- expert testimony
- write about personal experiences
Today, your job is to start gathering information about the "problem" you are solving, or the need you are helping satisfy. You might gather:
This year, all 17 6th graders joined 259 other people from our community in the Sue C. Boynton poetry contest, and out of all those poems, they picked 10 winners, of which Liam was one. Way to go, Liam!
There will be a Poetry Awards Ceremony at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 7pm on Thursday, May 16th. All the students' poems will be on display and Liam will be invited to read his poem aloud to the audience. Put it on your calendars now! It should be an amazing night!
As you begin learning about the problem your nonprofit addresses, look for things like:
Starting Monday the entire school will be doing the SATs. We take these tests as a school so we can see how we are doing as a school and also to help each student see areas of strength and areas for goals. Scores will not be factored into report cards, but each child should do their best.
Students should bring:
Make sure you get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast before you come to school!
The testing schedule will be as follows:
Monday: Reading Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Tuesday: Math Problem Solving and Math Procedures
Wednesday: Spelling and Language
Thursday: Science and Social Studies
Friday: Take a deep breath! You're done!
What do you want your nonprofit to be? Decide who you will serve and how you will serve them. We'll share on Monday!
Over the next few weeks, each student in our class will be working independently to answer the question, "How can I create a nonprofit organization to serve people in need?"
To begin our projects, we'll first explore some basic questions about nonprofits.
What is a nonprofit organization?
What needs do these nonprofits serve?
What are some ways nonprofits get money?
Zari is doing the Walk for Life this year (as she has for as long as she can remember). She's actually raised money for the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic since she was in first grade.
She is inviting anyone in the class or even parents, to walk with her as part of her group on May 18th. The walk will start at Abundant Life Church and is about 2 miles. If you want more information, be sure to talk to Zari!
Take a second to write a post on your reading blog that marks the beginning of the 3rd
A final essay should:
Where do you describe what is seen, heard, smelled, tasted, or felt?
What verbs do you use? Go back and change all your action verbs to something more descriptive.
Where do you use these tools? Why did you pick the metaphor you did?
Do you have reasons for ALL of your line breaks and stanzas?
What are you emphasizing by breaking your lines where you do?
Does your poem rhyme? Does it rhyme all the way through the whole poem?
If you don’t rhyme in some places, but do in others, why? You should have a reason.
Do you say things that don’t work well just because they rhyme? Change it!
What is the message your poem delivers? Is it just description, or do you tie it to an important idea?
You need a title. Do you have one?
Your title is one more opportunity to create meaning in your poem. Don’t just put down the first thing that comes to mind.
Did you do anything else in your poem on purpose? Tell about it!