Sunday, January 29, 2012
Watch the video of Olivia jumping in her first polar plunge ever. She loved it and said she will do it again. I had a lot of fun jumping with her and seeing her do something challenging. Every so often, we need to challenge ourselves, to do something just to see if we can do it. I always encourage Olivia to be a leader and do thinks that take bravery and toughness. For the Polar Plunge, it was a great experience for Olivia to jump in the freezing water just to see if she 'could do it,' which she did. I asked Olivia what she was thinking right before we jumped in, as we were looking into the water and she said, "Well, there's no turning back now." I love that. It shows she is brave and going to take on whatever challenge she is facing and not back down. Be like Olivia. Be brave. Don't back down from anything.
Friday, January 27, 2012
StickMan animation (cool site. Draw a stick-man and watch it come to life!)
Fun Mind Games
CNN.com (read up on your current events)
Build a Ziggurat. My All-time record: 59 seconds. (this site might not work)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
JOB DESCRIPTION: Water for Sixth Grade Photographer. I have a page at the top of WSG that is called "Snapshots." Well, as you can all see, it is blank, there are no snapshots. I do not have time to take pictures and upload them, so that is what your job will be, if you are hired. The "snapshot" page could be a very fun page on WSG because it can show the life of sixth graders here at Brandon through pictures. The person who is hired will meet with me about what to take pictures of, when to take them, etc.
APPLYING FOR THE JOB: If you want to be the FIRST ever employee of Water for Sixth Grade, then all you have to do is post a comment to this blog post with:
2. Why you think you would be a good WSG Photographer.
The application process will close on Sunday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. On Monday, the announcement will be made as far as who got the job. I will select the person in a fair way in which everyone has a chance that applied.
Good Luck and I look forward to working with you.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I would like to introduce to you Blue-Man, a slightly odd and not very intelligent person who is blue. Blue-Man always finds himself in weird situations but somehow manages to learn about the ancient world. Move over, Johnny Rawten, Blue-Man is here to help us learn. (Don't worry, Johnny, you are still our main character). Blue-Man loves to watch t.v., but gets annoyed because the t.v. is broken AND a mysterious person is randomly shouting facts about the Aryans. Your job? No, not to fix the t.v. Your job is to post a comment telling me 5 things you learned about the Aryans from our first Blue-Man comic of the year. For now, Blue-Man is obsessed with his television, but what is next? Stay tuned.
TASK: Post a comment with 5 things you learned from the Blue-Man comic. Number each piece of information. (1. 2. 3. 4. 5.)
Points: 20 points
DUE: Friday, January 20th, 2012. 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, we have a tremendous opportunity as a US Navy SEAL visits our school and talks to our 6th graders. David Rutherford was a SEAL for 8 years and served all over the country. Now, we serves his country by speaking to kids and adults about living a team life with focus on self-confidence, attitude, commitment, and many others. Pay attention because what David has to say are things we need to hear!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Task: Use this Taj Mahal Website to answer the questions about the Taj Mahal.
Points: 15 (3 points per question)
DUE: Friday, January 13, 2012. Midnight.
1. Who ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal?
2. How long did it take to build?
3. How many visitors does the Taj Mahal attract annually?
4. How much did the Taj Mahal cost in modern American currency?
5. Summarize the origins of the Taj Mahal.
Post a comment to this blog post with your answers.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Class time gets busy with social studies, learning, teaching, and so on. So sometimes we don't have enough time to do other just as important things like talking and continuing to get to know each other. Yesterday, on our first day back from break, we did not get a chance to share with our classmates what we did over the winter break. I hope it was a week of relaxation and fun for all of you. I enjoyed myself with my family, reading, watching movies, and playing with BeyBlades with Olivia's new Beystadium. Anyway, just because we didn't get a chance to share yesterday, doesn't mean I don't want to know how your break was. So, with this blog post, share your winter break memories. What did you do? Get anything cool for Christmas? Go on any trips? I want to hear about your vacation. Thank you.
Students, I found this video on YouTube. I think it is a very interesting look at students in today's world. You/Us are so much different than students of the past in the way we think and learn. Check out the video and tell me what you think...