Monday, May 30, 2011


You were all very sweet the other today when I informed you that we were headed to Singapore. It was very touching! Watch this video to see a glimspe of the country.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brown -v- Board of Education Field trip

If you feel that the website might contain a virus, then you do not need to access it.

Watch this as an alternative

Now what about Plessy-v-Ferguson

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Live Chat Console

LAST H/W sheet of the Year!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Civil Rights - Documentary Research

Aviary Passwords

log on : mrbuxton
password : sophiag1

Use these resources  for your research on your Civil Rights Movement Documentary
You will mention in your documentary:
  • Plessey -v- Ferguson 1896
  • Brown -v- Board of Education
  • At least 3 events of the Civil Rights Movement (Do not focus on MLK Jr or Rosa Parks) - Learn about new events!
  • Two events in from contemporary times that address the second half of the question

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gettysburg Address

Watch this powerful version of the Gettysburg Address again

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

Writing - Memories Paper

What will you do tonight to make sure your piece is the most powerful you have written so far this year? Make sure you are focusing on learning. Make sure you have strong verb, adjective, sentence fluency, and colorful descriptive ideas where possible.

Make me laugh...

Make me cry...
Make me smile ...
Make me sigh...
Show me what deeply moved you...
Show me how you truly grew...

How will you create a special theme? - AMAZE ME!!!.. please?

e.g. Survival Guide for Charlotte latin Lower School...
e.g. How to Impress your next teacher...

How will you make your paper 'unique'?

Treasures in a Box by Pamela Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people;
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?

Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

What will your memories 'sound' like?

End of Year Grammar Review Test Practice

Use these links to practice for the Grammar Test

Subjects and Predicates

Fragments and run-ons 

Just select the subtopics from this link that we have studied
e.g. Commas, Prepositions etc...


To Be



Adjectives - comapratives and superlatives

Check this website to reread some topics that we covered.

Changes to H/W sheet

Daily Editing - Booklets due in this Friday

Chains - Finish reading the whole book - By Next Monday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011


  • We will work on the 4th Civil War journal entry in class tomorrow. It does NOT need to be finished before tomorrow!
  • Memories paper will be due Next Wednesday
  • Don't forget that Lesson 8 vocabulary Test is tomorrow
  • Make sure you tackle the inference practice exercises on the blog. (You will need to scroll down to find Monday's post)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

H/W Changes

Popplet is now up and working - please complete your assignment using this software. If you have already used a different type of software, then you don't have to redo it. IF YOU STILL EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH POPPLET, then just do the inferences on a sheet of paper
(alternatively, you may use to create your mindmap - thanks Mimi)


Remember to cut out a title from an age appropriate newspaper article. Try to make the title as big as possible.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

H/W change

POPPLET WEBSITE IS DOWN - Popplet H/W cancelled for tonight.
Reading:         Use to  create a mind map. In the center of the mind  map, insert a picture. Write 5 inferences about the picture in textboxes.  (Due: Wed)

S. Studies:      You need  3 entries in your Civil War diary by Wed. (Due: Wed)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Memories - Sharing Ideas

Enjoy a look at Lucy's 3rd B'Day party...

Homework - Week 9

Friday, May 6, 2011

Change to H/W sheet

The work on your Civil War journal is postponed.

Tonight begin your brainstorm for your end of year paper.

Don't  forget to do the last studying for the Adjectives Test.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Adjectives -Test Review

Click Voki for important update to H/W sheet!

Use these links below to practice for your adjectives test


Adjectives - comapratives and superlatives

Order of Adjectives

Coordinate and Culminative Adjectivers

Categories are a little different, but this recaps ourr work on

Monday, May 2, 2011

Adjectives -Wall

Click - Add sticky - to communicate back and forth with your partner for tonight's H/W

Don't forget to log in to  before starting your poster.

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