To finish off the year, in Language Arts class we had to draw a brain with different sections that were going through our head throughout the year. You could make your brain however you wanted to. This year was a lot of fun! From Camp Cheerio to our first end of the year dance. Besides all the many tests and quizzes that we had to have to be prepared for seventh grade, this year was pretty easy and fun. I developed new friendships and made my old friendships stronger. I have learned a lot this year and I can’t wait for seventh grade and all the many challenges that it might bring! Have a great summer!
This year we were introduced to a new piece of technology. When I found out that we were getting iPads for another learning tool, I was excited to see all the different ways we could use it for learning. Throughout the year I learned a lot of things we could do with the iPad. Although in most of my classes, we only used it every once and a while. I used my iPad in Language Arts class the most. I used it for posting new blog post, Membean, Wisdom Tale reading, Cosmic reading, and many other assignments. It was definitely a change from using mostly only computers and paper and pencil to using iPads. It was a fun and educational experience!
Throughout the year in Language Arts class we have been doing vocabulary. We have also been using an online tool called Membean. Membean is a great way to expand your vocabulary and learn different parts of a word. I think that Membean has definitely helped me expand my vocabulary and knowledge about a variety of words. Membean is educational but is also fun! Some people might not be interested in learning vocabulary, but Membean helps make it fun! I’ve had a great time using Membean and I highly recommend it!
In Language Arts, we are reading The Giver. The Giver is based on a society that is perfect and all the same. If I were to describe an ideal teacher, I would say that and ideal teacher is respectful to their students, meaning that they listen to their students when they want to share a thought. Another thing that I look for in a teacher is that they are nice. Along with being respectful and nice, I like a teacher who challenges their students with new things. I definitely like my teachers challenging me with things that I don’t think I can accomplish. Sometimes a student just needs support and motivation from their teacher! Lastly I think that an ideal teacher should have a good teaching strategy, one that works for them and for their students!
I am thankful for a lot of things, but one thing I am very thankful for is my family. I have two sisters named Kara and Kiah, and two parents named Thomas and Yolanda. My family is very close, especially my sisters and me. Even though my oldest sister Kara is in college she always tries to find the time and come home to spend time with the family. Most typical siblings argue and fight, but my sisters and I surprisingly don’t fight at all! We are like best friends that get along most of the time! My family is very important to me and I know that they will always be there for me no matter what. That’s why I’m very thankful for my family!
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Thanksgiving is a holiday to be thankful for what you have! I am thankful for an awesome family that cares about me and amazing friends! Thanksgiving is also the time to eat! One of my favorite desserts on Thanksgiving is my sister’s pecan pie.Yum! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What are you thankful for? What are your favorite foods to eat on Thanksgiving?
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For my community service I went gleaning for sweet potatoes. My advisory and four other advisories went to a field with a lot of sweet potatoes. The organization that we were picking the potatoes for was the Society of St. Andrew. We spent about and hour and 30 minutes out in the field picking and picking and picking. The time went by very fast! I felt very good about picking potatoes because I knew I was doing something for someone else in need. Although some people might not have thought it was the ideal thing they wanted to do, I think everyone felt good about themselves and had fun while doing it! I know I had a great time! I think everyone did awesome!
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This year we have added a new a addition to the middle school learning system. The fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders have all added the iPad to the daily learning system. I enjoy using my iPad, although in some subjects it is much easier to just write out notes. The reminders app is a good app to use to record homework or if you have an event you need to be reminded of. Most all middle schoolers are using Evernote. Evernote is a good way to keep notes and a good way for teachers to share notes with their students.
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I am proud of becoming a stronger reader so far this year. Reading more books during the time that we are given in class and reading at home has also helped me. Reading every day helps me do well in reading.I hope to continue becoming a better reader the rest of the year.