Power Hour

 

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pageEvery quarter I have a new creative writing Power Hour and this semester I have 7th grade boys. I am loving this group-they are interested, engaged and determined to write well. I know from my reading (and from years of experience) that boys tend to respond positively to competition so I’m not going to lie, sometimes I throw a Jolly Rancher to the student who comes up with the best piece of descriptive writing that day. Today everyone got a Jolly Rancher; we had some great stories. I wish you could hear how quiet it is in the library when they are all concentrating. We share the writing with the group with everyone listening and offering positive or helpful comments. Great job, guys!

 

 

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Library Time!

This is what the clock in the library has been doing all day and the fourth grade found it hilarious:

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael and Tenny: Foodie Friends!

tennyThere is nothing  I like more than seeing students excited about new books in the library! As part of the global awareness grant, we purchased books covering parts of the world where we needed to update. In each of these Cultures of the World books there is a section devoted to the cuisine of that country and it includes recipes. Michael checked out our book on Nigeria (a fabulous book), and Michael invited Tenny over to cook some Nigerian food. Tenny was familiar with the food as his family is originally from Nigeria and together they made puff puffs and jollof rice. Puff puffs are a delicious snack similar to a donut and jollof rice is a one-pot dish similar to pilaf with tomatoes, onions, salt and spices. Both looked so good! What’s for dinner next week, boys? tMunnamed

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We have been learning the parts of a book with the fifth grade this week!

(Thanks, Deb B.)

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This Is So True!

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And that’s okay!

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The Wonderful Beverly Cleary!

Beverly Cleary is turning 100 and she’s still fabulous!

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