November 29

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Today's Activity: The encroachment of Black Friday into Thanksgiving Thursday has been a trend years in the making. Forbes says 28 percent of Black Friday shoppers went out on Thanksgiving last year. So if a store misses Thursday night, it loses a lot of money, potentially millions of dollars! After noticing how so many stores go straight from Halloween to Christmas in their decor, this idea that we are losing Thanksgiving altogether has been something I’ve been thinking about. Let's examine this further!

Homework: Finish Task

November 30

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Today's Activity: We're now onto our Poetry Unit! Now while I enjoy all genres of writing, poetry seems to come the most natural to me. My mom says I must have written greeting cards in a past life!

To kick off the week, I have a Presentation on the different elements that make up poetry. Then we will be focusing on some well-known poems and writing some of our own!

This unit specifically gives us an awesome opportunity- I enter our best poems into the Creative Communications National Poetry Contest where you can win the opportunity to get published and/or a scholarship! I've had my students enter this contest for the last 11 years and every year I've had students published! Let's go for lucky number 12!!!!

We're also going to jump into our first poem, Shel Silverstein's Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out...say that 3 times fast. Let's see how many of the poetry literary elements we can dissect from it, shall we?

Homework: Sarah Stout Handout




December 1

Today's Activity: We're now onto our Poetry Unit! Now while I enjoy all genres of writing, poetry seems to come the most natural to me. My mom says I must have written greeting cards in a past life!

To kick off the week, I have a Presentation on the different elements that make up poetry. Then we will be focusing on some well-known poems and writing some of our own!

This unit specifically gives us an awesome opportunity- I enter our best poems into the Creative Communications National Poetry Contest where you can win the opportunity to get published and/or a scholarship! I've had my students enter this contest for the last 11 years and every year I've had students published! Let's go for lucky number 12!!!!

We're also going to jump into our first poem, Shel Silverstein's Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out...say that 3 times fast. Let's see how many of the poetry literary elements we can dissect from it, shall we?

Homework: Sarah Stout Handout

P.S. It's Charlotte's Birthday!!!!


December 2

Today's Activity: Today we are going to be examining Robert Frost's famous poem, "The Road Not Taken"! To change things up a bit, let's try making a REMIX!

Homework: Road Not Taken Handout

December 3

Today's Activity: Today we are going to be examining Robert Frost's famous poem, "The Road Not Taken"! To change things up a bit, let's try making a REMIX!

Homework: Road Not Taken Handout