Thursday, January 23, 2014

"The Case of the Missing Teacher"

"The Case of the Missing Teacher" was a crime that occurred when we got into our Language classroom. Here is how it all started...

 We had just entered the room, but there was no teacher. There was a note on the board. There was a bunch of spelling mistakes in the note. Mrs. Ramsay is a spelling and language arts teacher, so we knew that this had to be on purpose. We had been studying a mystery unit, so we started to think. We got all of the letters that were missing or were not supposed to be there.  The mistakes spelled out Mr. Maxey, our principal. We quickly got together a group that would go down to Mr. Maxey's office. We found our first clue. We also videoed the entire thing in case we had missed something. We had followed the clues all over the school. Each room that we went to had a green note saying where the clue was. One was in Dr. Fondren's office, Mrs. Hardy's office, and in a library book. The last clue said that we have already seen the person who took Mrs. Ramsay. It also said that if we knocked down a wall in our classroom she would be there. Mrs. Abrams's closet goes into our classroom. We then all ran straight into Mrs. Abrams's classroom and went into our closet. Their was Mrs. Ramsay grading papers. That is the case of the missing teacher.

We all had a lot of fun finding Mrs. Ramsay. We learned all about teamworkand applying what we'd learned about mysteries. We also had to challenge our minds. We want to give a big thanks to Caroline and Mrs. Ramsay for making all of this possible. We had tons of fun and hope that we can do it all again. We love to do things like this in Ramsayland. (a.k.a Mrs. Ramsay's classroom) Thanks again for making this happen!

Blog you later!!!!!! ~SC

Six Word Memoirs

Our class did a 6 Word Memoir.  In a 6 Word Memoir, you summarize a point in your life in exactly six words. You can  explain your feelings, your life, or whatever you want, but it must be in six words. 

The 6 Word Memoir is pretty challenging because you have to really think how you are going to write about your life in six words. We started by looking at and analyzing some published 6 Word Memoirs online. After we discussed our findings, we began to brain storm some ways to create our won to publish in our digital portfolios. 

This actually challenged our class a bit. Mrs. Ramsay challenged us to write a 6Word Memoir about who we were as a learner when we entered sixth grade and how we have changed after learning together for a semester. We think our memoirs were really good. Many people use analogies and imagery to share their story. You could actually understand what they were trying to say in six words if you stop and contemplate the meaning behind their memoir. Even though it was challenging, it was fun at the same time.

Always go big, never go home.  ~A.C.

Never stay down, always get up ~ C.C.

Small successes lead to bigger ones. ~ M.S.

Was a pencil, now a pen. ~ P.N

Was a blossom, now a flower. ~ E.L.

Was so stupid, now so smart. ~ Z.X

Once a seed, now a tree~ S.S

I was black, now I'm gold. ~ S.C.

Once empty canvas, now fully colored. ~ M.D.

Taught by an author......became one.~M.P.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                  First uninformed communicator now intelligent communicator~A.R.S

Was blind now I can see.~C.B

Was small and dull, now elaborate.~C.F.

I was an ant ; Now a skyscraper.~L.B

It was hard, I got stronger. ~W.H

I was weak, now I'm strong. ~ K.W

First came rain then came rainbows. ~ P.S

Some talent, now overflowing with abilities. ~ A.G

Was a dreamer, now a believer. L.A.

Pick yourself up and try again.~ C.M.

Started school bad, now star student.~ C.L