Monday, October 1, 2012

In the novel Wonder by RJ Palaco we learn that a "precept" is a rule or rules about really important things. Mr. Brown's September precept is "When given the choice between being right or being kind, CHOOSE KIND."

1) What does this quote mean to you?
2) Why is this "rule" important?
3) Why or when is it difficult to follow this precept?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


During WW I, some Americans were opposed to the war. Our text states that "to encourage unity, Congress passed laws making it a crime to criticize the government or it interfere with the war effort. Nearly 1,600 men and women were arrested for breaking these laws."

Do you think that the government should have the right to silence critics during wartime? Give reasons to support your point of view.

You may use the link to read a kid-friendly explanation on the Bill of Rights.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ancient Egypt

Today we begin our journey back in time to the civilization of Ancient Egypt! What do you want to learn about Egyptian culture? How do you want to learn about it? Your input is valued and will help me create our lessons!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Book Club

Which book(s) do you want to read for December book club? Why? Please list TWO options!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rome's Geographic Setting

After reading pages 191 and 192 in your textbook AND studying the map of Ancient Italy, answer the following question: How did the geographic setting of Ancient Rome make the civilization thrive? Remember to write a topic sentence, add details that can be found in the text, and write a concluding sentence.