In Language Arts class we made brains that represented us. This is my brain and this is what I like and like to do. We also hade to make a Life List. A Life List is a list of things that we want to do over our whole life. My Life List mostly has things that are to do with sports. My brain also has a lot of sports in it because I like sports. In my whole life I hope to complete everything on my Life List.
In Language Arts class we are using a great program named Membean. This program helps everyone in the class with their spelling and vocabulary. There are several things it does. It teaches you new words, the definition for those words, and how the word is broken up. At the beginning of the year, I was not very good at Membean, but as I kept using it I got better and better. Membean is really easy to use and I think all teachers should get an account for their students.
At the school I go to we are assigned an iPad for the whole year, I use my ipad in all of my classes but I use it the most in Language Arts. In Language Arts we use the iPads for Membean, writing down homework, writing, blogging and some people read on their iPad.
The iPads also help me in other classes. For instance, in French if Mme. E asks use to look up a word in French, everyone in the class will use them to look it up. Overall, I think that the iPads helped my learning.
At our school every student in the middle school has been supplied with iPads. I have really enjoyed using the iPads because they let me keep track of my homework, worksheets and projects. In Language Arts and Spanish I think we use the iPads most, like when we read a book in Language Arts, I can just get it on my iPad so I don’t have to keep track of a book. In Spanish class we do all worksheets and homework on our iPads. We also have the option to study for quizzes and tests on our iPads.
In math class and history we do not use iPads very much. I would really like to take more notes on the iPad in these classes so I don’t have to carry binders and use paper. In Science class we can prepare for tests on our iPads and take Nearpod quizzes on them. I would really like them if they had all my textbooks online so I wouldn’t have to carry those books around. Also, I don’t like bringing a binder to every class with the exception of Language Arts where we don’t bring anything but an iPad and a book (unless it’s on the iPad).
Also, on the iPad we do lots of projects, like our history project and Language Arts projects. I like doing the projects on the iPad because it has all of these drawing apps and apps like Keynote that make the projects a lot easier. The iPads have been a really good experience for me and I really would like to use them next year.
In Language Arts class we have been doing an online vocabulary website called Membean. Each person gets a set of words that suits their level, everyone works at their own pace. This year Membean has been a really good experience for me. I have learned lots of new words that I now see in books, movies and on television shows.
Membean is a really good system for learning vocabulary. It works at my own level and I learn so many more words. Also, my whole Language Arts class wrote feedback about Membean at the beginning of the year. We then got an email from the Membean developer about our letters. He replied to every single one of our letters. It was really cool seeing that he would take the time out of his day to write us all a reply.
At first I was not a fan of Membean because I had not gotten used to it, but then it became a really good learning system and I learned lots of new words. On Membean you can see your progress that you have made over that week, and you also can see what level you are on. Membean has been such a great experience for me and I would like to do it next year. This website has supplied me with a whole new set of words. I definitely recommend Membean to other students. It lets you learn the words at your own pace. Over this whole year I have improved a lot on getting more words correct and not as many wrong. I thought I really improved this year and I would like to do Membean next year.
In Language arts class we are reading The Giver and in the book the Giver gives a memory to Jonas. I think it would be good to start with a happy memory. If I was the Giver, the first memory I would give would be of someone on vacation. I would do this because going on vacation is fun and I think that the person I’m giving it to would enjoy it. I think they would enjoy it because the memory would be at the beach and everyone likes the beach.
If I had ” the perfect ” teacher we would learn stuff that we wanted to learn in a fun and active way. A good teacher does not mean no test or no quiz it means that the teacher would be nice and there would not be as many restrictions like in other classes. There would also be no homework on Mondays, Tuesdays and on the weekend. The teacher would help you if you did not know something. They would know how you learn the best. I think a good teacher should mix things like sometimes using technology and sometimes using pen and paper. That’s what I think the perfect teacher should be like.
I decided to do this blog post instead of my quarterly What Is Your Favorite Book post. I am going to put chambers and categories below. At the beginning of course comment, put the number of the genre your answering about, then the name of the movie. Thanks!
I finished reading The Westing Game. It was not my favorite book but it was fine. In the book you really have to pay attention to the small details. Some parts didn’t makes sense to me, but in the end all parts of the puzzle fit together. The author is really smart and after you read the book more then once you will start to see that she puts the answer in the text. It was a very detailed book.
I liked the hero project even though I am not good at arty stuff. I think my hero really liked the book I made him. When Mrs. Donnelly first told us about it, it did not sound like fun but at the end it was really fun. During the project it really helped to have Peg Gignoux there to help if anyone needed it. Now at the end of the project reflecting back on it, it was meaningful.