Monday, April 30, 2012

Miraculous Projects


We finished The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane this week. What a great ending. Here are a few of the Edward-inspired projects sent in by my talented students this month! You can click on the images for a closer look.

"Edward Tulane Wordle" By Jarissa

 "Edward Waiting for Abilene" By Dustyn

"Edward's Journey" by Caleb 

 "Abilene & Edward" By Nhi

Ah, and so...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lesson Learned: Spring Edition


Happy Spring!

It's been a while, so let's share...

Tell us about something you learned in 
your English course in March or April.  

As always, I look forward to your comments!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Edward Tulane


In English Foundations, we are reading one of my favorite books, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. If you haven't read it, it's a must read!

In honor of Edward, answer the question below in VoiceThread or by leaving a comment on this post.

Happy Reading!

Monday, April 9, 2012

National Library Week


Welcome back from Spring Break!

April 8-14 is National Library Week. If you are like me, you enjoy going to the library and looking at all of the cool stuff. I am always drawn to the books that are on display and I end up checking out a bazillion more than I had planned. I also check out the cookbooks, movies, magazines, picture books and books on cd. Seriously, I can make a day of it!

When I was a kid, I would ride my bike to the library and hang out for hours. Especially during the hot California summers. I also remember going there to research school report topics like Massachusetts, parakeets, and sea otters. The library was my quiet, air-conditioned home away from home.

When my boys were toddlers, I took them to the DuPont Public Library for Story Time every Wednesday. Afterward, we would check out picture books, science books and movies in the children's section. Now that they are older, in school, and have extracurricular activities, we go every other week. My boys like checking out books and playing computer games like Poptropica. I hope they continue to share my love for the library as they get older.

In honor of National Library Week, tell me about your library. What do you like to do at the library? What types of items do you check out? Do you ever do your schoolwork at the library? What's your library story?

Have a great week!