Sunday, December 17, 2017

Magic Tree House Sunset of the Sabertooth Chapter 8

Magic Tree House, #7 Sunset of the Sabertooth

What happened in Chapter 7?  Did you predict how Jack and Annie would get out of the pit?
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Which animals did Jack and Annie see on the plain?
Why did the animals flee?
How did they stay on the Mammoth?
What was the Sabertooth doing?

How did Jack and Annie feel now?
What would you do in this situation?

Research an Ice Age animal and write an ID card for that animal.

Put a picture of the animal, the time it lived,  the food it ate, the height and weight of the animal.

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For your listening pleasure: Music by Rachael Alice Orbach

Magic Tree House Sunset of the Sabertooth Chapter 7

The Sunset of the Sabertooth is about the meeting of Jack and Annie and the Cro-Magnon man.
These people weren't so much different than you or I.  Maybe they had a simpler language, but they had to deal with the problems of how to stay warm, what to eat, where to sleep.

Jack and Annie have had a hard time in the Ice Age.  Get the book now on Amazon:

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Now, back to our current book:  What happened in Chapter 6?

Where are Jack and Annie?
How did they end up there?
What does the sorcerer look like? Why?
What did the sorcerer toss down to the children?
How does Annie feel?  How does Jack feel?
Why did Annie yell?
How did the sorcerer pull Annie up?  Didn't he have to use his hands?
What was Annie sitting on?
Where was Peanut?
Why does Annie name the animal Lulu?
What name would you give it?
What did the sorcerer give to Jack? What can he do with it?
Can you play one like that?
Why doesn't the Sorcerer speak?

Homework: Imagaine yourself in the Ice Age.  What do you feel?  What is the temperature?  What clothes are you wearing?  Sit for a moment and feel your environment there.  Then FreeWrite for 5 minutes.

While you are reading this chapter, listen to this wonderful music, by Rachael Alice Orbach, your English and music teacher!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 11

Does Mr. Klutz do the normal things that principals do? 
What is different about Mr. Klutz?

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Talk about all the incentives that Mr. Klutz came up with in order to get the kids to do better in school.
Which one do you like best?
What is the explanation that Andrea says about Mr. Klutz?
Does this make sense to you?
What was fun about Mr. Klutz's painting his head orange?

Mr. Klutz writes about his life. Where was he born?  What work did he do in the past?  Does he enjoy being a principal?

Maybe if Mr. Klutz listens to this music he will calm down and not be so nervous? 
Music and pictures by Rachael Alice Orbach

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 10

Have you ever shimmied up a flag pole?  Well, not me neither, but I used to like to climb the rope in Gym class.  This is what happened in the last chapter!  What will Mr. Klutz do next? Why does he do these things?

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Why did Mr. Klutz have a bandage wrapped around his head?
What problems did he find in the essays?
How does Mr. Klutz suggest to solve this problem?
What will he do this time?
How do the students feel about this?
Why is Andrea upset? What does she do to herself?

Homework: Write about an imaginary event in Mr. Klutz's life that made him want to take lots of risks. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 9

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 9

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The Pledge of Alliengence

 "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Uncle Sam costume


What was Mr. Klutz's next task?
Did thekids like It?
Do you like to write?
Does your country have pledge?
What is your country's National Anthem?
Can you sing it?
What day is coming up in America in the story?
Do you think that contests in school is good for kids?
What would meke you work harder in school?
Do you respect Mr. Klutz?
respect - a feeling that you look up to a person.
How does Emily feel about Mr. Klutz?
How does Andrea feel about Mr. Klutz?
 What can Mr. Klutz do to be a better principal?
What were the incentives so far in the school?

Lumberjack with a harness

Write a descriptive essay describing Mr. Klutz, write about his appearance nd his personality.
What type of person is he? What does he like to do?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 8

Mr. Klutz is Nuts Chapter 8

Is Mr. Klutz really Nuts?

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Kodak moment- a time when you can take a good picture
limping  - you are walking putting more weight on one leg than the other.

Where did Mr. Klutz go to get better from his fall?
How long did he have to use a cane?
Would he call off the Chocoate Party?
How did the students do Math problems?
Which teachers helped?  How?
Who did the last Math problem?
What did the gym look like?
What happened at 9:00pm?
Did any one take a picture?

Homework: Pretend that you are a newspaper reporter.  You are interviewing Mr. Klutz about the chocolate party.  Write three questions and answer them.  Write the news report.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mr. Klutz is Nuts!! Chapter 7

Mr. Klutz is going to bea teacher for the day!   What is he going to teach?

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What is he going to teach?
Why did Mr. Klutz teach the class?
Where did Miss Daisy go?
What was Mr. Klutz trying to teach the class?
What will happen if you drop two objects at the same time?
What happened while Mr. Klutz was teaching the class?
How could have that been avoided?
What happened to him?
Why does A.J. hate Andrea?\
Would your teacher get on top of a table?
Was this event on purpose?

Homework: Why did Mr. Klutz fall down.  What would have been a better way for him to teach the class?

Magic Tree House Sunset of the Sabertooth Chapter 8

Magic Tree House, #7 Sunset of the Sabertooth What happened in Chapter 7?  Did you predict how Jack and Ann...