Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween controversy

You are going to read an article about a high school that banned Halloween because one of it's students chose to wear an Adolph Hitler costume. We all know who Hitler is and what he did during World War II, killing all people who were not white, blonde-haired, and blue-eyed. This included anyone not of Christian heritage, most of all people of the Jewish faith.

So, go HERE and read the article. Then, go to your blog and answer the question the article poses at the end.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Invisibility Cloak

I've always wondered what it would be like to be invisible. Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to just slip into Harry Potter's invisibility cloak and know others couldn't see you? What would you do? Where would you go?

We are approaching Halloween, and the most famous of all invisible beings, ghosts, will be out in full force! So, I want you to write a paragraph about what you would do if you were invisible!

What would the advantages of being invisible be? What would the disadvantages be?

Open your mind and be creative! Imagine yourself in this situation and then write about it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Memories are said to be one of the few things no person can take away from you. That's a nice thought, don't you think? It is especially sweet when we remember those who aren't with us anymore and are able to keep them here because we can think of a time when we were really happy with them.

Think of how many songs there are about memories. One that comes to mind is, "Memories, like the corners of my mind. Misty, water-colored memories, of the way we were."

Or how about Fall Out Boy's "Thanks for the Memories?"

"One night yeah, and one more time, thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories..."

I'm sure you can think of some more.

So, today, I want you to write AT LEAST A PARAGRAPH about a memory you have from your past. It can be good or bad, but I want you to tell me about it and give enough information so your reader feels like they were there and experienced it with you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I took this blog idea from Mrs. Kirkpatrick.

I am sure you have heard by now that there will be no bonfire this year. In case you don't know, it was not necessarily a local decision. The Supreme Court actually made a ruling this summer that would hold school districts completely liable for any injuries related to a bonfire. Now that may not seem like a big deal until you consider how many ways people could get injured...and of course, how eager our society is to sue someone. Our local officials decided it would be in the best interest of all involved to do away with the bonfire all together rather than take chances on someone getting really hurt. Now, to seniors this really seems unfair--especially since it is their senior year!! And one day, you WILL be a senior! Rather than fight a losing battle, though, how about if you guys come up with an alternative that would become the new tradition!?! Just think, y'all could be the ones that start something that your grand kids will be doing years from now!! You might even start a trend around the know with the recent rulings there are other cities and schools that will no longer participate in this tradition. So blog about how you feel about no more bonfire...and throw out some ideas of alternatives!! Oh, and remember that ANYONE can read your posts, so KEEP THEM SCHOOL APPROPRIATE!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I wish...

Finish the sentence below and then continue writing a paragraph (remember that is AT LEAST five complete sentences, no less) explaining your thoughts.

Title your post "I wish."

"I wish there were a law that said _____________. This would be a good law because______...