Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Home

My home is full of laughter
My home is full of sorrow
My home is full of Gatorade
My home is where I get aid
My home is where all of my friends are joined together by one thing, the desire to win
Some people call it the football field, but I call it home.

by: Henry Reinders

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Story/Narrative Writing

Hey Students! Looking forward to your great story ideas that we have been working on this week!

Don't forget you can still post your opinion essay to the blog and comment on the ones that have been posted.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Don't Be Sobby Have a Hobby

Opinion essay
Poni lejukole

Don’t be sobby have a hobby!

Do you have an after school hobby? If you don’t you should get one.

They are a great benefit for you. You have been bored in your life

more than once. It’s agonizing sitting there wondering what am I

going to do today. Well what are you wanting for, Come on and get

energized! Here is why you need a after school hobby.

One reason is it totally passes time. You know when you come

After school, and you are bored, then you do your homework. Now you

Have the rest of the day. What do you do? Here is a tip. “Don’t be

bored.” By Poni Lejukole. “Read It!” Just kidding, but really. I do some

giant frisbee with friends and before I knew it, it’s dinner time! Try to

use it wisely.

Numero dos reason is it stops you from watching too much T.V.

Everybody loves watching T.V! Not always is it good for you. It’s

actually bad to watch all day. My friends and I were glued to the T.V.

one day. After that our eyes were strained. We all felt lazy. Not a very

good hobby to me. Don’t ever have that feeling.

Last one. It keeps you fit. I usually play soduku after school,

Then some basketball and frisbe. It keeps me healthy and strong. It’s

good to avoid sitting and eating. Doing something outside is good for

you. Like they say ”You need an hour of exercise a day.” So why not stay

fit have fun.

Those are my reasons why kids need after school hobbies. You

might think I don’t need that. I just like doing my homework. This is

still a good thing to do. You might go jogging, stretching, even

basketball, Every kid gets bored so why not have a after school hobby.

It would be a fun time for you and your friends so get moving!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Grammar Practice

Here is the website to practice grammar skills:

Mrs. Martin

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Using Dialogue Effectively

To my 5/6 Group - check out how this college professor explains how to use dialogue effectively in your writing! I think she makes it sound fun and easy to do. I can't wait to see what you create in your own dialogue writing!

Appositive Practice

To my 2/3 Group - check out this website on Appositives. It gives some great examples and even has a place to practice using commas correctly in various sentences. Let me know what you think!

Nothing But School

Opinion Essay
Kyle S.
November 30, 2009


Do you think that school takes up too much time of the day, week, month, or year? Picture school without Mondays and Fridays, without waking up at six in the morning. Kids need to enjoy being a kid, not locked up in a building for seven hours.
The seconds that tick by in school are why a lot of people have dark rain clouds above their heads. The days linger on like sitting in a chair, in a dark room for five hours. Kids need an extra day to get ready for school because they play hard outside all weekend and get really tired. Then they have to wake up three hours before they want to.
Homework is one of the worst parts of school. When teachers give out homework they are mostly saying we are expanding school. If teachers want to give out homework then why don’t they just make school seven days a week and save the paper for better times.
School also takes a great amount of energy. You have to think and perform at your highest, but that doesn’t happen when you are tired and sore. A lot of kids put so much effort into things that they have to do in school and then they waste effort doing things that don’t help them become a better student. School is something that can’t be skipped in life and you can’t have valuable time be wasted on things that won’t help you.
The good things that come out of school are that you get smarter and learn more things then you would’ve if you didn’t go to school. Sometimes school can be a place where you get headaches and migraines with all the stuff that gets forced into you all day at school.