In sixth grade I did a lot of things. Some of things are in Language Arts class where we drew brains, and put stuff in them that we think would be in our brains. In science class we built and launched rockets. In math class we learned about integers and in history we researched about a place in India and did a presentation to show the class. In art we drew a Victorian house. In French we had a French fest and PE we did fitness tests.
In seventh grade I am looking forward to many new things. Some things are school sports, after school and a study hall. Another thing I am looking forward to is school dances. Another thing I am looking forward to is picking my fine art. These are just some of the things I am looking forward to in seventh grade.
Photo taken by Katie
I think iPads for sixth grade are very helpful. When you need to do something, like go on a website for school, you can just get out your iPad and go to the website. There are many apps to help you get your work done. One of my favorite apps is calendar because I can write down my homework for the day. Some more apps that are helpful are Sketchbook x or Doodle Buddy because for blog posts and other things, if you need to draw a picture, you can use one of the apps. My favorite app is Evernote because you can take notes on it or your teachers can put something there and you can see it. I like the iPads and think they are a helpful way for sixth graders to learn.
In Language Arts class, we do Membean. Membean is a website that helps you learn new vocabulary words. I like Membean a lot because it gives me many different ways to learn the new words. I noticed that I learn best when I repeat the word and it comes back up every so often. Membean does that and the word keeps coming back up until I learn it.
We wrote the Membean developers letters. I wrote in my letter about where the “I’m done” button is and that it should be moved because it is right above the “Continue” button and sometime I hit the wrong button. The Membean team wrote back and said that they are going to move the button.
I really like Membean and I think it really helps me learn. I think other students should do it too. It is a great way to learn and it is fun too. It is fun because they have videos for when you get introduced to the word. The videos are my favorite part about Membean. Membean is a great way to learn new words and I love it.
In Language Arts class we are reading The Giver. The Giver gave Jonas the memory of snow and sledding. If I was the Giver, the memory I would give would be a memory that shows calmness and peacefulness. The memory would take place on the ocean in a sail boat. You would be riding along on the boat listening to the birds chirping and the waves crashing on the beach. You would look around, but only see the beach and water around you. You would relax. Let your mind relax and forget about all your troubles. Then just before it ends, the sun starts to set and you end it with seeing the pretty sunset while in the boat. That is the first memory I would give.
Photo Drawn by Katie C.
At Durham Academy we do community service. We did community service for the second time this school year. My advisory went to the Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Shop. There we sorted though cloths to make the color and sizes right. We would go through all the cloths and put the colors with each other. A few of my friends and I sorted one rack together. We help the people by making it easier for them to shop. We got to help people who do not have as much as us, and that made my feel good about myself. I love to help people and community service is a great way to do it. That is what I did for Community Service.
Photo drawn by Katie.
In Language Arts we are reading the book The Giver, and at age twelve the kids are given an Assignment. I think my Assignment would be nurturer. A nurturer is a person who cares for he newborn babies until they are given to the families. I think I would be a nurturer because I love kids and babies. I think it will be fun to care for babies. That is what I think my Assignment would be.
In LA class we read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. As a extra credit we could dress up as one of the characters. I chose to dress up as Turtle Wexler. Since in the book they don’t talk about what Turtle wears, expect that she is a tom boy, I had to guess at what to wear. We had to bring a prop with the costume, so I carried a striped candle, that lit the bombs. Most of the girls who dressed up, dressed up as Turtle Wexler, too. I had fun dressing up.
Photo by Mrs. Donnelly
In Language Arts class at Durham Academy we made books about our heroes. We all chose a family member or a friend and wrote about why they are our hero. For my hero I chose my sister. I think the hero books are fun to do, and it shows your hero that you really love love them. My sister knew I was doing her as my hero. Our hero books are in the Frank Gallery and will be there until April 7, 2013. The hero books are a great project to do and our heroes will be very happy to see them. I loved doing the hero project and I think everyone else did too.
The Lady Or The Tiger?
The youth walked to the door with confidence. He trusted the princess. If she loves me then she will let me live a happy life with a fair lady, he thought. He looked up at the crowd and the princess. The princess looked like the sun in her golden dress.
Right before the youth grabbed the handle, panic shot through him like a rocket. He shook the panic off knowing the princess will do what she thinks is best. The crowd was so quiet you could hear the youth breathing. Hands reaching, mind spinning the youth reached for the door handle. He grabbed the cold, silver handle of the door to the right.
Then the youth turned and walked quietly to the door to the left. He was close to the door and for one last time, he glanced at the princess. She was mad and kept moving her hand to the right. He wanted to die because he would rather die than be with another lady. He opened the door.
The youth was surprised. Standing before him was the tiger eating the fair lady. The tiger dropped the lady and chased him. The crowd gasped and then started to cheer as the tiger chased the youth around.
The tiger leaped into the air. The youth screamed. Claws stretching, teeth snapping the tiger sailed through the air. The tiger landed on the youth. You could hear the bones breaking. The hungry tiger ate the youth. The princess watched as the youth died.