Thursday, April 7, 2016

The 19th Floor??? Your Predictions...

Strange things begin to happen to Allison in all the Chapter 19s...

Why do you think this happened to Allison?

What do you think will happen next?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What Affect Does LOVE have...

In chapter, 15... the kids are worried and think they are seeing Mrs. Gorf, their old teacher around Wayside School.  Louis says ... "If you hate somebody or if you love somebody, you often think you see that person when she isn't there.  It is very common".

Do you agree or disagree with Mrs. Jewls' idea that "Love is different from most other things... when I give my love to someone, I end up with more love than I started with.  The more love you give away, the more you have left"?

Tell about someone you love that makes you feel as if you have more love to share just because they love you...

Monday, April 4, 2016

What About A Tattoo... Advice for Calvin???

In chapter 14, Calvin has to make a BIG DECISION...what advice do you have for Calvin about getting a tatoo?

  • He needs to be older. Amore, 3rd grade
  • Get some chains. -Collin, 3rd grade
  • To not get a tattoo because it will hurt. -Helen, 3rd grade
  • Getting a potato was probably not a good decision. He will have a potato on his ankle for the rest of his life. How will he explain that to his kids when he gets older? -Ms. Phillips' 1st grade
  • If you don't like thorns then you might not like to get a tattoo.If I was you I would not get a tattoo. -Carolina, 4th grade
  • To never get tattoo until you are 18 or older and to make sure you really know what you are going to get because it hurts and it is expensive to remove them. -Laila, 5th grade

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Choosing Friends... What Makes a GOOD Friend?

The children at WaySide School are all unique and different.  Which characters do you think would make a good friend?  Why?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Making A Little Noise

All the kids at Wayside School are afraid to eat the food that Miss Much makes for lunch.  

When Ron eats the Mushroom Surprise... he is not the one who gets the surprise. Explain why that is?  

Mr. Kidswatter and Mrs. Jewls did not really understand each other at the end of chapter 10... what is the reason they do not understand each other?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Adventures in the Dark

In chapter 7, Myron decides to go to the basement of Wayside School in order to find his freedom... he is tired of doing all the things he is supposed to do and even begins to wonder if he is living a life as if he is in a "bird cage"!  While in the dark basement, he has a very unusual encounter with three men.

Tell your ideas about what you think Myron should do?

Why is it  a good idea to try to do all the things we are supposed to do?
  • It is a good idea to do all the things we are supposed to do so we will be safe. Sussette
  • We could get in trouble if we don't do all the things we are suppose to, we will get in trouble; like if we were watching TV before doing our homework it would rot our brain, and doing homework makes us smarter.  -Mrs. Kayga's 1st grade class
  • To learn so that one day we will have a good job and our freedom.
Why is a good idea to do things your own way, making up your own mind about what to do and how to do it? 

How can we get a good balance between both of these choices?

  • We can get a good balance between both of these choices by doing things that you are told to do, like chores, then you get to do whatever you want for your free time.
  • Some things you have to do it your way and some things you have to do the right things.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Riding the Rails

Wearing no socks is a little unusual. "Not believing in socks" is also unusual! What two things cause Hobo, Bob to decide never to wear socks again?  

  • On the day he won the Spelling Bee as a child, he was not wearing socks and Albert Einsten, a very famous scientist, did not wear socks - Ervin 3rd Grade

Think about the lifestyle that Hobo, Bob has decided to live... Hobo, Bob said, "In the winter, I jump on a southbound train and ride until it is warm enough to jump off. In the summer, I go north where it is not too hot." What could be some good things about a lifestyle like this? What would be some things about this lifestyle that would be NOT so great?  

If you could bring someone to school for Show and Tell... Who would you bring to talk to your class and why would you choose this person?

  • I can bring a scientist. -Elda, 2nd grade
  • I would bring my mother. I want her to meet my friends. -Helen, 3rd grade
  • I would bring a Fireman because he would tell us what to use during a fire rescue. Juan David, 4th grade
  • I will bring my dad to school because he is funny. -Josue, 2nd grade
  • My cousin William because he is smart and funny. -Dayra, 3rd grade
  • My own tablet because I can show them tricks. -Nelson & Ronald, 3rd grade
  • I would like to bring an Interior Designer so the kids would know how things would be redesigned into something better. -Josue, 3rd grade
  • I would bring my mom because I could tell my class how hard she works for me and how much she love me. Analisia, 3rd grade
  • I will bring the President because he is famous. Melisa & Preston, 3rd grade