In my Sociology class, we had to write every hurtful word we’ve ever been called on a sticky note and then stick it to our body. We then went around and took them off of each other. Most of us in tears…this is the aftermath.
Making some angry birds for our standardized test review games…If we have to teach to the test, we are going to slingshot some angry birds in the process.
Please tell me so much more.
Google Scholastic Angry Birds Family Night! I’d link it but I am on my phone. It was a blast!
Blind Date with a Book!
You know I will do ANYTHING to help my boost interest in reading in my 7th/8th grade classes. Last week I saw a post making the rounds about a library that wrapped books and put just a few key words on the front (of course, now I can not find that post for the life of me! If you know of it, please let me know! I give ALL the credit to their fantastic idea!).
I decided that would be great for my room, as all the hormones are raging!
“Blind Date with a Book”
1. Read the key words, pick a book, and go see Miss before you unwrap.
2. Wrap and see what you picked!
3. Read at least 30 pages - if you decide that your “date” is going well and you want to see where it leads, keep reading! If your date is “nice, but not for you”, return the book.
Luckily, I found this adorable Valentine’s wrapping paper at Target (honestly, where else?!) to make things festive. Some of the tags include: fast paced, action, 1st person narrative, inspiring, dark, page turner, popular author, brand new, now a movie, etc.
Here’s hoping to fun times and good reads!
A class of sixth graders declares their right to read awesome books.
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to expand our minds, and to connect with the human condition through literature, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should read awesome books. A lot of them.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that reading is really important, that we all deserve access to the best and most interesting books, and that we are responsible for making time each day to get lost in a great book.
We, therefore, the members of Period Sixers, do hereby pledge our commitment to the books below in the name of reading awesome stuff.
The Lightning Thief
Alice in the Country of Clover
Diary of a Wimpy Kid[COMPLETED}
The Face on the Milk Carton
Well this is just all kinds of awesome. :)