Stray

Discuss the following two questions with your group. Then, as a group, write your responses. Each question should be answered in one paragraph (two paragraphs total). Then, please comment on at least one other group’s responses (one more paragraph). Your group does not have to agree on their answers; you may write that one person felt one way and another disagreed.

1. How did the setting of “Stray” influence the problem and its resolution?

2. How did the qualities of Mr. Lacey’s character effect the plot and the resolution of the conflict in the story?

Make sure you understand all the words in the questions – use a dictionary if you need to. Also, make sure you answer both parts of each question. I have purposely given you tough questions.

Landforms PowerPoint

On slide 1 of your presentation write a title for your show and your name. Pick 12 of the landforms below. On each of slides 2-13 of your PowerPoint presentation, insert a Word Art of your landform, a picture from the Internet, and a definition written in your own words. Say the name of the location you have pictured.

For example:
Canyon. This is a picture of the Grand Canyon. A canyon is a deep impression in the earth often caused by erosion. It’s walls are steep. Pick landforms that you don’t already know, since you will be expected to know all of them.
Archipelago
Bay
Beach
Butte
Canal
Canyon
Coast
Delta
Desert
Dune
Fjord
Glacier
Gulf
Hill
Island
Isthmus
Lake
Mesa
Mountain
Oasis
Peak
Peninsula
Plain
Plateau
Reservoir
River
Strait
Timberline
Tributary
Waterfall
Valley
Volcano

September 06 SAS Chat

Back by popular demand, it’s the world famous SAS Chat, second edition. Here is what I told my students last year:

Since all my other posts are about classwork, I thought we needed a spot where you could post random comments about non-school stuff. Keep it appropriate, since I can read it, as can anyone who finds this site. But, it doesn’t need to be serious or spelled correctly.

UPDATED RULES: No flaming (insulting). No scrolling (writing the same thing over and over again on a bunch of lines. Be aware that this chat is NOT PRIVATE. Make sure that what you are saying can be read be anyone out there in Internet Land.

I’m also going to add: chatting is not to be done in class when you have work to be doing, or if the person you are writing to has work to be doing. Since most of the time you’ll have work to do, this means you’ll be doing most of your chatting from home.

Last year I said that this was a place just for you guys, but then it turned out that lots of people wanted to ask me questions here, so that’s O.K. too. I’m online most evenings, but never on Friday night or Saturday during the day.

Welcome to MMS

Welcome to 6th grade SAS. We will be using this blog all year to write and read. How have the first 3 days of school been for you? What’s gone really well? Was there anything you were worried about that didn’t happen? Any concerns you still have? Please use your first name and last initial only.