Monday, March 14, 2016

Slice of Life: It's Numeracy Night

What: PI Day 3.14

Event: Numeracy Night

Action: The hallways and classrooms of our school added energy filled with math games, digital programs, and families participating. We multiplied that energy with laughter. We divided laughter among participants. And we subtracted pizza pie from the awesome kitchen staff, Deanna Kuehne and Denise Hannahs after the numeracy tour!

What did it look like?




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Writing Strategy:

Layering: I layered the event action with math words:  added energy, multiplied energy with laughter, divided laughter among participants, subtracted pizza.


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SOL Sun Beams




Sunbeams


Tired after work, I needed a walk. I walked with my head down, kicking at the dust as the shadows darkened beneath the fir trees lining the road. I sighed. Suddenly, the dust beneath my feet transformed into a yellow as bold as gold. I stood up straight, looking forward and up at the turn in the road where the beams of light thrown from the setting sun engulfed the forest, creating a haloed glow against the black of evening. A mourning dove cooed behind me. I hurried forward, hoping to find something special, something left by the sun. I jogged up into the light and found it: the hope of a better day in the setting sun and a smile to return home as I remembered its beauty.








Writing Strategies


Description [sight]: the setting sun engulfed the forest, creating a haloed glow against the black of evening.


Description [sound]:  A mourning dove cooed behind me.


Details: Tired after work, I needed a walk. I walked with my head down, kicking at the dust


Emotions:  the hope of a better day in the setting sun and a smile to return home as I remembered its beauty

Image Source: https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/11/07/11/30/sunbeam-1031201_960_720.jpg

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