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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

TRIP- Our trip to Fresh Kills has been postponed until next Wed. or Thursday. Bring in your waivers. I am hoping for Wednesday. Green Dreamers- Read this article and take notes on the facts that interest you. NYT garbage-to-energy-at-fresh-kills
SURVEY- Complete the 5th Grade survey
Vocabulary/SS- Review these words we discussed today- abolish, abolitionist, Central Park, outlawed, Civil War 1861-1865, business, cotton, economy, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Beecher Stowe
SS- Thank-you for sending your  war stories. I look forward to the share.
Spelling- Review your spelling list. You can always add those words that are constantly tripping you up to this list.
Math- Complete the math sheet on ordering decimals. Did you sign up for Kahn yet?
Math- We'll complete the origami project tomorrow. Thanks Julian! Don't forget your old pin buttons for reuse. Gordon, please bring in your glue gun. You'll need to have your buttons in order to be a Green Greamer. William will lead a frog making lesson tomorrow.
Google- Look at this! Solar plane Pioneers Team Up With Google!
When you do your research tonight on your topic think about whether or not you need the most up-to-date info. Don't forget to include the date in your key words if you do. Remember how adding 2014 changed the Google search? Remember how much information we learned from just one short paragraph?
For all those reluctant NONfiction readers~Quote of the Day- You Couldn't Make That One Up! or Truth is Stranger Than Fiction!
RW/WW- Read the magazine you chose today to search for writer's craft that you might want to use in your nonfiction writing. Be ready to discuss at least one. Also, if you find info on a topic that another student may be able to use, pass it on.
WW-Mentor text- Here are the examples of engaging nonfiction text written by a former student that I shared today. Reread the text. These are some of the comments you shared today during our discussion. You said; She commented on her comments, she adds in funny stuff besides the facts, she makes the reader think, she anticipates what you're going to think and then says it, she's debating with herself using internal thought, she's joking around in a way that makes sense. (Of course, the cute doggie pics helped also!)

A is for Affenpinscher! The first thing you think of when you see an Affenpinscher is, “Oh, he is so cute!” If so, look again, or at least when he is in action!
     Toy breed (or not) Affenpinschers have a terrier side to them. If they are not digging in the yard, they are chasing little animals, (and children).
     They are great guard dogs; I would nominate them if you needed a stranger protector.
             The Affenpinscher originated in Germany. (Notice how Affenpinscher sounds like a German name.) These brave dogs are probably making friends with a Great Dane by now.  So now do you think Affenpinschers are so cute?

B is for Boxer!
How much better can it get?   Athletic, good watch dog, good with children! The best “B” deal on Wall Street. Cal down, I know you are dying to know what this dog is…………………. The Boxer!
That is right B is for Boxer. They originated in. …well we are not exactly sure, but we do know they were bred for bull and dog fighting. (Some attitude adjustment they went through in the last hundred years.) fun loving gentle dogs that love adults and children. His or her athlethism is great for someone who loves to run track or just run period.
 If I were the A.K.C. (which I’m not,) I would nominate the Boxer for the “best overall dog” award because it simply has every quality.
Watch out competition.


D is for Dachshund.  Remember Elvis’ s song, “Nothing but a hound dog”? Well I don’t think he was referring to that dog, but his description fits. Instead of hunting, it would rather sit on a sofa and watch a movie. (Good thing too, they are not exactly in shape.) Let’s say they have a big body and short legs
            Dachshunds are nicknamed “sausage links” because of their short appearance. They were bred to hunt badgers, but I guess they are retired.
            How low can you go?

L is for Labrador Retriever.    Have you ever heard of a more popular dog? Not me at least. They get every award in the book, they are guide dogs, lifesavers, and big shots, but I am behind the scenes with the real story.
            Well this is surprising, they are originated in Newfoundland, and so they are Canadians who used to pull up fish corks.
            Wait until I tell the New York Times!    


Tuesday October 21, 2014
Sorry this is late! I had 3 parent conferences. I'm sure you knew most of the homework already.
WW/SS- Send me your EDITED war pieces tonight.
Vocabulary- Rewrite any sentence that had a correction on it. Remember, you were only graded on the use of the word in the sentence, and of course, the spelling of that word needed to be correct. Staple this sheet to your signed test and hand it in tomorrow.
Trip on Thursday- rain or shine- Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots if it's damp. Bring your lunch. Please have your waivers signed or you won't be allowed on the trip.
WW- Here's our research source list we generated today. We'll continue to add to the list. See if you can find a documentary and a podcast about your topic. Remember to collect the web addresses on a Google Doc page. We'll share some of these tomorrow.
Here's the one we started for Haskell today.
 http://www.wbur.org/npr/114181633

Comedy And The Economic Crash Of 1929 Robert Smith October 26, 2009

  1. books, especially Eyewitness books
  2. magazines
  3. podcasts
  4. encyclopedias
  5. newspapers
  6. websites
  7. experts
  8. television programs
  9. museums
  10. websites
  11. Google- Bing- Brainpop-National Geographic- PBS Kids- PBS- Answers.com- ask.com- NPR podcasts
  12. friends' libraries
  13. famous quotes websites
  14. music
  15. dictionaries
  16. poetry
  17. biographies or autobiographies
  18. artwork
  19. cartoons
  20. diagrams

Math- $5.50/10   $5.50/8    $5.50/6    $5.50/4  Remember to place the decimal correctly. Do you have any money leftover?
Math- 27881/579   Use a strategy that works for you. 
Math- Sign up through Google Docs for the Kahn Academy. It's easy to sign-up this way and you'll be able to visit the site easily at school. Khan Academy

SS- Look at both of these websites and be ready to discuss two things about each website. We'll be having an accountable talk discussion tomorrow, I loved the way you were building off each other's comments today during the Harriet Beecher Stowe discussion!


Nice work on the Back In Time Talkshow! 
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Monday October 20, 2014
Focus- When will we be ready for our buddies? They are waiting for us!!!
RW- Read! 
RW/WW- Make a list of sources that we can use for our research.  You can also start collecting books. 
Gourd- How's your gourd feeling these days about school? Share your thoughts with your gourd. 
Math- $5.00/10   $5.00/8    $5.00/6    $5.00/4 

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. Hopefully the words you don't know are getting fewer and fewer and fewer!!

Vocabulary on board- Great work on your test!! 
Vocabulary- Review these new words: anguish, pioneer, influential, plantation, descendant, reverend, slavery, accursed, historian, pulpit, New England, congregationalist, sermons.
Editing- Review all the things we discussed in your editing conference. You'll be writing about this tonight for homework. You should discuss revision also, even discussions you had with parents.

SS/WW- Share "War Experience"  pieces via Google docs by Wednesday

SS- Review the chapter we read today in class if you need to. Be ready to discuss.
Video- Back in Time Talk Show tomorrow! 
SS- Look at both of these websites and be ready to discuss.
New York Attorney General Press releases Eric Schneiderman

Republican Candidate for Attorney General John Cahill

Trip to Fish Kills on Thursday!
Birthday celebration on Friday! Make sure you choose who you want to honor you.


October 16, 2014 

Thank you to Micah for suggesting that David come to visit us. 
He certainly gave us a lot to think about and discuss.
His story and the VETERANS WRITING PROJECT that he's involved in helps us understand the thoughts and feelings of veterans and their families. As we move into our study of the Civil War, the perspectives that David and the family members and friends that you have all researched, and written about, will help us go deeper into our Civil War study.

Gather up your old button pins for our GREEN DREAMER project. Those who volunteered to bring in glue guns can bring them in on Monday. Thank you Julian for that wonderful origami lesson! 
Focus- Grade your behavior during David Sandgrund's visit
RW- Read! It's the weekend!
RW/WW- Make a list of sources that we can use for our research.  You can also start collecting books. Do you have a library card? If so, get yourself to the library.

Gourd- Work on your 3-minute video. We'll try and start videotaping them. This will only happen during lunch. Remember! Test it out on your family. Does the personality of your gourd come through. Pick a background for your video from Google images. Make sure it's a full-screen picture.
Gourd- Your gourds will be happy to know that this weekend they get to do a FREEWRITE. We'll give them 15 minutes only! Remind them about the strategies you've learned to engage the reader and the listener. Remind them to edit their writing when they are done. (You can help them with this, and with the spelling too)

Math- 11949/21     14225/25     55084/94    6250/250 Due Tuesday!

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. Hopefully the words you don't know are getting fewer and fewer.

Vocabulary on board- Complete your test ON YOUR OWN. Make sure your parents sign that you completed it on your own. Due Monday!
Editing- Review all the things we discussed in your editing conference. We'll be writing about this on Monday.

SS/WW- Your first "War Experience" drafts captured the point of view of the person you interviewed. Share your piece with this person and get their feedback if that's possible. A second draft should be sent to me via Google docs by Wednesday

MONDAY!!! If you are not sure how the Google Docs work you need to inquire. The idea behind this set-up is that you can do it yourself!
Video- Review your research about your Nobel Peace Prize winner  for the Back in Time Talk Show


October 16, 2014 

Google- Why did people say that Uncle Tom's cabin changed many people's views of SLAVERY? 
Google- Find 3 statements that each candidate has made recently. (Attorney General)
Focus- grade your behavior today

RW/WW- Develop 20 more questions that you want to research about your topic. 

Gourd- Work on your 3-minute video

Math- Complete Advance 4 sheet. Look ove tomorrow's lesson. It's tricky.

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. 

Vocabulary on board- Study for test tomorrow

WW- Reading Life Memoirs-Write an entry about the conferences  we had about your piece.

SS/WW- First draft of "War Experience" piece is due tomorrow.  
Video- Review your research about your Nobel Peace Prize winner  for the Back in Time Talk Show


October 15, 2014 

Google- What children's books have been banned? Why? Have you read a banned book? 
Google- What book do many people say changed many people's views of SLAVERY? 
Google- Who is running against the NY Attorney General in the upcoming election? 

Focus- grade your behavior today

RW/WW- Develop 30 questions that you want to research about your topic. 

Gourd- Work on your 3-minute video

Math- Complete sprint sheet from today. Write a math journal entry.

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. 

Vocabulary on board- Study for final test this Friday!!!! Share your studying strategy tomorrow.

WW- Reading Life Memoirs- conferring will continue tomorrow.

SS/WW- Continue revising your "War Experience" piece. We'll share these on Friday. 
Video- Review your research about your Nobel Peace Prize winner  for the Back in Time Talk Show
RW- Write a journal entry in your RW notebook about today's library lesson.
Math- Advance 3 Also, read over tomorrow's lesson.

October 14, 2014 


Google- Please send all Google comments to me tonight or your comment will NOT be posted.
Google- Who is the attorney general of New York City? New York State? What are their job descriptionS

Focus- grade your lunch table

RW/WW- Choose a research topic by tomorrow!

Gourd- Work on your 3-minute video

Math- Complete sprint sheet from today. Write a math journal entry.

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. 

Vocabulary on board- Study for final test this Friday!!!! Call a friend and play the game. 

WW- Send in your edited Reading Life Memoirs via Google Docs. Make sure you have an engaging title. We’ll be conferring tomorrow.

SS/WW- Continue your "War Experience" piece. We'll share these on Friday. Tomorrow an expert will confer with you.
Video- Research your Nobel Peace Prize winner  for the Back in Time Talk Show
RW- We're moving into nonfiction reading. We'll be choosing books tomorrow in the library.



October 9, 2014 (All homework is due Tuesday, unless noted)
MIDDLE SCHOOL FAIR AT 88 TONIGHT!

Google trip- Three compliments came your way today from Google! Now it’s time to polish up those letters to Raymond, Yutong, and Joe.

Your PS (post script) can be that special Google question you want the guys to answer for you on our web-chat! These pieces should follow the guidelines we discussed in class today. Send them via Google docs asap. We’ll be compiling them and sending the emails out to Raymond by Monday.

Focus- grade your table

Letter to Robert- These are due tomorrow!!! They will be copied, posted and sent on.

RW/WW- Revise, edit, and publish your Shingebiss stories. Hand in tomorrow.

Gourd- Dress your gourd for Comfy Day!

Math- Complete fan and wave sheet, n/d sheet, word problem sheet, and frog origami sheet. Underline the words you know in the Glossary.

Spelling- Read over your difficult words. "Place" them some where in your house. The greatest memory experts use this strategy! It's been working for me!

Vocabulary on board- Study for final test next Friday.
WW- Send in your edited Reading Life Memoirs via Google Docs. Make sure you have an engaging title. We’ll be conferring tomorrow.
SS/WW- Continue your "War Experience" piece.
Video- We'll continue our Nobel Prize videos for the Back in Time Talk Show. Make up 5 or six questions for the talk show host to ask you. Make sure you know the answers. Take the answers from your research! Cool, right?
RW- We're moving into nonfiction reading. Try and finish up the book you're reading. 
WW- Publish a favorite zoom-in by tomorrow. (loose leaf) It will be hard to choose!



October 7, 2014
Google trip- Come prepared with your PS 10 shirt, book bag, notebook, sharpened pencils, curiosity, and OF COURSE your best Google question that you want answered by an expert geek. (Good manners would also be greatly appreciated!)
Picture day is Thursday. Here’s an article you can share with your parents. Picture Day?! Click on the words "Picture Day".
Focus- grade your table
Letter to Robert
RW/WW- Revise, edit, and publish your Shingebiss stories. 
Gourd- Chat with your gourd about the 2-3 minute video that you'll be doing next week. Come up with a plan. Practice makes perfect. You will have to memorize the dialogue. I'll give you some memorization tips next week.
Math- Get your math test signed and complete the pages assigned from today. 
Spelling- Read over your difficult words. "Place" them some where in your house. The greatest memory experts use this strategy! It's been working for me!
WW- Use the editing notes you took from today's lesson to guide your editing. Thanks to Gabby for letting us "operate" on her piece! Your 2nd draft needs to be sent to me by Wednesday night, so I can work with you on Thursday.  
SS/WW- Be prepared to start your "War Experience" piece on Thursday.
Video- We'll continue our Nobel Prize videos for the Back in Time Talk Show. Make up 5 or six questions for the talk show host to ask you. Make sure you know the answers. Take the answers from your research! Cool, right?
RW- We're moving into nonfiction reading. Try and finish up the book you're reading.





October 6, 2014

Please make sure your books are packed by 2:35.
Ms. Yourke starts Thursday
Grade yourself on your focus today. Grade your table.
RW- Think of someone who Shingebiss reminds you of? Now write about it in your RW notebook. (full page) You may have to reread the folktale.

Math-Solve the order of operations puzzle at home. Write a journal entry about the strategy you used. Was it easier, or more difficult to work without a partner? Make sure you answer this question!

Math- Google the Associative Property and the Commutative Property. Find an example of each to write in your notebook.
Math- Get your math quiz signed.
Spelling- Look over the spelling list I gave you. Read over any words that are difficult for you. Write them on the imaginary chart on your wall.
Spelling- Do you know how to use “spell check” on your computer?
WW- I returned your 1st drafts to you today. I learned a lot about your reading habits from this piece. Take a look at some of the revision suggestions I made. You’ll be sending me a 2nd draft Wednesday evening. Please do not send it before Wednesday night. I will review your revisions, and hopefully we’ll be able to confer and post your final draft by Monday. 
WW- Review the Editing Guide we discussed today. Refer to the guide often when editing your writing. File this in your WRITING folder for daily use.
WW- What are paragraphs for? Refer to today’s read aloud from The Great American Amusement Parks. How did the writer decide when to use a new paragraph? Do we use paragraphs when writing narratives and memoir also? Go back into your memoir and see if you have your paragraphs where you want them.
Here’s definition of a paragraph that might help you.
What is a Paragraph?
Paragraphs are comprised of sentences, but not random sentences. A paragraph is a group of sentences organized around a central topic. In fact, the cardinal rule of paragraph writing is to focus on one idea. A solidly written paragraph takes its readers on a clear path, without detours.
RW- READ- Use your RW guide to keep you focused. Think about some nonfiction topics or some historical times you might like to read. Continue your list of books.
Here are a few topics that I thought would interest you
W- Gourd HW-  Read the piece you wrote to your gourd. The piece you write tonight will be your gourd’s response.
SS- Prepare for Thursday (war experience interviews) How does it feel to be a reporter?  What are the rewards? What are the difficulties?
October 2, 2014
Parent visits tomorrow! Photo ID is a MUST! Remind your parents. Be ready with your 1 minute piece. Practice reading LOUD and with FLUENCY!
We have a birthday celebration tomorrow afternoon! You know what to do.
Nice work on dismissal today!
Table 4 made it to 4 :) Bring in $ for lunch in case your table makes it to 4. NO PROMISES. A deal's a deal.
Grade yourself on your focus today. Grade your table.
RW- Think of someone who Shingebiss reminds you of? Reread the story with fluency to a younger brother, sister, or gourd. Be ready to talk about who it reminds you of?
Math- Make up an equation where the answer is 26. Use +, -, x, and and division.
Math-  Long division quiz. Be ready! One problem- PASS or FAIL
Math- Rounding quiz. Be ready! It will be similar to the problems below.
Math- Round these #s to the nearest 1, 10, 100, and 1000.
7489, 1956, 6726, 9847
Math- Review the vocabulary words we discussed today. By the way, your math journal entries are getting better!!! I can't wait to read the ones you did today! double, row, column, challenging, pattern, equally, row, column, half.
Spelling- Look over the spelling list I gave you. Circle any words that are difficult for you. Read it over once a week and repeat.
WW- All conferences on 1st drafts are now complete. I will return your pieces to you tomorrow, so you can send me a new 2nd draft by Tuesday. You can make revisions over the weekend. 
RW- READ- Use you RW guide to keep you focused. Think about some nonfiction topics or some historical times you might like to read. Start a list and I'll try to connect you with some great books.
W- Gourd HW-  Time for YOU to write about your gourd. Be nice!
SS- Contact the person who you will be interviewing about their war experience. Set up a time to do your interview (try to do it this weekend) . Take notes or tape it with an iPhone. If you tape it you should listen to the voice memo and then take notes. We'll do the writing in class next week.(Thursday)

People Who've Had Experience With War In Any Way Project
Here are the ?s that you wanted to know more about...
  1. So, should people be able to live free from fear?
  2. What kind of things do you do when you are preparing for war? or in a war?
  3. Which war were you involved in?
  4. Who or what were you fighting for? 
  5. Why did you decide you wanted to be involved?
  6. How many years were you involved?
  7. Do you have any pictures, letters, or any other documents you could share with us? (primary sources)
  8. We you, or anyone you know forced into battle?
  9. Did you learn to use different weapons? Tell me about them.
  10. When did you experience the most fear? How did you cope with it? 
  11. How did the whole experience effect you?
  12. Were you scared for yourself or anyone else? How did that feel?
  13. Did you see any destruction? 
  14. Did you or anyone you know have any near death experiences?
  15. how did you feel about the war? 
  16. What did you do when you saw the enemy?
  17. How did you feel when you left your home?
  18. How did you feel when yo returned home?
  19. What do you think about when you're away from home?
  20. Were you afraid for your family back home?
  21. Do you ever feel anxious?
  22. How do you feel now?
  23. Do you read or write about anything related to war? Explain?
  24. Were your parents involved in a war?  
  25. Do you know anyone who had to leave their family or their country to stay safe? Explain.


Is the book Madeline based on a true story? Dig a little deeper!

Song- Learn "One Day"

Google- I hope you're GOOGLING! Our trip is next Wednesday!! We'll be doing a Robotics lesson. What are ROBOTICS? 


MOVED to MONDAY- SS- Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class on - 2-3 minutes tops. Use cue cards if you need them. Write key words that will guide you. You cannot read the essay from loose leaf or from a notebook this time.

GREEN DREAMERS STARTS MONDAY!! Rehearse your intro. Short and sweet! Teachers are busy, busy, busy!!!


October 1, 2014
Cap and Gown surveys are due tomorrow!! Discuss with a parent!
Grade yourself on your focus today. Grade your table.
Math- Make up an equation where the answer is 17. Use +, -, x, and an exponent.
Math-  Solve the problems on the board using two strategies. Check your work with a calculator.

Math- Divide two dollars by every number between 1 and 8.

Math- Round these #s to the nearest 1, 10, 100, and 1000.
2345, 6789, 1011, 1213 

WW- I enjoyed hearing your first draft of your Reading Life Memoirs. I plan on finishing all conferences tomorrow. Feel free to resend drafts to me as you revise them! I have NOT received any revisions as of yet!

RW- READ- Use you RW guide to keep you focused.

W- Gourd HW-  Your gourd will have a chance to write from the comfort of their new home tonight! 

SS- 

Do you know a refugee?
Should people be able to live free from fear?
Find someone who has had experience with war that you might want to interview?

Google- Are markers/pens recyclable?

Is the book Madeline based on a true story?


Song- Learn "One Day"



Google- Add your new questions to your Google questions.




SS- Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class on - 2-3 minutes tops. Use cue cards if you need them. Write key words that will guide you. You cannot read the essay from loose leaf or from a notebook this time.




September 29, 2014
Grade yourself on behavior today. Are YOU ready for lunch release?
Morning school will start next Tuesday. I’ll be discussing this with you and your parents. It will start at 7:45 and it will be invitation only.
Math- Make up an equation where the answer is 2. Use +, -, and x.
Math- Get the quiz you completed today signed, as well as the journal entry you did. Revise it if necessary.
Math- Prepare your order of operations game cards for tomorrow
Math- Complete the next order of operations page in your blue book. Call your math partner if you need to.

WW- First Draft of Reading Life Memoir is due tomorrow. (type or handwrite- share your piece through Google Docs if possible- My email is jcyphers@ps10.org) Take out unnecessary or redundant information. Read your piece to someone. What was their reaction? You might use their response to guide your revision.

RW- READ- Make sure you are loving your book. Reading level checks will be taking place over the next two weeks. Use you RW guide to keep you focused.

W- Think about your gourd tonight! Tomorrow you’ll have a chance

to write about one another. If you want to bring in a little box for your gourd, make sure it’s small enough to not distract your work during the day.

Google- What new questions came up today during the Cooper Hewitt visit? Pick one to Google.

Google- Add your new question to your Google questions.

*Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow! Only checks written directly to Scholastic will be accepted



SS- Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class on  Wednesday- 2-3 minutes tops. Use cue cards if you need them. Write key words that will guide you. You cannot read the essay from loose leaf or from a notebook this time.



RW/WW- Do you like this piece? Why? What parts? Does it remind you of yourself? What part? Did the piece keep your attention? What was your favorite

My Reading Life:

My past, how far I’ve come, and my plans for the future.

By: Matilda Margolis, Class: 5-403
            My experience of reading in the past was probably a lot like other kid’s experiences. Cuddling up to a parent and listening to the soft sound of words that they project out of their mouths while speaking aloud. I started reading when I was three and almost four, I was a pretty chatty little tyke. My mom said my first word was “apple” when I was 10 months old. My first “read alone book” was from the easy BOB book series that my mom had gotten for me. Every night, I would sit next to my dad, reading him the BOB books, each night I got better and better! My mom and I began “read alouds” together. Even though my mom was always reading to me, the first book I strongly remember was The Secret Garden. I remembered it best because I loved the scenery, the way the author described the characters, and the humorous lines when Collin is having a tantrum, and Mary starts snapping at him to stop screaming and that there are more important things. I basically ate that book alive! After that I began to understand the complexity of harder books. And in our read aloud time we read these books which I also loved: Island of the Blue Dolphins, Inside Out and Back Again, The Hot Water Bottle Mystery, and The Best Loved Doll. I also have a great love for teacher read alouds, my favorites include: Edward Tulane, The Never Ending Story, The Fudge series and loads more!  In Kindergarten I was excited by levels at first because I felt proud to be graded by letters like high schoolers and upper grades. Then my opinion changed to where I thought: “Hey?! Isn’t reading supposed to be about liking reading? Not going up on levels just to be superior! It doesn’t matter what level you’re on, what matters is that you read and love books.
My Current Reading Life
When I was little, I liked all sorts of books; it took me a while to find out what genres I really liked. Now I try to spread out my reading to different types of books, such as: non- fiction, and historic fiction. As I continued to learn how to read, my book collection and interests grew immensely and along the way I found some really good books and what I liked. My favorite genres are: realistic fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and biographies. Here are some books that have my favorite styles: Edward Tulane, The Never Ending Story, The Magic Tree House series, Liar and Spy, The Odyssey, Rick Riordan Books, The Dairy Queen Trilogy, and Number the Stars. I like reading to others, and I always look forward to reading buddies every week.   I like to share picture books with Hunter, our reading buddy, which meant a lot to me when I was younger. Hopefully, she will appreciate them as much as I did. Sometimes if I really get into a book, I pretend to be a character, and if that character does something interesting I do it myself. For example:  if a character drinks a glass of water with their pinky up, I’ll do that too when I drink water. Also now when I read I share an interesting part in my book with others. For example, it was a surprising twist in The Golden Compass when Lyra finds out that her mortal enemy, Mrs. Coulter, is her mother and married to her father who she thought was her uncle Asrial.  It’s a complicated story about a girl who goes through many hardships. Lately I’ve picked a couple books without my parent’s permission that they have felt were inappropriate.  For those kids who’s mom or dad has confiscated books from their library, it’s disappointing, I know. But the thing is, if you read that book that your parents’ thought was too old for you, you’ll lose the magic of the book, and it will make no sense to you if you don’t read it at the right age. For example: I thought that The Mysterious Benedict Society was not interesting when I read it in 3rd grade, and I lost the magic of the book. Just a couple days ago I picked it up and read the first page and I loved it! You need to read things at the right age, or you lose the magic of the story.
            Fantasy lures you in with material that can be fluffy and unrealistic, or the material can be in-depth and have an amazing hook.  That’s why I love fantasy –it is make-believe, and it can be funny, but no matter what, no two fantasy stories are the same because each author has a different imagination. I also like Realistic-Fiction, such as Dairy Queen, a story about a girl who runs a dairy farm and relates to cows   in her everyday life. It brings me down to earth after all the fantasy and gives possible scenarios that different people can relate to. Finally, I like Sci-fi because it’s a fast moving genre. Dialogue travels quickly like: “Oh wait, who’s dead, I can’t believe that! And, Oh my goodness did he just betray her?!”  Sci-Fi means science fiction. I like science and I like reading, so when they are put together I get a new perspective. For example, in A Wrinkle in Time worlds are trying to take over one another and the leading planet is called Camazotz. Three kids have to save the worlds and must know science to do so!
My Future Reading Life
            In my future of reading I would like to get a Kindle. Trees are being cut down everyday and without trees, there is no oxygen, and without oxygen, no humans, no life, no nothing. END OF THE WORLD. By getting a Kindle I could save trees and help save the world. But, Kindles are made from mining natural elements from the ground in order to make ONE Kindle. Ok, think about how many Kindles and electronics there are in the world, that is a lot of mining. Getting back to my original point, the industries should make a greener solution of a tablet so the woodsmen and paper companies can stop cutting down trees. (Hemp)
            I would like to get better at reading non-fiction by finding non-fiction topics that I would enjoy to build my stamina. And not read the same genres over and over.  I also would like to work on writing a bit about my book after I read it. I’ve always liked the reading part, but never liked the writing-down part. I would like to improve on that. My reading life has it’s ups and downs. But I love reading and almost all of the tasks that come with it.


September 24, 2014
Just a suggestion~ On September 28th Visit Freshkills Festival in Staten Island Park 11-4~ kayaking, biking, walking trips, music, kite flying, animals, climbing walls, art, and food trucks!


Math- Make up an equation where the answer is 125. Do not use parenthesis. Try to make it challenging. Use the strategy we used in class.

Math- [(92x17) x 3 + 6] + 7 Solve. Make 1 change and then solve it again.

WW- Keep rereading and rewriting, like we did today. Do your writing after reading one of your favorite memoirs. It might inspire you.

RW- READ- Repeat last night’s homework. You’ll be reading over the holiday, so make sure that you go home on Wednesday with plenty of reading materials.

VOCABULARY GAME- Play Scattergories

Google- Come up with 20 questions?

Google- Make a list of all the Google questions we have asked so far in your WN. Circle the one you think is most interesting.

Scholastic book orders- due September 30 th

SONGS-Check the website!

SS- Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class next Wednesday- 3 minutes tops.

September 23, 2014

Math- Make up an equation where the answer is 15

Math- [(9x7) /3 + 6] – 7 Solve Make 1 change and then solve it again.

WW- I enjoyed conferring with you about your zoom ins. Follow the directions from last night for your writing.

RW- READ- Repeat last night’s homework. You’ll be reading over the holiday, so make sure that you go home on Wednesday with plenty of reading materials.

VOCABULARY GAME- Review the topics on the Scattergories page. Pick one to play tomorrow with your team.

Google-

1. How many times worse is Methane than Carbon-Dioxide (CO2)?

2. Continue collecting facts about Google.

Scholastic book orders- due September 30 th

SONGS- Coming tomorrow!

Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class next Wednesday- 3 minutes tops.



RW/WW- Do you like this piece? Why? Think about it.

Ben Wallace

5-403

Oct 7, 2013



Past, Present, Future



In the past, I was a very avid reader. The first book I ever read was in kindergarten. I was in a book club, and we all had to read a fairy tail bear book. I was really scared, because I did not know how to read. By the end of the year I was one of the only kid in my class who could read. I can’t remember what level I was on in 1st grade. In second grade I left school at the highest grade in my class. Finn was next highest. (Finn was supposed to get his level assessment first, but was sick, and I got mine tested before him, on the last week of school, so he had no chance of getting close to me.) In 3rd grade I started school at level o/p. 5 months later I was reading at level W, but could also read Z books. I accidentally read a Z in 3rd,and didn’t realize what level it was until a later date. I loved it! A week later I was level Y! I left 3rd grade at level W though. I started off 4th grade at level W but read about 13 Z books throughout the year.  By the end of the year I was still a W, but was aloud to read Z’s.



         In 5th grade I have only been in school for four weeks. So far I’m still a level W, but can read Z’s. I love science fiction and fantasy books. I’m not a huge realistic fiction and non-fiction fan. I am superbly interested in WW2. Over the summer, I managed to exhaust my reading material. Currently I am looking for more things to read, and have found a verity. I’m also interested in the hobbit, which I must see if Willa is done with. I believe she is. I am waiting for 3 books right now, one of which I acquired yesterday. The two I don’t have are, A: the House of Hades, and B: the 4th book in the Adventurers Wanted series.
(I have it on pre order)
        
         In the future, I hope by 6th grade to be an actual Z level. I don’t think I’ll like it, but I want to try to get more into non-fiction/ realistic-fiction. (ugh). To me non-fiction is the most boring thing ever. I like the adventure stuff better. I want to keep being a reader throughout my life. Books are awesome!!! Most of the books I want to read are adventure/ fiction books. In the future I might want to be a book designer. (Or a basketball player. At least my options are ranged) I like a good old book, and don’t like the idea we might be reading on electronics. I’ll save all my books. In the future I hope to stay a reader and writer. I usually read longer than assigned (that's half because I like books, and half that its one of the only things to do after school) I hope to keep the habit through my life. I didn’t have video games until 3rd grade, so I have established a love for books. I hope that will help keep books in my life.   









September 22, 2014
Math- After you get your math test signed please put it back in your blue folder. If your pages are ripping out, you will need to invest in pages reinforcements. They look like little white doughnut stickers.
WW- I LOVED the zoom-in and the talking bubble (internal thought) pieces you wrote last week.  Tonight you will be continuing the draft of your reading life memoirs. Use some of the strategies that we have been practicing and discussing in class to guide your draft. Reread your entries on the topic. You may be writing in your writer’s notebook if your entries are sparse or if you just have not spent too much time thinking about the topic yet. Once you move to loose leaf keep all of your drafts in a folder. ORGANIZATION is key to success. Make sure they are marked by date and topic. There will be three chapters in the final published piece, so find a way to stay organized. Have fun! We will spend a lot of time on Tuesday and Friday on this project. A final (preferably) typed piece needs to be sent to me by next Tuesday. That should be plenty of time. If you know you’re going away for the holiday, then plan your time appropriately.
RW- READ- I see you are all starting to use the RW list we developed in class to guide your RW at home! HOORAY! Let’s focus on this question tonight. Why is the character doing THAT? Obviously, the emphasis on that means that there is something weird, or peculiar, or surprising, or unexpected, that the character did in the text. Tell me what it is by describing it. Then try and figure out why the character did, or said, that particular thing.  See you in RW conference! Great work readers!
I have A NEW VOCABULARY GAME for you!  You’re going to love it! We’ll try and play it tomorrow.
Google-
1 Who watches our water here in NYC to make sure it’s clean?
2. What happens to an apple if you leave it on a shelf indefinitely? (like the one in the classroom)
3. Why is it such important news that the Rockefeller Foundation is divesting in fossil fuels?
4. How big is the plastic island in the Pacific Ocean?

Continue collecting facts about Google. Start a new page in your notebook for questions about Google.
Scholastic book orders- due September 30 th
We’ll pick new songs tomorrow!
SS- New vocabulary words for Tuesday’s read aloud: governments, Four Freedoms, economics, inhabitants,  U.S. Constitution, welfare, homeless, shelter, NGO- non-governmental organization, Salvation Army, taxes, federal, insurance (Pages 6-13)
What is the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act?
SS- Study last week’s vocabulary words/famous people:  audacity, equality, Congress, dignity, speech, FDR- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize
Be ready to orally present your research about Nobel Prize winners to the class on Wednesday.



September 19th 2014
Get your math test signed.
Google- Who is Norman Rockwell?
Enjoy your reading this weekend!

September 18th 2014

Your behavior was MUCH better today;)
Middle School - meeting in auditorium Oct. 1st 6 PM Oct. 2nd 9-10-30. Plan on going to at least one of these. See flier.
MS- Give the new books to your parents!! Sign up for visits asap! They fill up fast.
Math- Make up your dartboards. Make it beautiful. Make it challenging. Use the fluency practice work from your math notebook for problem ideas.
Always look ahead to the next activity, so you’re ready to go tomorrow. Did you do your math work in pencil?
WW- I LOVED the zoom-in pieces you shared today! Have fun “talking” to yourself tonight! (You know what I mean!)
RW- READ- Use the RW list we developed in class to guide your RW at home. Write a journal entry about your new partner.
PLAY THE VOCABULARY GAME! I bet you’re getting good!
Google- Your choice! Hey, why don’t you google “google” !
Scholastic book orders- due September 30 th
Practice our songs.
SS- Study your vocabulary words/famous people:  audacity, equality, Congress, dignity, speech, FDR- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize

Research your research about Nobel Prize winners with a friend.

September 17th 2014
PLEASE RETURN SHEETS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES.
Your behavior on today’s walking trip wasn’t your best. Also, at the end of the day, you need to pack up without chatting, so you can stay focused on packing up. Start preparing your materials after lunch. When we have finished with a book or notebook place it in your book bag. Some children have to get the letter they wrote signed by their parents. Please do not leave this home.
Tomorrow we will identify the leaves we collected today. Pay attention to the trees on your block. Look for similarities and differences. 
Bruno's magic cards are missing from my closet. If you know anything about these cards, please let me know tomorrow.
Middle School - meeting in auditorium Oct. 1st 6 PM Oct. 2nd 9-10-30. Plan on going to at least one of these. See flier.
Math- Complete the PEMDAS sheet. Use the models from today. Make sure you review what an exponent is. Great work on the fluency assignment today!
Look ahead to the next activity, so you’re ready to go tomorrow. Please do your math work in pencil. If you correct work, please use an ink pen. This helps me see your progress. It helps you see progress too!
Math- Solve the problems we did last night using Zara’s strategy. Check your work on a calculator. 
WW- Revise your zoom-in piece from today. Repeat the STOP AND STARE writing assignment at home. Close your eyes and imagine the images that came into your mind when I read Watching the Bird. Will your piece create images in the reader's mind?
RW- READ- Use the RW list we developed in class to guide your reading work at home. This work is SUPER important. Make sure you are prepared for your next reading conference.
PLAY THE VOCABULARY GAME if you can find a playmate.
Google- 
Scholastic book orders- due September 30 th  I will only accept checks made out to Scholastic.
Lunch release papers are due tomorrow. Staple them together.
Reminder: Make sure that you have a pen and sharpened pencils with you at all times.
SS- Study your new vocabulary words/famous people:  audacity, equality, Congress, dignity, speech, FDR- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize
Google- Research one person who received the Nobel Peace Prize. Write 5 interesting things about their award.



SORRY this post was delayed!!!
September 16th 2014
PLEASE RETURN SHEETS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES.
Math- Complete the Harry Potter word problem and the 4 math multiplication problems on the board. Use the MODEL. That’s a must!
Math- Write a few lines about how your math partnership is working.
WW- Make a list of the books that you have read over the past year.  What were your most vivid reading experiences? Do you remember your thoughts about these experiences? Remember, this is NOT a book report. Be ready to write about this tomorrow.
RW- Use the RW list we developed in class to guide your RW at home. Remember, the list can be found on the homework site home page. Use it to guide your RW notes.

1 RW/Vocabulary-
1.    Study the meaning of these words that we discussed yesterday during our read aloud: complex, inter-related, hospitable, immense, crucial, radiant, inhospitable, emitted, methane, mining, irrigation, impact, tons, atmosphere, concentration, recorded, fluctuation, ecosystems, extreme, precipitation, droughts, acidification, amplification, permafrost, extinction, sea level, malnutrition, resources, hydro power, geothermal. BE READY TO PLAY THE VOCABULARY GAME WITH THESE WORDS.
SS-What statements have each of these representatives made about climate change: Mayor, Comptroller, or Public Advocate. Call a friend and share what you wrote in your notebook last night.
Google one of your favorite authors
Art/SS- Revise your design for the climate change umbrella. What do you think it should say? Are there any symbols you think would get your message across?

What colors would you choose?
September 15th 2014
PLEASE RETURN SHEETS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES.
Math- Complete the Harry Potter word problem and the sprint from today
Math- How is your math partnership working? Think about this. We’ll be writing about it tomorrow.
WW- Make a list of the books that were read to you when you were little.  What were your first, most vivid, reading experiences? Do you remember your thoughts about these experiences? Be ready to write about this tomorrow.
RW- Use the RW list we developed in class to guide your RW at home. The list can be found on the homework site. Read the RW list we made in class. Ponder it. Is it complete?

1 RW/Vocabulary-
1.    Learn the meaning of these words that we discussed today during our read aloud. Write them to your notebook: complex, inter-related, hospitable, immense, crucial, radiant, inhospitable, emitted, methane, mining, irrigation, impact, tons, atmosphere, concentration, recorded, fluctuation, ecosystems, extreme, precipitation, droughts, acidification, amplification, permafrost, extinction, sea level, malnutrition, resources, hydro power, geothermal.
2.    Share the information you learned in Climate Change: The Basics by Cynthia Hopkins
2 Vocabulary. KEEP SKILLS SHARP-Play the vocabulary game with your parent. Use last week’s list

SS-What statements have each of these representatives made about climate change: Mayor, Comptroller, or Public Advocate. Write in your notebook.
Google-  “So what’s the problem with a warmer planet? If you find a good article or website, you can share it tomorrow. Be ready to share the main points of the research you did.
Art/SS- Design the climate change umbrella. What do you think it should say? Are there any symbols you think would get your message across?

What colors would you choose?

September 12th
Excellent work this week! Get your math test signed. Two days of reading on the weekend is always a must, even if there’s no homework.
Hope you liked the vocabulary game. 
R.J. Palacio
Author of Wonder
Sunday, September 14 at 4 PM
At congregation Beth Elohim
271 Garfield Place


This event is free. RSVP at BrooklynByTheBook.com

September 11th 2014
Another great day! You surprised me with your 3-minute presentations again!!
MathW- Good work on the second page in your Blue Math Binder. Look ahead to tomorrow’s lesson.
Math- QUIZ on PEMDAS –M or D, whichever comes first/ THEN- A or S, whichever comes first. Use the model to guide you. Always show your work.
WW- Write a full page (WNotebook) inspired by your favorite lake, river, stream, ocean, pond, puddle, bay, etc.
RW- while reading tonight, remember to collect interesting quotes and any interesting or confusing vocabulary. Make sure you ask an expert what the words mean. No experts around? Use a dictionary or the Internet!
RW- Here’s another idea: When you notice a word, phrase, or situation mentioned over and over again jot it down and then ask yourself this question~ Why does this keep happening again and again?
RW- 45 minutes a night. Share what you read with your parent.
RW/Vocabulary- Find out the meaning of these words, names, and phrases for tomorrow’s read aloud: (I know it looks like a lot, but I bet you already know most of them! Write the words in your RW notebook) Filtering, eager, sprites, weight, took root in Louisa’s heart, set out, mend, fortunes, devoted, denied, accomplish, obstacles, daunted, pluck, set forth, wretched, sky-parlor, henceforth, sparing, herself, barest, necessities, Atlantic Monthly, merit, merely, immense, worshipped, idolized, haunting, reverently, deluging, sentimental, distracted, especial, devoted, hobly, earned, endless, toil literary, publisher, misgiving, struggles, shown, affection, enduring, mar, vortex

CONTINUED- WW/RW- Looking Ahead- Thinking about your FUTURE life as a reader. Take notes on books that you want to read later in life.  Check out your parent’s bookshelves.
RW- Continue to add to your RW list. This should be growing!!! We’ll make our chart tomorrow.
SS- Write 5 things that a mayor has to do. Do the same for Comptroller and Public Advocate.

Google- On average, how many books will a person read in a lifetime?

September 10th 2014
Another great day! You surprised me with your 3-minute presentations again!!
MathW- Complete the second page in your Blue Math Binder. Look ahead to tomorrow’s lesson.
ALL BLUE CARDS AND PERMISSION SLIPS ARE IN!!
WW- Write a full page (WNotebook) inspired by the following quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”- Albert Einstein
RW- while reading tonight, remember to collect interesting quotes and any interesting or confusing vocabulary. Make sure you ask an expert what the words mean. No experts around? Use a dictionary or the Internet!
RW- 45 minutes a night. Time yourself.
RW/Vocabulary- Find out the meaning of these words, names, and phrases for tomorrow’s read aloud: (I know it looks like a lot, but I bet you already know most of them! Write the words in your RW notebook) turbulent, practical, anchor, sacredly, worship, advice, liberty, roam, book lined, spellbound, doubtless, pored over books, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, turnpike, philosopher, serene, recollections, frequently, illustrious, gleaming, expressiveness, “Eye of the Earth”, rose*, tramped*,rhodora, burly, dozing, recognized, intimately, windings, tramping, Concord to Boston, comrades, nestle, coax, Nature had a voice, Poetry of the woods,
prominence. Good luck!
CONTINUED- WW/RW- Looking Ahead- Continue thinking about your PRESENT life as a reader. Take notes on books that you want to read this year. Tomorrow I’ll share lists of books from my last year’s class to give you some ideas.
RW- Continue to add to your RW list. This should be growing!
SS- Who won last night in the election?

Google- Find out what job Letitia James has. Find a short video of her on youtube to view.
September 9th 2014

Another great day! You surprised me with your 3-minute presentations!! We’ll complete them this week and then view them on Friday (-;

MathW- Complete the first page in your Blue Math Binder. Look ahead to tomorrow’s lesson.

ALL BLUE CARDS AND PERMISSION SLIPS ARE DUE- I’m missing two. Please remind your parents.

WW- Write a full page (WNotebook) inspired by the following quote by Audrey Hepburn: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says it- I’M   POSSIBLE!”

RW- While reading tonight, remember to collect interesting quotes       and any interesting or confusing vocabulary. Make sure you ask an expert what the words mean. No experts around? Use a dictionary or the Internet!

RW- Be prepared for another reading stamina session tomorrow. Make sure you are reading at least 45 minutes a night. Time yourself. Hope you like the new books you chose today! (Remember our 25 book goal!)

RW/Vocabulary- Find out the meaning of these words, names, and phrases for tomorrow’s read aloud: dusky, twinkling, roused, town crier, distracted, frock, dat’s, pondered, Nathaniel Hawthorne, tense, moral, earnestness, intervals, working off steam, liveliest, faults, self-willed, marshal, legions, foe, Patience, Duty, nevertheless, hotly contested, command, governing, particular, marvelous, haymow, fleeing, hot on his heels, plunge, mighty, flourish, loft, monstrous, fierce, hideous. (I know it looks like a lot, but I bet you already know most of them! Write the words in your RW notebook)

CONTINUED- WW/RW- Looking Ahead- Continue thinking about your PRESENT life as a reader. Take notes on books that you want to read this year. Tomorrow I’ll share lists of books from my last year’s class to give you some ideas.

RW- Continue to add to your RW list. This should be growing!

SS- Which office will I be voting for tonight?

Google- Find out what Scott Stringer’s job description is. Find a short video of him on youtube to view.

September 8th 2014
Another great day! Music, science, and a lice check all in one day!



ALL BLUE CARDS AND PERMISSION SLIPS ARE DUE MONDAY- still missing 5- Please remind your parents.

WW-  Prepare a 3 minute talk about something you know a lot about (like the one I did today)

RW- I loved all the quotes you shared! When you read tonight remember to collect interesting quotes. Make a list to share in your RW notebook. Include the author of the quote. Be ready to discuss.

RW- Choosing books- Any book that I introduce is ready for borrowing.



CONTINUED- WW/RW- Looking Ahead- Start thinking about your life as a reader: past, present and future. Make an appointment to discuss it with someone you know who has a rich reading life. Take notes if you like. ;)



RW-

1. Continue to add to your RW list.

2. Read for 45 minutes



SS- Do you know who your representatives are? Google at least one of them

September 5th 2014



Another great day! I love the way you all interact with one another!



ALL BLUE CARDS AND PERMISSION SLIPS ARE DUE MONDAY

WW-   Your writing helps me get to know you so quickly! Thanks for sharing so much about yourselves. This weekend I would like you to find a favorite quote from wherever you like for your classmates to ponder. Print it out on a 5 by 5 sheet of paper. You might add a picture, or background of some sort. Have fun. It’s going to be hard to choose a favorite!

WW/RW- Looking Ahead- Start thinking about your life as a reader: past, present and future. Make an appointment to discuss it with someone you know who has a rich reading life. Take notes if you like. ;)



RW-

1. Continue your RW list.

2. Start thinking about the first book you’ll be reading this year.  What genre will you choose? Topic? Theme? Author? Hmmm….

3. Read for 45 minutes on two separate days,

Math- Find letters that add up to your number. Make up a new name with them!

Table 1- 75

Table 2- 64

Table 3- 99

Table 4- 38



Google Work- Find out why the letters of our alphabet are in the order that they are now.

September 4th 2014
Welcome back everyone! Super work today!!
RW- Continue your list "What Does Reader's Workshop Look Like"
R- Bring in a favorite book, article, or magazine that you read over the summer
WW- Use the mini-lesson from today to write a new 1-page entry in your WNotebook
Math- Do this pretest in your Math notebook. Be prepared for a similar pretest.
1. 348+79
2. 4.3+3.85
3. 732-94
4. 4.12- 2.8
5. 89 x 9
6. 38x 59
7.484/4
8. 832/5
9. 5x (4+6)-9
10. 12/(1+2)+9/3
Extra Credit- Research Louisa May Alcott- Collect a few interesting facts to share tomorrow.
More Extra Credit- Pick a favorite word from today's vocabulary and start using it. Let me know what happens ;)

Happy Summer! Click here to view all the pictures from this year.

218 comments:

  1. ms cyphers what about fridays homework

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    1. There was a delay due to a faulty in BlogSpot uploading the Homework. It Should be up now.

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  2. what is the homework for October 9,2012?

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  3. it still has not come up

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  4. does anybody know the homework for Tuesday October, 9, 2012. Ms.C said she will post it for the people who have internet access.

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  5. What is the homework for October 9, 2012?

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  6. SS- Be ready to discuss the new debate topic in JS... What is JS?

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  7. what does js mean?

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  8. is the js for tonights homerwork?

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  9. is there a winner for the FDR contest?

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  10. hello how is everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. do we need to find info on the event we picked from the time line and bring it to school friday?

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  12. hello how is
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    1. Js means junior scholastic

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    2. wat da wats r u sayin' heyyyyy is this jack

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  13. Do we type the gourd story that we picked, and the letter to Clinton

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    1. does anybody know if we have to type that ?

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  14. People is there school tommorow?

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    1. he deana i was wondering if you were okay you know why. so no i do not think we are having any school through out the whole week because of the sandy.BTW the mayor is delivering a speech ight now about having school through out the whole week , my sugestion is to watch the news right now to really see why we arnt having any school\, its really heart breaking to be honest aim here sitting on my bed but a lot of people dont even have that any more. its really sad. ok bye now. i will see you when ever in this world we will have school. BYE! SEE YA!

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    2. the speech is finished and we officialy do not have any school the whole week. hope you r k.

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  15. Do we have to write about a list of people of the civil war we want to learn about or slaves that we want to learn about?

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  16. Hi everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. people remmember that we got to read lee the fox

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  20. I can't wait until monday and tuesday!!!!

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    1. deana why can't you wait?

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    2. Who is this?

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    3. deana i wrote that

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    4. oh sowy which means sorry,people don't copy me

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  21. try to find handwriting online !

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  22. Can we use the "personal response" part in our essays?

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  24. ms cyphers what about december 3rd's homework

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  25. my computer will not let me chose a place for the trip!!

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    1. My mom said that's bogas!

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  26. Can the 1 of the 25 vocabulary words be a name?

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    1. I think that it could be names

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  27. I thought the math would be hard, but it turned to be okay! ;)

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  28. IIFY? Is it Friday yet?

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  29. what is up my homies (kinda)

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  30. When she says to write the 2 page historical fiction essay does she mean like what we did with the other essays?

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  31. What do you mean by the reading selections. what does that mean. does it mean that we are going to be choosing our f books tomorrow

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  32. Mrs.Cyphers, Q10 on the poachers text can possibly have two answers. Can we please go over it in class? I thought that it was choice #4

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  33. Mrs Cyphers, you did not give me the freedom from fear text. I cannot do my homework without it. I will complete this assignment tomorrow.

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  34. The flavor I want for my medicine is orange.

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  35. Ms. Cyphers, you wrote the math HW twice.

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  36. My medicine flavor would be pomegranate! : )

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  37. We have eyes, and we're looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.-Eric Carl

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  38. Now I like Eric Carl's books even more.

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  39. Mrs.Cyphers, I am getting a little frustrated because you are not giving us the things that we need for homework. For example: You did not give me the book Freedom from fear on the homework for 1/17/13 and now, I cannot complete that assignment. Please Mrs. Cyphers, give me the stuff that I need for H.W. Plus I was with Mrs.Kansco the entire time.

    - Best Regards.

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  40. Ms. Cyphers you said in the math tasha go 10 to 14 guestions correct. not tasha got 10 to 14 guestions correct

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  41. I'm sorry to be the breaker of bad news Mrs. Cyphers but I am having trouble with my Pecos Bill essay. Do you mind if I do this work with Mr. Paul sometime on the weekend. If you can allow that then that will be great.

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  42. My little cousin is a physosipher. He said this;
    You cant touch music, but music can touch you.
    - regular show

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  43. Ms.C,did you hand out the Demeter and Phersephone papers?

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  44. Mrs. Cyphers,I couldn't come to school on Monday because I was sick. So sorry to be the breaker of even more bad news but I can't do some of the homework either.

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  45. are u better anthony?

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  46. ms.c can u put the homework up!!

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  47. i got a letter of recommendation!

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  48. omg i spelled my last name wrong

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  49. Stop bragging Jack!

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  50. Yes, Ms.C, it does sound like fun.

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  51. jack peasle who cares if u got a letter

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    1. True just because you got a letter of recumendation that doesn't mean you have to brag.

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    2. Deana and TeresinaFebruary 1, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      Really Jack you shouldn't brag you just did the first thing that Ms.Cyphers said not to do.

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  52. ms.c are u going to school tormorow

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  53. ms.c are u going to school tomorow?

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  54. ms.c hope u feel better

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  56. really that is dumb

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    1. B.T.W Ms.Cyphers thinks you are a creep for writing that, oh and if you have something to say come on Monday and say it to my face, what are you too scared to write your name, at least I am not afraid to.

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    2. Exactly what I thought!

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  58. The trip is cancelled! I thought we had no homework!

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  59. I didn't bring my math book! Are the fantasy stories due tomorow, too?! I don't have some things I need for homework!

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  60. =.(


    P.S. That's a sad-ie face.

    I wanted to add more to my story!I'm gonna be in so much trouble!
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!ect.

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  61. I don't have anything I need for homework!

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ect.

    X. O Crying face.

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  62. I cant do a voice thing for my fantasy story

    Brianna Pinder

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    1. I know it is really hard!!

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  63. If you have a gmail, than just log in to your gmail account on the website. Then you don't have to type your name.

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  64. Sorry the homework is not posted. There's a liittle problem. Just work on your persuasive essays please.
    Ms Cyphers

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  65. I'm home from a hospital with my aunt and I'ts almost 10:00

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  66. If you want Mrs. Cyphers to put scrabble as an hw type yeah.

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  67. nah it don't think so. hey is thet voice memo dew by tomorrow. i cant . can i do it on monday ms. cyphers?

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  68. No Brannia
    Jennifer lara

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    1. thank you jenny I thought I couldn't be able to do it but I did mine voice memo in janice's ipod touch

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    2. Your welcome
      Jennifer

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  69. can you invite a person from a different class to the peakberry party? because I want to invite someone from a different class

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    1. Of course you can, I'm inviting a whole middle school there. So, invite. We want as many people as we can to go to the party

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    2. Why would we want to that?

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  70. the teacher still did nog correct number 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The broblem is un-doable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. Ok ,I did not spell not like nog!

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  72. Yes you did Henry

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  73. Sorry that was me Jenny

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  74. Number 20 doesn't make sense, you make it sound like Jayla read 15 chapter books. Not 15 chapters, I don't get that problem. I won't be able to do it until it is revised.

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  75. it does make sense. the answer is 10/15 because it is 10 weeks and she is reading 15 chapters . do you now get it zachary

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  76. Its 150 chapters
    And Im sorry for being weird someti, es I just need some freinds

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  77. Yah that is an amazing story though

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  78. Whys no-one talking on our homework page

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  79. noone is here jayla its bri bri. i do't understand question 7.i forgot how to subtract. can someone teach me how to do it? the problem is 40-3/4! PWEASE:(:(

    i really need help

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    1. is any1 going to aqnwer me today?

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      Jayla JohnsonMarch 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM
      multiply 40 by 4 then put that number over the four and then you've got to simplify it simplify it simplify simplify it simplify it simplify ittttttttt!
      (GHETTO VOICE)
      PEACE OUT

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  80. YOU CAN NOT DO NUMBER 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE TEACHER MADE A MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. what is the mistake henry?

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  81. Brannia I know if you try you can do it
    Jennifer lara

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  82. the 10 problems were easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  83. SUPER EASY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MATH POWERS ROOOOOAAARRRR!!!!!!
    YYYEEEEAAAHHHHH SSUUUPPPERRR EEEAAASSSYY TTOOOO DDDOOO
    I said doo-doo

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  84. multiply 40 by 4 then put that number over the four and then you've got to simplify it simplify it simplify simplify it simplify it simplify ittttttttt!
    (GHETTO VOICE)
    PEACE OUT

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  85. she forgot to put the the other ela home work the page in our book

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    1. r u okay jayla:(?

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  86. Hi Brannia it's me Jennifer

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  87. i love that video of "my body of water" i watched it 5 times and shared it with my friends and family.

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  88. My mom is going to the trip Ms.Cypher's. She looked in her calender and she has nothing on it. (From my moms kindle)

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  89. brannia of she going then tell the teacher
    jennifer lara

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  90. she didnt say what time we were leaving

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  91. by jenny. i dont want to talk to u>:(

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  92. did the teacher put the hnomework up on the website

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  93. Thanks ms. Cyphers for posting the play on the "green dreamers" website today me and my cousin practiced every line.From his expression that he thought it was pretty good.

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  94. did miss c put the homwork on the website?

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  95. helloooooooooooo:(?

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  96. do we have to do the whole packet?

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  97. what packet are you talking about ?
    Jennifer lara

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  98. I mean the spring break homework. Also, do we bring our bookbags?

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  99. hello:( do we have to bring our homework?

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  100. Did ms. cyphers post the homework? i just want to check the list of homework because i forgot. i was tutoring little first graders

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  101. I am not going to finish this homework in time for Monday. My little cousins were at my house and I wasn't able to finish my homework at all.also I'm going to pay you on Monday i will pay you Ms.Cyphers.:)!

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    1. just tell the teacher why you could not do the home work
      Jennifer lara

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  102. hi its me jenny

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  103. hearing music jenny

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  104. i am definantly not going to finish all of the math. ms.cyphers thinks that i will be abel to but i can't. im never going to reach the goal to be having 4's all the time like Henry, Jack, Gabby and jake. i will never get this homework done in time:( !

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  105. this is two much math work ms cyphers i will try to do 20 because i haven't had dinner yet and its already five thirty

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  106. i was at after school and the homework wasn't up yet

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  107. didyou post the homework ms.cyphers? or is that it?

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  108. Brianna i am trying to call you but you wont answer me or your phone
    Jennifer Lara

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  109. i know i did a mistake

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  110. Jenny it is me brianna. That person who just wrote was not me. I'm so sorry. I was at church on friday.:(!

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    1. what do you want to say Brianna
      Jennifer Lara

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  111. Is that the math that is due tomorrow?:(

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  112. I forgot my poem book at school. May I bring in my final piece on Friday or do I have to bring it in tomorrow?:(

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  113. who is that?

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  114. is any one there

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  115. my cyphers where is the homework or is there no homework
    Jennifer Lara

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  116. hi Brianna its me jenny and i am still trying to call you but you wont answer

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  117. please try to call me when you come home
    Jennifer Lara

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  118. my mother still woun't let me go on the yoga trip. tomorrow I will be going to Ms.Hendersons class

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    1. Anthony PolnarevMay 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      What's up

      Anthony Polnarev

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  119. Pooop, brianna i need u therer your my bestie

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  120. hey peps I'm going on the trip tomorrow.

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  121. i am so happy that i am at Janice house and we are studying the lines and songs for the play
    by Jennifer lara

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  122. I studied my line's its just that I need someone to read me the blank parts to me. I hope as mother earth I should tell you guys the weather for tomorrow. I just hope that I really remember my lines of the play. My sis was kind of helping me.

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  123. I cant find my math journal:(

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  124. Ja find it yet?

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  125. yep mantis has it. im calling her but she isn't answering

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  126. cool. anyway, for homework, are we supposed to write 200 words or 200 characters?

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  127. I miss you so much Mrs.Cyphers!!!!!!!! I want to say hi and come see your new 5th graders.

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  128. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    hi

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  129. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I think I got my toe stuck to my face again.

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  130. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    so how's your fluffy unicorn these days?

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  131. he's doing pretty well exept I just realized that he may be my mom.

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  132. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Well you know that's normal. Doesn't make a diff.

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  133. True dat. Well, i'll text you back in probably like 3864.

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  134. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    KK whateva yal say.

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  135. DONO what my mama be callen me.January 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    whats up D'squar? Its been like 500 seconds!

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  136. D'squarious Green Jounier II IIIJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    dont your mama be callen you John?

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  137. Fine whatever it's JohnJanuary 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Most of the time.

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  138. Mark, David, Owen, Oscar, Tennyson, Polly, and all those other namesJanuary 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    I'm also called Mark, David, Owen, Oscar, Tennyson, Polly, and all those other names.

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  139. Yes! No ELA there is no Water on Fire
    By Isso the epic

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  140. Really Isso!!!!! - Riselly 2014

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