Monday, August 29, 2016

Back of the Book Blurb #23 Challenge

From Sioux's Page, Sioux offers this challenge.
She posts a picture and you need to imagine it as a graphic for a book. You choose the genre and book title, and then write a blurb that might appear on the back of the book.

The blurb should be 150 words or less (not including the title).
The genre is wide-open.
Each blogger should include their blurb on their own blog, and link back to this post.
Have fun with it. Go to the other posts and comment on the other blurbs. 
You can do fancy techy things with the photo.

(Join in if you dare...! It sounds like fun! I think this would be a lot of fun to do with students especially since they would be expected to write 150 words or less!)

The Blind Date

Brandy hated blind dates. She decided to accept this one so her best friend Mary would leave her alone.  All Mary would say was that it was someone who had come into the book store one day to buy a book. She found out that he was single and seemed lonely. He came in several times over the past few months and from his choice of books, she could tell he was a nice man. His name was Mr. Hoe.

Brandy hoped that he wasn’t a “rake” in real life but she agreed to go out with him.

When he showed up at her house, he arrived in an unusual mode of transportation. He got out of the car and introduced himself. “I’m Mr. S. Hoe,” he said.

Read on to find out how the blind date turned out and if they had another. (144 words)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 8/26/16

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels:  E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Science Bobscience fair suggestions, science experiments, science Q and A

Wild Music“experience the sounds and songs of life”

Go NoodleGoNoodle turns movement into a game and makes it easy to be active, the kid way—silly, energetic, playful, and fun. Just press play on hundreds of custom-created videos and get kids running, jumping, dancing, stretching, and practicing moments of mindfulness.

CK-12 Olympics Content – “learn the math and science behind the Olympics sports.”

PAT – free; Public domain country maps in two color schemes

Original photo by Pat Hensley