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I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Students Overview

Looking for a fun way to practice your spelling? Check out Spelling City!

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A public dialogue about belief — one essay at a time | This I Believe

What do you believe? Check out this collection of essays on belief! Consider adding one of your own!
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This is a collection of websites for you! Need to do some research or need some help learning vocabulary or a cool site for a current event? Check this out and bookmark or diigo it for future reference!



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website

Check out this month's writing contest - you can win $100 for the cause of your choice by writing about recent community service that you've done! (hint - Coastal Cleanup!)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Types & Examples of Transitions

For your writing to flow smoothly, you need to use transitions. For this reason, I've included a link to a website that hightlights different kinds of transitions. Click on the link below as soon as you finish reading this. After you visit the website, re-read this and tell me how many transitions I've used! Types & Examples of Transitions:

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Monday, September 19, 2011

ALA | Banned Books Week

Next week is Banned Books Week! BBW is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Check out this list of banned books - http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/free_downloads/2011banned.pdf - see any that you have read lately?
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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Register for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards now!
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page

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9/11: Ten Years Later — History.com

What were you doing on 9/11 ten years ago? Many of you were just learning to walk and talk. I was in my classroom, with one of my 7th grade classes when the Principal's voice came on over the intercom. We were advised to that something was happening in New York City - whether an accident or attack, too soon to tell. We turned on the tv just as the second tower fell. Some kids were laughing - the nervous kind of laughter that doesn't mean the situation is humorous, but rather the people laughing are unsure how to respond. "Is this real?" "What is happening? Are we at war?" Silence filled the room as the realization that those buildings were filled with people. We were witnessing history in the making and it wouldn't be clear until later the viciousness of the attack or how many individuals sacrificed themselves to save others.

I hope that people can learn from this so that it never happens again. What will the price of peace be? I believe that peace starts at home, one person at a time. You can make a difference - one day at a time. Be the change that you want to see in the world!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Random Buzzers - September 2nd, 2011

Check out Random House's newsletter - you can win a free book, see what's coming out for new books and the first 30 people to respond can get a free 1 year subscription to Random House's new magazine "Justine"!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

National Parks Conservation Association: Email - NPCA's Park Lines: Your National Park News: September 2011

Later this year we will be doing a project where you will get to choose one of America's National Parks to research. Check out this edition of of the NPCA's newsletter to see some of September's featured parks. Did you know that admission to all parks is free on National Public Lands Day? We are just a few hours away from Acadia National Park!

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