Tuck Everlasting, The Outsiders and The Book Thief

6th Grade

This week we worked more on adverbs. We learned about adding –ly to the end of adjectives to make the adjective into adverb form.

Example: From beautiful to beautifully, and gentle to gently.

We mainly worked on chapter summaries. If you read my friend Jack’s post, we continued reading Tuck Everlasting. We read chapters 12 to 14, and then summarized the main idea of each chapter. It was fun to write and hopefully we will do more of the summarizing chapters in the future.

By: Isa Z

Screenshot_11_13_15__11_53_AMThis week we continued the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. We found out that the man in the yellow suit told the Fosters that he knows where the Tucks took Winnie, and he offers to buy their wood in exchange for him getting Winnie.

We also found out that Winnie is really liking life with the Tucks. She and Angus Tuck went on the Tuck’s rowboat and Angus described what immortality was like, using the metaphor; “Stuck on The wheel of life”.

Later when Winnie is trying to get some sleep, Mae, Angus, and Jesse come and disturb her. Mae apologies for taking Winnie, Angus says that he is going to watch her until she falls asleep but Winnie says no, and Jesse suggests that when Winnie is seventeen she should drink the water, and they could go off, get married, and have a good time.

By: Jack H

7th Grade

Screenshot_10_26_15__10_28_AMThis week in Language Arts we continued reading The Outsiders. Chapter three starts off with Ponyboy, Johnny, and Two-Bit taking the Socs, Cherry and Marcia, home. The girl’s boyfriends, who were the same boys who beat up Johnny, arrive. The Greasers and Socs are about to start fighting, but Cherry says she’ll leave with her boyfriend because she hates fights. When Ponyboy gets home, Darry starts screaming at him and hits him hard. Ponyboy runs away with Johnny and they go to a park. At the park, the same Socs from earlier arrive. It’s five against two so the Socs grab Ponyboy and shove his face into a fountain. Ponyboy almost drowns, but Johnny kills the Soc. The boys go to Dally for advice on what to do. We left off with Dally telling them where to go and what to do.  By: Jasmine M

This week my class learned about conjunctions. A conjunction is a word that connects a word, phrases or clause. We also learned about FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) which are conjunctions. In the sentence: My favorite color is blue and green. The conjunction would be and.  By: Eliana J

 

Here are a few more examples:

-The boy ran up the path and over the hill.  And is the coordinate conjunction.
-He either ran by the fountain or near the train tracks.  Or is the coordinate conjunction.
– She promised to come to my party, but she didn’t show up. But is the coordinate conjunction.
By: Ariella T

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8th Grade

The mayor’s wife invited Liesel into her house and let her read in the library, which was heaven for Liesel. Meanwhile, we began to hear about Max Vandenburg, a Jew in hiding during Nazi Germany. At first, a childhood friend was hiding him, but he had to go to the army. Max had to move locations. Armed with Mein Kampf, the book written by Hitler, he began his journey to the home of a man he had never met before. All he knew was that this man was to be trusted. The man’s name was Hans Hubermann.IMG_1356_JPG

In the summer of 1940, Liesel did a few things. She read The Shoulder Shrug, read in the mayor’s library, played soccer on Himmel Street, and joined a group of boys that stole things. One day, Liesel and Rudy found a pfenning in the dirt, which they used to buy a piece of candy. The group of boys Liesel and Rudy joined, led by a fifteen year old, stole small items of food, such as apples. They would split the food amongst themselves because everyone was hungry during the war.

By: Zoe MCursor 3

Last week, in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class, we were learning about direct objects. A direct object is a noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb. For example, let me show you exactly what a direct object is.

I like to make food when I am hungry.

Food is the direct object because it is what “make” is describing. See what I am getting at, let’s try another.

The congressman cleaned his shoes before entering the building.

What did he clean? his SHOES, the direct object.

By: Itamar

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