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Earn a Free Book this Summer!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 21, 2010

If you are under 12-years-old, you can enter Borders’ Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge and earn a free book!! Check it out!

http://www.borders.com/online/store/MediaView_doubledogdare?cmpid=SA_20100513_V2

Double Dog Dare – Borders – Books, Music and Movies via kwout

Have fun this summer!!! See you next year!!! Good-bye 2009-2010 8th graders – we will miss you!!! Good luck in high school!!!

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Year-End Assembly 2010

Posted by Laura Losch on May 17, 2010

We had an awesome Yearbook Day on Friday!! It was hot outside, but it was fun signing everyone’s yearbooks. Here are some pictures from the assembly:

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Pictures from yesterday!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 14, 2010

What a great success Poem in Your Pocket Day was!! Thank you to everyone who kept their favorite poem in their pocket. I also enjoyed the opportunity to visit Ms. Lewis’ and Mrs. Galvin’s Poetry Cafe yesterday. It was awesome to hear some original poems from students!! Here are some pictures from the cafe:

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Book Spine Poetry!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 13, 2010

I got this idea from the Media Specialist of Barrow Elementary School in Clarke County (who is also the Teacher of the Year at his school!) and wanted to share it with you. You take several books and line them up to create a unique poem using just the book titles. Here are two I made:

Call Me Maria,

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail,

Airhead, Happy Kid,

Thirteen,

Trouble, Beauty

Travel Team,

Rules A Corner of the Universe

Kickoff, Bounce,

My Almost Epic Summer

Do you have any favorite books that you could combine together to make a poem?

I’m having an awesome Poem in Your Pocket Day! I saw one 6th grader sharing her pocket poem with her friend in the hall – she received two bags of candy!!  🙂

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Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 13, 2010

It’s today!!!! Do you have a poem in your pocket? I’m going to be out and about all day asking to see your poem. Make sure you’ve got one – you don’t want to miss out!

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Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming soon!!!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 11, 2010

That’s right! This Thursday is Poem in your Pocket Day!!! I’ll be handing out poems down by the buses. Then throughout the day, if I ask you if you have a poem in your pocket, and if YOU DO, I will give you a prize!! So gather up your favorite poem and make sure it gets into your pocket on Thursday.

Be on the look out because I can show up anywhere, at anytime. Maybe even the girls’ bathroom (of course not the boys’ bathroom, I’m not that crazy!).

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/409

Poems for Your Pocket – Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More via kwout

Coming tomorrow: Book Spine Poetry! 🙂

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One More Post for the Day!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 7, 2010

One more quick posting for the day. Check out this interactive movie I made:

Mrs. Losch is a hero!

🙂

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 7, 2010

I know this is two days early, but I won’t see everyone again until Monday, so I want to wish all the mothers out there a wonderful Day! I hope everyone has planned something nice to do for their mother this weekend. Even a simple card would be nice!! Or perhaps you could make her breakfast on Sunday morning!! But whatever you do, I bet your mom would appreciate it!!

And if you’ve forgotten that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, this is your reminder.

Here’s a little history on Mother’s Day:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-proclaims-the-first-mothers-day-holiday

Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Mother’s Day holiday — History.com This Day in History — 5/9/1914 via kwout

Have a great weekend!! Only 2 weeks left!!!  🙂    Remember your books are due on Thursday!!! Overdue books = no Yearbook Day!!!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 5, 2010

Happy 5th of May to everyone! Did you know today marks Mexico’s victory over France during the French-Mexican War? For some reason lots of lots of white Americans like to celebrate along with Mexicans on this celebratory day. Hmmm, go figure. . .

http://www.history.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo

Cinco de Mayo — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts via kwout

Have a wonderful day and remember ALL books are due in next Thursday, May 13th!!!   🙂

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Make Waves at your Library!

Posted by Laura Losch on May 4, 2010

What are you doing this summer? Don’t have any ideas yet? Head down to your local library (either Spout Springs or Blackshear, whichever is closest to you) and participate in their Teen Programs this summer. The program runs every Monday throughout the summer. They have some cool things planned like Henna Tattoos and a Wii Game Day. Check their website out for exact details and locations.

http://www.hall.public.lib.ga.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=182:teen-programs&Itemid=56

Teen Programs via kwout

Start planning your summer now – we only have two-and-a-half weeks of school left!!!

And please remember – ALL (and that means each and every) books are due next Thursday, May 13th. If I don’t get your books back, you will not be allowed to participate in Yearbook Day or 8th Grade Day. So read up and get those books turned back in to me. Thank you!!

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