• The One and Only Ivan

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 3/4/2018

    dog elephant girl gorilla

    Think about the book The One and Only Ivan.  Which character has traits that are similar to yourself?  Tell us what the traits are and why are they similar to you.  


    Here is a list of character traits:  http://examples.yourdictionary.com/character-trait-examples.html


    Don't forget to check your language conventions (grammar, capitals, spelling, punctuation).



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  • Describe your perfect day.

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 2/25/2018

    What would your perfect day be like?  

    Where would you go?  

    What would you do?  

    Who would you spend it with?  


    Write a paragraph describing this day.  Use rich vocabulary and sensory words to describe the day.  

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  • If you found $100.....

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 2/18/2018

    100 dollar bill

    If you find $100 on the ground at the park, is it yours to keep?  Give your opinion.  Write 3 or more sentences telling us your opinion and reasons why your opinion is the right one.  Don't forget to check your language conventions.

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  • If I were in charge?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 2/11/2018
    world in hands
    If you were in charge, what change would you make in our world? 
    Remember:  Think about something that helps others.
    Write at least 3 complete sentences about what you think needs to be changed in our world.
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  • What's better, Fiction or Non-Fiction?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 2/4/2018

    What’s Better: Fiction or Nonfiction?

    Few people would argue about whether reading a book is a good way to spend your time. But when it comes to deciding what book to read, it’s a different story. A 2014 survey by Scholastic showed that more kids prefer reading fiction to nonfiction. When asked what they look for when picking out a book for fun, 48 percent of kids said they want books that “tell a made-up story.” Meanwhile,
    31 percent said they look for books that “tell a true story.”   

    Many people prefer reading fiction because it lets them use their imaginations and forget about real life for a while. Several studies have shown that fiction stories with strong characters can make readers more empathetic. That is, they’re more open to seeing things from other people’s points of view.

    Though most people would agree that fiction has its benefits, many still prefer to read nonfiction. They say it’s a better use of their time to read about real people and events. Some people also point out that nonfiction makes you more knowledgeable about the world and can help you learn valuable skills.

    What do you think?
    Write a paragraph telling us your opinion.  Don't forget to check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitals.
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  • What is Persuasive / Opinion writing?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 1/28/2018

    Explain Persuasive Writing.  What is Persuasive Writing? 

    Give an example of when you might use persuasive writing. 

    Write at least 3 (third-grade) sentences.  Remember periods and capitals.

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  • How do you encourage peace?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 1/21/2018



    We read about and celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday last week.  

    How do you encourage peace and love in your home, school, and community?

    Why do you think it is important?

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  • Do you like the rain?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 1/14/2018


    Do you like the rain?

    1.  Tell your classmates why you do or do not like all of this rain that we have been having.

    2.  Write 3 or more sentences talking about what you like to do when it rains.

    3.  What 3 words would you use to describe the rain?


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  • Over winter break, I......

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 1/7/2018

    Over the winter break I.....


    Write 3 or more sentences using this sentence starter.  

    Make sure you use correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization.  

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  • What is something you really want for Christmas this year?

    Posted by Teresa Boulais on 12/17/2017



    Since the holidays are about giving, what could you give that doesn't cost any money?   You could give your time to help someone?  Maybe you could do some work for someone?  



    Okay.....NOW tell the class what you REALLY want for Christmas this year.  

    Ready, set, go!!!

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