2010-2011 Homeroom

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• Watch the video clip titled 13 x 7 = 28. It is an old movie clip from comedians Abbott and Costello. As you watch the movie, look for clues that let you know the character does not understand place value.

Respond to this post. Include:
• What clues do you have that lets you know that he doesn't understand place value
• What advice would you give him to help him find the accurate answer
• The third grade went to Sinking Springs orientation yesterday. They left Roundtown at 9:30 and returned at 10:55. How long was their trip to Sinking Springs?

• 1 hour 15 minutes 9.09%, 1 vote(s)
• 1 hour 20 minutes 0 vote(s)
• 1 hour 25 minutes 90.91%, 10 vote(s)
• 1 1/2 hours 0 vote(s)
• Shontay R. - I used a clock and I started at 9:30 and I count by 5s to get to 10:55 and I got 1 hour and 25 minutes.

• May 19, 2011
• Grace E. - - What I did to solve this is I got a clock and I started at 9:30. Then I kept going 5 minutes by 5 minutes untill I got to 10:55. My anwser was 1 hour and 25 minutePr What I did to solve this is I got a clock and I started at 9:30. Then I kept going 5 minutes by 5 minutes untill I got to 10:55. My anwser was 1 hour and 25 minutes more... less... (1 second agPr

• May 19, 2011
• Well I knew she 3 t-shirts \$8.00 a peace so I added 8+8+8=\$24 and a pair of shorts costing 12.00 so I added that to the \$24 and that \$36.00 and she left with \$5.00 so I added that to \$36 that was \$41 in all.
• I added 8 + 8 + 8= 24 + 12 + 5 = 41.
• This is what I did I added \$8 3 times(one time=one t-shirt and she bought three t-shirts)Then I added the \$12 (the \$12=one pair of shorts) Finally I added the \$5 because she left the store with \$5 and My answer was \$41.
• All I did was I did \$8x3,that equaled 24.After that I add \$12 and I got \$36, then I added \$5 to \$36 and I got \$41.
• Taylor went to the store. She bought 3 t-shirts that cost \$8 a piece and a pair of shorts that cost \$12. She left the store with \$5. How much money did she start with?

• \$25 10%, 2 vote(s)
• \$41 85%, 17 vote(s)
• \$30 5%, 1 vote(s)
• \$43 0 vote(s)
• Mackenzie U. - I wanted to know how much \$ did she start with?
So I knew that she bought 3 t-shirts that cost \$8 a piece and a pair of shorts that cost \$12. She left the store with \$5. Then I added up 8 3 times and that gave me 24, so then I added 24 + 12 and that was 36. So then I took 36 and I added 5 to it and that was an answer of 41 dollars. So 41 dollars was my answer.

• May 5, 2011
• Title: the Marthon mouse
This book is about Geronimo stilton and chanp a fit mouse is putting Geronimo in a marthon and Geronimo does not want to do a mathon and then chanp mondivates him and wakes him up arund five and Geronimo says no and chanp made him so he had to and he had to eat carrots and healthy things. Then he stated not to complain as much and then he was happy from what he acomplished!!!
• title: Lou Gehrig
This book is about a famous baseball player and he gets deadly disease and he dias at 37 yers old. He played for thr new york Yankees. he hit the ball REAL for when he bats. Then one day he stoped hit the ball it was in the newspapper. Eveyone was suprised that he stoped hiting and a few weeks latter that is when he got the deadly disease. He did't play but he was to every game and when he new he was going to die did a speach then he did nothing but stay in bed. He die at the age of 37 he died!
• Title: Lou Gehrig

This book is about a good baseballer who got a sickness that can't be stopped and it just eventually kills you. He died at 37 yeas old that is young to die at.
I would recommend it to kids and adults that are interested in baseball. Then I would not recommend it to kids and adults that do not like baseball. Why? Because they would not probably not be interested to read it. I think it is sad that Lou Gehrig died because of a bad disease.

• Title: Most Monster
Author: Lynn Downey
A summary of what I have read:

This book is about a monster family. All the little monsters want to know who does the mother love the most.To them it's a mystery. But the mother monster loves all her little monsters the same but in different ways and for different reasons. Then one morning all the little children wanted to do a Birthday surprise for "their" mother and so thats what they did. The first thing "Max did was made the best Bang Bang jokes. "I like the book and I think that other kids will like it because it's a family story to read with the whole family". Thats why I think some kids will like it.
Title: Most Monster
Author: Lynn Downey
A summary of what I have read:

This book is about a monster family. All the little monsters want to know who does the mother love the most.To them it's a mystery. But the mother monster loves all her little monsters the same but in different ways and for different reasons. Then one morning all the little children wanted to do a Birthday surprise for "their" mother and so thats what they did. The first thing "Max did was made the best Bang Bang jokes. "I like the book and I think that other...
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• I am reading Little House on The Parrie
a liittle girl named Laura is moving out of her home in the big woods to indan land and her mother dose not like the idea but they do it any way. They were so lucky that they crosed the Mississippi river when they did in winter because that night after they went acorss the river the ice that let theem cross craced that night.
My thoughts about the book is that it is a page-turrner for me and I would like evreyone in the world to read it because it is a very spatulare book to me and if you do reead I hope you injoy it like me.
I am reading Little House on The Parrie
a liittle girl named Laura is moving out of her home in the big woods to indan land and her mother dose not like the idea but they do it any way. They were so lucky that they crosed the Mississippi river when they did in winter because that night after they went acorss the river the ice that let theem cross craced that night.
My thoughts about the book is that it is a page-turrner for me and I would like evreyone in the world to read it because it is a very spatulare book to me...
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• Title The Littlist Pumpkin

My example:
I am reading The Littlist Pumpkin, by R.A Herman

My Example:
One spooky Hollowen night at Barlett's Farm Stand there 18 pumpkins left to sell.
All the pumpkins were in ship shape to be sold because they all had big dreams but little pumpkin had the biggist dreams of all. Little pumpkin wanted to be shinning in the dark, with ghostes, monsters, witches an dfaires gatherd around here singing a holloween song and today was th eday all these big dreams are going to come true the little pumpkin thought. Maggie stopped by to pick out a pumpkin for her class party she said "I want the biggest pumpkin you have." as she walked by all the pumpkins she didn't even glance at the littlest pumpkin. The pumpkin Maggie chose was so big mr.Barrlet had to carry it to her mothers car for her. Than the twins arrived Jess wanted the roundest pumpkin and fastest pumpkin. Jen wanted the tallest and skinnest pumpkin. Later mrs.Garlands class arrived to the farm to bye apples and pumpkins. The littlest pumpkin thought he would sertanly be chosen then but sadly the littliset pumpkin wasn't. all day people came to th elittle farm stand for pumpkins the farmers daughter was sick so she ahd her brother bring in pic. that she drew of her pumpkin so she could have a pumpkin even though she was sick. Soon it was time to leave for the night there were 4 pumpkins remanig at the little farm stand.
Title The Littlist Pumpkin

My example:
I am reading The Littlist Pumpkin, by R.A Herman

My Example:
One spooky Hollowen night at Barlett's Farm Stand there 18 pumpkins left to sell.
All the pumpkins were in ship shape to be sold because they all had big dreams but little pumpkin had the biggist dreams of all. Little pumpkin wanted to be shinning in the dark, with ghostes, monsters, witches an dfaires gatherd around here singing a holloween song and today was th eday all these big dreams are going to come true the little pumpkin...
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• Homework, Week of April 25th

Think about the book you have been reading during guided reading time. (Only Passing Through, Your Movie, Lou Gehrig, or Frida Kahlo). Write a book review. In the review, include the following:
Title
Brief Summary of Text (that you have read)
Who might like this book and why
Who you would not recommend this book to and why

My example:
I am reading Crash, by Jerry Spinelli. Crash, the main character in this text is more concerned about winning football games and looking good than he is about being kind...
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• Cameron S. - Title:Only Passing Throgh
(I just finshed so I'm going to do my best remember all the stuff in the book)
Isabelle got sold to a white man that spoke English and Isabelle spoke Dutch and every time she didn't do something right she got whipped in the back REALLY hard! When she was sixteen she got a new oner and she was forced to get married and have children and then her children would become her owner's slaves. Soon she met a couple that believed that slavery was wrong, the man of the couple bought Isabelle then, set here free. Isabelle heard that
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• Apr 25, 2011
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• Kelsey H. - Title: Only Passing Through
Summery: Isabella had gotten sold to a whiteman who spokeEnglish. Sadly Isabella spoke Dutch. But another reasaon why this was bad was because every single little thing that Issabella did wrong in stead of her master saying, " I am so Sorry you did did that one a little bit wrong may you please retry that job for me?" Instead of the nice words he got a whip and whacked poor Issabella on the back. Blood would always stream down her back REALLY fast! At the age of 16 Issabella had gotten a new master who had forced Issabella to marry
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• Apr 26, 2011
• Emily P. - Title:Only Passing Through
(Isabelle is the main character) Isabelle is a slave and she had a "master" who spoke English and Isabelle spoke Dutch and every time she didn't do something right she got whipped in the back. He whipped her so hard that blood flowed down her back. When she was 16 she got a new "master". Her new master forced her to get married to a guy she didn't even want to get married to. She had to have children when the children grew up to be 2 I bet they started being a slave because they could understand a little better.
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• Apr 27, 2011
• Alex s. - Title - Your Move
Brief Summary - It is about a kid named Izzic and him doing things that his big brother does trusts him to keep him safe at night when their mom is at work but he`s leeding him into joining a gang. They go to a place where they meet a “club” called the K-Bones and he wants to get in but the only way he can get in is if he climbs up on on a street sign and “writes” K-BONES on it.
Your thoughts of the book - I like this book because it leves you hanging and there`s some action, adventure, excitement, and some traveling, they travel to a
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• Apr 27, 2011
• Wade S. - Summery-This book is about a lady named Isabellea and she could do work as any man could plus she went through tons of oners( she was a slave.)Later in her life she got married by force when she had kids her only son was taken oway from her and when she got freeed she met her son again but he left herbut he sent her letters. In a few years her son stoped writeing to her so she thought he was dead
My Thoughts-ve I think Isebllea had a terrblile life with what she went through just being a slave. I also think that Isebella is brave because she was a slave and she ran
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• Apr 28, 2011
• John K. - Title: Only passing through
Summery: This book is about a girl named Ezilbella.
She had a bad life. She was a slaveshe got sold to many White people. She was whipped by a master who spook english beause Ezilbella spook dutch. After that she was sold to a man named John Domunt. She was forced to get married. She had kids. When she got her freedom her son got taken away. She went to court she got her son back. Her son left he wrote letters, one day he didn't write back. Ezilbella thought that her son was dead. She just left she gota new name Sojorner Truth. She
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• Apr 29, 2011
• Here is what I did... I added \$19.00, \$8.00 three times because he got a new pair of shorts, and 2 t-shirts all costing \$8.00 I got \$35.00. Then since he had \$7.00 left I added that up with the rest of the things and my answer was \$42.00 that he started with!!!
• Jake spent \$19 on a new pair of shorts and \$8 on each of the 2 shirts he bought. He left the store with \$7. How much money did he start with?

• \$34 10.53%, 2 vote(s)
• \$37 10.53%, 2 vote(s)
• \$42 73.68%, 14 vote(s)
• \$45 5.26%, 1 vote(s)
• Annabelle B. - What I did was I and add up the shorts, both t-shirts, and I add the money he left the store with which was \$7 and what I got was........... \$42!!!

• Apr 19, 2011
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• Jillian L. - What I did is I added up 19 dollars because the shorts were 19 dollars then I added up 8 dollars and then another 8 dollars and then I added up 7 dollars because that is how much money Jake had when he left the store and all of that money together was 42 dollars.

• Apr 19, 2011
• Mackenzie U. - This is the way I did it:
So I knew that Jake spent \$19 on a new pair of shorts and \$8 on EACH of the 2 shirts he bought. He left the store with \$7. I added \$ 19 + \$16 (since 8 + 8 = 16) and that equaled \$35 dollars. Then I added \$7 dollars to that since it said how much money did he START with, and the answer to that was \$ 42 dollars. So my answer is \$ 42 dollars.
I found how much money did he start witPr

• Apr 19, 2011
• Emily P. - What I did was I added up the shorts (which was \$19.00),the 2 pairs of shirts(which were \$8.00 each),and the \$7. I added up the \$7 because it said,"How much money did he start with?" That means all the money that he had to begin with. My answer was \$42. Problem... \$19.00+\$8.00=\$27, \$27.00 + \$8.00+\$35, \$35 +\$7=\$42.

• Apr 19, 2011
• LIFT A LINE

We have practiced "lifting a line." That is when you take a sentence or two from a text that is difficult to understand and try to make meaning of it.
Considerations for "lifting a line:"
• What do you think the author means? Why do you think this?
• What don't you understand?
• What do you wonder?
• How could the author have said that a different way?

Write the TITLE of the text.
COPY the LINE you are lifting.

Here's my example:
Text: Because of Winn Dixie
Line: "And right at that minute, right when the three of us had decided to be friends, who should come marching into the Herman W. Block Memorial Library but old pinch-faced Amanda Wilkinson."

My thoughts: I get the feeling that India Opal felt that she had a really good thing happening, making friends with Miss Frannie Block. That is, until Amanda Wilkinson arrived. The text said she "marched." That gives me the impression that she was walking formally and with purpose, it almost sounds like Amanda was sure to ruin India Opal's new friendship. It doesn't sound like Amanda is going to be much of a friend because she is "pinch-faced." Sounds to me like she is a grouch. I wonder whether or not Amanda will ruin the new friendship.
LIFT A LINE

We have practiced "lifting a line." That is when you take a sentence or two from a text that is difficult to understand and try to make meaning of it.
Considerations for "lifting a line:"
• What do you think the author means? Why do you think this?
• What don't you understand?
• What do you wonder? ...
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• Kelsey H. - Here's my example:
Text : Heaven is for Real
Line: "What did Jesus look like? I said. Abruptly, Colton put down his toys and looked up at me. Jesus has markers. What? Markers Daddy, Jesus has markers."
My thoughts: I am thinking that the little boy Colton ment that Jesus had red blood from the nails in his hands and feet during the time he was on the cross. I think this because Colton a 3 year old would not know what blood is so he just said the color then what he thought the red stuff was. I wonder if the book will ever say if the nails went
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• Apr 4, 2011
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• Annabelle B. - Title: The Maze Of Bones (The 39 Clues)
Author: Rick Riordan
Line: Dan Cahill thought he had the most annoying sister on the planet. And that was before she set fire to two million dollars.
My Thoughts: My understanding is that Dan dose not like his sister and he dose not like enany less he even more that she just set fire on two million dollars. I just do not get why he would say that. In the book she helps him a lot and she is annoying but not that annoying that he has to say that she is the most annoying sister on the planet someone in the book is ardey
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• Apr 4, 2011
• Morgan F. - Tittle: Chester
Line:Once upon a time there was me chestar stands for:
Charming
Handsome
Envy of mouse
Smart
Talented
Envy of me'lanie
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• Apr 5, 2011
• Cameron S. - Title: The Heros of Olympus, The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
Line: " I can't summon any more gas!" Leo warned. then his face turned red." Wow, that came out wrong. I mean the burning kind."
At first when I read that I was like are you serious! Man that might cost him a couple dates if he was around a lot more girls. If I woud not have read that he was trowing gasoline, I would have stoped reading right then.

• Apr 5, 2011
• John K. - -Title:Percy Jackson & the olympians The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordon
Line: "Mount Olympus," I said. "your telling me there is really a palace there?"
My thoughts: I think that Percy thought that there is no such thing as Olympus. I think that Percy was shocked when he figured out that Olympus was real. I wonder what Percy's reaction will be when he figures out a lot of the stuff about aceint greek that he thought was fake is actully real. I think that Percy is suprised. The reson I think that is the fact that he thought the
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• Apr 5, 2011
• Jacob P. - Title: Diary of a wimpy kid the last straw
Auther: Jeff Kinedy
Line:I spent the hole game pulling balls out of the bush, and let me tell you it was not fun.
I do not understand that he is the one pulling the balls out because the 6th graders do that not 7th graders. I understand that pulling balls out of the bushes was not fun and he wants to play in the game because he is tiererd of pulling the balls out.

• Apr 5, 2011
• Wade S. - The Invention Of Hugo Cabret
Nearby,on a small table,was a stack of envelops hisuncle's uncashed paychecks, accumulatingweek by week.
My understanding: Is that Hugo's dad is ethier poor and hopeless or dead and Hus=go is hopeing noone will find out about the checks and he will not get arested for hiding.

• Apr 5, 2011
• Christian T. - Title: The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
Line: Piper soon realized Annabeth's heart wasn't in the tour. She talked about all this amazing stuff the camp offered--magic archery, pegasus riding, the lava wall, fighting monsters--but she showed no excitement, as if her mind were elsewhere.
I understand the meaning of this sentence is that Annabeth didn't really care about the tour. I wonder why she doesn't care when it seems like there are so many fun things to do. I understand that she must be thinking about something else and she can't
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• Apr 6, 2011
• Eliza B. - My book is "little house in the big woods"
The sentence is "After the sugar snow had gone,spring came. Birds sang in leafing hazel bushes along the crooked rail fence."
I think that there is a fence and it is old and there are bushes that are along it and birds sang on the bushes or the rail and she loved that after the snow that it was spring.And I wonder what will happen next in her spring.

• Apr 6, 2011
• Mackenzie U. - Text: Thea Stilton and the Dragon’s Code
Line: It meant “one more crossing the threshold of knowledge, never one less!” It was one of the many things about Mouseford that I admired.
My understanding: I understand that Thea is going to teach at Mouseford academy. One of the things that Thea admired is the schools motto. I think the author means that there is always one more person that is learning and their is never one less. I don’t understand what the word threshold means. I think it means that someone or somebody is knocking on the door into the world of
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• Apr 6, 2011
• Brenden T. - Text: Because of Winn Dixie
Line: "And right at that minute, right when the three of us had decided to be friends, who should come marching into the Herman W. Block Memorial Library but old pinch-faced Amanda Wilkinson."
My thoughts: I get the feeling that India Opal felt that she had a really good thing happening, making friends with Miss Frannie Block. That is until Amanda Wilkinson arrived. The text said she marched. That gives me the impression that she was walking formally and with purpose it almost sounds like Amanda was sure to ruin India Opal's
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• Apr 6, 2011
• Alex s. - Text: Savvy by Ingrid Law
Line: “A savvy’s not a sickness or a disease, Mibs,” Grandpa told me. “It’s not magic or sorcery either. Your savvy’s in your blood.”
My thoughts: I have no idea savvy is. I thought it was magic because it sounded like a magical word. I understand is not a sickness or disease or magic or sorcery because the grandpa says it in the book. I don’t understand what savvy is because it’s your blood. But I don’t know what it does. I wonder if it does something special. The author could have said what savvy is or what it
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• Apr 6, 2011
• Emily P. - Here's my example:
Text : Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief
Line: We saw the archery range,the canoeing lake,the stables (which Chiron didn't like very much),the javelin range,the sing-along amphitheater,and the arena where Chiron said they held sword & Spear fights. "Sword & Spear fights?" I asked.
My thoughts: I am thinking that the javelin center is were people die from the sword fights & the spear fights. I don't know why Chiron doesn't like the stables? I am also thinking that Percy Jackson likes the
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• Apr 8, 2011
• I guessed but I tryed to do my best guess. I had to guess 10 pencils. I voted for that because I could not figure it out. I also guessed that because it made the most sence out of all of them! That is why I voted for 10 pencils!
• I added \$.79 untill I got something very close to \$8.00. I got 9 pencils.
• I did it like this... multiplied \$.79 by 9,8,10,and 11 and I realized 10 was the closest answer so that's what I answer.
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