eat lots of food, but the bad thing is that we have to wait for them to get here before we open presents, so it's never a good Christmas.