Verbs, Pronouns, and Narratives…OH MY!

Sixth Grade Blog Posts by Isa Z and Allie B

     The first two weeks have been a blast. We have already learned so much from Mrs. Teitelbaum. We learned what helping verbs are, and we even got taught a song to remember all the helping verbs.


  • Be Am Is Are Was Were Been
  • Has Have Had
  • Do Does Did
  • Can Could Should Will Would May
  • Might Must Being

Sing to the tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”
We learned verb phrases, here’s one example:

She’s hoping for a call from her sister.

   The verb phrase in this sentence is…

                    “is hoping”
      We also did personal narratives. All the stories came out amazing. Remember to come back next week so you can see a few of the personal Narratives on our own blogs.

By: Allie B

So far the second week of Middle School has been great. We read a few more chapters of our read aloud book, Flying Solo, and learned about a few new characters. The people we know about are Rachel, the selective mute, Bastian, a boy who has a father in the military, and Jessica, a smart girl who is premature. In all honesty, although we barely read anything about what happened, or half of who the students are, I could relate to Jessica the most.

As I said last week, while we have Flying Solo has a class book, each student in our class has their own book to read. Right now I’m reading Skeleton Creek: The Crossbones. It’s an amazing book that I think you should check out except that it’s the third book in the series and I haven’t read the others… Other books people are reading are titles like The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery, etc… (I’m asking the others what they’re reading so I can add them.) By: Isa Z


Seventh Grade Recap by Elad O., Eliana J., Emily T., and Ariella T.

This week in grammar we learned about 5 different types of pronouns. The first type is Personal which includes 1st person (I, me, and myself)2nd person (your, you, and yourself)  and 3rd person (his, her, she). Demonstrative pronouns point things out.  Relative pronouns which join independent and dependent clauses. Then we learned about indefinite pronouns.  Finally, we learned about interrogative which ask questions.Finally we learned about antecedents. They are the word that the pronoun replaces and always come before the pronoun. They can be in the same sentence, not at all, or the sentence before. We also started on working a personal narrative.  By: Elad O

This week in our 7th grade’s language arts class, everyone wrote narratives about something that happened in our lives. It could be about a sleep away camp, going to Universal, getting in a car accident or many other topics. This week we just worked on our rough drafts. When we were finished with our draft, we peer conferenced with a friend. Not many people got this far yet, but after peer conferencing, we met up with Mrs. Teitelbaum. I think most of the class was really interested with what they were writing. We are all looking forward to finishing up our narratives. By: Emily T

We had a great second week of school and are already learning so much!  Last week in language arts we voted on a book to read for our first read aloud.  We ended up reading the book Ungifted written by Gordon Korman.  So far it is a great book! It is about a boy named Donovan Curtis who is a big troublemaker.  He is not smart and is always doing something wrong on purpose.  The word “gifted” has never been used towards him.  During a school basketball game Donovan gets stuck in detention.  When he sneaks out with his friends the “Daniels”, he comes across the school statue.  Without thinking, he hits the globe that the man is holding with a stick, it goes tumbling down straight into the gym.  Nobody get hurt but the gym is in great damage.  Donovan gets caught by the superintendent and is sent to her office.  The superintendent writes down his name and then has to go help the game, so he dismisses him.  Donovan does something with his name so now the superintendent doesn’t know he did it.  Now nobody knows who caused the damage.  The pressure is raising on Donovan as he feels that he will get caught.  That is as far we have gotten in the book so far!  As a reminder make sure that you are reading for 15 minutes a day!  Stay tuned for further information on the book!

By: Ariella Tesler

This week in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we started a new read aloud called Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald. It’s a book about a kid named Charlie Joe Jackson who hates reading. To get out of reading, he reads a first chapter of a book and the last chapter, he buys his friend an ice cream sandwich so his friend will tell him everything else. It’s a book filled with humor, a great story, tips on how to avoid reading, and “short chapters”.

By: Eliana J

Eighth Grade Week in Review by Itamar L. and Zachary S.

This week for our reading we really didn’t read much. What we did read I will explain briefly. After the moon got hit by an asteroid we experienced one night with miranda. The moon was knocked out of its orbit and into the middle of the sky. The world turns into partial mayhem and people think it might actually end. They talk to Matt, the older brother and he is ok, but has no reception so he has to go to a payphone to reach them. People are not sure why the asteroid made such a problem, but school is canceled. Will the world end??

We also wrote personal stories this week about something we had done in the past. I talked about going go-karting this past summer. It was a fun assignment, but it would have been nicer to do an assignment from scratch that we create.That would be AWESOME.

By: Itamar L.

This week for language arts we did a few things in grammar and writing. We finished out our lesson on pronouns. Last week we learned about personal pronouns. This week we learned four other types of pronouns and we wrote narratives. The types we learned were relative, demonstrative, indefinite and interrogative. A relative pronoun joins dependent and independent clauses.

Who, whose, whom, and that are examples of relative pronouns.

Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns that point out.

This, that, these and those are examples of demonstrative pronouns.

Indefinite pronouns are not specific.

All, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, each, everybody, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, somebody and someone are all examples of indefinite pronouns.

Interrogative pronouns ask questions.

Who, whom, whose, which and what are all examples of interrogative pronouns.

By: Zachary S


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