Saturday, August 8, 2009

This is where I have my devotional time before I begin the day:

And this is where I grade papers, pay bills, and plan lessons for my students:

This is the book my 8th graders were assigned for summer reading:

This is the test they had to take on Friday, August 7:

And these are some of the answers I received for question #7….

7. Theme: Think of a lesson or moral this story could teach. Give an example from the story of how your theme“fits”.

I love making them THINK rather than just regurgitating answers….especially on books they read:)....

Have a Lovely Day!


  1. Good for you for having students read books and then think about them. I wish I had older students and more advanced; I try to have them discuss their little texts to some extent.
    Enjoy your school year!

  2. Thx for sharing! Feel like I know you a bit better now that I've seen where you spend much of your time (classroom & parts of your home :)

    Reading this I think I'll have Strike (7th gr) read this book & see what she answers to your question :)

  3. Looks like you have some great thinkers....

  4. Thank you all!

    Yes, MyStory, I do believe Strike would enjoy this book. It appealed to the boys AND the girls in my class...infact, the girls were surprised that they enjoyed it since it was , as they put it, a "war" book!....My students also had to write character sketches of the main character and three others of their choice...The book was written in 1956 which I like....Older books many times teach better values:)

    Yes, Lupines....I do have some "thinkers"...much like you :)

    Yiota, keep discussing what your little ones read with helps them to formulate their thoughts and to think of reading as a good thing:)