Monday, December 19, 2011

Three Truths and a Lie

Hello Grade 7's!

As I was sitting here trying to think about a blog question this week, I remembered that I was supposed to do this little "ice-breaker" game with you when I first came.....and I forgot. :-)

So, here it is:

Clearly list four statements about yourself. Three of the statements should be true and one should be made up. These could be places you've been, things you've done, your likes/dislikes, etc. The more creative, the better! Just remember to keep it appropriate for school! Thanks! :-)

After I have approved the comments, you must respond to at least five (5) of your peers by guessing which one of their statements is false.

Please remember the usual rules and have fun!

Mr. Boettger :-)

Here is a bonus question - compliments of "A Google a Day"


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Here is a quick little review to help with the concept of adding and subtracting fractions.  Make sure you watch the video and then ask questions in class if you are still stuck. 

Hopefully this helps.

Mr. Boettger 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Acrostic Poem: Fruits and Vegetables

Hello my trusty Grade 7's!

Since we are working on a little mini-unit on poetry, I thought I would throw this little assignment out there that combines health and language. 

Select a fruit or vegetable to write an acrostic poem. Each letter of the word should start a line of poetry.

For example:

Always nutritious
Perfectly red
Plump and crisp
Lovely to snack on
Everyone loves apples

Make sure when you type it, each letter has its own line please.

After posting your acrostic poem, read your classmates' poems and vote for your favorite. Post a reply to the student who wrote your favorite poem and explain why you enjoyed it.

Photo: Martin Cathrae

Monday, December 5, 2011

Quality People

Since we are starting our "Step-Up" Unit in Language soon, I thought I would throw this question out there:  What is the single most important quality a person can have?  Name the quality and then explain your choice.

Remember the rules for posting information to the web:

NEVER post any personal information and use only first names please. 
-  Put the question in your answer and always write using full sentences.
- Proofread your work (watch your spelling and grammar) before you post it.
- Keep it appropriate for school.
- Have fun and be creative!

As always, I am looking forward to reading your answers!

Mr. Boettger  :-)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Remembrance Day Poems

I am a little late (ok, a lot late) in getting these posted.  Some of my students (on their own time) wrote Remembrance Day poems this past month and I would just like to share a couple of them with you here:

Fight For Freedom

It's time to go to war after we say goodbye,
our family hopes we come back alive.

My friend and I are fighting in war,
for our freedom and so much more.

I feel proud to wear this gear,
when i wear it there's nothing I fear.

We hear explosions from far away,
getting closer day by day.

I turn to see you by my side,
you're not there and it's not time to hide.

Then I see you on the ground,
not breathing or making a sound.

I thought to myself, how could this be?
I never thought this would happen to you or me.

I know you didn't want to die,
but now I see you where you lie.

My friend is being lowered into his grave,
even after all he gave.

I can't believe I lost you to war,
It feels like my insides are ripped and tore.

Now you're beneath me in your grave,
I will always remember how you were so brave.

Here in the coffin my friend will rest,
with his arms folded on his chest.

In my memories you will be,
We fought for our country so we could be free.

By Lynsay M.


I load my gun
Down in the trench
Thinking of the poor men
On the other end
Not wanting to kill
Not wanting to die
Just fighting for their side
We are not so different
He and I
We are both fighting for our lives

by Lizzie P.