I heard the bell in the end of my first period class. So I hurried to my second period class, which was English. I got in the doorway, slipped on the ice, and fell flat on my face! It hurt! So I got up quickly and laughed around with Kolby about it. Then the second bell rang, and we sat down. First, Mrs. Morrow told us some more helpful advice for our Poetry Portfolios! They basically tell the reader about poetry and such things. After that, we started to work on our Portfolios. It is hard to explain what we did today, because we just worked on our project. But, I did manage to snippidy-snap some pictures, and here they are!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Today in English was a train wreck. we spent almost the whole class time trying to download IBOOKS. Everybodey rushing trying to get there stuff done while the others were doing the same thing. But in the end most of us got the app downloaded. lets just say it was a big cluster
Saturday, December 13, 2014
filled with mazes of corn
home to the colleges of the University of Nebraska Lincoln
Corn huskers proudly represent our state
the flat land flourishes with lush pastures
dotted with cattle
wild life that runs free across the rough land
the sweet flower scented air
this is what I love about
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The bell rang and we all scurried to our next class, English. Ready to start the period with daily warm up. Today our warm was to draw a stick figure person with the four words of Personality, Body Part, Actions, and Feelings in the four corners of the paper. We then wrote three things to define the four words under each of the categories. We then read more in our book, “Love That Dog.”
Next, we got a paper that said what personification was and that we were going to create personification poems today. We were read a few example poems and how to use personification in our poems. We then read a book about a few personification poems.
Finally, we were sent to make our poems.
Once we wrote our poems, we used the iPads to find a picture that went in with our poems. We then used an app called Chatter Pix to put in our photos and read our poem to. It then makes a short video of the poem and the picture wit some animations. Soon, the bell rang again, and it was time to go to next period.
Friday, December 5, 2014
“Yes, I finished my math homework.” “Beep.” "There go’s the bell, better get to English class."
We started today with Free Write Friday and you had to write a poem. A lot of people wrote about things that they love. You could make your poem any size. Then if you wanted to share, you could.
Next, Mrs. Morrow read us “ Love That Dog”. We learned about how Jack started to like poems more. Another thing is that he was worried that a poet that wrote a famous poem would get mad if he read Jack’s poem.
After that, we added some words into our dictionary page in the back of our poetry folder. The words were: simile, metaphor, alliteration, assonance, onomatopeaia, and rhyming couplet. Then we had to write a rhyming couplet for our, “Poem For The Day”. A rhyming couplet is a 2 line or more rhyming poem. To help you write the poem, you could use different websites or apps on the iPad.
Lastly, Mrs. Morrow read us the book, “ I Knew You Could”. It is a book similar to the book “ The Little Engine That Could”. I thought it was a pretty encouraging, but some had different opinions about it.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The familiar sound of the chiming bell blurted out. I raced down the hall, out the door, and outside to Mod 2. When I got into Mod 2, I went to my table and sat down. Mrs.Morrow passed out the latest poem book we are reading, Love That Dog. After Mrs. Morrow read us about ten pages, we talked about and then finished our “Found Poems” that we started yesterday.
Then Mrs.Morrow showed us a video on youtube about similes and metaphors because that is what we were learning about for our lesson today. After we watched the video, we discussed the differences between similes and metaphors.
Finally, after giving some examples, we got a worksheet that has the start of a simile or a metaphor and we have to finish it with something unique. Before I knew it, the ringing of the bell noisily sounded and I was off to my 3rd period class.