Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where Mrs. Leighton's From

I Am From

by Jacquie Leighton


I am from paddle fans,
From Coppertone lotion and flip flops
I am from the low stone wall
Peeling, protecting, encircling our red veranda.
I am from a climbing Poinsetta tree,
A crimson curtain welcoming us home.
I'm from swims at the club and a cardboard fireplace for Christimas stockings,
From Richard and Wyona.
I'm from the lonely homemaker and her downeast risktaker
From "You Be Careful"  and "Stay on the grass!"
I'm from Sunday morning cartoons and beach combing.
I'm from Bangor, Maine, and a west coast mom,
Sticky rice and fried plantains.
From the legendary flying ace, Uncle Eddie,
And the mysterious absences of a father.
A movie camera recording family poses.
I am from black and white photos,
Always showing me and my clone, inseparable.

Science Thursday

Use the following link to learn more about DNA fingerprinting and how samples are collected etc.
CSI Web Adventures
Work through Case 1 Rookie training



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ELA Tuesday

Hi, Student!  Here is the link to the Youtube of a group of students reading their "Where I'm From" poems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmrAa2neiKU

Monday, April 3, 2017

ELA Monday

Today you delivered your speech, probably for the first time.  It was one of several practices AND a classmate gave you feedback.

The Classroom Speech Finals are Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11.

The School Speech Final is next Thursday, March 13.