Saturday, December 28, 2013

Math. Who needs it?

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For a printable of the poster above, click here

Thanks Kim!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

WARNING: This post is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable.

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First off, let's talk about metaphors and similes. The excellent explanations below are from Kids on the Net...

A simile is when you say that something - a person or place, animal or thing - is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’. Here are some examples of similes:

"The spacecraft flew as fast as the wind."
"The ocean glittered like a mirror."

A metaphor makes an even stronger image in the reader's head. When you use a metaphor, you are saying that a person, place, animal or thing IS some thing else (not just LIKE it!). Metaphors are stronger images than similes. They don’t mean exactly what the words say. Here are some examples of metaphors:

"My teacher is a dragon."
"The king glared with eyes of ice."

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Enter: The Grinch


My favorite Christmas story of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. 

As you may know, "The Grinch" song compares the Grinch to unimaginably nasty wasty rubbish.

Listen to the song below and you'll hear what I mean.


How many metaphors and similes 
can you find in this song?

Click here for the The Grinch, Figuratively Speaking printable.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Break 2013

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Weekly Response: Good Job!

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"Tell Someone They’re Doing a Good Job Week" is in December.

Who do you think is doing a good job? 
Why do you think he or she deserves this recognition?

Write your responses in the comment box. Then, print this award, fill it out and give to the person you have chosen! Click on the image below to open a printable page.


Your comment will not be seen by others until I approve it. Please respond before Saturday for a chance to win a lollipop!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekly Response: Internet Safety

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Dearest students,

It is always important to be safe when you are using the internet and interactive games like Minecraft and Clash of Clans. If you are ever concerned or uncomfortable about something you see online, tell an adult immediately. 

Here are a few handy guidelines to keep in mind. You can click on the image to enlarge it.

One more thing.

When a box pops up on the screen...

no matter how awesome it is...

DON'T CLICK ON IT without asking an adult!



For more information on internet safety, check out this video on BrainPop.

For this week's response:

Share an internet safety tip with your 
classmates by leaving a comment below.

- or -

Share something you learned about 
internet safety from this post! 

Be safe, my friends.