Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Playing in the Snow

my friend Christian and my nephew Jordan
My nephew Jordan

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lilliann Patricia

She is my favorite Niece.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mad about tv

In “Boy Band Bonanza” MadAbout holds a contest to find the most financially responsible band in the country. What they get isn’t exactly what they expected. More Resources
“Just Pay It” sees the return of everyone’s favorite licensed tax accountant and semi-professional Lady GaGa impersonator, Lord GuyGuy. This time s/he sings a song about taxes and why we pay them. More Resources
The band sings a song about “Portion Size” It’s hypnotic and ethereal. More Resources
In the latest “Sketch Reject”, the cast raps about how to eat healthy! More Resources

The band sings a song titled “Exercise Can Be Many Things”. It’s true, it can! More Resources

“James Cuts A Demo Tape” James has had enough of M@dAbout and is intent on starting a career as an “environmental singer”. More Resources

“Oh no, Ozone” is the latest song from the band. This super catchy tune teaches and inspires with a great hook and melody about the environment. More Resources

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Magnus is a good reader

How good? Magnus has read:
  • Lightning Thief (1032 pages), 
  • Sea of Monsters (304 pages), 
  • Titan's Curse (336 pages), 
  • Labyrinth (384 pages), 
  • Last Olympian (400 pages), 
  • Lost Hero (576 pages), 
  • Red Pyramid (528 pages)
for 3560 pages total in 55 days of school, or 65 pages per day average. boohyah!
Virtual School Rocks!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Persusasive Paper

All Grades Writing Prompt:

Choose a place where you would like to live. You can choose a certain neighborhood, a certain city, a certain country, a certain landscape – like mountains or the beach. Write an essay to persuade someone to live there.

Due November 12th

Writing Help > A+ Papers > PERSUASIVE ESSAY

The purpose of a persuasive essay is to convince the reader to agree with your opinion about something.

To write a persuasive essay, follow the directions below:

  • Think of a problem. The problem can be something in your school, community, city, state, country, etc. Decide what you want to persuade your reader to think and do about the problem. For example, you can argue that students should have to attend school 12 months each year. Or you can argue that summer vacations should be longer.

  • Take notes on the different viewpoints surrounding your topic using an idea organizer.

  • Write a title. Consider putting your title in the form of a question. Your paper should answer the question.

  • Write an introduction. Briefly inform your reader about your topic and the differing opinions on it.

  • Summarize the opinions of those who disagree with you.

  • Summarize your own opinions about the topic. Be sure to give reasons that support your opinion. Use statistics, facts, quotations from experts and examples.

  • Write a strong conclusion. In a persuasive essay, this can take the form of a call to action. Let your reader know what can be done to solve the problem.

  • Once you have finished your essay, be sure to review your writing.