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Spring Break

Posted by Mr. Smith on April 5, 2010

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What did you do for Spring Break? Did you go anywhere exciting or try anything new? Tell about what you did and discuss with your friends what happened over the break.

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Anne Frank & The Holocaust

Posted by Mr. Smith on March 22, 2010

On Friday, we had a simulation on the Holocaust and discussed the life of Anne Frank. Write a summary of what we did and how it made you feel. What do you think about this part of history? Why is it important to learn history?

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Light it up!

Posted by Mr. Smith on January 28, 2010

Today we did an experiment with static electricity. What did you learn? Did you like the experiment? Why does the light bulb light up when it is near the plasma ball?

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Plasma Ball

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I Have a Dream

Posted by Mr. Smith on January 15, 2010

Wordle: I Have a Dream

What does the above word cloud mean to you?

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Winter Break

Posted by Mr. Smith on January 5, 2010

What did you do for Winter Break? Did you celebrate any holidays or birthdays? DId you do anything special? Did you spend time with family and friends? Or did you not do anything and just rested from all the hard work from school? Feel free to add detail and be descriptive.  Be sure to read what your classmates have written and leave comments or ask questions.

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Symbolism and Allusion

Posted by Mr. Smith on December 10, 2009

Authors often use many tools in order to make their stories more interesting. Two of those tools are symbolism and allusion. Symbolism is when something in the story really means something else, like when watching Spongebob he may have a small cloud that rains over his head. This doesn’t mean it’s raining, it is symbolism for being sad or having a bad day.

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Allusion is when an author includes something from another story in their own. Then one would realize that the author had read the other story too. Both Charles Dickens and C. S. Lewis were very good at using symbolism and allusions in their stories. What symbolism and allusions do you see in A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? How do you know that is what they mean? What clues are hidden in the stories to prove it?

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A Christmas Carol

Posted by Mr. Smith on December 9, 2009

What is your favorite part of the book so far? What is your least favorite part of the book? Compare the books to other books you read and discuss what you think of the book over all. Also be sure to respond to at least one other person’s answer to the question. (This means you should have two posts total).

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Posted by Mr. Smith on December 9, 2009

What is your favorite part of the book so far? What is your least favorite part of the book? Compare the books to other books you read and discuss what you think of the book over all. Also be sure to respond to at least one other person’s answer to the question. (This means you should have two posts total).

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Digital Etiquette

Posted by Mr. Smith on November 19, 2009

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View the BrainPop Video above about Digital Etiquette. Take the quiz at the end of the video, and at the end of the video, click email response. If you do not click email response your quiz grade will not be recorded and you will receive an incomplete. Respond below with a summary of what you believe civil etiquette is. Be sure to give examples of what you believe is proper civil etiquette and what is not.

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Plant Rap by The Ramias

Posted by Mr. Smith on November 17, 2009

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