Thursday, December 15, 2011

Walk Two Moons Book Chat

What do you think about the main character's name?

Why do you think Sal's mother left?


What did Mrs. Winterbottom mean when she asked, “Do you think I lead a tiny life” (pg. 86)? Do
you think she did? Why or why not?

Why is Sal's father the light of her grandparents' lives?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5th Grade Dec Book Report due 12/21 or before

Choose a biography or autobiography. Read and complete the bio cube found at the link below.
Print and submit on or before 12/21.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/bio_cube/

Remember you will be graded on content as well as language mechanics and spelling.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Short Stories for Mood Book Report

Mood- Every story relates a certain mood. Make a collage of pictures that depicts the mood of your story. On the back or text box, explain the reasons for your selection and how the pictures show the mood of your short story. Be sure to include your title (punctuated correctly) and the author in your explanation. What is the theme of the story? Does the mood enhance the theme? How or how not? You may choose to glog it.

Use this website to read your story of choice online.

http://www.readbookonline.net/shortStory/

DUE Oct. 21

Use this link to view grading rubric.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=2102350&

Friday, September 16, 2011

"HUMOR"phones

Students in grades 5-8 share their homophone and homograph jokes with us here. Click comments to view.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SchoolTube - Glogster Tutorial

For help creating your glog, check out this tutorial.

SchoolTube - Glogster Tutorial

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Publish Your Book Review Here


Use this link to publish your book reviews or simply become a follower of this blog and directly post your review here in the comment section. Perhaps your review will entice your classmates to read your book.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar/write.asp

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Be Fit NYC


Check out this link for free tennis,track, & more programs at your city parks.
www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/staten/programs/

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hunting

What are your thoughts about hunting? Are you pro or con?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Famous Women Speeches

Choose a speech from this link and state purpose, main idea, tone, style, intended audience, impact it had on you. Cite speech name, author, date delivered, and picture (cite pic source).
http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/Famous-Women-Speeches/

Monday, March 14, 2011

Robotics at Jacob Javits
















NY Ciywide First Lego League Competition March 13.

Interview with Guiness Record Breaker




8th Grade interviewed Mr. Jerry T., the Guiness Book of Records Inductee for testing the first bionic eye prototype designed by Dr. William Dobelle.

Trip to SIUH for Robotic Research

Students in Grades 6 and 7 along with partner school PS57 visited SIUH. Presenters explained how technology has enhanced many fields with advancements in prosthetics, sonograms, vision and hearing screenings.


Pajama Day
















Effects of Japan's Earthquake

http://www.weeklyreader.com/2/international/article/huge-earthquake-strikes-japan?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weeklyreaderfeed+%28Weekly+Reader+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Glogster

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wild Wolves?

Do you think that wolves should be released into Upstate NY in order to balance our ecosystem?

Friday, March 4, 2011

video

Our trip to Staten Island Advance

Friday, February 25, 2011

Robotics Competition

We're on our way!!!

See you in the city on the 13th!

Best of luck!