Today I am daily blogger and I will be telling you what we did in English 7 today. First we did free Write Frida, then we did DGP. The next thing we did was the No Red Ink quiz on punctuation and capitals. The last thing we did was IC compound sentences.
Friday, February 20, 2015
As the 3rd period class walked into mod 2, there was chatter about state wrestling. We opened up our writer’s notebook and started writing about what ever we wanted. If you would have walked into the mod at that point you would have seen many students working hard. Then you would have heard classical music and pencils scratching on paper. Afterwards, we shared what we wrote about. There were writings of made up stories, weekend plans, random parts of speech, dreams, and past writings.
Then, we worked on Daily Grammar Practice of DGP. This week’s sentence was “There was no other like it in any of the stores, and she had turned all of them inside out.” Today we diagramed the sentence on two base lines that were connected together with a conjunction. Next we handed the DGP sheet in and passed our writer’s notebooks down to the end of the table for Mrs. Nordby to pick up.
Next, we handed in our “Why I Want to go to College” essays. Before you hand your essay in make sure that your writing is in 14pt. font, double space, and in Times New Roman text style. Then we printed out the essays and stapled them to our green sheet. Once you have done this, post it on your blog.
For the rest of the period, we got to play the game “Grammar Pop” on the iPads. Then the bell then rang signaling us to leave the mod.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The day begins with the bell ringing as we all walk in to class. First thing we do is open our writers notebook. The topic today is to write about different way to say“It’s Cold.” But we can’t say “It’s Cold.” Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Nordby give us two minutes to write something down. I wrote it’s freezing. Mrs. Morrow calls on people to share what they wrote. Some students say “It’s like touching Oalf’s hands. Once thats down its time to do DGP. When we all have that done we start talking about our homework that we had to do yesterday. We had to ask someone about why going to college is good thing. We share why its good to go to college. Once we are done doing that its time to start a our first draft for our writing. The writing is about going to college. We finish the class working on this.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Today, in our writer’s notebooks we wrote about people that have inspired us to go to college. We are working on an essay about, “Why I want to go to College.” We have an essay map to help us outline our essay. For Homework we have to talk to somebody that had gone to college or is in college, and it doesn’t matter whether they have graduated. We must ask them about why its important to go to college. We read examples of “Why I want to go to College”, essays, so we can create a “hook” or lead. You can use a question, quote, interesting fact, advice from someone, early memories, dreams, or the description of a scene. By tomorrow we must have our first paragraph done by class time tomorrow.
Monday, February 16, 2015
The bell rang and many children bustled into modular #3, shivering from the cold. Samantha and I (Sierra) handed out writer’s notebooks. First, we wrote in our writer’s notebooks, we wrote out the date and started writing about what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers ranged from being a vet to being a rancher. Then, Mrs. Nordby handed out Week #10’s DGP. The sentence is:
there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out
The whole class participated together to identify the parts of speech, here’s what the 3rd period class came up with:
there (adv.) was (lv/past) no (adj.) other (ind. pro.) like (prep.) it (3 obj. pro.) in (prep.) any (ind. pro.) of (prep.) the (art.) stores (noun) and (cc) she (3rd nom pronoun) had (hv) turned (av/help) all (ind. pro.) of (prep.) them (3rd obj. pro.) inside out (adv.)
Then, Mrs. Nordby explained that we would be writing a four paragraph essay on what we want to be when we grow up. Then she surprised us, she announced some of us would be entered in a Nebraska writing project contest. If you won 1st you would earn $2,000 for college.
Afterwards we brainstormed on our essay map. The main idea for our essay map is: Goals for my future. The 2nd main idea is: How education (school) will help me reach my goals. And the 3rd main idea is optional. The introduction is: What I want to do when I grow up? The sheet needs to be done by the end of class today. Mrs. Nordby then explained that tomorrow we would start writing our essay. So, tomorrow be ready to start writing!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The bell rang loudly and we started towards 3rd period- English. For our warm-up, Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Nordby gave us a notecard and told us to write on it what we think we do well, what we could improve on, and what we learned since Christmas Break. We are doing this because there is Parent Teacher Conferences tomorrow and they want to discuss these things with our parents.
Next, we got our B-side book checklists and grading scales. Our books are due on Friday.
For the rest of the time, we worked on our B-side books. We have been working on these for a long time, and I think they will turn out well for the I Book store.
The bell sounded again, and we headed off towards 4th period. It was a busy day in English.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Today was a sunny day as we walked into class. We sang happy birthday to Mrs. Morrow. She is 40 today. We wrote in our writers note book about when we are 40. After that we completed a DGP for the day. Finally we talked about our beside book. Mrs. Nordby and Mrs. Morrow helped us work on our beside book that is due Friday.
Monday, February 9, 2015
As I walked into the class, the teachers were setting up for class. First we started with our writer's notebooks and made our own version of "Roses are Red." Then we did DGP, as usual. Then, Mrs. Morrow showed us how to use widgets to make our books more interesting. She showed us how to use mask, interactive image, popover, and alpha button widgets. You are required to us a least one gallery and one review widget.
Today is Monday, February 9, 2015. When we walked into class we started to do a warm up in our notebooks. We finished the poem Roses are Red in our own words. We had some really funny responses. Like the following:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love trains
As much as I love you
After warm up we completed DGP. Our new sentence for the week is the following:
The master had retired to rest before we came in.
After DGP we handed back our writers notebook and started to talk about our b-side books. We learned about customized tool bar on I-book author
- Photo gallery at least one photo in your book
Popover interactive image charts review at least one
Friday, February 6, 2015
As the bell rang, the 3rd period English class scurried over to mod 2 for Friday’s class. When we entered class, helpful students passed out our writer’s notebooks for Free Write Friday. After sharing, we diagrammed our DGP 8 sentence. The sentence is, “When you throw a rock, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water.
After our DGP, Mrs. Morrow explained how we will be given class time to work on our B-Side Book and that we need to have our final draft copy and pasted to I-Book’s Author by Monday. Also, the due date for our B-Side book was moved from Wednesday to Thursday.
Mrs. Morrow showed us different ways that we could make our books high quality and unique. She stated that pictures taken by the writer for the writer make it a more professional presentation. She showed how to add photos and videos to our book to bring it to life.
As class came to an end, Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Nordby gave us time to work on the projects they presented during class.
The bell rang out and permeated throughout the room. The students packed up their stuff to continue their Friday school adventure.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I raced to class when i heard the dinging bell ring. While I was walking into the classroom a snow ball flew straight like a baseball pass my face. The snow ball went into the classroom. Today when everybody got sat down we started off in are writer notebooks. We had to think of sv svv ssv and ssvv sentences. After that we started off with Daily Grammer Practice(DGP). Once we got over with DGP we started on our Bside book. We had to have a peer partner to read our book to make judgements. We have to have a Adult proofreader to. The bell ringed and the class of English 7 was over.
Today I Brook Colfack is the daily blogger. Today in English class we are editing with a partner. My partner was Darik Chamberlin. Then once we got done with our partners we had to write our author notes. On our editing paper we have to get parent signature by tomorrow and get partner signature today. Our author’s notes tell about our life in a little more debt. Our B Side books are edited today. Then our bell rings and we all have to leave.
When I walked into the classroom the air was tense. The teachers were mad at something. Then throughout the day when we usually weren't paying attention, everyone was perfect. It seemed magical, but thats beside the point.
Today we reviewed our simple sentences (SV, SSV, SVV, SSVV) and it was crazy. We learned a whole bunch of new stuff that day. The teachers helped kids that were underlining articles and infinitives (to+verb) and were suppose to be underlining subjects and verbs.
After a long days work we were finally finished. I had tested out on a little worksheet thing and so did a couple other kids. I think Mrs.Morrow and Mrs.Nordby were happy to see we did so good. A lot of other kids were very close to testing out but just didn't make. Good thing they have another chance tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The sun was shining as we headed to English 7. Today in English Class we are writing our authors page in our Writer’s Notebook. We are also viewed other peoples author notes from our school. We also took our second round of the spelling bee today. Everyone is excited to hear the final results and who will be going to represent the 7th grade class. The spelling bee will be held in Atkinson. Today in DGP we identified sentence parts including simple and complete subject, simple and complete predicate (transitive or intransitive verb), direct. We got a yellow sheet that is our editing checkpoint for our B-side book. It is due thursday, in meaning the front. If not you get a detention. A lot of us want to get pictures but we have to wait until we are finished with everything else, but we will get to. Make sure you get all of this done. Thanks for reading and have a good day.
First we walk in and we have to pick a topic for B-book on our exit ticket. Mrs. Morrow gives us examples of other people. Every each one sounds very cool. I wrote down Minecraft just because I didn’t have anything else.
We are doing Draw Label Caption. We had 3 minutes to draw some are hard but mine isn’t at all. We had to label all the things we could, and then add a caption to describe your drawling.
We reviewed our simple sentencing. SV SVV SSV SSVV. MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER LINKING AND HELPING VERBS. What I do and learned is find the verbs and mark the (prepositional face) and [infinitives] conjunction with circles.