• Week 9 Bells: 3/2/2020 - 3/6/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 3/2/2020

    Monday, March 2, 2020

     

    Day 2

     

    • What does Memory Lane look like? How do you get there?

     

    Day 3

     

    • Think of a place you went to when you were younger but it now no longer there or is something else. Capture your feelings about this in your writing.

     

    Friday, March 6, 2020

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  • Week 8 Bells: 2/24/2020 - 2/28/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 2/24/2020

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    Write a 6-line conversation between two people

     

    Day 2

     

    • Write an internal dialogue of someone who is so superstitious they can’t leave his/her house on Friday the 13th.

     The day was the one day that would end all days: Friday the 13th.

      Whyyyyyyyyyy are my students being soooooooo neeeeeeddddyyyyyyyy, she thought to herself.

      The end.

     

    Day 3

     

    • Write about a time when you learned a valuable lesson.
    • 5-6 complex, insightful, intelligent sentences

     

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    • Make the following correctly punctuation interrupting quotations!

    1.The students cried, “Mrs. Notestine, this is not fair at all!”

    2.“Well, then you should have been more careful on your assignments,” replied mean old Notestine.

    3.“We promise that we won’t disappoint you, again,” the children begged.

    4.“If you say one more word, I’ll double the size of your essay,” Mrs. Notestine said with finality.

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  • Week 6 Bells: 2/10 - 2/14

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 2/10/2020

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    • Allegorical names generally hint about who a character is. Herman Pocketprotector might be a nerd, for example, or Hazel Scuttlebutt a busybody.
    • Invent two characters with allegorical names. Then, describe a little about them.

     

    Day 2

     

    • Describe this face using at least three figures of speech (metaphor, simile, personification)
    • Ex: She has (color) eyes that are as _________ as _____________.
    • Click HERE for Picture

     

    Day 3

     

    • Write a paragraph about a girl named Dot, without using any letters with dots (no lower case ‘i’ or ‘j’).
    • No dialogue
    • Grammatically correct
    • No slang

     

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    • Happy Valentine’s Day
    • Tell me either:

    1.A love story involving chocolates and candy

    Or

    1.A break-up story involving chocolates and candy

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  • Week 5 Bells: 2/3/2020 - 2/7/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 2/2/2020

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    • Improve your vocabulary!
    • For each number, make a list of at least 5 words that are SUPERIOR to the overused, less descriptive vocab given.
    • Example: Nervous: uneasy, tense, panicky, on edge, apprehensive
    • 1.Bad
    • 2.Sad
    • 3.Happy
    • 4.Bright
    • 5.Scary

     

    Day 2

     

    • Describe each day of the week as if it were a person. Give each one a name, age, job, and personality.
    • Rationalize (support with reasons) your choices.

     

    Day 3

     

    • Who is this guy? 
    • Describe him – his personality, pet peeves, goals, fears, demeanor, etc. 
    •  Click HERE for picture

    Friday, February 7, 2020

     

    • Free Write Friday! You may write about what you would like.
    • Must be thoughtful, show effort, and have at least 5 sentences.
    • OR
    • Continue the story that begins:

      It was a warm and breezy fall day, a day seemingly like any other.  I took my time getting ready in the morning -  something I do from time to time - and as a result, the bus rushed by the house without me on it.  I guess I was walking to school today.

      As I stepped out into the crisp morning, a day that forever changed my life began…

     

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  • Week 4 Bells: 1/27/2020 - 1/31/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 1/27/2020

    Monday, January 27, 2020

     

    • Complete the following:
    • Choose four colors in the painting and describe them in a unique way.
    • Use Adjectives! What kind of blue? That reminds me of….?

     

    Day 2

     

    • Explain a film plot badly. Take a movie and distort what it's about in 4-5 sentences.
    • Harry Potter
    • Abused orphan drops out of school to kill a man with no nose. Boy learns magic, but in the end he is still the same height as he was when he first started at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, a noseless guy has an unhealthy obsession with said boy. Boy spends 7 years being a third wheel. Then, starts a war.

     

     

    Day 3

     

     

    Friday, January 31, 2020

      

    • Free Write Friday! You may write about what you would like.
    • Must be thoughtful, show effort, and have at least 5 sentences.

    OR

    • Change the lyrics of a song
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  • Week 3: 1/21/2020 - 1/24/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 1/21/2020

    No School Monday, January 20, 2020

     

    Day 2

    • If you could disappear into one color for a day, what color would it be? What day? Why?  Explain yourself.

     

    Day 3

    • Let’s think about smell for a moment.
    • Answer and elaborate on one or more of the following questions.
    • What scents or smells bring back memories? What is your favorite smell? What smell can’t you stand?  When you walk into a home, what is your favorite aroma to smell?  What is your favorite smelling place?
    • As always, at least 5 sentences…

     

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    • Finish these figures of speech:
      • Personification: The wind and snow…
      • Metaphor: The essay…
      • Simile: Billie loved that the house…
      • Imagery: The dog…

     

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  • Week 2 Bells: 1/13/2020 - 1/17/2020

    Posted by SARAH NOTESTINE on 1/13/2020

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    • If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you most want to be? Describe that place.

    Day 2

    In a story, what would take place in this setting?

    Items to consider: Action of the story, dialogue between characters, mood, in what part of the story would this fall, the significance of this setting, etc.

    Click HERE for picture

    Day 3

    In a story, what would take place in this setting?

    Items to consider: Action of the story, dialogue between characters, mood, in what part of the story would this fall, the significance of this setting, etc.

    Click HERE for picture

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    • Free-write Friday!!
    • Must be thoughtful, show effort, and be 5-6 complex, insightful sentences long.

     

    • OR

     

    • Write a story about a grumpy lady bug.
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