Sunday, November 28, 2010

Week 13: Lesson Learned!


Wow! It's already December? Where has this year gone? 

Time to share! I know you are learning fascinating things in your WAVA subjects.  For this week's response, tell us about something you learned in one of your courses in November.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week 12: Gobble Boggle


  In honor of Thursday's holiday, let's play a fun game of Gobble Boggle this week! Here's how you play...

Look at the letters in the word "Thanksgiving." Can you make a new word by rearranging a few of the letters? You can only choose a word that no one else has found. Let's see how many different words we can make!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walter's Enjoying Donuts in Auburn


November 12-18, 2010
Walter had a fun trip to the McNeill House.  It was cold in the mailbox, while he waited for us to get him.  We think he might have been in there a day or two, so when he came in, we warmed up with a hot chocolate party.  Walter decided to join us at the table, but he wasn't very thirsty.  One of the highlights of his stay with the McNeill's was the yummy doughnuts from the best doughnut shop ever (at least the best in Auburn, WA).  We took a picture of the sign, so Walter could remember it.   

He also got to make several trips to visit with Baba and Papa (Isaac's grandparents).  They live on the hill overlooking the valley.  They have a very nice view and can even see Mt. Rainier on a nice day.  The day we took the picture was a cloudy, grey day.   

Walter got to watch Isaac at his martial arts class.  He thought that looked like fun.  Walter also had lots of opportunities to sing and dance, do art projects, read, play Wii and just hang out with us.  I'm not sure what he would say is the highlight, but we suspect he liked the singing in the car the best.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Week 11: The Magic Seed


On my walk this morning, a rather small squirrel came up to me. He was holding a strange looking nut in his paw. Imagine my surprise when he looked up at me and squeaked, "Behold, the magic seed! Plant it wherever you wish. It will grow into anything you fancy!"

I am passing this magic seed on to you. Where will you plant it? What would you like it to grow into?

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Week 10: Remarkable Read Alouds!


For this week's response, we are going to try a new, super cool website called Vocaroo! Here's how it works.
1) Pick a page or paragraph from a book, a poem or something you have written.
2) Go to Vocaroo.
3) Click on the box that says "Click to Record. "
4) Say your first name.
5) Read your poem, page or paragraph aloud.
6) Click "Send to a Friend" and send your Voacroo to Mrs. Sol at

If you don't have a microphone, you can leave a comment about another student's read aloud. Just remember to be positive and kind.

As soon as I receive it, I will add your Vocaroo to the blog with your name, so others can listen. As a sample, the first comment will be MY read aloud. Please respond before Friday, November 12!