Monthly Archives: December 2011
Here is another video that I liked. Check out youtube and see what other insightful videos that you can find that help you with identifying rocks and minerals……
We have been studying rocks and minerals in the classroom. Here is a insightful video to help you with identification.
Here is some exciting info about volcanoes from Bill Nye
Dear parents and students,
Christmas break and the holiday season is arriving quickly and represents a wonderful time for my students to show off what they’ve learned over the course of the first three months on school in the classroom. I would like your child (or my student) to write two different papers over the break. The first paper will be a “narrative essay” about your Christmas with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Within this paper, I would like to see detail and description , similes, metaphors, personification, action transitions, hooking the reader, and telling the story step by step. This may seem like a ton of info to soak in, but not for the whiz kids in room 6. They’re awesome and very capable!
The second paper will be an “expository essay” about why Christmas is important to them. There needs to be a clear introduction, three supporting paragraghs, one seperate paragragh using elaboration to support as paragraph, and a clear conclusion. FYI to my students, remember that when using your supporting paragraphs it goes from transition to detail to explaining the detail.
Also, remember that when you’re using heightened elaboration, it represents a seperate narrative paragraph that supports one of your supporting paragraphs.
Many of my students are writing at a higher level, and you would be amazed to find out just what they’re capable of since the beginning of the year began. Overall, I’m very proud of my students at all levels because of your hard work, determination, focus, and willingness to go the extra mile. Classroom six rocks!