My Brain by: Sam G.


In Language Arts we drew our version of our own brain. There were lots of creative brain drawings. In most of the brain drawings there were some short blurbs about highlights in 6th Grade. It was really fun drawing my brain in class because no one can critique you on what your brain looks like. In the end it came out pretty awesome. Take a look!


Experiencing an iPad by Sam G.

This is totally awesome that students at Durham Academy get iPads this year! We are the first Durham Academy middle school students to have iPads for this year. For Spanish we use the mobile version of Google Translate and for browsers we have Safari, Google, and Google Chrome. We also have: Reminders, Evernote, Calendar, Mail, Keynote, Blogsy, Kindle App, Nook App, Pages, Google Drive, Comic Life, Google Drive MindMeister. These are the apps I use the most every day.


Membean By: Sam G.

For a whole school year of Language Arts in the 6th Grade we have been using an academic sight known as Membean. The esteemed creators of this sight are both intelligent and are great software designers. Membean helps you learn vocabulary for life. Words like depict, deplorable, and jubilant are just a small taste of what Membean has in store for you. So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer and go to Google or Google Chrome and type Membean and create an account. Then start leaning, and the more correct answers you get the higher level and harder words you receive.


What I Would Give Away If I Were The Giver By:Sam G.

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Currently in the class of Language Arts at Durham Academy in the 6th Grade we are reading The Giver. This gifted man can give away memories to anyone and if I were him I would give away the memory of laughing. I would do this because I laugh a lot every day and it is a great memory to, yes, even give away.


Community Service By: Sam G.






A few days ago all 6th Grade students and advisors went to to serve our community of North Carolina. My Advisory went to a place in Carboro called TABLE. TABLE is a place where people all over the world bring in food for kids in Carboro schools that don’t have enough food to eat over the weekend.

TABLE has a great staff and they explained everything to our advisory when we went inside. First, we weighed the food and did a lot of math in doing so, then we checked the expiration dates on the items and put food that was not expired in one pile and expired in the other pile. Then we put all the foods onto a yellow cart and put the foods into bins by the shelves. The total amount of food weighed was 260.5 pounds! My experience was a great one knowing that I am helping people by bringing in food and organizing it, but the best part was doing it with staff and my good friends.


The Giver By: Sam G.

 Currently in the class of Language Arts we are reading a rather strange yet fun book called The Giver. It is about a boy named Jonas who is about to go through what is called The Ceremony of Twelve where Jonas will be assigned a job for the rest of his life by the Elders. He has talk with his parents about what it was like for them to go through The Ceremony of Twelve and the job they got was what they expected. But Jonas is still concerned on what his job for the rest of his life chosen by the Elders would be? If I were Jonas living in basically a perfect society I would stop and think about what I am best at…. for me that is probably dodgeball. You guessed it I would want to be the funniest, loudest, nicest, smartest gym teacher ever.