Student News: February 17, 2005

by the Students of Room 208

During this week we had a "Jump-a-thon". A Jump-a-thon is when we jump for an hour to raise money for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association uses the money to help people with heart problems. We learned many skills for jumping rope. While we were jumping we had oranges. At the end, we were very hot. We got certificates to award us for helping people with heart problems.

Another exciting thing we did was in Computer. We were doing our "Read Around Maine" posters/bookmarks"Read Around Maine"posters (aka Bookmarks) are when you make a drawing on the computer and write "Read Around Maine" on them.

Another thing we did is we wrote and learned about Leads. We read a few papers from the Reviser's Toolbox by Barry Lane. There was a quote in one that we all enjoyed. It is, "Leads are magic flashlights that shine down through a story showing the writer what to put in and what to leave out," by John Mcphee.

On Thursday we had a Read-In. A Read-In is when people read books to our buddies and Mr. S reads a lot of books to us. Mr. S read us a book called, The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. At snack we read books to a person in our class.

Posted: Fri - February 18, 2005 at 06:32 AM