It's been a while, but I'd like for us to share our experiences with the water this week. My husband and I have a creek in our backyard which is normally quite small, but it grew this weekend. We have been absolutely fine, but it is quite something to watch the water rise and start to fill your yard.
The images on television and pictures that friends have sent have been incredible. I've never seen anything like it here in Nashville.
ETA: The additional pictures were provided by Molly. They are BGA's Lower School parking lot.
I'd love to hear about your neighborhoods and what you've seen in the comments.
The first three book reviews are posted below. I'm excited to see what books everyone likes and why. Your classmates can give you some great ideas for outside reading books. Some of my favorite books were read because a friend told me about them.
If you are interested, there's a link in the left column to my daughter's blog, "A Chapter A Day." On this blog, she is sharing a novel she is writing. If you like Eragon or other fantasy novels, you might like this. She'd love for you to leave a comment if you read any of it.
Over the weekend, I asked you to think of a story with a Home-Away-Home structure, such as "Little Red Riding Hood." In your entry this week, please explain in 3-5 sentences how your story fits this structure.
Also, tell me if your story includes a Pattern of Change. Be complete in your answer!
Welcome to 2010. Can you believe our school year is halfway over? That means we need to work hard and learn all we can.
This week we are focusing on stories. We'll be reading mysteries from The Reader as Detective and making plot maps. I also want us to write our own stories, so I want everyone to visit http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm Use only your first name and number as we do on this blog. Then follow the directions to create your own story using the story starter that you create. Print your story and give it to me by Monday, January 11th.