Thank you for an amazing year.
Have a fantastic summer!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Here's one last post by the Enrichment Skills group, a story about a mermaid who washes to shore after a storm and must be returned to the sea within a certain number of days or the word will end. This is the first paragraph. If you want to read the rest go to the Library page and click on Mackenzie's page on the right hand side.
My Mermaid Dairy
By Mackenzie Shippee
One stormy night I was sitting on the couch when there was a huge bolt of lightning. It woke up my bff and she screamed, not because of the lightning but because of the dark. After about 10 seconds I heard the water splashing outside where my pool was. When it got really annoying I decided that I should go and check what it was, but when Lily saw me putting on my flip-flops she almost cried.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
( Book review by )
A good book is Mockingbird. It’s about a girl with Asperger’s who is going through a hard phase in her life. Already suffering from the loss of her mother, ten year old Caitlin has just lost her brother, Devon, in a recent school shooting in her hometown. Now heart broken and confused, Caitlin and her dad are searching for closure from the serious of tragic events. This isn’t easy for Caitlin’s dad. He’s short on patience with her and struggles with her. Before the shooting Caitlin would go to her brother for guidance and advice, so she try’s to be patient with her dad as well.
Throughout the story Caitlin and her Dad both grow and bond through their losses and their search for closure. They learn that they both need each other to lean on at this stage in their lives and keep trying to build off of each others knowledge. Caitlin learns that not every thing is black and white but there are shades of grey in between that she needs to learn to work with. What brings them together is a project that was unfinished by Devon, that they realiesed to need to finish.
Mockingbird is a great, inspiring, National Book Award winning novel by Kathryn Erskine and I highly suggest you read it.
Here's the first paragraph of a great new story written by 6th grader Kathryn Wocell about two girls who don't know each other, from different parts of the country, who have to move and end up living in each other's houses. If you want to read the rest, go to the Library page and click on Kathryn's page on the left.
By Kathryn Wocell Gr 6
The news for Casey
“ Mom, Nate is being weirder than usual,” I complain as walk through the door. I had just gotten home from a very horrible day at school. The mean popular girl Jessica has been making fun of me because I was apparently “The dumbest girl in fourth grade.” I don’t even know why she’s calling me dumb, she’s the one that really is kind of, well, DUMB. I got a four on the big test and she got a two, and I’m the one that’s dumb. This day was also bad because my biggest crush Jackson, (who I am also really good friends with), told me that he likes my best friend Leah. Uuuuuuhhhhhh, just one more horrible day at Hays Elementary school.