Student News: September 16, 2005

written by the Students of Room 208

The Past 2 weeks we have worked on Multiple Intelligences to find out how many intelligences we have. The first paper [we read on it] was called, "How Many Ways are You Smart?" The second paper was called "What are My Learning Strengths?" We had a lot of fun finding out what our Multiple Intelligences were. We also had to graph the second paper [results]. It was hard and fun at the same time. We had to start over with a second graph. This time we collected the graph and put the words on the bottom of the page and we had to title the graph and put our names on it.

Also this week, we read the book, Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco . In the story, Patricia had troubles reading unitl in Jr. High [when] a new teacher named Mr. Falker helped her out because she was getting teased. We really enjoyed this book. Patricia is a great author and illustrator. Another thing that happened on our first day of school that connects with this story is [that] Ms. Lang came in and talked to us about bullying. She brought in paper hearts and whenever the girl in the story she [told] to us got bullied, she would rip the heart and whenever she didn't, Ms. Lang would color in the heart with a marker. This week was great!

After the first day of school, we started our homework routines at school for two weeks. On 9/19/05, we will bring our homework home for the rest of the school year. Mr. S and Mr. I thought that we should do it at school because they want us to learn good homework habits. We are glad because we need to practice our homework so [that] we [can] get good at it.

Finally, this week we started reading an awesome book by Louise Sachar. The book is called Holes . Mr. S gets talked into reading the book Holes every year. The book is about this kid who had a choice to either go to jail or Camp Green Lake. If you want to hear the rest of the story, your should read the book (before you watch the movie). We make a lot of connections and predictions. We really enjoy the book Holes.

Posted: Sat - September 17, 2005 at 08:51 AM